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2018 Qualifiers for majors, THE PLAYERS, WGCs

Justin Thomas captured his first major at the 2017 PGA Championship. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

2017-18 Qualifiers – Majors, World Golf Championships and THE PLAYERS

Golfers are omitted if they haven’t recently competed in majors for which they are eligible (e.g. PGA -- Steve Elkington).

1 = Masters
2 = U.S. Open
3 = Open Championship
4 = PGA Championship
MC = WGC-Mexico Championship
MP = WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
TPC = THE PLAYERS Championship
BI = WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Recent Additions

1 -- none
2 -- none
3 -- none
4 -- none
MC -- none
TPC -- none
BI -- none
Golfers Qualified
Byeong Hun An TPC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 1, 3, MC
Ryan Armour 4, TPC
Blayne Barber TPC
Rich Beem 4
Daniel Berger 1, 2, 3, MC, TPC, BI
Adam Bland MC
Ryan Blaum TPC
Jonas Blixt 3, TPC
Dominic Bozzelli TPC
Keegan Bradley 4, TPC
Mark Brooks 4
Scott Brown 4, TPC
Wesley Bryan 1, TPC
Dean Burmester MC
Ángel Cabrera 1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 1, 3, 4*, MC, TPC
Mark Calcavecchia 3
Chad Campbell TPC
Patrick Cantlay 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Paul Casey 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Bud Cauley TPC
Kevin Chappell 1, 2, 3, MC, TPC, BI
Stewart Cink 3, TPC
Darren Clarke 3
Nicolas Colsaerts 3
Austin Cook 1, 4, TPC, BI
Fred Couples 1
Ben Curtis 3
John Daly 3, 4
Cameron Davis 3
Jason Day 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Bryson DeChambeau 1, TPC
Graham DeLaet 4, TPC
Luke Donald TPC
Jason Dufner 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Paul Dunne 3, MC, BI
David Duval 3
Harry Ellis 1, 2 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
Ernie Els 1, 3
Harris English TPC
Matt Every TPC
Derek Fathauer TPC
Tony Finau 1, 2, 3, MC, TPC
Ross Fisher 1, 3, MC
Matthew Fitzpatrick 1, 3, 4*, MC, BI
Tommy Fleetwood 1, 2, 3, MC
Martin Flores TPC
Rickie Fowler 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Dylan Frittelli 3, MC
Sergio Garcia 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Robert Garrigus TPC
Brian Gay TPC
Doug Ghim 1, 2 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
Lucas Glover 2, TPC
Noah Goodwin 2 (must remain an amateur to compete)
Branden Grace 1, 3, MC, TPC, BI
Gavin Green 3, MC
Cody Gribble TPC
Emiliano Grillo 3, TPC, BI
Bill Haas 2, TPC
Chesson Hadley TPC
Adam Hadwin 1, 2, 3, MC, TPC, BI
Brandon Hagy TPC
James Hahn 4, TPC
Todd Hamilton 3
Brian Harman 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Padraig Harrington 3, 4
Tyrrell Hatton 1, 3, MC, BI
Russell Henley 1, 2, 3, MC, TPC
J.J. Henry TPC
Jim Herman TPC
Charley Hoffman 1, 2, 3, MC, TPC, BI
Morgan Hoffmann TPC
J.B. Holmes 4*, TPC
Billy Horschel 1, TPC
Charles Howell III TPC
Mackenzie Hughes TPC
John Huh TPC
Yuta Ikeda 1, 3
Trevor Immelman 1
Scott Jamieson 3
Dustin Johnson 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Zach Johnson 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC
Matt Jones 3
Sung Kang TPC
Martin Kaymer 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC
Michael Kim TPC
Si Woo Kim 1, 2, 3, TPC, BI
Whee Kim TPC
Chris Kirk TPC
Kevin Kisner 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Patton Kizzire 1, 4, TPC, BI
Russell Knox TPC
Satoshi Kodaira 3, MC
Brooks Koepka 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Jason Kokrak TPC
Kelly Kraft TPC
Matt Kuchar 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Anirban Lahiri 3, TPC, BI
Martin Laird TPC
Bernhard Langer 1, 3
Paul Lawrie 3
Danny Lee TPC
Tom Lehman 3
Marc Leishman 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Justin Leonard 3
Alexander Levy 3
Hao Tong Li 1, 3, MC
David Lingmerth TPC
David Lipsky MC
Luke List TPC
Davis Love III 4
Jamie Lovemark TPC
Shane Lowry 3, TPC
Sandy Lyle 1, 3
Ben Martin TPC
Hideki Matsuyama 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Scott McCarron TPC
Graeme McDowell 2
William McGirt TPC
Rory McIlroy 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Shaun Micheel 4
Phil Mickelson 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC, BI
Yusaku Miyazato 1, 3, MC
Larry Mize 1
Francesco Molinari 1, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Ryan Moore 1, 4, TPC
Trey Mullinax 2
Grayson Murray TPC
Kevin Na TPC
Joaquin Niemann 2, 3 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
Seung-Yul Noh TPC
Alex Noren 1, 3, MC
Shaun Norris 3
Sean O'Hair TPC
Mark O'Meara 1
Geoff Ogilvy TPC
José Maria Olazábal 1
Thorbjørn Olesen 3
Louis Oosthuizen 1, 3, 4, TPC, BI
Wade Ormsby BI
Rod Pampling TPC
C.T. Pan TPC
Matt Parziale 1, 2 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
Pat Perez 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Kenny Perry 2
Scott Piercy TPC
Thomas Pieters 1, 3, 4*, MC
D.A. Points TPC
Ian Poulter TPC
Jon Rahm 1, 2, 3, MC, TPC, BI
Chez Reavie TPC
Doc Redman 1, 2, 3 (must remain an amateur to compete in all)
Patrick Reed 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Patrick Rodgers TPC
Justin Rose 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Brett Rumford 3, MC
Rory Sabbatini TPC
Xander Schauffele 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Brady Schnell 3
Ollie Schniederjans TPC
Charl Schwartzel 1, 3, TPC, BI
Adam Scott 1, 3, TPC, BI
Shubhankar Sharma 3
Webb Simpson 1, 2, 3, MC, TPC
Vijay Singh 1, 4
Cameron Smith TPC, BI
Jordan L. Smith 3, 4
Brandt Snedeker 2, 4*, TPC
Matthew Southgate 3
J.J. Spaun TPC
Jordan Spieth 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Scott Stallings TPC
Kyle Stanley 1, 2, 3, MC, TPC
Brendan Steele 1, 4, TPC, BI
Henrik Stenson 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Brandon Stone MC
Robert Streb TPC
Kevin Streelman TPC
Steve Stricker TPC
Chris Stroud 4, TPC
Andy Sullivan 4*
Hudson Swafford TPC
Hideto Tanihara 3
Nick Taylor TPC
Vaughn Taylor TPC
Justin Thomas 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, BI
Ryuko Tokimatsu BI
David Toms 4
Kevin Tway TPC
Peter Uihlein 3, MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen TPC
Erik Van Rooyen 3
Harold Varner III TPC
Jhonattan Vegas 1, 2, 3, MC, TPC, BI
Camilo Villegas TPC
Jimmy Walker 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC
Nick Watney TPC
Bubba Watson 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC
Mike Weir 1
Richy Werenski TPC
Lee Westwood 3, 4*
Bernd Wiesberger 1, 3, MC
Danny Willett 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC
Chris Wood 3, 4*
Gary Woodland 1, 2, 3, MC, TPC
Tiger Woods 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC
Ian Woosnam 1
Y.E. Yang 4
Lin Yuxin 1, 3 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
Fabrizio Zanotti 3

