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2019 Qualifiers for majors, THE PLAYERS, WGCs

Round Recaps
Brooks Koepka wins second major of the year at PGA Championship

Golfers are omitted if they recently haven’t competed in majors for which they are eligible (e.g. PGA Championship=Mark Brooks; Open Championship=Ben Curtis, Justin Leonard).

NOTE: While the HSBC Champions is a World Golf Championships event, some who automatically qualify do not commit. Since this might cause confusion, the tournament is omitted.

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

Recent Additions
1 - none
2 - Marc Leishman
3 - none
4 - Yuki Inamori
MC - none
TPC - none
SJI - Marc Leishman; Eddie Pepperell

Golfer Qualified
Byeong Hun An TPC
Abraham Ancer TPC
Ryan Armour TPC
Rich Beem 2
Daniel Berger 2, 3, TPC
Lucas Bjerregaard SJI
Ryan Blaum TPC
Devon Bling 1, 3 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
Keegan Bradley 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Scott Brown TPC
Bronson Burgoon TPC
Ángel Cabrera 1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 2, TPC
Mark Calcavecchia 4
Patrick Cantlay 1, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Paul Casey 1, 2*, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Bud Cauley TPC
Alex Cejka TPC
Kevin Chappell 4, TPC
Stewart Cink 1, 2, 4, TPC
Darren Clarke 4
George Coetzee MC
Austin Cook TPC
Fred Couples 1
Joel Dahmen TPC
John Daly 2, 4
Jason Day 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Bryson DeChambeau 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Jason Dufner 2, TPC
Tyler Duncan TPC
David Duval 4
Ernie Els 4
Harris English TPC
Tony Finau 1, 2*, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Tommy Fleetwood 1, 2*, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Rickie Fowler 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Sergio Garcia 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC, SJI
Brice Garnett TPC
Brian Gay TPC
Lucas Glover 3
Branden Grace TPC
Emiliano Grillo TPC
Chesson Hadley TPC
Adam Hadwin TPC
James Hahn TPC
Todd Hamilton 4
Brandon Harkins TPC
Brian Harman TPC
Padraig Harrington 2, 4
Tyrrell Hatton 2, 3, 4, TPC, SJI
Russell Henley TPC
Charley Hoffman 1, TPC
Tom Hoge TPC
J.B. Holmes TPC
Billy Horschel 1, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Beau Hossler TPC
Viktor Hovland 1, 3, 4 (must remain an amateur to compete in all)
Charles Howell III TPC
John Huh TPC
Sungjae Im TPC
Trevor Immelman 1
Yuki Inamori 4
Miguel Angel Jiménez 4
Dustin Johnson 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Zach Johnson 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC
Takumi Kanaya 1, 4 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
Sung Kang TPC
Martin Kaymer 1, 2, 3, TPC
Michael Kim 1, 2, TPC
Si Woo Kim 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC
Whee Kim TPC
Chris Kirk TPC
Kevin Kisner 1, 2, 4, TPC
Patton Kizzire 1, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Russell Knox TPC
Satoshi Kodaira 1, TPC
Brooks Koepka 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Jason Kokrak TPC
Kelly Kraft TPC
Matt Kuchar 4, TPC
Anirban Lahiri TPC
Martin Laird TPC
Andrew Landry 1, TPC
Bernhard Langer 1
Paul Lawrie 4
Danny Lee TPC
Tom Lehman 4
Marc Leishman 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Luke List TPC
Davis Love III 2
Jamie Lovemark TPC
Shane Lowry 2
Sandy Lyle 1
Hideki Matsuyama 1, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Denny McCarthy TPC
Graeme McDowell  
William McGirt TPC
Rory McIlroy 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Troy Merritt 2, TPC
Shaun Micheel 2
Phil Mickelson 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Keith Mitchell TPC
Larry Mize 1
Francesco Molinari 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Ryan Moore TPC
Trey Mullinax TPC
Grayson Murray TPC
Kevin Na 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Alex Noren 2*, 4, TPC, SJI
Kevin O'Connell 1 (must remain an amateur to compete)
Sean O'Hair TPC
Mark O'Meara 1, 4
José Maria Olazábal 1
Thorbjørn Olesen 2*, 4, SJI
Louis Oosthuizen 1, 4, TPC
Ryan Palmer TPC
C.T. Pan TPC
Eddie Pepperell 4, SJI
Pat Perez TPC
Scott Piercy TPC
Thomas Pieters 2
J.T. Poston TPC
Ted Potter, Jr. TPC
Ian Poulter 2*, 4, TPC, SJI
Seamus Power TPC
Andrew Putnam 2, TPC
Jon Rahm 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Chez Reavie 2, TPC
Jovan Rebula 1, 3 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
Patrick Reed 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Patrick Rodgers TPC
Justin Rose 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Sam Ryder TPC
Rory Sabbatini TPC
Sam Saunders TPC
Xander Schauffele 1, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Ollie Schniederjans TPC
Charl Schwartzel 1, TPC
Adam Scott 1, 2, TPC
Webb Simpson 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Vijay Singh 1, 2, TPC
Cameron Smith 1, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Brandt Snedeker 1, 2, TPC, SJI
J.J. Spaun TPC
Jordan Spieth 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC, SJI
Scott Stallings TPC
Kyle Stanley 1, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Brendan Steele TPC
Henrik Stenson 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC, SJI
Brandon Stone 2
Kevin Streelman TPC
Brian Stuard TPC
Nick Taylor TPC
Vaughn Taylor TPC
Justin Thomas 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Braden Thornberry 3, 4 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
David Toms 2, 3
Kevin Tway 1, 2, TPC, SJI
Peter Uihlein TPC
Erik van Rooyen MC
Harold Varner III TPC
Jhonattan Vegas TPC
Jimmy Walker 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC
Nick Watney TPC
Bubba Watson 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Mike Weir 1
Richy Werenski TPC
Danny Willett 1, 2, 3, 4, TPC
Aaron Wise 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Gary Woodland 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC
Tiger Woods 1, 2, 3, 4, MC, TPC, SJI
Ian Woosnam 1
Y.E. Yang 2

