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      2014-15 Qualifiers for majors, THE PLAYERS, WGCs

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    Golfers are omitted if they haven’t recently competed in majors for which they are eligible (e.g. Open Championship -- Greg Norman, Nick Price; PGA -- Paul Azinger, Nick Price).

    1 = Masters
    2 = U.S. Open
    3 = Open Championship
    4 = PGA Championship
    HSBC = WGC-HSBC Champions
    CC = WGC-Cadillac Championship
    MP = WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship
    TPC = THE PLAYERS Championship
    BI = WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

    Recent Addtions
    1 – Ben Martin
    2 – none
    3 – Yuta Ikeda
    4 – Ben Martin
    HSBC – Jonas Blixt; Keegan Bradley; Graham DeLaet; Jamie Donaldson; Jason Dufner; Simon Dyson; Ernie Els; Tommy Fleetwood; Hiroyuki Fujita; Stephen Gallacher; Bill Haas; Scott Hend; Mikko Ilonen; Thongchai Jaidee; Miguel Angel Jiménez; Anirban Lahiri; Marc Leishman; Alexander Levy; David Lipsky; Shane Lowry; Joost Luiten; Phil Mickelson; Edoardo Molinari; Francesco Molinari; Ryan Moore; Kevin Na; Ian Poulter; Webb Simpson; Brandt Snedeker; Jordan Spieth; Steve Stricker; Brendon Todd; Marc Warren; Gary Woodland; Tiger Woods
    CC – none
    TPC – none
    BI – Mikko Ilonen; Ben Martin

