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Priority Rankings


Each PGA TOUR member has earned a position on the priority ranking system that will be used to select tournament fields.
For the most current ranking system, please visit PGATOUR.COM.
The complete ranking system from the beginning of the 2017-18 season, in order of priority, is as follows:

1.
Winner of PGA Championship or U.S. Open prior to 1970 or in the last five seasons and the current season:

Jack Burke, Jr.
Jason Day
Dow Finsterwald
Raymond Floyd Al Geiberger
Don January
Dustin Johnson
Martin Kaymer
Brooks Koepka
Gene Littler
Rory McIlroy
Bobby Nichols
Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player
Jordan Spieth
Justin Thomas
Lee Trevino
Jimmy Walker
2.
Winner of THE PLAYERS Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:

Rickie Fowler
Si Woo Kim
Webb Simpson
3.
Winners of the Masters in the last five seasons and the current season:

Sergio Garcia
Patrick Reed
Bubba Watson
Danny Willett
4.
Winners of The Open Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:

Zach Johnson
Francesco Molinari
Henrik Stenson
5.
Winners of the TOUR Championship in the last three seasons and current season:

Xander Schauffele
Tiger Woods
6.
Winners of World Golf Championships events in the last three seasons and current season:

Russell Knox
Hideki Matsuyama
Phil Mickelson
Justin Rose
Adam Scott
6a.
Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Memorial Tournament in the last three seasons
and the current season:

Bryson DeChambeau
Jason Dufner
Marc Leishman
William McGirt
7.
Leader from the final FedExCup Points List in each of the last five seasons:

Billy Horschel
8.
Leader from the final PGA TOUR Money List in each of the last five seasons:
9.
Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved events (except team events) 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
Jonas Blixt
Keegan Bradley
Wesley Bryan
Patrick Cantlay
Paul Casey
Kevin Chappell
Austin Cook
Brice Garnett
Cody Gribble
Adam Hadwin
Brian Harman
Russell Henley
Mackenzie Hughes
Michael Kim
Kevin Kisner
Patton Kizzire
Satoshi Kodaira
Matt Kuchar
Andrew Landry
Troy Merritt
Grayson Murray
Kevin Na
Rod Pampling
Pat Perez
Scott Piercy
D.A. Points
Ted Potter, Jr.
Ian Poulter
Andrew Putnam
Jon Rahm
Cameron Smith
Brandt Snedeker
Kyle Stanley
Brendan Steele
Chris Stroud
Hudson Swafford
Jhonattan Vegas
Aaron Wise
Gary Woodland
10.
Tournament winner in past two seasons (amateur):
11a.
Players among the top 50 in career earnings as of the end of the preceding season may elect to use a one-time exemption for the next season:

Tim Clark
Ernie Els
Padraig Harrington
Kenny Perry
Bo Van Pelt
11b.
Players among the Top 25 in career earnings as of the end of the preceding season may elect to use this special one-time exemption for the next season.

Steve Stricker
12.
Sponsor Exemptions (a maximum 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 2016 Top Finishers of the Web.com 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 per year.)
13.
Two international players designated by the Commissioner:
14.
The current PGA Club Professional Champion up to six open events (three must be opposite The Open Championship and World Golf Championships events), in addition to any sponsor selections.

Omar Uresti
15.
PGA section champion or Player of the Year of 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 co-sponsored by the PGA TOUR
and the same tournament sponsor, as follows:
    A. Winners prior to July 28, 1970: Unlimited exemptions for such events.
    B. Winners after January 1, 2000: Five seasons of exemptions for such events.
18.
Life Members (who have been active members of the PGA TOUR for 15 years and have won at least 20 co-sponsored events).

Davis Love III
Vijay Singh
19.
Top 125 on the previous season's FedExCup points list:

Tony Finau
Tommy Fleetwood
Emiliano Grillo
Chez Reavie
C.T. Pan
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Byeong Hun An
Alex Noren
Chesson Hadley
Luke List
Beau Hossler
Jason Kokrak
Charles Howell III
Tyrrell Hatton
Brian Gay
Abraham Ancer
J.J. Spaun
Ryan Palmer
Peter Uihlein
Chris Kirk
Keith Mitchell
Louis Oosthuizen
Ryan Moore
Whee Kim
Stewart Cink
Nick Watney
Kevin Streelman
Bronson Burgoon
Charley Hoffman
Joel Dahmen
J.B. Holmes
James Hahn
Jamie Lovemark
Brian Stuard
Kevin Tway
Branden Grace
Kelly Kraft
Tom Hoge
Scott Stallings
Danny Lee
Ollie Schniederjans
Anirban Lahiri
Sam Ryder
Trey Mullinax
Brandon Harkins
Patrick Rodgers
Charl Schwartzel
Sean O'Hair
Harold Varner III
Alex Cejka
Rory Sabbatini
Richy Werenski
Sung Kang
John Huh
Tyler Duncan
Seamus Power
Martin Laird
J.T. Poston
Vaughn Taylor
Sam Saunders
Ryan Blaum
Scott Brown
Nick Taylor
Bud Cauley
Harris English
20.
Players who finished greater than or equal to top 125 on the 2015-16 PGA TOUR Official Season FedExCup points list or top 125 on the 2015-16 official season money list through the Wyndham Championship as non-members:

