All-Exempt PGA TOUR Priority Rankings

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Each PGA TOUR player has earned a position on the priority ranking system that will be used to select tournament fields for the 2013-14 season. The complete ranking system, 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:
Keegan Bradley Al Geiberger
Jack Nicklaus
Jack Burke Jr.
Lucas Glover Arnold Palmer
Billy Casper Don January Gary Player
Jason Dufner Martin Kaymer Justin Rose
Dow Finsterwald Gene Littler Webb Simpson
Jack Fleck Graeme McDowell Lee Trevino
Raymond Floyd Rory McIlroy Y.E. Yang
Doug Ford Bobby Nichols  
2. Winner of THE PLAYERS Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:
K.J. Choi Matt Kuchar
Tiger Woods
Tim Clark
Henrik Stenson
 
3. Winners of the Masters Tournament in the last five seasons and the current season:
Angel Cabrera Charl Schwartzel Bubba Watson
Phil Mickelson
Adam Scott
 
4. Winners of the British Open in the last five seasons and the current season:
Stewart Cink
Darren Clarke
Ernie Els
Louis Oosthuizen
5. Winners of THE TOUR Championship in the last three seasons and the current season:
Bill Haas
Brandt Snedeker
6. Winners of World Golf Championships events in the last three seasons and the current season:
Jason Day
Luke Donald
Dustin Johnson
Hunter Mahan
Ian Poulter
Patrick Reed
Nick Watney
7. Leader from the final FedExCup Points List in each of the last five seasons:
Jim Furyk
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:
Woody Austin
Russell Henley D.A. Points
Sang-moon Bae
J.J. Henry
Ted Potter Jr.
Charlie Beljan Billy Horschel
John Senden
Jonas Blixt John Huh Jordan Spieth
Steven Bowditch Zach Johnson Kevin Stadler
Scott Brown Matt Jones
Scott Stallings
Ben Curtis Chris Kirk
Kyle Stanley
Ken Duke Martin Laird Kevin Streelman
Harris English Marc Leishman Steve Stricker
Derek Ernst George McNeill Michael Thompson
Matt Every
John Merrick Johnson Wagner
Rickie Fowler Ryan Moore Jimmy Walker
Tommy Gainey Geoff Ogilvy Boo Weekley
Sergio Garcia Kenny Perry Mark Wilson
Brian Gay Carl Pettersson Gary Woodland
Chesson Hadley
Scott Piercy  
     
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:
Stephen Ames
Mark Calcavecchia
Fred Funk
Mike Weir
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.
Robert Allenby
Scott Verplank
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 2013 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 6 open events (3 must be opposite British Open and World Golf Championships events), in addition to any sponsor selections.
Rod Perry
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 cosponsored by the PGA TOUR and the same tournament sponsor (except for Team events), as follows:

A. Winners prior to July 28, 1970: unlimited exemptions for such events.

B. Winners after July 28, 1970 and prior to Jan. 1, 2000: 10 seasons of exemptions for such events.

C. Winners after Jan. 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
Tom Watson
18. Top 125 on the previous season’s FedExCup points list.
Graham DeLaet
Freddie Jacobson Pat Perez
Roberto Castro David Lingmerth Erik Compton
Brendon de Jonge Josh Teater William McGirt
Charles Howell III Cameron Tringale Aaron Baddeley
Daniel Summerhays John Rollins James Driscoll
Lee Westwood Camilo Villegas Jeff Overton
Chris Stroud Bob Estes James Hahn
Kevin Chappell Jerry Kelly Jason Bohn
Rory Sabbatini Justin Leonard Jeff Maggert
Brian Davis Martin Flores Justin Hicks
David Lynn Bo Van Pelt Morgan Hoffmann
David Hearn Luke Guthrie Chez Reavie
Nicholas Thompson Robert Garrigus D.H. Lee
Charley Hoffman Brian Stuard Andres Romero
Jason Kokrak Brian Harman Scott Langley
Bryce Molder Stuart Appleby Charlie Wi
Brendan Steele Richard H. Lee Ben Crane
Ryan Palmer Greg Chalmers  
     
