CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Keegan Bradley is out, but a few other big names came in at the entry deadline for next week's Greenbrier Classic.
Davis Love III signed up as one of the 33 four-time participants in the Classic, which returns to the Old White TPC course at The Greenbrier resort. The 2012 Ryder Cup captain and PGA Tour life member, he owns 20 career victories and 175 top-10 finishes in 671 events.
Other additions are K.J. Choi, the Korean who is ranked 95th in the world; Aaron Baddeley, an Australian who is in his 11th season on the PGA Tour; Jesper Parnevik, the 48-year-old Swede who is playing on a major medical extension; and 50-year-old veteran Neal Lancaster.
Losing Bradley, the world's 16th-ranked player, was a bit of a blow. Still, the tournament features 11 of the top 50 in those rankings, 28 of the top 100 and 65 of the top 200. It also contains 70 PGA Tour event winners with a combined 340 victories including 26 majors, two FedExCup titles and five Players Championships.
Other deletions from the late commitment list were world No. 60 Freddie Jacobsen, Justin Hicks, Jerry Kelly, Steve Marino and Chris Stroud. Stroud was the man who chipped in for a birdie to force a playoff a week ago in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, a playoff ultimately won by Greenbrier entrant Ken Duke.
Russell Knox committed and was dropped, but seems to be a fair bet to make the field as first alternate. The PGA Tour only submitted 149 names with 10 alternates - with four Monday qualifiers, that is three short of the 156-man field.
The field is subject to change, but only with the four Monday qualifiers, withdrawals and insertion of alternates.
Greenbrier pro emeritus Tom Watson, who has the closest parking spot to the clubhouse, is again the oldest player at age 63. At the other end is Korean Si Woo Kim, who turned 18 on Friday and can officially join the Tour.
Kim fought his way through all four rounds of the Tour's "Q School" process, tying for 20th in the final round. Aged 17 years, 5 months and 6 days, he had to wait nearly seven months for his card, entering two events on sponsor's exemptions.
While Bradley pulled out, other committed stars did not, including Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Vijay Singh. Watson is already at the resort, tweeting his amazement daily. On Friday, he included a picture of his falconry experience.