 

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 11-14
• Winners of PGA TOUR events that award full FedExCup points allocation for THE TOUR Championship through the week before the Masters.
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (Dec. 31).
• Winner of the Latin America Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (Jan. 20).
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (March 31).
• Special invitations to international players per Masters Tournament Committee as its discretion.

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (2) @ Bethpage State Park (Black) – May 16-19
• Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before the 2018 PGA Championship.
• Top 20 from PGA Professional National Championship (May 1).
• Top 70 from special money list on PGA TOUR from 2018 PLAYERS Championship through 2019 Wells Fargo Championship (May 5).
• *All 2018 Ryder Cup members, provided they are inside top 100 of Official World Golf Ranking (May 5).
• Special exemptions per PGA of America. (This will likely include all golfers inside Top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking on May 5.)
• 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.

U.S. OPEN (3) @ Pebble Beach Golf Links – June 13-16
• Winner of THE PLAYERS (March 17).
• Winner of Masters (April 14).
• Winner of the PGA Championship (May 19).
• Top 60 from Official World Golf Ranking (May 20).
• Open qualifying (late May-early June).
• Top 60 from Official World Golf Ranking (June 10).
• Special exemptions per USGA Executive Committee.

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (4) @ Royal Portrush Golf Club – July 18-21
• Top 30 from Race to Dubai (Nov. 18).
• Winner of the 112 VISA Open de Argentina (Nov. 18).
• Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside top 10 at an Australasian Tour event (TBD).
• Money leader on the 2018 Australasian Tour (Dec. 2).
• Top 2 on 2018 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit (Dec. 2).
• Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside top 12 from an Asian Tour event (TBD).
• Money leader on the 2018 Asian Tour (Dec. 16).
• Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside top 10 at a Sunshine Tour event (TBD).
• Money leader on the 2018-19 Sunshine Tour (TBD).
• Winner of THE PLAYERS (March 17).
• Winner of the Masters (April 14).
• Winner of the PGA Championship (May 19).
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (TBD).
• Winner of U.S. Open (June 16).
• Winner of British Amateur, if still an amateur (June 22).
• Winner of the International European Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (June 29).
• Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in FedExCup points thru a PGA TOUR event in 2019 (TBD).
• Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in Race to Dubai thru a European Tour event in 2019 (TBD).
• Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside top 10 and ties from European Tour events in 2019 (TBD).
• Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside top 12 and ties from PGA TOUR events in 2019 (TBD).
• Top finisher, not otherwise exempt, inside top five and ties from a PGA TOUR event in 2019 (TBD).
• Top 2, not otherwise exempt, inside top 8 and ties from a Korean Tour event to be determined (TBD).
• Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside top 12 and ties from a Japan Golf Tour event to be determined (TBD).
• Top 2, not otherwise exempt, from Order of Merit on Japan Golf Tour ending with Japan Golf Tour Championship (TBD).
• Local Final Qualifying (TBD).

WGC-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP (MC) @ Club de Golf Chapultepec - February 21-24
• Top 20 from Race to Dubai (Nov. 18).
• Top 2 on Australasian Tour Order of Merit, not otherwise exempt (Dec. 2).
• Top 2 on Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit, not otherwise exempt (Dec. 2).
• Top 2 on Asian Tour Order of Merit (Dec. 16).
• Top 10 from Race to Dubai (Feb. 11).
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (Feb. 11).
• Highest-ranked golfer from Mexico in the Official World Golf Ranking, if not otherwise eligible (Feb. 11).
• Top 10 in FedExCup Points (Feb. 18).
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (Feb. 18).
• A process to complete a field of 72 golfers (if fewer qualify automatically) is pending approval.

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (TPC) @ TPC Sawgrass (Stadium) - March 14-17
• Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before THE PLAYERS.
• Top 10 in FedExCup Points (March 4).
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (March 4).
• If necessary, golfers outside the Top 10 in FedExCup Points on March 4 will gain entry in order of position to complete the field of 144.

WGC-DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCH PLAY (MP) @ Austin Country Club - March 27-31
• Top 64 inside top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking (March 18).

WGC-FEDEX ST. JUDE INVITATIONAL (SJI) @ TPC Southwind - July 25-28
• Winner of Bridgestone Open (Oct. 21).
• Winner of Australian PGA Championship (Dec. 2).
• Winner of the Indonesian Masters (Dec. 16).
• Winner of Dimension Data Pro-Am (Feb. 17).
• Winner of 2019 Japan Golf Tour Championship (TBD).
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (July 15).
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (July 22).
• 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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