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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: Luke Donald Dustin Johnson Hunter Mahan
Ian Poulter 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
D.A. Points Sang-moon Bae
Ted Potter Jr.
Charlie Beljan John Huh Patrick Reed Jonas Blixt Zach Johnson Jordan Spieth Scott Brown Chris Kirk
Scott Stallings Ben Curtis Martin Laird Kyle Stanley Ken Duke Marc Leishman Kevin Streelman Harris English George McNeill Steve Stricker Derek Ernst John Merrick Michael Thompson Rickie Fowler Ryan Moore Johnson Wagner Tommy Gainey Geoff Ogilvy Jimmy Walker Sergio Garcia Kenny Perry Boo Weekley Brian Gay Carl Pettersson Mark Wilson Russell Henley Scott Piercy Gary Woodland 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
Ryan Palmer Erik Compton Roberto Castro Freddie Jacobson William McGirt Brendon de Jonge David Lingmerth Aaron Baddeley Matt Jones Josh Teater James Driscoll Kevin Stadler Cameron Tringale Jeff Overton Charles Howell III John Rollins John Senden Daniel Summerhays Camilo Villegas James Hahn Lee Westwood Bob Estes Jason Bohn Chris Stroud Jerry Kelly Jeff Maggert Kevin Chappell Justin Leonard Justin Hicks Rory Sabbatini Martin Flores Morgan Hoffmann Brian Davis Bo Van Pelt Chez Reavie David Lynn Luke Guthrie D.H. Lee David Hearn Robert Garrigus Andres Romero Matt Every Brian Stuard Scott Langley Nicholas Thompson Brian Harman Charlie Wi Charley Hoffman Stuart Appleby Steven Bowditch Jason Kokrak Richard H. Lee Ben Crane Bryce Molder 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. Briny Baird Jonathan Byrd John Mallinger
Anthony Kim Joey Snyder III
Troy Kelly Steve Marino Dudley Hart Tim Herron Kevin Na Blake Adams Jose Coceres J.B. Holmes Spencer Levin Harrison Frazar Retief Goosen Jhonattan Vegas Chris Couch Arron Oberholser Hank Kuehne Scott Hoch Paul Goydos Kris Blanks
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. Ryo Ishikawa Jim Herman
Tyrone Van Aswegen Bobby Gates
Andrew Svoboda Bronson La'Cassie Russell Knox Will Claxton
Troy Matteson Chad Collins
Billy Hurley III
Miguel Angel Carballo Trevor Immelman Hudson Swafford
Jim Renner Chesson Hadley
Mark Anderson Kevin Kisner Scott Gardiner
Kevin Foley Sean O'Hair
Jarrod Lyle Tim Wilkinson
Neal Lancaster Seung-Yul Noh Edward Loar
David Berganio, Jr.
Joe Affrunti Danny Lee Brad Fritsch Peter Malnati 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: Jarrod Lyle Neal Lancaster
David Berganio Jr. Joe Affrunti
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: Shawn Stefani
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 Scott McCarron John Daly
31. Reorder Categories 32-36
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. Vaughn Taylor Guy Boros
Cameron Beckman Peter Lonard Mark O'Meara Tim Petrovic Steve Flesch Tom Lehman Kevin Sutherland Bernhard Langer Jose Maria Olazabal Bill Lunde Joe Ogilvie Bart Bryant Fred Couples Ryuji Imada Russ Cochran Glen Day Brett Wetterich Robert Gamez Chris DiMarco Jesper Parnevik David Frost Rod Pampling Paul Stankowski Marc Turnesa Paul Casey Skip Kendall Ted Purdy Billy Mayfair Marco Dawson David Gossett Nathan Green Kent Jones Garrett Willis Billy Andrade Lee Janzen Andre Stolz Jason Gore Sandy Lyle David Duval Wes Short Jr. Todd Hamilton Frank Lickliter II Len Mattiace Duffy Waldorf Carlos Franco Richard S. Johnson Chris Riley Eric Axley Alex Cejka Arjun Atwal Rich Beem 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.