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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 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
3. Winners of the Masters Tournament in the last five seasons and the current season: Angel Cabrera Charl Schwartzel Bubba Watson
4. Winners of the British Open in the last five seasons and the current season: Stewart Cink
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
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.