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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
Jason Dufner
Dow Finsterwald
Raymond Floyd
Doug Ford
Al Geiberger
Don January
Dustin Johnson
Martin Kaymer
Brooks Koepka
Gene Littler
Rory McIlroy
Bobby Nichols
Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player
Justin Rose
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
Tiger Woods
3.
Winners of the Masters in the last five seasons and the current season:

Sergio Garcia
Adam Scott
Bubba Watson
4.
Winners of The Open Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:

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

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

Russell Knox
Shane Lowry
Hideki Matsuyama
6.a.
Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Memorial Tournament in the last three seasons
and the current season, beginning with the 2015 winners:

Matt Every
Marc Leishman
David Lingmerth
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:

Aaron Baddeley
Daniel Berger
Jonas Blixt
Wesley Bryan
Greg Chalmers
Kevin Chappell
Bryson DeChambeau
Tony Finau
Fabián Gómez
Branden Grace
Cody Gribble
Emiliano Grillo
Adam Hadwin
James Hahn
Brian Harman
Russell Henley
Jim Herman
Charley Hoffman
Mackenzie Hughes
Billy Hurley III
Smylie Kaufman
Chris Kirk
Kevin Kisner
Matt Kuchar
Peter Malnati
Graeme McDowell
Ryan Moore
Grayson Murray
Rod Pampling
Pat Perez
D.A. Points
Jon Rahm
Patrick Reed
Charl Schwartzel
Webb Simpson
Cameron Smith
Brandt Snedeker
Kyle Stanley
Brendan Steele
Chris Stroud
Brian Stuard
Hudson Swafford
Vaughn Taylor
Jhonattan Vegas
10a.
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
Retief Goosen
Bo Van Pelt
10b.
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.

K.J. Choi
Ernie Els
11.
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.)
12.
Two international players designated by the Commissioner:
13.
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
14.
PGA section champion or Player of the Year of the section in which the tournament is played:
15.
Four low scorers at Open Qualifying which shall normally be held on Monday of tournament week.
16.
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.
17.
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
18.
Top 125 on the previous season's FedExCup points list:

Paul Casey
Gary Woodland
Patrick Cantlay
Louis Oosthuizen
Bill Haas
Francesco Molinari
Chez Reavie
Charles Howell III
Lucas Glover
Kevin Na
Keegan Bradley
Luke List
Anirban Lahiri
Ian Poulter
Stewart Cink
Scott Brown
Martin Laird
Jamie Lovemark
Sung Kang
Ollie Schniederjans
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Sean O'Hair
Robert Streb
Bud Cauley
Kevin Tway
Danny Lee
Kelly Kraft
Graham DeLaet
Jason Kokrak
Patrick Rodgers
Morgan Hoffmann
Chad Campbell
Kevin Streelman
C.T. Pan
Whee Kim
Harold Varner III
Nick Taylor
J.B. Holmes
Camilo Villegas
J.J. Spaun
Scott Piercy
Patton Kizzire
Michael Kim
Scott Stallings
Byeong Hun An
Martin Flores
Luke Donald
Richy Werenski
Ryan Blaum
Geoff Ogilvy
Robert Garrigus
Seung-Yul Noh
Brian Gay
Brandon Hagy
Steve Stricker
Derek Fathauer
Tyrone Van Aswegen
Harris English
Dominic Bozzelli
Nick Watney
John Huh
Blayne Barber
Ben Martin
Rory Sabbatini
J.J. Henry
19.
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:

Thomas Pieters
Tommy Fleetwood
Tyrrell Hatton
Alex Noren
Ross Fisher
20.
Major medical extension: If granted by the Commissioner, if not otherwise eligible and if needed to fill the field, special medical extension:

Ryan Palmer
Kevin Stadler
John Senden
Sangmoon Bae
Freddie Jacobson
Jon Curran
Bob Estes
Chris Couch
Briny Baird
Colt Knost
Steve Marino
Harrison Frazar
Charlie Beljan
John Peterson
Andrew Loupe
21.
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.

Chesson Hadley
22.
Leading money winner from Web.com Tour medical:
23.
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.
24.
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.

Brice Garnett
Peter Uihlein
Andrew Landry
Jonathan Byrd
Abraham Ancer
Nicholas Lindheim
Sam Ryder
Rob Oppenheim
Ted Potter, Jr.
Ryan Armour
Stephan Jaeger
Sam Saunders
Talor Gooch
Shawn Stefani
Andrew Putnam
Jonathan Randolph
Ben Silverman
Bronson Burgoon
Austin Cook
Keith Mitchell
Nate Lashley
Tyler Duncan
Kyle Thompson
Denny McCarthy
Adam Schenk
Troy Merritt
Matt Atkins
Tom Lovelady
Conrad Shindler
Martin Piller
Andrew Yun
Alex Cejka
Lanto Griffin
Matt Jones
Aaron Wise
Cameron Tringale
Zecheng Dou
Brett Stegmaier
Ethan Tracy
Corey Conners
Xinjun Zhang
Steve Wheatcroft
Brandon Harkins
Chad Collins
Roberto Diaz
Tom Hoge
Beau Hossler
Joel Dahmen
Seamus Power

Note: Reordered after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and the Genesis Open; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship.
25.
Top Finishers from the Web.com Tour medical:

Brian Davis
Kris Blanks
Will Claxton
Lee Williams
Shane Bertsch
Zack Sucher

Note: This category will be reordered with the above category #24.
26.
Players winning three Web.com Tour events in the current season:
27.
Minor Medical Extension:

Ben Crane
Michael Thompson
Padraig Harrington
Will MacKenzie
Andrew Johnston
28.
Twenty-five finishers beyond 125th place on prior season’s FedExCup Points List (126-150):

Zac Blair
David Hearn
Daniel Summerhays
J.T. Poston
Trey Mullinax
Ricky Barnes
Johnson Wagner
Greg Owen
Cameron Percy
Sřren Kjeldsen
Rick Lamb

Note: Reordered after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and the Genesis Open; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship.
29.
Nonexempt, Major Medical/Family Crisis:
30.
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 PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open 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.

Jim Furyk
Boo Weekley
Hunter Mahan
Jason Gore
Stuart Appleby
Bill Lunde
Ken Duke
Bryce Molder
Angel Cabrera
Andres Romero
Dicky Pride
Jason Bohn
Carl Pettersson
Fred Couples
Mark Wilson
Eric Axley
John Merrick
Derek Ernst
Robert Allenby
Y.E. Yang
Charlie Wi
Jerry Kelly
Brendon de Jonge
Craig Barlow
Arjun Atwal
Tommy Gainey
Daniel Chopra
Richard S. Johnson
Tim Herron
Larry Mize
Steven Bowditch
Peter Lonard
D.J. Trahan
Mark Hensby
Omar Uresti
Brendon Todd
Parker McLachlin
Justin Leonard
Michael Bradley
Shaun Micheel
Troy Matteson
Fred Funk
David Toms
George McNeill
Tim Petrovic
Marc Turnesa
John Rollins
Chris Smith
Jeff Overton
Dudley Hart
Jonathan Kaye
Len Mattiace
Robert Gamez
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.