Joaquin Niemann
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
21.
Major medical extension: If granted by the Commissioner, if not otherwise eligible and if needed to fill the field, special medical extension:

Kevin Stadler
John Senden
Graham DeLaet
Luke Donald
Sangmoon Bae
Freddie Jacobson
Morgan Hoffmann
Jon Curran
Camilo Villegas
Jim Herman
Seung-Yul Noh
K.J. Choi
Brandon Hagy
Briny Baird
Colt Knost
Dominic Bozzelli
Steve Marino
Harrison Frazar
22.
Leading Money Winner from the previous season’s Top 25 regular season players using combined money earned on the Official Web.com Tour Regular Season Money List and Web.com Tour Finals Money List, Leading Money Winner from the previous season’s Web.com Tour Finals and Three-Time Winners from previous season Web.com Tour.

Sungjae Im
Denny McCarthy
23.
Leading money winner from Web.com Tour medical:
24.
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.
25.
Top Finishers of the Web.com Tour:
Finishers 2-25 from the previous season’s Top 25 Web.com Tour Regular season players using combined money
earned on the Web.com Tour Regular Season money list and money earned in the Web.com Tour Finals and the
top 25 players and ties on the Web.com Tour Finals money list at the conclusion of the Finals who are not already exempt.

Kramer Hickok
Anders Albertson
Robert Streb
Sam Burns
Peter Malnati
Scott Langley
Cameron Davis
Cameron Champ
Adam Schenk
Martin Trainer
Lucas Glover
K.H. Lee
Matt Jones
Chase Wright
Hunter Mahan
Sebastian Munoz
Roger Sloan
Kyle Jones
Shawn Stefani
Adam Svensson
Seth Reeves
Alex Prugh
Max Homa
John Chin
Roberto Diaz
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
Stephan Jaeger
Josh Teater
Curtis Luck
Carlos Ortiz
Nicholas Lindheim
Wyndham Clark
Dylan Frittelli
Adam Long
Wes Roach
Julian Etulain
Sepp Straka
Chris Thompson
Cameron Tringale
Joey Garber
Ben Silverman
Brady Schnell
Michael Thompson
Roberto Castro
Fabian Gomez
Hank Lebioda
Jim Knous

Note: Reordered after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and the Genesis Open; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and The Open Championship.
25.
Players who have 300 PGA TOUR career cuts made as of the end of the preceding season may elect to use a one-time exemption for the next season:

J.J. Henry
26.
Top Finishers from the Web.com Tour medical:

Kris Blanks
Will Claxton
Will MacKenzie
Chad Collins
Lee Williams
David Berganio, Jr.
Zack Sucher

Note: This category will be reordered with the above category #24.
27.
Players winning three Web.com Tour events in the current season:
28.
Minor Medical Extension:

Bill Haas
Ben Martin
Smylie Kaufman
Greg Chalmers
Jonathan Randolph
Nate Lashley
29.
Twenty-five finishers beyond 125th place on prior season’s FedExCup Points List (126-150):

Martin Piller
Tyrone Van Aswegen
Chad Campbell
Corey Conners
Robert Garrigus
Aaron Baddeley
Johnson Wagner
Tom Lovelady
Derek Fathauer
David Hearn
Talor Gooch
Shane Lowry
Jim Furyk
David Lingmerth
Graeme McDowell
Ben Crane

Note: Reordered after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and the Genesis Open; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and The Open Championship.
30.
Nonexempt, Major Medical/Family Crisis:

Greg Owen
31.
Reorder Categories 33-37

Note: Categories 33-37 Reordered after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and the Genesis Open; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and The Open Championship.
31.
Past Champions, Team Tournament Winners and Veteran Members Beyond 150 on the 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 Web.com Tour earnings in the previous season.

Retief Goosen
Ricky Barnes
Matt Every
Jonathan Byrd
Andres Romero
Eric Axley
Tim herron
Stuart Appleby
Parker McLachlin
Billy Hurley III
Bernhard Langer
John Merrick
Derek Ernst
Brendon de Jonge
Jerry Kelly
George McNeill
Geoff Ogilvy
D.J. Trahan
Ken Duke
Dicky Pride
Brian Davis
Jason Gore
Fred Couples
Jason Bohn
Mark Wilson
Tommy Gainey
Troy MAtteson
Health Slocum
Charlie Beljan
Omar Uresti
Angel Cabrera
Robert Allenby
John Daly
Paul Goydos
John Rollins
Bob Estes
Shaun Micheel
Chris Couch
Cameron Beckman
Arjun Atwal
Charlie Wi
Daniel Chopra
Mike Weir
Michael Bradley
Jay Don Blake
Olin Browne
Jonathan Kaye
Neal Lancaster
Trevor Immelman
Dudley Hart
Chris Smith
Frank Lickliter II
32.
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.
33.
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.
34.
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.
35.
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.