Priority Rankings


1. Winner of PGA Championship or U.S. Open prior to 1970 or in the last five seasons and the current season:
Jason Day
Dow Finsterwald
Raymond Floyd
Al Geiberger
Don January
Dustin Johnson
Brooks Koepka
Bobby Nichols
Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player
Jordan Spieth
Justin Thomas
Lee Trevino
Jimmy Walker
Gary Woodland
2. Winner of THE PLAYERS Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:
Rickie Fowler
Si Woo Kim
Rory McIlroy
Webb Simpson
3. Winners of the Masters Tournament in the last five seasons and the current season:
Sergio Garcia
Patrick Reed
Danny Willett
Tiger Woods
4. Winners of The Open Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:
Zach Johnson
Shane Lowry
Francesco Molinari
Henrik Stenson
5. Winners of TOUR Championship (2017 & 2018):
Xander Schauffele
6. Winners of World Golf Championships events in the last three seasons and the current season:
Kevin Kisner
Hideki Matsuyama
Phil Mickelson
Justin Rose
Bubba Watson
6a. Winners of the Memorial Tournament in the last 3 years:
Patrick Cantlay
Bryson DeChambeau
Jason Dufner
6a. Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in the last 3 years:
Tyrrell Hatton
Marc Leishman
6a. Winner - the Genesis Invitational (Last 3 Years)
Adam Scott
7. Winner of the FedExCup in each of the last five seasons:
8. Leader from the final PGA TOUR money list 2015-2016:
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:
Ryan Armour
Daniel Berger
Keegan Bradley
Paul Casey
Cameron Champ
Corey Conners
Austin Cook
Tyler Duncan
Dylan Frittelli
Brice Garnett
Lanto Griffin
Jim Herman
J.B. Holmes
Max Homa
Billy Horschel
Viktor Hovland
Charles Howell III
Sungjae Im
Sung Kang
Michael Kim
Patton Kizzire
Russell Knox
Satoshi Kodaira
Matt Kuchar
Andrew Landry
Nate Lashley
Adam Long
Graeme McDowell
Troy Merritt
Keith Mitchell
Collin Morikawa
Sebastián Muñoz
Kevin Na
Joaquin Niemann
Ryan Palmer
Cheng Tsung Pan
Pat Perez
Scott Piercy
J.T. Poston
Ted Potter, Jr.
Ian Poulter
Andrew Putnam
Jon Rahm
Chez Reavie
Cameron Smith
Brandt Snedeker
Brendan Steele
Nick Taylor
Brendon Todd
Martin Trainer
Kevin Tway
Aaron Wise
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
K.J. Choi
Tim Clark
Luke Donald
Steve Stricker
Bo Van Pelt

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 2019 Top Finishers of the Korn Ferry Tour, 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
Alexander Beach

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
Vijay Singh

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
Tony Finau
Jason Kokrak
Tommy Fleetwood
Abraham Ancer
Louis Oosthuizen
Lucas Glover
Rory Sabbatini
Harold Varner III
Ryan Moore
Vaughn Taylor
Jim Furyk
Adam Hadwin
Byeong Hun An
Joel Dahmen
Wyndham Clark
Emiliano Grillo
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Adam Schenk
Danny Lee
Kevin Streelman
Jhonattan Vegas
Branden Grace
Charley Hoffman
Chesson Hadley
Brian Stuard
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Matt Every
Russell Henley
Brian Harman
Michael Thompson
Matt Jones
Luke List
Roger Sloan
Sam Burns
Bud Cauley
Nick Watney
Mackenzie Hughes
J.J. Spaun
Talor Gooch
Chris Stroud
Kyle Stanley
Patrick Rodgers
Cameron Tringale
Sam Ryder
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Scott Stallings
Denny McCarthy
Scott Brown
Carlos Ortiz
Sepp Straka
Aaron Baddeley
Peter Malnati
Brian Gay
Martin Laird
Kelly Kraft
Jonas Blixt
21. Players who finished greater than or equal to top 125 on the 2018-19 PGA TOUR Official Season FedExCup Points List through the Wyndham Championship as non-members:
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Doc Redman
Matt Wallace
Lucas Bjerregaard
22. Major Medical Extension: If granted by the Commissioner, if not otherwise eligible, and if needed to fill the field, Special Medical Extension.
Bronson Burgoon
Kevin Chappell
Chris Kirk
Kevin Stadler
Charl Schwartzel
Graham DeLaet
William McGirt
James Hahn
Sean O'Hair
Morgan Hoffmann
Jamie Lovemark
Camilo Villegas
Grayson Murray
Hudson Swafford
Wesley Bryan
John Huh
Seung-Yul Noh
Briny Baird
Harrison Frazar
Greg Chalmers
D.A. Points
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.
Scottie Scheffler
24. Leading points winner from Korn Ferry Tour & Korn Ferry Tour Finals medical
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 Top 50 and ties from the Korn Ferry Tour Finals from the prior Year reordered based upon year to date FedExCup Points:
Tom Hoge
Mark Hubbard
Harry Higgs
Scott Harrington
Xinjun Zhang
Maverick McNealy
Zac Blair
Matthew NeSmith
Henrik Norlander
Robby Shelton
Beau Hossler
Richy Werenski
Bo Hoag
Hank Lebioda
Cameron Percy
D.J. Trahan
Cameron Davis
Sebastian Cappelen
Fabián Gómez
David Hearn
Joseph Bramlett
Robert Streb
Rob Oppenheim
Tim Wilkinson
Chase Seiffert
Mark Anderson
Tyler McCumber
Kramer Hickok
Michael Gligic
Brandon Hagy
Chris Baker
Rafael Campos
Rhein Gibson
Ben Taylor
Kristoffer Ventura
Vincent Whaley
Ryan Brehm
Michael Gellerman
Doug Ghim
Nelson Ledesma
Anirban Lahiri
Vince Covello
John Senden
Tom Lewis
Chad Collins
Jim Knous
David Berganio, Jr.

