Priority Rankings


1. Winner of PGA Championship or U.S. Open prior to 1970 or in the last five seasons and the current season:
Bryson DeChambeau
Dow Finsterwald
Raymond Floyd
Al Geiberger
Don January
Dustin Johnson
Brooks Koepka
Phil Mickelson
Collin Morikawa
Bobby Nichols
Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player
Jon Rahm
Justin Thomas
Lee Trevino
Jimmy Walker
Gary Woodland
2. Winner of THE PLAYERS Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:
Jason Day
Si Woo Kim
Rory McIlroy
Webb Simpson
3. Winners of the Masters Tournament in the last five seasons and the current season:
Sergio Garcia
Hideki Matsuyama
Patrick Reed
Danny Willett
Tiger Woods
4. Winners of The Open Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:
Shane Lowry
Francesco Molinari
Jordan Spieth
Henrik Stenson
5. Winners of TOUR Championship (2017 & 2018):
6. Winners of World Golf Championships events in the last three seasons and the current season:
Abraham Ancer
Billy Horschel
Kevin Kisner
Justin Rose
Xander Schauffele
Bubba Watson
6a. Winners of the Memorial Tournament in the last 3 years:
Patrick Cantlay
6a. Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in the last 3 years:
Tyrrell Hatton
6a. Winner - the Genesis Invitational (2020)
Max Homa
Adam Scott
7. Winner of the FedExCup in each of the last five seasons:
9. Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved tournaments, whose victories are considered official, within the last two seasons, or during the current season; winners receive an additional season of exemption for each additional win, up to five seasons:
Daniel Berger
Sam Burns
Paul Casey
Cameron Champ
Stewart Cink
Corey Conners
Joel Dahmen
Cam Davis
Tyler Duncan
Harris English
Tony Finau
Rickie Fowler
Dylan Frittelli
Brian Gay
Lucas Glover
Branden Grace
Lanto Griffin
Jim Herman
Garrick Higgo
J.B. Holmes
Viktor Hovland
Charles Howell III
Sungjae Im
Matt Jones
Sung Kang
Patton Kizzire
Jason Kokrak
Matt Kuchar
Martin Laird
Andrew Landry
Nate Lashley
K.H. Lee
Marc Leishman
Adam Long
Graeme McDowell
Keith Mitchell
Sebastián Muñoz
Kevin Na
Joaquin Niemann
Carlos Ortiz
Ryan Palmer
C.T. Pan
J.T. Poston
Seamus Power
Chez Reavie
Cameron Smith
Robert Streb
Hudson Swafford
Nick Taylor
Michael Thompson
Brendon Todd
Martin Trainer
Kevin Tway
Erik van Rooyen
Richy Werenski
Matthew Wolff
10. Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved tournaments as an amateur, whose victories are considered official, within the last two seasons, or during the current season; winners receive an additional season of exemption for each additional win, up to five seasons:

11. Career Money Exemption
Tim Clark
Luke Donald
Bill Haas
Rory Sabbatini
Vijay Singh
Nick Watney

Note: A. Players among the Top 50 in career earning as of the end of the preceding season may elect to use a one-time exemption for the next season B. Players among the Top 25 in career earning as of the end of the preceding season may elect to use a one-time exemption for the next season

12. Sponsor exemptions (a maximum of eight, which may include amateurs with handicaps of 0 or less), on the following basis:

Note: A. Not less than two sponsor invitees shall be PGA TOUR members not otherwise exempt. B. Not less than two of the 2018-19 FedExCup Points List / 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Category, if not all can otherwise be accommodated. NOTE: PGA TOUR members may receive an unlimited number of sponsor invitations. Non-TOUR members may receive a maximum of seven (7) per year.

13. Two international players designated by the Commissioner.
14. The current PGA Club Professional Champion

Note: Eligible for up to 6 open events (3 must be opposite World Golf Championships events and The Open Championship), in addition to any sponsor selections. The exemption does not apply to limited-field open events.

15. PGA Section Champion or Player of the Year from the section in which the tournament is played.
16. Four low scorers at Open Qualifying which shall normally be held on Monday of tournament week.
17. Past champions of the particular event being contested that week, if cosponsored by the PGA TOUR and the same tournament sponsor, as follows:

Note: A. Winners prior to July 28, 1970: unlimited exemptions for such events. B. Winners after Jan. 1, 2000: five seasons of exemptions for such events.

18. Life Members:
Davis Love III

Note: Players who have been active members of the PGA TOUR for 15 years and have won at least 20 co-sponsored events while continually maintaining a competitive scoring average.

