It’s corny but it’s not wrong to call is a Homa-state advantage.
In his last two appearances in a PGA TOUR event in California, Max Homa has as many victories. He prevailed at The Genesis Invitational in February, and then again at the Fortinet Championship on Sunday with a pair of 7-under 65s on the weekend.He finished one lower than another Golden State native, Maverick McNealy, who remains in pursuit of his breakthrough title.
The Fortinet triumph yields Homa exemptions into the 2022 editions of the Masters and PGA Championship. It also would have extended his membership through the 2023-24 season, but he already was fully exempt through 2023-24 because the winner’s exemption at the Genesis is for three years.
One of the most popular reactions to the season-opening edition of Qualifiers last week was that Xander Schauffele is not yet exempt into the PGA Championship as the gold medalist of the Olympics. When Justin Rose won gold in Rio in 2016, the perks included exemptions into all the 2017 majors, so it’s a natural assumption that Schauffele would receive the sametreatment. However, the qualifying criteria for the 2022 PGA Championship isn’t finalized as of this update, so his spot in the field at Southern Hills next May awaits official approval.
Of course, that’s but a formality since Schauffele will gain entry into all the 2022 majors on his Official World Golf Ranking alone. He was fifth entering last week’s competition. Still, when the PGA of America determines the criteria for its majors, this page will reflect how it impacts Schauffele.
Note that all qualifying criteria for the U.S. Open and The Open Championship remains to be determined. In part, it’s why the note at the top of REMAINING QUALIFYING CRITERIA always has stated, “Criteria are listed in chronological order where possible. Best estimates are given but all are subject to change.”
In a sport that cycles through seasons and years without blinking, it’s more necessary at time than others. This is one of those times.
NOTE: Golfers are omitted if they recently haven’t competed in majors for which they are eligible (e.g. The Open Championship=Justin Leonard).
TPC = THE PLAYERS Championship
MAS = Masters
PGA = PGA Championship
US = U.S. Open
OPEN = The Open Championship
TPC -- none
MAS -- Max Homa
PGA -- Max Homa
US -- none
OPEN -- none
Golfer Qualified Abraham Ancer TPC, MAS, PGA Rich Beem PGA Daniel Berger TPC, MAS Keegan Bradley TPC, PGA Joseph Bramlett TPC Sam Burns TPC, MAS Patrick Cantlay TPC, MAS, PGA Paul Casey TPC, MAS, PGA Alex Cejka PGA Cameron Champ TPC, MAS, PGA Stewart Cink TPC, MAS Wyndham Clark TPC Corey Conners TPC, MAS Fred Couples MAS Joel Dahmen TPC John Daly PGA Cam Davis TPC, MAS, PGA Jason Day TPC, PGA Bryson DeChambeau TPC, MAS, PGA Jason Dufner PGA Harris English TPC, MAS, PGA Tony Finau TPC, MAS, PGA Matthew Fitzpatrick TPC Rickie Fowler PGA Dylan Frittelli TPC Sergio Garcia TPC, MAS Brice Garnett TPC Brian Gay TPC Doug Ghim TPC Lucas Glover TPC, MAS, PGA Talor Gooch TPC Branden Grace TPC Austin Greaser MAS (must remain an amateur to compete) Lanto Griffin TPC Emiliano Grillo TPC Chesson Hadley TPC Adam Hadwin TPC Brandon Hagy TPC James Hahn TPC Brian Harman TPC, MAS Padraig Harrington MAS, PGA Tyrrell Hatton TPC Russell Henley TPC Kramer Hickok TPC Garrick Higgo TPC, MAS, PGA Harry Higgs TPC, MAS, PGA Charley Hoffman TPC Tom Hoge TPC Max Homa TPC, MAS, PGA Billy Horschel TPC, MAS Viktor Hovland TPC, MAS Mackenzie Hughes TPC Sungjae Im TPC, MAS Trevor Immelman MAS Stephen Jaeger TPC Dustin Johnson TPC, MAS, PGA Zach Johnson TPC, MAS Matt Jones TPC Martin Kaymer PGA Si Woo Kim TPC, MAS Chris Kirk TPC Kevin Kisner TPC, MAS, PGA Patton Kizzire TPC Russell Knox TPC Brooks Koepka TPC, MAS, PGA Jason Kokrak TPC, MAS, PGA Matt Kuchar TPC Anirban Lahiri TPC Martin Laird TPC Bernhard Langer MAS Hank Lebioda TPC K.H. Lee TPC, MAS Marc Leishman TPC, MAS