Priority Rankings


1. Winners of PGA Championship or U.S. Open
Matt Fitzpatrick
Raymond Floyd
Al Geiberger
Don January
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
Webb Simpson

Note: In the last five seasons and current season

3. Winners of the Masters Tournament
Hideki Matsuyama
Scottie Scheffler
Tiger Woods

Note: In the last five seasons and the current season

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

Note: In the last five seasons and current season

5. Winners of TOUR Championship
6. Winners of World Golf Championships events
Billy Horschel
Kevin Kisner
Xander Schauffele

Note: In the last three seasons and the current season

6a. Winners of the Memorial Tournament
Patrick Cantlay

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

6a. Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Tyrrell Hatton

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
Daniel Berger
Keegan Bradley
Ryan Brehm
Sam Burns
Cameron Champ
Stewart Cink
Joel Dahmen
Cam Davis
Jason Day
Tyler Duncan
Harris English
Tony Finau
Rickie Fowler
Brian Gay
Lucas Glover
Lanto Griffin
Russell Henley
Lucas Herbert
Jim Herman
Garrick Higgo
Tom Hoge
Viktor Hovland
Mackenzie Hughes
Sungjae Im
Tom Kim
Matt Kuchar
Martin Laird
Andrew Landry
K.H. Lee
Luke List
Trey Mullinax
Sebastián Muñoz
J.T. Poston
Seamus Power
Chad Ramey
Chez Reavie
J.J. Spaun
Sepp Straka
Robert Streb
Adam Svensson
Nick Taylor
Michael Thompson
Brendon Todd
Erik van Rooyen
Richy Werenski
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
Jason Dufner
Zach Johnson
Ryan Moore
Rory Sabbatini
Vijay Singh
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
Brian Harman
Corey Conners
Sahith Theegala
Scott Stallings
20. Top 125 on Prior Year's FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List
Davis Riley
Denny McCarthy
Kurt Kitayama
Maverick McNealy
Keith Mitchell
Mito Pereira
Andrew Putnam
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Taylor Pendrith
Emiliano Grillo
Troy Merritt
Adam Hadwin
Taylor Moore
Brendan Steele
Chris Kirk
Tommy Fleetwood
Wyndham Clark
Beau Hossler
Alex Noren
Alex Smalley
Matthew NeSmith
Lee Hodges
John Huh
David Lipsky
Adam Schenk
Aaron Rai
Brandon Wu
Stephan Jaeger
Russell Knox
Adam Long
Dylan Frittelli
Kevin Streelman
Ryan Palmer
Hayden Buckley
Patrick Rodgers
Sam Ryder
Jhonattan Vegas
Mark Hubbard
Peter Malnati
Danny Lee
Greyson Sigg
Scott Piercy
C.T. Pan
Callum Tarren
Chesson Hadley
Vince Whaley
Doug Ghim
Nate Lashley
Kevin Tway
James Hahn
Matthias Schwab
Patton Kizzire
Kramer Hickok
Max McGreevy
Matt Wallace
Austin Smotherman
Justin Lower
Doc Redman
Nick Watney
Danny Willett
Kelly Kraft
21. Top 125 Nonmember

Note: Players who finished greater than or equal to top 125 on the 2021-2022 PGA TOUR Official Season FedExCup Points List through the Wyndham Championship as non-members:

22. Major Medical Extension:
Nick Hardy
Kyle Stanley
Bud Cauley
J.B. Holmes
Zac Blair
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(s) from the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour / Korn Ferry Tour Finals
Justin Suh

Note: Leading Points Winner from the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour using combined points earned on the Official Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List and Korn Ferry Tour Finals Points List.

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. 2022 Top Finishers Korn Ferry Tour Finals Category reordered based upon year to date FedExCup Points:
Taylor Montgomery
Thomas Detry
Tyson Alexander
Ben Taylor
Ben Griffin
Will Gordon
Kevin Yu
David Lingmerth
Robby Shelton
S.H. Kim
Byeong Hun An
Dean Burmester
Davis Thompson
Joseph Bramlett
Harrison Endycott
Ryan Armour
Chris Stroud
Zecheng Dou
Henrik Norlander
Paul Haley II
Erik Barnes
Harry Hall
Austin Cook
Brian Stuard
Eric Cole
Ben Martin
MJ Daffue
Scott Harrington
Nico Echavarria
Carl Yuan
Kyle Westmoreland
Austin Eckroat
Michael Kim
Brice Garnett
Brent Grant
Tano Goya
Philip Knowles
Vincent Norrman
Trevor Cone
Brandon Matthews
Kevin Roy
Matti Schmid
Michael Gligic
Carson Young
Sam Stevens
Trevor Werbylo
Augusto Núñez
Nicholas Lindheim
Anders Albertson
Bronson Burgoon
Chad Collins
Tim Wilkinson
Vince Covello

Note: Note: Periodic reordering shall take place after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and The Genesis Invitational. Thereafter the reorder will occur on the Mondays of the Masters, the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday and The Open Championship.