    Golfer Qualified
    Felipe Aguilar HSBC
    Robert Allenby TPC
    Stuart Appleby TPC
    Aaron Baddeley TPC
    Sang-moon Bae 1, 4, TPC, BI
    Ricky Barnes TPC
    Rich Beem 4
    Thomas Björn 1, 3, 4*, HSBC, BI
    Jonas Blixt 1, HSBC, TPC
    Jason Bohn TPC
    Steven Bowditch TPC
    Keegan Bradley 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, TPC, BI
    Mark Brooks 4
    Scott Brown TPC
    Ángel Cabrera 1, 2, TPC
    Mark Calcavecchia 3
    Michael Campbell 2
    Paul Casey TPC, BI
    Kevin Chappell 4, TPC
    Ashley Chesters 3 (must remain an amateur to compete)
    K.J. Choi TPC
    Stewart Cink 3, TPC
    Tim Clark 1, HSBC, TPC
    Darren Clarke 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC
    George Coetzee HSBC
    Erik Compton 1, 2, TPC
    Corey Conners 1, 2 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
    Fred Couples 1
    Ben Crane 1, TPC
    Ben Crenshaw 1
    Ben Curtis 3
    John Daly 3, 4
    Brian Davis TPC
    Jason Day 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC
    Brendon de Jonge TPC
    Graham DeLaet 4, HSBC, TPC
    Luke Donald HSBC, TPC
    Jamie Donaldson 3, 4*, HSBC, BI
    Victor Dubuisson 3, 4, HSBC, BI
    Jason Dufner 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, TPC
    David Duval 3
    Simon Dyson HSBC
    Harris English TPC
    Ernie Els 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, TPC
    Matt Every HSBC, TPC
    Nick Faldo 3
    Derek Fathauer TPC
    Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño TPC
    Tommy Fleetwood HSBC
    Martin Flores TPC
    Rickie Fowler 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Hiroyuki Fujita HSBC
    Jim Furyk 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Stephen Gallacher 3, 4*, HSBC, BI
    Sergio Garcia 1, 2, 3, 4*, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Brice Garnett TPC
    Robert Garrigus TPC
    Lucas Glover 2
    Retief Goosen TPC
    Luke Guthrie TPC
    Bill Haas 1, 2, 3, HSBC, CC, TPC
    Chesson Hadley TPC
    Adam Hadwin TPC
    James Hahn TPC
    Todd Hamilton 3
    Brian Harman 1, TPC
    Padraig Harrington 3, 4
    Scott Harvey 1 (must remain an amateur to compete)
    David Hearn TPC
    Scott Hend HSBC
    Michael Hendry HSBC
    Russell Henley 1, 2, 3, HSBC, CC, TPC
    Justin Hicks TPC
    Charley Hoffman TPC
    Morgan Hoffmann 1, 2, 3, CC, TPC
    J.B. Holmes 1, HSBC, TPC
    Billy Horschel 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Charles Howell III TPC
    John Huh TPC
    Billy Hurley III TPC
    Yuta Ikeda 3
    Mikko Ilonen 4, HSBC, BI
    Trevor Immelman 1
    Ryo Ishikawa TPC
    Freddie Jacobson TPC
    Thongchai Jaidee HSBC
    Jin Jeong HSBC
    Miguel Angel Jiménez 1, HSBC
    Dustin Johnson 1, 2, 3, HSBC, CC, TPC
    Zach Johnson 1, 2, 3, 4*, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Matt Jones HSBC, TPC
    Martin Kaymer 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Jerry Kelly TPC
    Chris Kirk 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Kevin Kisner TPC
    Russell Knox TPC
    Brooks Koepka 1, 2, 4
    Jason Kokrak TPC
    Matt Kuchar 1, 2, 3, 4*, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Anirban Lahiri HSBC
    Bernhard Langer 1, 3, TPC
    Scott Langley TPC
    Pablo Larrazábal HSBC
    Paul Lawrie 3
    Danny Lee TPC
    Tom Lehman 3
    Marc Leishman 3, HSBC, TPC
    Justin Leonard 3, TPC
    Alexander Levy HSBC
    David Lipsky HSBC, BI
    Davis Love III 4
    Shane Lowry 3, HSBC
    Joost Luiten HSBC, BI
    Sandy Lyle 1, 3
    Will MacKenzie TPC
    Hunter Mahan 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Matteo Manassero 3
    Ben Martin 1, 4, TPC, BI
    Hideki Matsuyama 1, 2, 3, HSBC, CC, TPC
    Graeme McDowell 1, 2, 3, 4*, HSBC, TPC, BI
    William McGirt TPC
    Rory McIlroy 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    George McNeill TPC
    Troy Merritt TPC
    Byron Meth 1 (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Shaun Micheel 4
    Phil Mickelson 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, TPC, BI
    Yusaku Miyazato HSBC
    Larry Mize 1
    Bryce Molder TPC
    Edoardo Molinari 3, HSBC
    Francesco Molinari HSBC
    Colin Montgomerie 2
    Ryan Moore HSBC, TPC
    Kevin Na 1, 2, 3, HSBC, CC, TPC
    Bradley Neil 1, 2 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
    Brody Ninyette HSBC
    Seung-yul Noh 1, TPC
    Mark O'Meara 1, 3
    Geoff Ogilvy 1, 2, 3, CC, TPC
    José Maria Olazábal 1
    Louis Oosthuizen 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, TPC
    Jeff Overton TPC
    Ryan Palmer 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC
    Pat Perez TPC
    Carl Pettersson TPC
    Ian Poulter 3, 4*, HSBC, TPC, BI
    Michael Putnam TPC
    Patrick Reed 1, 2, 3, 4*, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Andres Romero TPC
    Justin Rose 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Rory Sabbatini TPC
    Ollie Schniederjans 2, 3 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
    Charl Schwartzel 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, TPC
    Adam Scott 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC
    John Senden 1, 2, 3, HSBC, CC, TPC
    Webb Simpson 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Vijay Singh 1, 4, TPC
    Brandt Snedeker 2, 4, HSBC, TPC
    Jordan Spieth 1, 2, 3, 4*, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Kevin Stadler 1, HSBC, TPC
    Scott Stallings HSBC, TPC
    Brendan Steele TPC
    Shawn Stefani TPC
    Henrik Stenson 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, TPC, BI
    Robert Streb TPC
    Kevin Streelman 1, HSBC, TPC
    Steve Stricker 4, HSBC, TPC
    Chris Stroud TPC
    Brian Stuard TPC
    Daniel Summerhays TPC
    Andrew Svoboda TPC
    Yoshitaka Takeya HSBC
    Michael Thompson TPC
    Brendon Todd 1, 2, 3, HSBC, CC, TPC
    David Toms 4, TPC
    Cameron Tringale 1, 2, 3, CC, TPC
    Dawie van der Walt HSBC
    Bo Van Pelt TPC
    Jhonattan Vegas TPC
    Camilo Villegas 1, 4, TPC, BI
    Jimmy Walker 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Marc Warren 4, HSBC
    Nick Watney TPC
    Bubba Watson 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, CC, TPC, BI
    Tom Watson 1, 3 (special exemption into The Open Championship)
    Boo Weekley TPC
    Mike Weir 1
    Lee Westwood 1, 3, 4, HSBC, TPC, BI
    Bernd Wiesberger 4
    Tim Wilkinson TPC
    Oliver Wilson HSBC, BI
    Gary Woodland 1, 2, 3, HSBC, CC, TPC
    Tiger Woods 1, 2, 3, 4, HSBC, TPC
    Ian Woosnam 1
    Gunn Yang 1, 2, 3 (must remain an amateur to compete in all)
    Y.E. Yang 4

    REMAINING QUALIFYING CRITERIA
    Criteria are listed in chronological order where possible. Best estimates are given but all are subject to change.

    MASTERS (1) @ Augusta National Golf Club – April 9-12
    • Winners of PGA TOUR events that award full FedExCup points allocation for THE TOUR Championship through the week before the Masters.
    • Winner of the Asian-Pacific Amateur Championship (Oct. 26). [Must remain an amateur to compete.]
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on Dec. 31.
    • Winner of the Latin America Amateur Championship (Jan. 18).
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on March 30.
    • Special invitees to international players per Masters Tournament Committee.