19. Top 125 on previous season’s Official Money List through the Wyndham Championship
Nicolas Colsaerts
Padraig Harrington
David Toms
Peter Hanson
20. Players who finished greater than or equal to top 125 on the 2013 PGA TOUR Official Season FedExCup Points List or top 125 on the 2013 Official Season Money List through the Wyndham Championship as non-members:
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
Hideki Matsuyama
Thorbjorn Olesen
21. Major Medical Extension: If granted by the Commissioner, if not otherwise eligible, and if needed to fill the field, Special Medical Extension.
Kevin Na         Arron Oberholser John Mallinger
Retief Goosen    Paul Goydos      Troy Kelly     
Jonathan Byrd    Joey Snyder III Tim Herron     
Briny Baird      Dudley Hart     Scott McCarron 
Shawn Stefani    Blake Adams     Harrison Frazar
Anthony Kim      Spencer Levin   Chris Couch    
Steve Marino     Jhonattan Vegas Scott Hoch     
J.B. Holmes      Hank Kuehne      
22. Leading Money Winner from Web.com Tour Regular Season, Leading Money Winner from the Web.com Tour Finals and Three-Time Winners from previous season Web.com Tour.
Michael Putnam
John Peterson
23. Leading money winner from Web.com Tour medical
Patrick Moore
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 Web.com Tour Regular Season Money List 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.
Will MacKenzie             Sean O'Hair               Joe Durant               
Russell Knox               Andrew Svoboda         Miguel Angel Carballo
Ryo Ishikawa               Troy Matteson             Edward Loar              
Brendon Todd               Kevin Kisner              Daniel Chopra            
Seung-Yul Noh            Jim Herman                Matt Bettencourt         
Jim Renner                 Heath Slocum              Alex Aragon              
Brice Garnett              Peter Malnati             Alex Prugh               
Danny Lee                  Brad Fritsch              Bobby Gates              
Chad Collins               Jamie Lovemark            Patrick Cantlay          
Trevor Immelman        Scott Gardiner            Mark Anderson            
Billy Hurley III          Will Wilcox               Benjamin Alvarado        
Ben Martin                Kevin Tway                Kris Blanks              
Ricky Barnes              Kevin Foley               Jarrod Lyle              
Tim Wilkinson             Bronson La'Cassie       Neal Lancaster           
Tyrone Van Aswegen   Lee Williams              David Berganio, Jr.      
Andrew Loupe              Will Claxton              Joe Affrunti
Wes Roach                 Bud Cauley                 
Hudson Swafford       Troy Merritt               

Note: Reordered after the conclusion of OHL Classic at Mayakoba and WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open and British Open.

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

NOTE: This category will be reordered with the above category No. 25.

27. Players winning three Web.com Tour events in the current season:
     
28. Minor medical extension:
29.Twenty-five finishers beyond 125th place on prior season’s FedExCup Points List (126-150):
Robert Streb
Tag Ridings Ben Kohles
Fabian Gomez Dicky Pride Brandt Jobe
Greg Owen Doug LaBelle II Justin Bolli
Chad Campbell    
30. Nonexempt, major medical/family crisis:
Gary Christian
31. Reorder Categories 32-36
Jason Gore     Eric Axley                Marc Turnesa             
Paul Casey                 Jamie Donaldson        Vaughn Taylor            
Victor Dubuisson      Joe Ogilvie               Jesper Parnevik          
Cameron Beckman     David Duval               Marco Dawson           
Ryuji Imada               Chris Smith               Rod Pampling             
Tim Petrovic              Alex Cejka                Paul Stankowski          
Jose Coceres              Len Mattiace              Chris DiMarco            
John Daly                 Lee Janzen                Brett Quigley            

NOTES: Categories 32-36 Reordered after the conclusion of WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open and British Open.

32. 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.
D.J. Trahan      Steve Flesch      Jose Maria Olazabal
Kevin Sutherland Bernhard Langer   Bart Bryant        
Bill Lunde       Brett Wetterich   Russ Cochran       
Fred Couples     Skip Kendall      Robert Gamez       
Glen Day         Kent Jones        David Frost        
Billy Mayfair    Sandy Lyle        Ted Purdy          
Nathan Green     Todd Hamilton     David Gossett      
Billy Andrade    Duffy Waldorf     Garrett Willis     
Wes Short, Jr.   Chris Riley       Andre Stolz        
Richard S.Johnson Arjun Atwal       Frank Lickliter II
Guy Boros         Dean Wilson       Carlos Franco      
Michael Bradley   Mark O'Meara        Rich Beem          
Peter Lonard      Tom Lehman           
     
     
33. 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.
     
34. 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.
     
35. 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.
     
36. 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.
     
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