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      2015-16 Qualifiers for majors, THE PLAYERS, WGCs

    • Jason Day claimed his first major title at the 2015 PGA Championship. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)Jason Day claimed his first major title at the 2015 PGA Championship. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

    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).

    2 = U.S. Open
    3 = Open Championship
    4 = PGA Championship
    TPC = THE PLAYERS Championship
    BI = WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

    Recent Additions 
    2 – none
    3 –  none
    4 – Charley Hoffman
    TPC – none
    BI – Charley Hoffman

    Golfer Qualified
    Byeong-Hun An 3
    Kiradech Aphibarnrat 3
    Sangmoon Bae 2, 3, TPC, BI (not expected to compete in any due to military obligation)
    Derek Bard 2 (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Rich Beem 4
    Daniel Berger 2, 3, TPC
    Thomas Bjørn 4*
    Zac Blair TPC
    Jonas Blixt TPC
    Jason Bohn TPC
    Steven Bowditch 2, 3, TPC, BI
    Keegan Bradley 2, 3, 4, TPC
    Kristoffer Broberg 3, BI
    Mark Brooks 4
    Scott Brown TPC
    Ángel Cabrera 2
    Mark Calcavecchia 3
    Chad Campbell TPC
    Paul Casey 2, 3, TPC
    Alex Cejka TPC
    Kevin Chappell TPC
    K.J. Choi TPC
    Stewart Cink 3, TPC
    Tim Clark TPC
    Darren Clarke 2, 3, TPC
    George Coetzee 3, 4, BI
    Chad Collins TPC
    Erik Compton TPC
    Nick Cullen 3
    Jon Curran TPC
    Ben Curtis 3
    John Daly 3, 4
    Marco Dawson 3
    Jason Day 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Brendon de Jonge TPC
    Graham DeLaet TPC
    Luke Donald TPC
    Jamie Donaldson 3, 4*, BI
    Victor Dubuisson 3, 4*, BI
    Jason Dufner 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Ken Duke TPC
    David Duval 3
    Ernie Els 2, 3, 4, TPC
    Harris English 2, 3, TPC
    Matt Every TPC
    Nick Faldo 3
    Tony Finau 4, TPC
    Ross Fisher 3
    Matt Fitzpatrick 3, BI
    Tommy Fleetwood 3
    Rickie Fowler 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Marcus Fraser BI
    Jim Furyk 2, 3, 4*, TPC
    Stephen Gallacher 4*
    Sergio Garcia 3, 4*, TPC
    Lucas Glover 2
    Fabian Gomez 4, TPC, BI
    Andres Gonzales TPC
    Retief Goosen TPC
    Jason Gore TPC
    Branden Grace 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Emiliano Grillo 4, TPC, BI
    Bill Haas 2, 3, TPC, BI
    Chesson Hadley TPC
    Adam Hadwin TPC
    James Hahn TPC
    Todd Hamilton 3
    Brian Harman TPC
    Padraig Harrington 3, 4, TPC
    David Hearn TPC
    Russell Henley 4, TPC
    J.J. Henry TPC
    Jim Herman 4, TPC, BI
    Charley Hoffman 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Morgan Hoffmann TPC
    Nathan Holman 3, BI
    J.B. Holmes 2, 3, TPC, BI
    Billy Horschel TPC
    Charles Howell III TPC
    David Howell 3
    John Huh TPC
    Ryo Ishikawa TPC
    Freddie Jacobson TPC
    Thongchai Jaidee 3, BI
    Miguel Angel Jiménez 3
    Dustin Johnson 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Zach Johnson 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Andrew Johnston BI
    Matt Jones 3, TPC, BI
    Smylie Kaufman 4, TPC, BI
    Martin Kaymer 2, 3, 4, TPC
    Jerry Kelly TPC
    Phachara Khongwatmai 3
    K.T. Kim 3
    Chris Kirk 3, TPC, BI
    Kevin Kisner 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Patton Kizzire TPC
    Søren Kjeldsen 3
    Colt Knost TPC
    Russell Knox 4, TPC, BI
    Satoshi Kodaira 3
    Brooks Koepka 2, 3, 4, TPC
    Jason Kokrak TPC
    Matt Kuchar 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Anirban Lahiri 3, 4, BI
    Martin Laird TPC
    Romain Langasque 2 (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Bernhard Langer TPC
    Paul Lawrie 3
    Danny Lee 2, 3, TPC, BI
    Tom Lehman 3
    Marc Leishman 3, TPC, BI
    Justin Leonard 3
    Spencer Levin TPC
    David Lingmerth 4, TPC
    Zander Lombard 3
    Davis Love III 4, TPC, BI
    Shane Lowry 2, 3, TPC, BI
    Sandy Lyle 3
    Jeff Maggert 2
    Hunter Mahan 4*, TPC
    Peter Malnati 4, TPC
    Ben Martin TPC
    Michio Matsumura BI
    Hideki Matsuyama 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Stefano Mazzoli 3 (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Graeme McDowell 2, 4, TPC
    William McGirt TPC
    Rory McIlroy 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    George McNeill TPC
    Troy Merritt TPC
    Shaun Micheel 4
    Phil Mickelson 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Yusaku Miyazato 3
    Bryce Molder TPC
    Francesco Molinari TPC
    Ryan Moore TPC
    James Morrison 3
    Kevin Na 2, 3, TPC
    Jordan Niebrugge 3
    Sean O'Hair TPC
    Mark O'Meara 3
    Geoff Ogilvy 2
    Thorbjørn Olesen 3, BI
    Louis Oosthuizen 2, 3, TPC, BI
    Carlos Ortiz TPC
    Jeff Overton TPC
    Greg Owen TPC
    Ryan Palmer TPC
    Rod Pampling 3
    Pat Perez TPC
    John Peterson TPC
    Carl Pettersson TPC
    Scott Piercy 2, 3, TPC
    Thomas Pieters 3
    Scott Pinckney TPC
    Haydn Porteous 3
    Ian Poulter 4*, TPC
    Jon Rahm 2, 3 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
    Chez Reavie TPC
    Patrick Reed 2, 3, 4*, TPC, BI
    Kyle Reifers TPC
    Justin Rose 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Rory Sabbatini TPC
    Charl Schwartzel 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Adam Scott 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    John Senden TPC
    Webb Simpson 2, 3, 4, TPC
    Vijay Singh 4, TPC
    Cameron Smith 2
    Brandt Snedeker 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Younghan Song BI
    Clement Sordet 3
    Jordan Spieth 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Brendan Steele 4, TPC
    Shawn Stefani TPC
    Henrik Stenson 2, 3, 4*, TPC
    Robert Streb 2, 3, 4, TPC
    Kevin Streelman TPC
    Chris Stroud TPC
    Andy Sullivan 3
    Daniel Summerhays TPC
    Hudson Swafford TPC
    Nick Taylor TPC
    Vaughn Taylor 4, TPC, BI
    Justin Thomas 4, TPC, BI
    Brendon Todd TPC
    David Toms 4
    Cameron Tringale TPC
    Jaco Van Zyl 3
    Camilo Villegas TPC
    Johnson Wagner TPC
    Jimmy Walker 2, 3, 4*, TPC, BI
    Anthony Wall 3
    Marc Warren 3
    Nick Watney TPC
    Bubba Watson 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Boo Weekley TPC
    Lee Westwood 3, 4*, TPC
    Steve Wheatcroft TPC
    Bernd Wiesberger 3
    Will Wilcox TPC
    Danny Willett 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
    Mark Wilson TPC
    Chris Wood 3
    Gary Woodland TPC
    Tiger Woods 2, 3, 4, TPC
    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.

