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December 2 2013

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World Challenge by the numbers

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The Northwestern Mutual World Challenge benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.

By PGATOUR.COM staff

As you might expect from a tournament hosted by the game's No. 1 player, Tiger Woods, the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge features an star-studded cast.

There are 18 players competing at Sherwood Country Club this week in the 15th renewal of the event. Among the past champions in the field are five-time champion Tiger Woods and two-time winner Graeme McDowell, who defends his title.

Want to watch? Competition will be live on the Golf Channel from 3-6 p.m. ET on Thursday and Friday and 3-6 p.m. ET on NBC on Saturday and Sunday.

In the meantime, here's a look at the the field by the numbers:

>>> 10 of the top 20 players in the 2013 FedExCup standings
>>> Ten of the 18 competitors in this week’s field have at least one major championship title to their resume.
>>> 10 of the 12 players from the 2013 U.S. Presidents Cup Team
>>> 2013 PGA TOUR Player of the Year Tiger Woods
>>> 2013 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Jordan Spieth
>>> 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner
>>> Rory McIlroy, winner of last week’s Emirates Australian Open, his first title of 2013

The complete field features: Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk, Bill Haas, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, McDowell, McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Webb Simpson, Spieth, Steve Stricker, Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood and Woods.

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