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
Matt Fitzpatrick
Raymond Floyd
Al Geiberger
Don January
Brooks Koepka
Phil Mickelson
Collin Morikawa
Bobby Nichols
Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player
Jon Rahm
Justin Thomas
Lee Trevino
Gary Woodland
2. Winner of THE PLAYERS Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:
Si Woo Kim
Rory McIlroy
Webb Simpson
Cameron Smith
3. Winners of the Masters Tournament in the last five seasons and the current season:
Hideki Matsuyama
Scottie Scheffler
Tiger Woods
4. Winners of The Open Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:
Shane Lowry
Francesco Molinari
Jordan Spieth
5. Winners of TOUR Championship (2018):
6. Winners of World Golf Championships events in the last three seasons and the current season:
Abraham Ancer
Billy Horschel
Kevin Kisner
Xander Schauffele
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 & 2021)
Max Homa
Joaquin Niemann
Adam Scott
7. Winner of the FedExCup in each of the last five seasons:
Justin Rose
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
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
Talor Gooch
Lanto Griffin
Lucas Herbert
Jim Herman
Garrick Higgo
Tom Hoge
Viktor Hovland
Sungjae Im
Matt Jones
Tom Kim
Jason Kokrak
Matt Kuchar
Martin Laird
Andrew Landry
K.H. Lee
Marc Leishman
Luke List
Trey Mullinax
Sebastián Muñoz
Carlos Ortiz
J.T. Poston
Seamus Power
Chad Ramey
Chez Reavie
J.J. Spaun
Henrik Stenson
Sepp Straka
Robert Streb
Hudson Swafford
Nick Taylor
Michael Thompson
Brendon Todd
Erik van Rooyen
Richy Werenski
Will Zalatoris
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
Jason Dufner
Zach Johnson
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 (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 2020-2021 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. 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
Aaron Wise
Cameron Young
Brian Harman
Corey Conners
Sahith Theegala
Scott Stallings
Maverick McNealy
Davis Riley
Denny McCarthy
Keith Mitchell
Kurt Kitayama
Andrew Putnam
Taylor Pendrith
Russell Henley
Cameron Tringale
Keegan Bradley
Mito Pereira
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Emiliano Grillo
Adam Hadwin
Mackenzie Hughes
Tommy Fleetwood
Taylor Moore
Brendan Steele
Chris Kirk
Troy Merritt
Alex Smalley
Harold Varner III
Beau Hossler
Alex Noren
Wyndham Clark
Anirban Lahiri
Dylan Frittelli
Lee Hodges
John Huh
Adam Schenk
Brandon Wu
Stephan Jaeger
Matthew NeSmith
Patrick Rodgers
Matthew Wolff
Adam Long
Mark Hubbard
Ryan Palmer
David Lipsky
Danny Lee
C.T. Pan
Aaron Rai
Russell Knox
Sam Ryder
Adam Svensson
Vince Whaley
Kevin Streelman
James Hahn
Peter Malnati
Hayden Buckley
Scott Piercy
Callum Tarren
Max McGreevy
Nick Watney
Doug Ghim
Jhonattan Vegas
Nate Lashley
Kevin Tway
Matthias Schwab
Greyson Sigg
Patton Kizzire
Kramer Hickok
Matt Wallace
Chesson Hadley
Austin Smotherman
Charles Howell III
Justin Lower
Doc Redman
Danny Willett
Kelly Kraft
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:
22. Major Medical Extension: If granted by the Commissioner, if not otherwise eligible, and if needed to fill the field, Special Medical Extension.
Bud Cauley
Zac Blair
23. Three Time Winner on the Korn Ferry Tour
23. Leading Points Winner from the 2020-21 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.
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. 2020-2021 Top Finishers Korn Ferry Tour Finals Category reordered based upon year to date FedExCup Points:

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. 2020-2021 Top Finishers Korn Ferry Tour Finals Category
David Lingmerth
Michael Gligic
Joseph Bramlett
Austin Cook
Nick Hardy
Henrik Norlander
Ben Martin
Ryan Armour
Michael Kim
Brice Garnett
Brian Stuard
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
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:
Scott Gutschewski
32. 126-150 Prior Season's FEC Points List (Reordered)

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
Pat Perez
Hank Lebioda
Cameron Percy
Paul Casey
Andrew Novak
Jonathan Byrd
Charley Hoffman
Satoshi Kodaira
Bill Haas
Harry Higgs
Martin Trainer
Dylan Wu
33. Non-Exempt Major Medical Extension.
34. Reorder category (34-39)

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. 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
Ian Poulter
Sean O'Hair
William McGirt
Luke Donald
Vaughn Taylor
Sung Kang
Brandt Snedeker
Camilo Villegas
Kevin Chappell
Seung-Yul Noh
Scott Brown
Ryan Moore
Grayson Murray
Tommy Gainey
Aaron Baddeley
Wesley Bryan
Kyle Stanley
Robert Garrigus
Bo Van Pelt
Fabián Gómez
Jonas Blixt
Mark Hensby
David Hearn
Ricky Barnes
Sangmoon Bae
Greg Chalmers
Cody Gribble
D.A. Points
J.J. Henry
Ben Crane
D.J. Trahan
Padraig Harrington
Johnson Wagner
Jim Furyk
Derek Ernst
Arjun Atwal
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
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
Steve Stricker
Scott Hoch
John Cook
David Frost
Larry Nelson
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
Scott Simpson
Hunter Mahan
Jeff Sluman
Rocco Mediate
Steve Pate
Bob Gilder
Sandy Lyle
Scott Verplank
J.B. Holmes
Carl Pettersson
Tom Lehman
Billy Mayfair
Jesper Parnevik
John Daly
Dan Forsman
Blaine McCallister
Robert Allenby
Chad Campbell
Bob Estes
Stephen Ames
Tim Herron
Steve Flesch
Woody Austin
Heath Slocum
Joe Durant
Billy Andrade
Duffy Waldorf
Carlos Franco
Larry Mize
Michael Bradley
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
Will MacKenzie
Paul Stankowski
Len Mattiace
Steven Bowditch
Todd Hamilton
José Coceres
Ted Tryba
Keith Clearwater
Gabriel Hjertstedt
John Inman
Freddie Jacobson
Kevin Sutherland
Alex Cejka
Tim Petrovic
Harrison Frazar
Ken Duke
Andres Romero
Glen Day
Ted Purdy
Tom Byrum
Neal Lancaster
Dicky Pride
Greg Kraft
Russ Cochran
Billy Hurley III
Chris Smith
Jim Carter
Matt Gogel
Grant Waite
Brandel Chamblee
Chris Couch
Charlie Beljan
Brad Bryant
Smylie Kaufman
Eric Axley
Willie Wood
Parker McLachlin
Spike McRoy
Mike Heinen
Guy Boros
Derek Lamely
T.C. Chen
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.
David Duval
José María Olazábal
Brendon de Jonge
Brett Quigley
Charlie Wi
Shaun Micheel
Brandt Jobe
Craig Parry
Skip Kendall
Bill Glasson
Michael Allen
Jay Williamson
Kent Jones
Marco Dawson
Dick Mast