2017-18 Priority Ranking

The top 30 players in the FedExCup standings advance to the TOUR Championship at East Lake. (Ryan Young/PGA TOUR)

2017-18 Priority Ranking (as of 11/20/2017)

1. Winner of PGA Championship or U.S. Open prior to 1970 or in the last five seasons and the current season:
Jack Burke, Jr.
Jason Day
Jason Dufner
Dow Finsterwald
Raymond Floyd
Doug Ford
Al Geiberger
Don January
Dustin Johnson
Martin Kaymer
Brooks Koepka
Gene Littler
Rory McIlroy
Bobby Nichols
Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player
Justin Rose
Jordan Spieth
Justin Thomas
Lee Trevino
Jimmy Walker

2. Winner of THE PLAYERS Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:
Rickie Fowler
Si Woo Kim
Tiger Woods

3. Winners of the Masters Tournament in the last five seasons and the current season:

Sergio Garcia
Adam Scott
Bubba Watson

4. Winners of The Open Championship in the last five seasons and the current season:
Zach Johnson
Phil Mickelson
Henrik Stenson

5. Winners of THE TOUR Championship in the last three seasons and the current season:
Xander Schauffele

6. Winners of World Golf Championships events in the last three seasons and the current season:
Russell Knox
Shane Lowry
Hideki Matsuyama

6a. Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Memorial Tournament in the last three seasons and the current season, beginning with the 2015 winners.
Matt Every
Marc Leishman
David Lingmerth
William McGirt

7. Leader from the final FedExCup points list in each of the last five seasons:
Billy Horschel

8. Leader from the final PGA TOUR money list 2013-2016:

9. Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved tournaments, whose victories are considered official, 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:
Ryan Armour
Aaron Baddeley
Daniel Berger
Jonas Blixt
Wesley Bryan
Patrick Cantlay
Greg Chalmers
Kevin Chappell
Austin Cook
Bryson DeChambeau
Tony Finau
Fabián Gómez
Branden Grace
Cody Gribble
Emiliano Grillo
Adam Hadwin
James Hahn
Brian Harman
Russell Henley
Jim Herman
Charley Hoffman
Mac Hughes
Billy Hurley III
Smylie Kaufman
Chris Kirk
Kevin Kisner
Patton Kizzire
Matt Kuchar
Peter Malnati
Graeme McDowell
Ryan Moore
Grayson Murray
Rod Pampling
Pat Perez
D.A. Points
Jon Rahm
Patrick Reed
Charl Schwartzel
Webb Simpson
Cameron Smith
Brandt Snedeker
Kyle Stanley
Brendan Steele
Chris Stroud
Brian Stuard
Hudson Swafford
Vaughn Taylor
Jhonattan Vegas

11a. 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:
Tim Clark
Retief Goosen
Bo Van Pelt

11b. 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.
K.J. Choi
Ernie Els

12. 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 2017 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.

13. Two international players designated by the Commissioner.

14. The current PGA Club Professional Champion up to 6 open events (3 must be opposite The Open Championship and World Golf Championships events), in addition to any sponsor selections. The exemption does not apply to open, limited-field events.
Omar Uresti

15. PGA Section Champion or Player of the Year of the Section in which the tournament is played.

16. Four low scorers at Open Qualifying which shall normally be held on Monday of tournament week.

17. Past champions of the particular event being contested that week, if cosponsored by the PGA TOUR and the same tournament sponsor, as follows:
A. Winners prior to July 28, 1970: unlimited exemptions for such events.
B. Winners after Jan. 1, 2000: five seasons of exemptions for such events.

18. 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

19. Top 125 on the previous season’s FedExCup points list.
Paul Casey
Gary Woodland
Louis Oosthuizen
Bill Haas
Francesco Molinari
Chez Reavie
Charles Howell III
Lucas Glover
Kevin Na
Keegan Bradley
Luke List
Anirban Lahiri
Ian Poulter
Stewart Cink
Scott Brown
Martin Laird
Jamie Lovemark
Sung Kang
Ollie Schniederjans
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Sean O'Hair
Robert Streb
Bud Cauley
Kevin Tway
Danny Lee
Kelly Kraft
Graham DeLaet
Jason Kokrak
Patrick Rodgers
Morgan Hoffmann
Chad Campbell
Kevin Streelman
C.T. Pan
Whee Kim
Harold Varner III
Nick Taylor
J.B. Holmes
Camilo Villegas
J.J. Spaun
Scott Piercy
Michael Kim
Scott Stallings
Byeong Hun An
Martin Flores
Luke Donald
Richy Werenski
Ryan Blaum
Geoff Ogilvy
Robert Garrigus
Seung-Yul Noh
Brian Gay
Brandon Hagy
Steve Stricker
Derek Fathauer
Tyrone Van Aswegen
Harris English
Dominic Bozzelli
Nick Watney
John Huh
Blayne Barber
Ben Martin
Rory Sabbatini
J.J. Henry

