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 (Updated Sept. 24, 2014):

 

2. Winner of THE PLAYERS Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:
3. Winners of the Masters Tournament in the last five seasons and the current season:
4. Winners of the British Open in the last five seasons and the current season:
5. Winners of THE TOUR Championship in the last three seasons and the current season:
6. Winners of World Golf Championships events in the last three seasons and the current season:
7. Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Memorial Tournament in the last three seasons and the current season, beginning with the 2015 winners:
8. Leader from the final FedExCup Points List in each of the last five seasons:
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:
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.
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.
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).
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
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         Anthony Kim      Hank Kuehne    
Retief Goosen    Arron Oberholser Troy Kelly     
Jonathan Byrd    Joey Snyder III Scott McCarron 
Briny Baird      Dudley Hart     Harrison Frazar
Jhonattan Vegas Blake Adams     Chris Couch    
Shawn Stefani    Spencer Levin   Scott Hoch     
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 Wes Roach Benjamin Alvarado
Russell Knox Will Wilcox                              Edward Loar                     
Ben Martin Sean O'Hair Daniel Chopra            
Ryo Ishikawa Brad Fritsch Matt Bettencourt         
Billy Hurley III Troy Matteson
Alex Aragon              
Andrew Svoboda Peter Malnati
Bobby Gates              
Troy Merritt Kevin Tway Jarrod Lyle              
Danny Lee  Jamie Lovemark
Neal Lancaster           
Tim Wilkinson        
Jim Herman David Berganio, Jr.      
Kevin Kisner
Joe Durant      
Joe Affrunti          
Brice Garnett Scott Gardiner
 
Ricky Barnes Bronson La'Cassie
 
Bud Cauley Miguel Angel Carballo  
Tyrone Van Aswegen        
Lee Williams  
Jim Renner Alex Prugh                 
Trevor Immelman Kevin Foley                
Andrew Loupe Mark Anderson              
Hudson Swafford                       
Will Claxton               
Chad Collins Patrick Cantlay            
Heath Slocum Kris Blanks                

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:
Steve Marino
Tim Herron
Gary Christian
31. Reorder Categories 32-36
Brooks Koepka              Tim Petrovic              Lee Janzen               
Paul Casey                 Jose Coceres              Vaughn Taylor
Francesco Molinari Fred Couples              Paul Goydos
Jason Gore Glen Day Todd Hamilton             
Victor Dubuisson                          Joe Ogilvie               Steve Flesch             
Jamie Donaldson            Jose Maria Olazabal Rod Pampling             
Ryuji Imada               Alex Cejka                      Jesper Parnevik          
Bernhard Langer           Chris Smith               Marco Dawson             
David Duval Sandy Lyle                Paul Stankowski
Eric Axley                              Larry Mize                Billy Mayfair         
Cameron Beckman   Len Mattiace Chris DiMarco            
John Daly                 Marc Turnesa                           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      Bernhard Langer   Russ Cochran       
Kevin Sutherland Brett Wetterich   Robert Gamez       
Bill Lunde       Skip Kendall      David Frost        
Nathan Green     Kent Jones        Ted Purdy          
Billy Andrade    Duffy Waldorf     David Gossett      
Wes Short, Jr.   Chris Riley       Garrett Willis     
Richard S. Johnson Arjun Atwal       Andre Stolz        
Guy Boros         Dean Wilson       Frank Lickliter II
Michael Bradley   Mark O'Meara        Carlos Franco      
Peter Lonard      Tom Lehman          Rich Beem          
Steve Flesch      Bart Bryant          
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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