The top eight players on the one-year list battle it out at the 2021 Tour Championship.
The prestigious ranking event will feature snooker’s elite eight competing for the £150,000 top prize at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.
It is the 14th and penultimate ranking event of the season, following the conclusion of the WST Pro Series and preceding the World Championship next month.
Stephen Maguire claimed the title in June 2020 with a 10-6 victory over Mark Allen in the final, but failed to qualify for this year’s event.
Ronnie O’Sullivan became the inaugural Tour Championship winner in 2019 and returns as the number five seed, stepping up his preparations for next month’s world title defence at The Crucible.
World number one Judd Trump is bidding to land his sixth ranking title of the season, while second seed Mark Selby is eyeing his third ranking silverware of the campaign.
UK Champion Neil Robertson and Players Championship winner John Higgins also feature in the star-studded line-up, alongside World Championship finalist Kyren Wilson.
Barry Hawkins and Jack Lisowski are making their debuts in this year’s Tour Championship.