20. Top 125 on Prior Year's FedExCup Points List
Louis Oosthuizen
Scottie Scheffler
Charley Hoffman
Alex Noren
Keegan Bradley
Brian Harman
Cameron Tringale
Harold Varner III
Aaron Wise
Lee Westwood
Charl Schwartzel
Tom Hoge
Russell Henley
Maverick McNealy
Emiliano Grillo
Jhonattan Vegas
Chris Kirk
Kevin Streelman
Harry Higgs
Mackenzie Hughes
Talor Gooch
Matt Fitzpatrick
Ian Poulter
Troy Merritt
Pat Perez
Andrew Putnam
Doug Ghim
Brandon Hagy
Peter Malnati
Wyndham Clark
Adam Schenk
Kramer Hickok
Brian Stuard
Henrik Norlander
Doc Redman
Roger Sloan
Brandt Snedeker
Hank Lebioda
Tyler McCumber
Denny McCarthy
Luke List
Adam Hadwin
Brendan Steele
Sepp Straka
James Hahn
Zach Johnson
Russell Knox
Matt Wallace
Sam Ryder
Matthew NeSmith
Scott Piercy
Kyle Stanley
Anirban Lahiri
Brice Garnett
Scott Stallings
Chesson Hadley
21. Players who finished greater than or equal to top 125 on the 2020-2021 PGA TOUR Official Season FedExCup Points List through the Wyndham Championship as non-members:
Will Zalatoris
22. Major Medical Extension: If granted by the Commissioner, if not otherwise eligible, and if needed to fill the field, Special Medical Extension.
Kevin Chappell
Ryan Moore
Graham DeLaet
William McGirt
Morgan Hoffmann
Bud Cauley
Wesley Bryan
Seung-Yul Noh
Kelly Kraft
Briny Baird
Jonas Blixt
Zac Blair
23. Leading Points Winner from the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour using combined points earned on the Official Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List and Korn Ferry Tour Finals Points List. Leading Points Winner from the previous season's Korn Ferry Finals. Three-Time Winners from previous season Korn Ferry Tour.
Stephan Jaeger
Joseph Bramlett
25. Top 10 and ties, not otherwise exempt, among professionals from the previous open tournament whose victory has official status are exempt into the next open tournament whose victory has official status.
26. The 2018-19 FedExCup Points List / 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Category reordered based upon year to date FedExCup Points:

Note: Note: Reordered after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and The Genesis Invitational; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

27. The 2018-19 Top 125 FedExCup Points List / 2019 Top Finishers Korn Ferry Tour Category
Mito Pereira
Greyson Sigg
Trey Mullinax
Adam Svensson
Aaron Rai
Chad Ramey
Bronson Burgoon
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Taylor Moore
J.J. Spaun
Taylor Pendrith
Hayden Buckley
Lee Hodges
Sahith Theegala
Davis Riley
Matthias Schwab
David Lipsky
Vincent Whaley
Paul Barjon
John Huh
Max McGreevy
Alex Smalley
Jared Wolfe
Joshua Creel
Lucas Herbert
Dylan Wu
Callum Tarren
Brandon Wu
Scott Gutschewski
Cameron Young
Dawie van der Walt
Andrew Novak
Ben Kohles
Michael Gligic
Seth Reeves
Patrick Rodgers
Nick Hardy
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
David Skinns
Kurt Kitayama
Curtis Thompson
Austin Cook
Brett Drewitt
Peter Uihlein
Austin Smotherman
Justin Lower
28. 300 Career Cuts

Note: Players who have 300 PGA TOUR Career Cuts Made as of the end of the preceding season may elect to use a one-time exemptions for the next season as long as they have not previously used a Career Money Exemption (Reordered with the above category #26)

29. Top Finishers from the Korn Ferry Tour medical:
Chris Stroud
Chad Collins
Tim Wilkinson
Grayson Murray
Jim Knous
Vince Covello

Note: NOTE: This category will be reordered with the above category #26.