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 5-8
• Winners of PGA TOUR events that award full FedExCup points allocation for THE TOUR Championship through the week before the Masters.
• Winner of the Latin America Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (Jan. 23).
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking on March 26.
• Special invitees to international players per Masters Tournament Committee.

U.S. OPEN (2) @ Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – June 14-17
• Winner of Masters (April 8).
• Winner of THE PLAYERS (May 13).
• Top 60 from Official World Golf Ranking on May 21.
• Winner of the BMW PGA Championship (May 27).
• Open qualifying (late May-early June).
• Top 60 from Official World Golf Ranking on June 4.
• Special exemptions per USGA Executive Committee.

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (3) @ Carnoustie Golf Links – July 19-22
• Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 from the Singapore Open (Jan. 21).
• Winner of the Masters (April 8).• Winner of THE PLAYERS (May 13).
• Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 and ties at the Mizuno Open (May 27).
• Winner of BMW PGA Championship (May 27).
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking on May 28.
• Top 2, not otherwise exempt, from Order of Merit on Japan Golf Tour ending with Japan Golf Tour Championship (June 3).
• Winner of U.S. Open (June 17).
• Winner of British Amateur, if still an amateur (June 23).
• Top 2, not otherwise exempt, inside the top eight at the Korea Open (June 24).
• Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in Race to Dubai thru the 
BMW International Open (June 24).
• Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in FedExCup points thru the Travelers Championship (June 24).
• Winner of the International European Amateur Championship (June 30).
• Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 at the Open de France (July 1).
• Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 at The National (July 1).
• Local Final Qualifying. Top 3 at each of four sites: Notts, Prince's, The Renaissance Club, St. Annes Old Links (July 3).
• Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 at the Irish Open (July 8).
• Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 at The Greenbrier Classic (July 8).
• Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 at the Scottish Open (July 15).
• Top finisher, not otherwise exempt, inside the top five at the John Deere Classic (July 15).

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (4) @ Bellerive Country Club – August 9-12
• Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before the 2018 PGA Championship.
• Winner of Senior PGA Championship (May 27).
• Top 20 from PGA Professional National Championship (June 20).
• Top 70 from special money list on PGA TOUR from 2017 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and Barracuda Championship through 2018 RBC Canadian Open (July 29).
• *All 2016 Ryder Cup members, provided they are inside top 100 of Official World Golf Ranking (July 29).
• Special exemptions per PGA of America. (This will likely include all golfers inside Top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking on July 29.)
• 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-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP (MC) @ Club de Golf Chapultepec - March 1-4

• Top 10 from Race to Dubai on Feb. 19.
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking on Feb. 19.
• Highest-ranked golfer from Mexico in the Official World Golf Ranking, if not otherwise eligible (Feb. 19).
• Top 10 in FedExCup Points on Feb. 26. • Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking on Feb. 26.

WGC-DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCH PLAY (MP) @ Austin Country Club - March 21-25
• Top 64 inside the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking on March 12.

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (TPC) @ TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course) - May 10-13
• Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before THE PLAYERS.
• Top 10 in FedExCup Points on April 30.
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking on April 30.
• If necessary, golfers outside the Top 10 in FedExCup Points on April 30 will gain entry in order of position to complete the field of 144.

WGC-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL (BI) @ Firestone Country Club (South Course) - August 2-5
• Winner of Dimension Data Pro-Am (Feb. 18).
• Winner of 2018 Japan Golf Tour Championship (June 3).
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking on July 23.
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking on July 30.
• Winners of official tournaments from the Federation Tours with an Official World Golf Ranking strength-of-field rating of 115 points or more.