21. Players who finished greater than or equal to top 125 on the 2016-17 PGA TOUR Official Season FedExCup Points List through the Wyndham Championship as non-members:
Thomas Pieters
Tommy Fleetwood
Tyrrell Hatton
Alex Noren
Ross Fisher

22. Major Medical Extension: If granted by the Commissioner, if not otherwise eligible, and if needed to fill the field, Special Medical Extension.
Ryan Palmer
Kevin Stadler
John Senden
Sangmoon Bae
Freddie Jacobson
Jon Curran
Bob Estes
Chris Couch
Briny Baird
Colt Knost
Steve Marino
Harrison Frazar
Charlie Beljan
John Peterson
Andrew Loupe

23. Leading Money Winner from the previous season’s Top 25 regular season players using combined money earned on the Official Web.com Tour Regular Season Money List and Web.com Tour Finals Money List. Leading Money Winner from the previous season’s Web.com Tour Finals and Three-Time Winners from previous season Web.com Tour.
Chesson Hadley

24. Leading money winner from Web.com Tour medical

25. 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.

26. Top Finishers of the Web.com Tour: Finishers 2-25 from the previous season’s Top 25 Web.com Tour Regular season players using combined money earned on the Web.com Tour Regular Season Money List and money earned in the Web.com Tour Finals 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.
Cejka, Alex
Landry, Andrew
Uihlein, Peter
Duncan, Tyler
Harkins, Brandon
Silverman, Ben
Hossler, Beau
Hoge, Tom
Piller, Martin
Lindheim, Nicholas
Randolph, Jonathan
Garnett, Brice
Wise, Aaron
Ancer, Abraham
Jaeger, Stephan
Gooch, Talor
Potter, Jr., Ted
Stefani, Shawn
Zhang, Xinjun
Schenk, Adam
Dahmen, Joel
Oppenheim, Rob
Thompson, Michael
Conners, Corey
Burgoon, Bronson
Tringale, Cameron
Tracy, Ethan
Power, Seamus
Díaz, Roberto
Lovelady, Tom
Putnam, Andrew
Stegmaier, Brett
Jones, Matt
Merritt, Troy
Shindler, Conrad
Mitchell, Keith
Lashley, Nate
Wheatcroft, Steve
Saunders, Sam
Ryder, Sam
Byrd, Jonathan
Griffin, Lanto
Dou, Zecheng
McCarthy, Denny
Atkins, Matt
Thompson, Kyle
Yun, Andrew
Collins, Chad
Blanks, Kris
Claxton, Will
MacKenzie, Will
Williams, Lee
Bertsch, Shane
Berganio, Jr., David
Sucher, Zack

Note: Reordered after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and the Genesis Open; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

27. Top Finishers from the Web.com Tour medical:

NOTE: This category will be reordered with the above category #26.

28. Players winning three Web.com Tour events in the current season:

29. Minor medical extension:
Padraig Harrington
Andrew Johnston

30. Twenty-five finishers beyond 125th place on prior season’s FedExCup points list (126-150):
Poston, J.T.
Wagner, Johnson
Hearn, David
Blair, Zac
Mullinax, Trey
Barnes, Ricky
Crane, Ben
Percy, Cameron
Summerhays, Daniel
Lamb, Rick
Owen, Greg
Kjeldsen, Søren

Note: Reordered after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and the Genesis Open; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

31. Nonexempt, major medical/family crisis:

NOTE: This category will be reordered with the above category #30.

32. Reorder Categories 33-37
Mahan, Hunter
Davis, Brian
Cabrera, Ángel
Axley, Eric
Ernst, Derek
Duke, Ken
McNeill, George
de Jonge, Brendon
Herron, Tim
Appleby, Stuart
Daly, John
Rollins, John

Note: Categories 33-37 Reordered after the conclusion of The RSM Classic and the Genesis Open; thereafter, Mondays of the Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

33. 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.
Furyk, Jim
Weekley, Boo
Gore, Jason
Lunde, Bill
Molder, Bryce
Romero, Andres
Pride, Dicky
Bohn, Jason
Pettersson, Carl
Couples, Fred
Wilson, Mark
Merrick, John
Allenby, Robert
Yang, Y.E.
Wi, Charlie
Kelly, Jerry
Barlow, Craig
Atwal, Arjun
Gainey, Tommy
Chopra, Daniel
Johnson, Richard
Mize, Larry
Bowditch, Steven
Lonard, Peter
Trahan, D.J.
Hensby, Mark
Todd, Brendon
McLachlin, Parker
Leonard, Justin
Bradley, Michael
Micheel, Shaun
Matteson, Troy
Funk, Fred
Toms, David
Petrovic, Tim
Turnesa, Marc
Smith, Chris
Overton, Jeff
Hart, Dudley
Kaye, Jonathan
Mattiace, Len
Gamez, Robert

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. 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.

37. 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.