Luke List TPC Adam Long TPC Davis Love III PGA Shane Lowry TPC, MAS, PGA Sandy Lyle MAS Robert MacIntyre MAS Peter Malnati TPC Hideki Matsuyama TPC, MAS, PGA Denny McCarthy TPC Tyler McCumber TPC Rory McIlroy TPC, MAS, PGA Maverick McNealy TPC Troy Merritt TPC Shaun Micheel PGA Phil Mickelson TPC, MAS, PGA Guido Migliozzi MAS Keith Mitchell TPC Larry Mize MAS Francesco Molinari TPC, MAS, PGA Collin Morikawa TPC, MAS, PGA Sebastián Muñoz TPC Kevin Na TPC, MAS Matthew NeSmith TPC Joaquin Niemann TPC, MAS Alex Noren TPC Henrik Norlander TPC José Maria Olazábal MAS Louis Oosthuizen TPC, MAS, PGA Carlos Ortiz TPC Ryan Palmer TPC C.T. Pan TPC Pat Perez TPC Scott Piercy TPC James Piot MAS (must remain an amateur to compete) J.T. Poston TPC Ian Poulter TPC Seamus Power TPC, PGA Andrew Putnam TPC Jon Rahm TPC, MAS, PGA Chez Reavie TPC Doc Redman TPC Patrick Reed TPC, MAS, PGA Justin Rose MAS, PGA Sam Ryder TPC Xander Schauffele TPC, MAS Scottie Scheffler TPC, MAS, PGA Adam Schenk TPC Charl Schwartzel TPC, MAS Adam Scott TPC, MAS Laird Shepherd MAS (must remain an amateur to compete) Webb Simpson TPC, MAS Vijay Singh MAS, PGA Roger Sloan TPC Cameron Smith TPC, MAS Brandt Snedeker TPC Jordan Spieth TPC, MAS, PGA Scott Stallings TPC Kyle Stanley TPC Brendan Steele TPC Henrik Stenson TPC Sepp Straka TPC Robert Streb TPC Kevin Streelman TPC, PGA Steve Stricker TPC Brian Stuard TPC Hudson Swafford TPC Justin Thomas TPC, MAS, PGA Brendon Todd TPC Cameron Tringale TPC Erik van Rooyen TPC, MAS, PGA Harold Varner III TPC Jhonattan Vegas TPC Jimmy Walker TPC, PGA Matt Wallace TPC Bubba Watson TPC, MAS Mike Weir MAS Richy Werenski TPC Lee Westwood TPC Danny Willett MAS Aaron Wise TPC Matthew Wolff TPC Gary Woodland TPC, MAS, PGA Tiger Woods TPC, MAS, PGA Ian Woosnam MAS Y.E. Yang PGA Will Zalatoris MAS, PGA
REMAINING QUALIFYING CRITERIA
Criteria are listed in chronological order where possible. Best estimates are given but all are subject to change.
THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (TPC) @ TPC Sawgrass (Stadium) – March 10-13
• Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before THE PLAYERS.
• Top 10 in the FedExCup at the conclusion of The Honda Classic (Feb. 27).
• Top 50 of Official World Golf Ranking (Feb. 28).
• If necessary to complete the field of 144, golfers outside the Top 10 in the FedExCup at the conclusion of the Honda Classic on Feb. 27 will gain entry in order of position.
MASTERS (MAS) @ Augusta National Golf Club – April 7-10
• Winners of PGA TOUR events that award full FedExCup points allocation for the TOUR Championship.
• Winner of the U.S. Mid-Amateur, if still an amateur (Sept. 30).
• Winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (Nov. 6).
• Top 50 of Official World Golf Ranking (Dec. 31).
• Winner of the Latin America Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (Jan. 23).
• Top 50 of Official World Golf Ranking (March 28).
• Special invitations to international players per Masters Tournament Committee as its discretion.
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (PGA) @ Southern Hills Country Club – May 19-22
• Winners of PGA TOUR events through the final week before the 2022 PGA Championship.
• Top 20 from PGA Professional National Championship (April 20).
• Top 70 from special money list (i.e., "PGA Championship Points") on PGA TOUR from 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson thru 2022 Wells Fargo Championship (May 8).
• *All 2021 Ryder Cup members inside Top 100 of Official World Golf Ranking (May 9).
• Special exemptions per PGA of America. (This likely will include all golfers from Top 100 of Official World Golf Ranking on May 9.)
• If necessary to complete 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 (US) @ The Country Club – June 16-19
THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (OPEN) @ St. Andrews Links (Old Course) – July 14-17