30. Players winning three Korn Ferry Tour events in the current season:
31. Minor medical extension:
Danny Lee
David Hearn
Sebastian Cappelen
Ryan Brehm
D.J. Trahan
32. 126-150 Prior Season's FEC Points List (Reordered)

Note: Note: Reordered after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and The Genesis Invitational; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

32a. 126-150 On Prior Season's FedExCup Points List
Ryan Armour
Bo Hoag
Camilo Villegas
Cameron Percy
Tommy Fleetwood
Chase Seiffert
Mark Hubbard
Bo Van Pelt
Beau Hossler
Vaughn Taylor
Satoshi Kodaira
33. Non-Exempt Major Medical Extension.
Ryan Blaum
34. Reorder category (34-39)

Note: Note: Reordered based on current season's FedExCup Points after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and The Genesis Invitational; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

35. Beyond 150 on the previous season's FedExCup Points List. If not otherwise eligible and as needed to fill the field, Past Champion members, Team Tournament Winners, and Veteran members beyond 150th place on the previous season's FedExCup points list in order of their combined official PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour (through Korn Ferry Tour Championship) money in the previous season
Padraig Harrington
Steve Stricker
Scott Brown
Jason Dufner
Sean O'Hair
Ben Martin
Ted Potter, Jr.
Fabián Gómez
David Lingmerth
Aaron Baddeley
Jim Furyk
Jonathan Byrd
Michael Kim
K.J. Choi
Greg Chalmers
Tommy Gainey
Ricky Barnes
Martin Kaymer
Johnson Wagner
Bernhard Langer
Sangmoon Bae
John Senden
Hunter Mahan
Mike Weir
Richard Johnson
Robert Garrigus
Derek Ernst
Kevin Stadler
J.J. Henry
José María Olazábal
D.A. Points
George McNeill
Andres Romero
Alex Cejka
Charlie Beljan
Jason Bohn
Jerry Kelly
Arjun Atwal
Derek Lamely
Fred Funk
Retief Goosen
Parker McLachlin
Mark Hensby
Eric Axley
Matt Every
Charlie Wi
Past Champion Members.
Tom Watson
Hale Irwin
Ernie Els
Tom Kite
Mark O'Meara
Fred Couples
Corey Pavin
Kenny Perry
Hal Sutton
David Toms
Mark Calcavecchia
Scott Hoch
John Cook
David Frost
Larry Nelson
Stuart Appleby
Jay Haas
Brad Faxon
Lee Janzen
Loren Roberts
Carl Pettersson
Ben Crane
Steve Jones
Tom Lehman
John Huston
John Daly
Joey Sindelar
Mark Brooks
Peter Jacobsen
Robert Allenby
Chad Campbell
Scott Simpson
Jeff Sluman
Tim Herron
Rocco Mediate
Heath Slocum
Steve Pate
Carlos Franco
Bob Gilder
Sandy Lyle
John Rollins
Scott Verplank
Rod Pampling
Billy Mayfair
Boo Weekley
Jesper Parnevik
Dan Forsman
Blaine McCallister
Rich Beem
Bob Estes
Stephen Ames
Steve Flesch
Woody Austin
Joe Durant
Billy Andrade
Daniel Chopra
Duffy Waldorf
Larry Mize
Michael Bradley
Chris DiMarco
Jeff Maggert
Ángel Cabrera
Kirk Triplett
Scott McCarron
John Merrick
Bart Bryant
Robert Gamez
Ted Purdy
Darren Clarke
Olin Browne
Gene Sauers
Gary Hallberg
Dicky Pride
Tom Pernice Jr.
Paul Goydos
Dudley Hart
Trevor Immelman
Frank Lickliter II
Chris Couch
Jonathan Kaye
Tommy Armour III
Y.E. Yang
Will MacKenzie
Paul Stankowski
Steven Bowditch
Todd Hamilton
Freddie Jacobson
Kevin Sutherland
Tim Petrovic
Ken Duke
Glen Day
Shaun Micheel
Tom Byrum
Jason Gore
Greg Kraft
Russ Cochran
Billy Hurley III
Matt Gogel
Brandel Chamblee
Brad Bryant
Smylie Kaufman
Willie Wood
Spike McRoy
Cody Gribble
37. Special Temporary Members: If during the course of a PGA TOUR season, a nonmember of the PGA TOUR wins an amount of points (e.g., by playing in PGA TOUR events through sponsor exemptions, Open Qualifying, etc.) equal to the amount won in the preceding season by the 150th finisher on the FedExCup points list, he will be eligible to become a special temporary member for the remainder of the season.
38. Team Tournament Winners: If not otherwise eligible and if needed to fill the field, winners of co-sponsored team championships, in order of the total number of team championship tournaments won. If two or more players are tied based on the number of such tournaments won, the player who is higher on the official PGA TOUR Career Money List shall be eligible.
39. Veteran Members: If not otherwise eligible and if needed to fill the field, Veteran members (players who have made a minimum of 150 cuts during their career), in order of their standing on the PGA TOUR Career Money List.
Brian Davis
Brendon de Jonge
Brandt Jobe
Skip Kendall
Michael Allen
Kent Jones
Marco Dawson
Omar Uresti