Priority Rankings


1. Winners of PGA Championship or U.S. Open
Wyndham Clark
Matt Fitzpatrick
Raymond Floyd
Al Geiberger
Collin Morikawa
Bobby Nichols
Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player
Jon Rahm
Justin Thomas
Lee Trevino
Gary Woodland

Note: Winners prior to prior to 1970 and in the last five seasons and current season

2. Winner of THE PLAYERS Championship
Si Woo Kim
Rory McIlroy
Scottie Scheffler
Webb Simpson

Note: In the last five seasons and current season

3. Winners of the Masters Tournament
Hideki Matsuyama
Tiger Woods

Note: In the last five seasons and the current season

4. Winners of The Open Championship
Brian Harman
Shane Lowry
Francesco Molinari
Jordan Spieth

Note: In the last five seasons and current season

6. Winners of World Golf Championships events
Sam Burns
Billy Horschel
Kevin Kisner
Xander Schauffele

Note: In the last three seasons and the current season

6a. Winners of the Memorial Tournament
Patrick Cantlay
Viktor Hovland

Note: Winners of the Memorial Tournament in the last 3 years

6a. Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Tyrrell Hatton
Kurt Kitayama

Note: Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard in the last 3 years

6a. Winner - The Genesis Invitational
Max Homa
Adam Scott

Note: Winner of The Genesis Invitational in the last three years

7. Winner of the FedExCup in each of the last five seasons:
Justin Rose
9. Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved tournaments
Ludvig Åberg
Daniel Berger
Akshay Bhatia
Keegan Bradley
Ryan Brehm
Cameron Champ
Stewart Cink
Corey Conners
Joel Dahmen
Cam Davis
Jason Day
Tyler Duncan
Nico Echavarria
Harris English
Tony Finau
Rickie Fowler
Brian Gay
Lucas Glover
Lanto Griffin
Emiliano Grillo
Nick Hardy
Russell Henley
Lucas Herbert
Garrick Higgo
Lee Hodges
Tom Hoge
Mackenzie Hughes
Sungjae Im
Tom Kim
Chris Kirk
Matt Kuchar
Martin Laird
K.H. Lee
Luke List
Taylor Moore
Trey Mullinax
Sebastián Muñoz
Vincent Norrman
J.T. Poston
Seamus Power
Chad Ramey
Chez Reavie
Davis Riley
J.J. Spaun
Sepp Straka
Adam Svensson
Nick Taylor
Sahith Theegala
Brendon Todd
Erik van Rooyen
Camilo Villegas
Matt Wallace
Will Zalatoris

Note: 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:

10. Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved tournaments as an amateur:

Note: 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
Zach Johnson
Ryan Moore
Rory Sabbatini
Vijay Singh
Brandt Snedeker
Jimmy Walker

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

Note: Maaximum of eight, which may include amateurs with handicaps of 0 or less), on the following basis: A. Not less than two sponsor invitees shall be PGA TOUR members not otherwise exempt. B. Not less than two of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Finals 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. Commissioners Foreign Exemption

Note: Up to two international players designated by the Commissioner

14. The current PGA Club Professional Champion
Jesse Mueller

Note: Eligible for up to 6 open events (3 must be opposite a PGA TOUR event, World Golf Championships event, 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

Note: Player from the PGA section in which the tournament is played.

16. Open Qualifiers

Note: Four low scorers at Open Qualifying which shall normally be held on Monday of tournament week.

17. Past champions of the particular event

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: PGA TOUR Members who have won at least 20 co-sponsored events while continually maintaining a competitive scoring average.

