2024 Qualifiers for all Signature Events, THE PLAYERS and majors
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Written by Rob Bolton @RobBoltonGolf
While the aggregate initiative of the FedExCup Fall is to help determine status for PGA TOUR members in 2024, trophies will continue to be clutched and exemptions remain at stake for the winners of the seven tournaments contributing to the series. Sure enough, the first champion already knew that he’d be back next year, but he went ahead and locked up a schedule carte blanche.
Sahith Theegala captured victory at the Fortinet Championship by two strokes on Sunday. It’s his breakthrough victory on the PGA TOUR. He finished 31st in the FedExCup, so it’s why you’ll see “SE” beside his name in the alphabetical list below. This notation was added last week to identify the 50 golfers who are eligible into all eight Signature Events in 2024. Once the 2024 season begins, winners who then become eligible for all remaining Signature Events will be added.
On top of the promised starts, Theegala already was eligible for the Masters because he finished ninth in the 2023 edition of the majors. (The top 12 and ties automatically qualify for next year’s staging.) Then, because he’s been positioned comfortably inside the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking throughout 2023 – he sat 37th upon arrival to Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course – he was on a trajectory to return to the remaining majors in 2024. Well, not only will his win lift him into the top 30 but he’s now officially in the PGA Championship via the victory.
The win also extends his membership exemption into the 2025 season but he’ll rise from his incumbent position among the top 30 in the 2022 FedExCup to the winners category.
These details may seem superfluous for a rising star like Theegala, but that potential takeaway is another way of considering how easy the 25-year-old can make it look when it very much isn’t.
NOTE: Golfers are omitted if they recently haven’t competed in majors for which they are eligible (e.g., The Open Championship=Justin Leonard).
SE = All Signature Events
TPC = THE PLAYERS Championship
MAS = Masters
PGA = PGA Championship
US = U.S. Open
OPEN = The Open Championship
SE -- none
TPC -- none
MAS -- none
PGA -- none
US -- none
OPEN -- none
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|Si Woo Kim||SE|
REMAINING QUALIFYING CRITERIA
Criteria are listed in chronological order where possible. Best estimates are given but all are subject to change.
• The Sentry (Jan. 4-7)
• AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Feb. 1-4)
• The Genesis Invitational (Feb. 15-18)
• Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (March 7-10)
• RBC Heritage (April 18-21)
• Wells Fargo Championship (May 9-12)
• Memorial Tournament presented by Workday (June 6-9)
• Travelers Championship (June 20-23)
THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (TPC) @ TPC Sawgrass (Stadium) – March 14-17
MASTERS (MAS) @ Augusta National Golf Club – April 11-14
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (PGA) @ Valhalla Golf Club – May 16-19
U.S. OPEN (US) @ Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (No. 2) – June 13-16
THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (OPEN) @ Royal Troon – July 18-21
Rob Bolton is a Golfbet columnist for the PGA TOUR. The Chicagoland native has been playing fantasy golf since 1994, so he was just waiting for the Internet to catch up with him. Follow Rob Bolton on Twitter.