    U.S. OPEN (2) @ Oakmont Country Club – June 16-19
    • Winner of THE PLAYERS (May 15).
    • Top 60 from World Ranking on May 23.
    • Sectional qualifying -- Japan (May 23).
    • Winner of the BMW PGA Championship (May 29).
    • Sectional qualifying -- England (May 30).
    • Sectional qualifying (10 sites) -- U.S. (June 6).
    • Top 60 from World Ranking on June 13.
    • Special exemptions per USGA Executive Committee.

    OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (3) @ Royal Troon Golf Club – July 14-17
    • Winner of THE PLAYERS (May 15).
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on May 23.
    • Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 at the Mizuno Open on Japan Golf Tour (May 29).
    • Winner of BMW PGA Championship (May 29).
    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, from Order of Merit on Japan Golf Tour ending with Japan Golf Tour Championship. (June 5).
    • Top finisher, not otherwise exempt, inside the top five at the Nordea Masters (June 5).
    • Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic (June 12).
    • Winner of British Amateur (June 18). [Must remain an amateur to compete.]
    • Winner of U.S. Open (June 19).
    • Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in Race to Dubai thru BMW International Open (June 26).
    • Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 at the Quicken Loans National (June 26).
    • Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in FedExCup points thru the Quicken Loans National (June 26).
    • Local Final Qualifying (June 28).
    • Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 at the Open de France (July 3).
    • Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 at the Scottish Open (July 10).
    • Top finisher, not otherwise exempt, inside the top five at The Greenbrier Classic (July 10).

    PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (4) @ Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower Course) – July 28-31
    • Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before the 2016 PGA Championship.
    • Winner of Senior PGA Championship (May 29).
    • Top 20 from PGA Professional Championship (June 29).
    • Top 70 from special money list on PGA TOUR from 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and 2015 Barracuda Championship through 2016 Open Championship and 2016 Barbasol Championship (July 17).
    • *All 2014 Ryder Cup members, provided they are inside top 100 of World Ranking (TBD).
    • Special exemptions per PGA of America. (This will likely include all golfers inside Top 100 of World Ranking on TBD.)
    • 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.

    THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (TPC) @ TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course) - May 12-15
    • Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before THE PLAYERS.
    • Top 10 in FedExCup Points on May 1.
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on May 1.
    • If necessary, golfers outside the Top 10 in FedExCup Points on May 1 will gain entry in order of position to complete the field of 144.

    WGC-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL (BI) @ Firestone Country Club (South Course) - June 30-July 3
    • Winner of 2016 Japan Golf Tour Championship (June 5).
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on June 20.
    • Top 50 from World Ranking on June 27.
    • 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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