    U.S. OPEN (2) @ Chambers Bay – June 18-21
    • Winner of Masters (April 12).
    • Winner of THE PLAYERS (May 10).
    • Winner of the BMW PGA Championship (May 24).
    • Open qualifying (late May-early June).
    • Top 60 from World Ranking on June 1.
    • Top 60 from World Ranking on June 15.
    • Special exemptions per USGA Executive Committee.

    OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (3) @ St. Andrews – July 16-19
    • Top 30 from Race to Dubai (Nov. 23).    
    • Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 at the Australian Open (Nov. 30).    
    • Top 2 on the Order of Merit on the 2014 Japan Golf Tour (Dec. 7).    
    • Money leader on the 2014 Australasian Tour (Dec. 14).    
    • Money leader on the 2014 Asian Tour (Dec. 21).    
    • Money leader on the 2014 Sunshine Tour (Jan. 11).    
    • Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 at the Joburg Open (TBD).    
    • Winner of the Masters (April 12).    
    • Winner of THE PLAYERS (May 10).    
    • Winner of BMW PGA Championship (May 24).    
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on May 25.    
    • Winner of British Amateur (June 20). [Must remain an amateur to compete.]    
    • Winner of U.S. Open (June 21).    
    • Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in FedExCup points thru the U.S. Open (June 21).    
    • Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in Race to Dubai thru BMW International Open (TBD).    
    • Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 and ties at the Irish Open (TBD).    
    • Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 and ties at the Travelers Championship (June 28).    
    • Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 and ties at the Open de France (TBD).    
    • Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 and ties at The Greenbrier Classic (July 5).    
    • Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 and ties at the Scottish Open (TBD).    
    • Top finisher, not otherwise exempt, inside the top five and ties at the John Deere Classic (July 12).    
    • Top 4, not otherwise exempt, from Mizuno Open on Japan Golf Tour (TBD).    
    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, from money list on Japan Golf Tour ending with Mizuno Open. (TBD).    
    • Local Final Qualifying (TBD).

    PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (4) @ Whistling Straits – Aug. 13-16
    • Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before the 2015 PGA Championship.
    • Winner of Senior PGA Championship (May 24).
    • Top 20 from PGA Professional National Championship (June 24).
    • Top 70 from special money list on PGA TOUR from 2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and 2014 Barracuda Championship through 2015 Quicken Loans National (Aug. 2).
    • *All 2014 Ryder Cup members, provided they are inside top 100 of World Ranking on Aug. 2.
    • Special exemptions per PGA of America. (This will likely include all golfers inside Top 100 of World Ranking on Aug. 2.)
    • If necessary to compete the field of 156, golfers outside Top 70 from special money list (three lines above) will gain entry in order of position.

    WGC-HSBC Champions (HSBC) @ Sheshan International Golf Club - Nov. 6-9
    • Six Chinese golfers, not otherwise exempt (no later than Oct. 23).    
    • Winner of the Perth International (Oct. 26).    
    • Winner of the CIMB Classic (Nov. 2).    
    • Winner of the BMW Masters (Nov. 2).   

    WGC-CADILLAC CHAMPIONSHIP (CC) @ Trump National Doral (Blue Monster Course) - March 5-8
    • Top 20 from Race to Dubai (Nov. 23).    
    • Top 2 on Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit (Dec. 7).    
    • Top 2 on Australasian Tour Order of Merit (Dec. 14).    
    • Top 2 on Asian Tour Order of Merit (Dec. 21).    
    • Top 2 on Sunshine Tour Order of Merit (Jan. 11).    
    • Top 10 from Race to Dubai on Feb. 23.    
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on Feb. 23.    
    • Top 10 in FedExCup Points on March 2.    
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on March 2.

    WGC-CADILLAC MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (MP) @ TPC Harding Park - April 29-May 3
    • Top 64 from World Ranking on April 20.

    THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (TPC) @ TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course) - May 7-10
    • Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before THE PLAYERS.
    • Top 10 in FedExCup Points on April 27.
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on April 27.
    • If necessary, golfers outside the Top 10 in FedExCup Points on April 27 will gain entry in order of position to complete the field of 144.

    WGC-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL (BI) @ Firestone Country Club (South Course) - Aug. 6-9
    • Winner of Bridgestone Open (Oct. 26).    
    • Winner of Australian Masters (Nov. 23).    
    • Winner of Thailand Golf Championship (Dec. 14).    
    • Winner of 2015 Dimension Data Pro-Am on Sunshine Tour (TBD).    
    • Winner of 2015 Japan Golf Tour Championship (TBD).    
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on July 27.    
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on Aug. 3.    
    • Winners of official tournaments from the Federation Tours with an Official World Golf Ranking strength-of-field rating of 115 points or more.

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