19. Top 30 Prior Year FedEx Cup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List
Aaron Wise
Cameron Young
Scott Stallings
20. Top 70 Prior Year FedEx Cup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List
20b. Top 125 on Prior Year's FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List
Denny McCarthy
Maverick McNealy
Andrew Putnam
Keith Mitchell
Eric Cole
Byeong Hun An
Taylor Pendrith
Mito Pereira
Ben Griffin
Taylor Montgomery
Brendan Steele
Adam Hadwin
Tommy Fleetwood
Sam Ryder
Alex Smalley
Alex Noren
Thomas Detry
John Huh
Brandon Wu
S.H. Kim
Beau Hossler
Matt NeSmith
Justin Suh
Adam Long
Dylan Frittelli
Sam Stevens
Ryan Palmer
Davis Thompson
David Lipsky
Adam Schenk
Austin Eckroat
Aaron Rai
Stephan Jaeger
Patrick Rodgers
Michael Kim
Russell Knox
Ben Taylor
Kevin Streelman
Mark Hubbard
Robby Shelton
Peter Malnati
Danny Lee
Hayden Buckley
Dylan Wu
C.T. Pan
Harry Hall
David Lingmerth
Vince Whaley
Greyson Sigg
Will Gordon
Jhonattan Vegas
Nate Lashley
Justin Lower
Carson Young
Tyson Alexander
Scott Piercy
Callum Tarren
Chesson Hadley
Max McGreevy
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Zac Blair
Aaron Baddeley
Joseph Bramlett
Doug Ghim
Kevin Yu
Matthias Schwab
Patton Kizzire
Ben Martin
Kramer Hickok
Austin Smotherman
Matti Schmid
Andrew Novak
Doc Redman
Danny Willett
Kelly Kraft
Troy Merritt
21. Top 125 Nonmember

Note: Players who earned points greater than or equal to top 125 on the 2022-2023 PGA TOUR FedExCup Fall Playoffs & Eligibility Points List as non-members:

22. Major Medical Extension:
Bud Cauley
J.B. Holmes
Tyler McCumber

Note: If granted by the Commissioner, if not otherwise eligible, and if needed to fill the field, Special Medical Extension.

23. Three Time Winner on the Korn Ferry Tour
23. Leading Points Winner from the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour

Note: Leading Points Winner from the 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Points List

24. Leading points winner from Korn Ferry Tour & Korn Ferry Tour Finals medical
24. PGA TOUR University #1 – Prior Season
24. PGA TOUR University Accelerated – Prior Season
25. Top 10 and ties from previous event

Note: Top 10 and ties from previous event, if not otherwise exempt, among those professionals from the previous open tournament whose victory has official status are exempt into the next open tournament whose victory has official status.

26. DP World Tour / Korn Ferry Tour / Q-School Category - Reordered

Note: Note: Periodic reordering shall take place on the Mondays of the Masters and after then Wyndham Championship

27. Next highest-ranked players, to a floor or the 10th player, in the final Race to Dubai standings who do not already hold PGA TOUR status
28. Players 2-30 on the Prior Season's Korn Ferry Tour Points List
29. Top 5 and Ties from PGA TOUR Q-School earning their PGA TOUR Card
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:
Bronson Burgoon
Tim Wilkinson
Vince Covello

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

30. No. 1 player in the final PGA TOUR University Ranking

Note: The No. 1 player in the final PGA TOUR University Ranking will become a PGA TOUR member and be eligible for all open, full-field events following the conclusion of the NCAA Championship in approximately June of each year. The Ranking includes seniors who meet eligibility criteria. Similar to PGA TOUR University eligibility already in place on the Korn Ferry Tour, this eligibility category will first become available in June of 2023.

30. PGA TOUR University Accelerated (current season)

Note: Through PGA TOUR University Accelerated, a high-achieving junior, sophomore or freshman can earn PGA TOUR membership and become eligible for all open, full-field TOUR events. Players earn points based on their accomplishments in college, amateur and professional golf, and they will earn PGA TOUR membership if they amass at least 20 points by the end of their third year of NCAA eligibility.

30. Players winning three Korn Ferry Tour events in the current season
31. Minor medical extension:
32. Reorder category (34-39)

Note: Note: • All conditional categories (126-150, Beyond 150, Past Champions, Veteran Members, and STMs) will undergo reshuffling collectively, as opposed to reshuffling within their specific categories approximately every fourth full-field event (i.e. after the West Coast (WM Phoenix), after the Florida Swing (Valspar Championship), and following the Zurich Classic, RBC Canadian Open, Barracuda Championship, and every fourth event through the Fall schedule TBD).