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 Top 50 and ties from Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season.
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:

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:
Padraig Harrington
Nicholas Lindheim
32. 126-150 Prior Season's FEC Points List (Reordered)
Harris English
Alex Noren
Stewart Cink
Dominic Bozzelli
Ben Martin
Zack Sucher
Wes Roach
Shawn Stefani
Peter Uihlein
Josh Teater
Seamus Power
Bill Haas
Roberto Castro
Johnson Wagner
Ryan Blaum
Martin Kaymer

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
33. Non-Exempt Major Medical Extension.
34. Reorder category (34-39)
George McNeill
Ricky Barnes
Chad Campbell
Boo Weekley
Alex Cejka
Ben Crane
John Merrick
Tommy Gainey
Rod Pampling
Jonathan Byrd
David Lingmerth
Jerry Kelly
Arjun Atwal
Tim Herron
Rich Beem
Robert Garrigus
J.J. Henry
Derek Ernst
Daniel Chopra
Sangmoon Bae
Ted Purdy
Parker McLachlin
Carlos Franco

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 points in the previous season
Ernie Els
Hunter Mahan
Billy Hurley III
Cody Gribble
Freddie Jacobson
Jason Gore
Andres Romero
David Toms
Y.E. Yang
Trevor Immelman
Mike Weir
Stuart Appleby
John Rollins
Chris Couch
Bernhard Langer
Fred Couples
Charlie Beljan
Robert Allenby
Smylie Kaufman
Tom Lehman
Dicky Pride
Charlie Wi
Omar Uresti
Brendon de Jonge
Brian Davis
Jason Bohn
Ken Duke
Will MacKenzie
John Daly
Heath Slocum
Jonathan Kaye
Ángel Cabrera
Eric Axley
Brett Quigley
Cameron Beckman
36. Past Champion Members: If not otherwise eligible and if needed to fill the field, Past Champion members, in order of the total number of cosponsored or approved events won, excluding Team events. If two or more players are tied, the player who is higher on the PGA TOUR Career Money List shall be eligible.
Kenny Perry
Retief Goosen
Geoff Ogilvy
Scott Verplank
Mark Calcavecchia
Bob Estes
Fred Funk
Billy Mayfair
Stephen Ames
David Duval
Scott Hoch
Jeff Sluman
Rocco Mediate
Steve Flesch
Woody Austin
Joe Durant
Lee Janzen
Billy Andrade
Corey Pavin
Duffy Waldorf
Larry Mize
Michael Bradley
Mark Wilson
Chris DiMarco
Jesper Parnevik
Hal Sutton
Jeff Maggert
Loren Roberts
John Huston
Jay Haas
Mark O'Meara
Kirk Triplett
Scott McCarron
Bart Bryant
Robert Gamez
Darren Clarke
Olin Browne
John Cook
Gene Sauers
Gary Hallberg
José María Olazábal
Tom Pernice Jr.
Paul Goydos
Dudley Hart
Frank Lickliter II
Joey Sindelar
Tom Watson
Tommy Armour III
Tom Kite
Troy Matteson
Craig Parry
Paul Stankowski
Steven Bowditch
Todd Hamilton
José Coceres
Donnie Hammond
Ted Tryba
Brian Henninger
Keith Clearwater
John Inman
Mark Brooks
Kevin Sutherland
David Frost
Tim Petrovic
Peter Lonard
Dan Forsman
Glen Day
Shaun Micheel
Steve Pate
Tom Byrum
Mark Hensby
Peter Jacobsen
Neal Lancaster
Richard Johnson
Greg Kraft
Russ Cochran
Jay Don Blake
Bill Glasson
Chris Smith
Jim Carter
Scott Simpson
Grant Waite
Steve Jones
Brandel Chamblee
Brad Bryant
Hale Irwin
Willie Wood
Spike McRoy
Mike Heinen
Guy Boros
Wes Short, Jr.
T.C. Chen
Blaine McCallister
Larry Nelson
Bob Gilder
Sandy Lyle
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.
Brandt Jobe
Skip Kendall
Michael Allen
Jay Williamson
Kent Jones
Marco Dawson
Dick Mast