It is the second consecutive year that Spieth, 19, will play in the July 11-14 event (tied for 58th last year). After turning pro in December and having no status on any major tour, the former Texas star has earned more than $900,000, essentially locking up a Tour card for 2014.
Thomas, 20, was part of Alabama’s NCAA Championship team in 2012-13. The rising junior was the 2012 National Player of the Year in college golf.
Rodgers, 20, a native of Avon, Ind., also earned a spot in last year’s field, shooting 67-74 to miss the cut. He is a rising junior at Stanford and the No. 8-ranked amateur in the world.
“We like our fans to have the opportunity to see tomorrow’s PGA Tour stars and major champions today,” said tournament director Clair Peterson.