32a. 126-150 On Prior Season's FedExCup Points List
Carl Yuan
Henrik Norlander
Zecheng Dou
MJ Daffue
Harrison Endycott
Charley Hoffman
Harry Higgs
Michael Gligic
Austin Cook
33. Non-Exempt Major Medical Extension.
35. Past Champions and Veteran Members - beyond 150 on the previous season's FedExCup Points List.
Grayson Murray
Kevin Tway
Satoshi Kodaira
Cody Gribble
Richy Werenski
James Hahn
Ryan Armour
Padraig Harrington
Jason Dufner
Sean O'Hair
Martin Trainer
Brice Garnett
S.Y. Noh
Luke Donald
Chris Stroud
Michael Thompson
Fabián Gómez
Robert Streb
Jim Herman
Kevin Chappell
Jonathan Byrd
Sung Kang
Wesley Bryan
Brian Stuard
William McGirt
Jonas Blixt
Andrew Landry
Nick Watney
Ricky Barnes
Tommy Gainey
Geoff Ogilvy
Ted Potter, Jr.
Scott Brown
D.J. Trahan
Greg Chalmers
Kyle Stanley
D.A. Points
Ben Crane
Jerry Kelly
Sangmoon Bae
Derek Ernst
Derek Lamely
Robert Garrigus
Ernie Els
Fred Couples
Mike Weir
Kevin Stadler
George McNeill
Arjun Atwal
Bo Van Pelt
Mark Wilson
Jeff Overton
Richard Johnson
Boo Weekley

Note: 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

36. Past Champion Members.
Hale Irwin
Jim Furyk
Tom Kite
Mark O'Meara
Corey Pavin
Kenny Perry
David Toms
Mark Calcavecchia
Steve Stricker
Justin Leonard
David Frost
Scott Hoch
John Cook
Stuart Appleby
Jay Haas
K.J. Choi
Fred Funk
Lee Janzen
Steve Jones
Brad Faxon
Retief Goosen
John Huston
Loren Roberts
Joey Sindelar
Jerry Pate
Mark Brooks
Bill Haas
Peter Jacobsen
Hunter Mahan
Jeff Sluman
Rocco Mediate
Steve Pate
Sandy Lyle
Scott Verplank
Carl Pettersson
Tom Lehman
Billy Mayfair
Jesper Parnevik
John Daly
Dan Forsman
Robert Allenby
Chad Campbell
Blaine McCallister
Bob Estes
Stephen Ames
Tim Herron
Steve Flesch
Woody Austin
Heath Slocum
Joe Durant
Billy Andrade
Duffy Waldorf
Carlos Franco
Larry Mize
Notah Begay III
Chris DiMarco
Vaughn Taylor
Jeff Maggert
John Rollins
J.J. Henry
Rod Pampling
Kirk Triplett
Scott McCarron
Johnson Wagner
Bernhard Langer
Cameron Beckman
Rich Beem
Ángel Cabrera
Robert Gamez
Darren Clarke
Olin Browne
Gene Sauers
Gary Hallberg
John Senden
Jason Bohn
Tom Pernice Jr.
Paul Goydos
Frank Lickliter II
Jonathan Kaye
Matt Every
Y.E. Yang
Daniel Chopra
Dudley Hart
Paul Stankowski
Len Mattiace
Steven Bowditch
Todd Hamilton
José Coceres
Tommy Armour III
Ted Tryba
Keith Clearwater
Will MacKenzie
Gabriel Hjertstedt
John Inman
Kevin Sutherland
Alex Cejka
Tim Petrovic
Chris Riley
Harrison Frazar
Ken Duke
Andres Romero
Glen Day
Ryuji Imada
John Merrick
Ted Purdy
Dean Wilson
Tom Byrum
Mark Hensby
Neal Lancaster
Dicky Pride
Russ Cochran
Chris Smith
Jim Carter
Matt Gogel
Grant Waite
Brandel Chamblee
Charlie Beljan
Eric Axley
Billy Hurley III
Willie Wood
Parker McLachlin
Spike McRoy
Mike Heinen
Guy Boros
Brad Bryant
T.C. Chen
37. Special Temporary Members

Note: 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 current season.

38. Team Tournament Winners

Note: 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
David Duval
Brian Davis
José María Olazábal
Brett Quigley
Brendon de Jonge
Charlie Wi
David Hearn
Shaun Micheel
Brandt Jobe
Skip Kendall
Michael Allen
Jay Williamson
Kent Jones
Craig Barlow
Marco Dawson
Omar Uresti
Mike Springer
Dick Mast

Note: 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.