27. 2022 Top Finishers Korn Ferry Tour Finals Category

Note: Top 25 players from the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season and Top 25 players from the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Finals events

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.

No. 1 player in the final PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking

Note: The No. 1 player in the final PGA TOUR University Velocity Global 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 Velocity Global 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. Players winning three Korn Ferry Tour events in the current season
31. Minor medical extension:
Brandt Snedeker
32. 126-150 Prior Season's FEC Points List (Reordered)
Harry Higgs
Satoshi Kodaira
Andrew Novak
Cameron Percy
Charley Hoffman
Dylan Wu
Jonathan Byrd
Martin Trainer
Hank Lebioda
Bill Haas

Note: Note: Periodic reordering shall take place after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and The Genesis Invitational. Thereafter the reorder will occur on the Mondays of the Masters, the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday 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)
Aaron Baddeley
S.Y. Noh
Sean O'Hair
Fabián Gómez
William McGirt
Cody Gribble
Ben Crane
Arjun Atwal
Camilo Villegas
Scott Brown
Greg Chalmers

Note: Note: Periodic reordering shall take place after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and The Genesis Invitational. Thereafter the reorder will occur on the Mondays of the Masters, the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday and The Open Championship.

35. Past Champions and Veteran Members - beyond 150 on the previous season's FedExCup Points List.
Luke Donald
Vaughn Taylor
Sung Kang
Kevin Chappell
Grayson Murray
Tommy Gainey
Wesley Bryan
Robert Garrigus
Bo Van Pelt
Jonas Blixt
Mark Hensby
David Hearn
Ricky Barnes
Sangmoon Bae
D.A. Points
J.J. Henry
D.J. Trahan
Padraig Harrington
Johnson Wagner
Jim Furyk
Derek Ernst
John Merrick
George McNeill
Paul Goydos
Ryuji Imada
Jay Haas
Richard Johnson
Omar Uresti
John Senden
Ted Potter, Jr.
Brian Davis
Kevin Stadler
Matt Every
Jeff Overton
Boo Weekley
Daniel Chopra

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
Ernie Els
Tom Kite
Mark O'Meara
Fred Couples
Corey Pavin
Kenny Perry
David Toms
Mark Calcavecchia
Steve Stricker
Justin Leonard
Scott Hoch
John Cook
David Frost
Stuart Appleby
K.J. Choi
Mike Weir
Fred Funk
Brad Faxon
Lee Janzen
Loren Roberts
Steve Jones
Jerry Pate
Retief Goosen
John Huston
Joey Sindelar
Mark Brooks
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
Blaine McCallister
Robert Allenby
Bob Estes
Stephen Ames
Tim Herron
Steve Flesch
Woody Austin
Heath Slocum
Joe Durant
Billy Andrade
Duffy Waldorf
Carlos Franco
Larry Mize
Jerry Kelly
Chris DiMarco
Jeff Maggert
John Rollins
Rod Pampling
Ángel Cabrera
Kirk Triplett
Scott McCarron
Bernhard Langer
Cameron Beckman
Rich Beem
Robert Gamez
Darren Clarke
Olin Browne
Gene Sauers
Gary Hallberg
Jason Bohn
Tom Pernice Jr.
Dudley Hart
Frank Lickliter II
Jonathan Kaye
Tommy Armour III
Y.E. Yang
Paul Stankowski
Len Mattiace
Steven Bowditch
José Coceres
Ted Tryba
Keith Clearwater
Gabriel Hjertstedt
Kevin Sutherland
Alex Cejka
Tim Petrovic
Harrison Frazar
Ken Duke
Andres Romero
Glen Day
Dean Wilson
Ted Purdy
Tom Byrum
Neal Lancaster
Dicky Pride
Russ Cochran
Matt Gogel
Brandel Chamblee
Charlie Beljan
Brad Bryant
Eric Axley
Willie Wood
Parker McLachlin
Spike McRoy
Guy Boros
Derek Lamely
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
José María Olazábal
Brendon de Jonge
Brett Quigley
Charlie Wi
Shaun Micheel
Brandt Jobe
Skip Kendall
Michael Allen
Jay Williamson
Kent Jones
Marco Dawson
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.