Saudi International Field 2022

The strongest field in Asian Tour history will assemble for the 2022 Saudi International in Jeddah

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The Saudi International begins life as an Asian Tour event in 2022, with a host of the game's biggest names set to descend upon Jeddah's Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.

It'll be the fourth edition of the tournament, which had been part of the European Tour since its 2019 inception, before a parting of the ways due to the ongoing threat of the Saudi-backed Super Golf League. 

Both Jay Monahan and Keith Pelley, heads of the PGA and DP World Tours respectively, had threatened players with potential suspensions and bans should they tee it up, but eventually had to concede defeat and grant numerous conditional releases to some of their biggest stars.

As a result, the 2022 Saudi International now boasts the strongest field in Asian Tour history, which is littered with major winners in the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson and defending champion, Dustin Johnson. 

The event takes place this week (February 3-6) and features an inflated total purse of $5 million, up from last year's $3.5m thanks to further investment from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF), one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds.

Saudi International Field 2022

The treacherous par-5 18th at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club means no lead is safe with the title on the line

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Despite being seen by many as an attempt to 'sportswash' Saudi Arabia's poor human rights record, Shane Lowry recently defended his decision to play, saying: “Look, obviously there's no hiding from the people writing about this tournament or what they're saying about us going to play, but at the end of the day I’m not a politician, I’m a professional golfer

"I'm happy to earn my living going there and going and playing good golf and hopefully win a tournament."

Saudi International Field 2022 - Who is playing?

The final line-up for the 2022 Saudi International is yet to be published, but below is an up-to-date list of confirmed players:

  • Abraham Ancer
  • Adri Arnaus
  • Andrew Dodt
  • Angelo Que
  • Ben Eccles
  • Berry Henson
  • Bio Kim
  • Bjorn Hellgren
  • Brad Kennedy
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Bubba Watson
  • Cameron Smith
  • Chan, Shih-chang
  • Chikkarangappa S
  • Cormac Sharvin
  • Daniel Hillier
  • Danny Masrin
  • Danthai Boonma
  • Dean Naime (a)
  • Doyeob Mun
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Eduard Rousaud
  • Faisal Salhab (a)
  • Gavin Green
  • Graeme McDowell
  • Harold Varner III
  • Henrik Stenson
  • Hiroshi Iwata
  • Hongtaek Kim
  • Ian Poulter
  • Jack Harrison
  • Jaco Ahlers
  • James Hart Du Preez
  • Jarin Todd
  • Jason Dufner
  • Jason Kokrak
  • Jazz Janewattananond
  • Jbe Kruger
  • JC Ritchie
  • Jediah Morgan
  • Jhonattan Vegas
  • Joaquin Niemann
  • Joohyung Kim
  • Josh Hill (a)
  • Jovan Rebula
  • Justin Harding
  • Kevin Na
  • Khalin Joshi
  • Koh Deng Shan
  • Kosuke Hamamoto
  • Laurie Canter
  • Lee Westwood
  • Louis Dobbelaar
  • Lucas Herbert
  • Marc Leishman
  • Mathiam Keyser
  • Matteo Manassero
  • Matthew Wolff
  • Miguel Carballo
  • Naoki Sekito
  • Natipong Srithong
  • Neil Schietekat
  • Oliver Fisher
  • Othman Almulla
  • Pablo Larrazabal
  • Panuphol Pittayarat
  • Patrick Reed
  • Paul Casey
  • Paul Peterson
  • Pavit Tangkamolprasert
  • Phachara Khongwatmai
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Poom Saksansin
  • Prom Meesawat
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello
  • Rashid Khan
  • Ratchanon Chantananuwat (a)
  • Rattanon Wannasrichan
  • Richard T. Lee
  • Rikuya Hoshino
  • Rory Hie
  • Ryan Ruffels
  • Ryo Hisatsune
  • Ryosuke Kinoshita
  • Sadom Kaewkanjana
  • Saleh Ali Al Kaabi (a)
  • Sam Horsfield
  • Saud Sharif (a)
  • Scott Hend
  • Scott Vincent
  • Sebastian Crampton
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Shane Lowry
  • Shergo Al Kurdi
  • Shiv Kapur
  • Shubhankar Sharma
  • Siddikur Rahman
  • Sihwan Kim
  • Steve Lewton
  • Suradit Yongcharoenchai
  • Taichi Kho (a)
  • Takumi Kanaya
  • Thomas Pieters
  • Thongchai Jaidee
  • Tirawat Kaewsiribandit
  • Todd Baek
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Tony Finau
  • Travis Smyth
  • Trevor Simsby
  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Veer Ahlawat
  • Victor Perez
  • Viraj Madappa
  • Wade Ormsby
  • Wu Ashun
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Yikeun Chang
  • Yoseop Seo
  • Zach Bauchou

Where is the Saudi International?

The Saudi International takes place at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), near Jeddah. Designed by renowned course architect Dave Sampson, the par-72 layout measures 7,201 yards and features stunning views of the Red Sea.

It's the first state-of-the-art golf facility in Saudi Arabia, purpose built to host championship events. An eclectic but traditional mixture of holes offer a good test to the best players in the world, with winning scores ranging from 12- to 19-under in its three stagings to date.

Is the Saudi International a PGA event?

Put simply, no. The Saudi International was played for the first time in 2019 and was sanctioned as a European Tour event until this year. Due to the fallout from the proposed Saudi-backed Super Golf League, officials from both the PGA and DP World Tours have been keen to distance themselves from the event and focus on their strategic alliance.

Who won the 2021 Saudi International?

Dustin Johnson won the 2021 Saudi International by two shots from Justin Rose and Tony Finau. The American added a closing 68 to rounds of 67, 64 and 66 for a 265 total that was good enough to clinch his second title in three years.

What is the prize fund at the Saudi International?

This year, the total prize purse is a record $5m, up from the $3.5m it has been since its inception in 2019. Players also receive significant appearance fees for committing to the event that is backed by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.

Andrew Wright
Staff Writer

A lifelong golf fan, Andy graduated in 2019 with a degree in Sports Journalism and got his first role in the industry as the Instruction Editor for National Club Golfer. From there, he went on to enjoy a spell freelancing for Stats Perform producing football reports, and then for RacingNews365 covering Formula 1. However, he couldn't turn down the opportunity to get back into the sport he grew up watching and playing and now covers a mixture of equipment, instruction and news for Golf Monthly's website and print title.


Andy took up the game at the age of seven and even harboured ambitions of a career in the professional ranks for a spell. That didn’t pan out, but he still enjoys his weekend golf at Royal Troon and holds a scratch handicap. As a side note, he's made five holes-in-one and could quite possibly be Retief Goosen’s biggest fan.


As well as the above, some of Andy's work has featured on websites such as goal.com, dailyrecord.co.uk, and theopen.com.


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