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 5/14/2018)

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
Webb Simpson
Tiger Woods

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

Sergio Garcia
Patrick Reed
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.
Bryson DeChambeau
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
Paul Casey
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
Michael Kim
Chris Kirk
Kevin Kisner
Patton Kizzire
Satoshi Kodaira
Matt Kuchar
Andrew Landry
Peter Malnati
Graeme McDowell
Francesco Molinari
Ryan Moore
Grayson Murray
Kevin Na
Rod Pampling
Pat Perez
Scott Piercy
D.A. Points
Ted Potter Jr.
Ian Poulter
Jon Rahm
Charl Schwartzel
Cameron Smith
Brandt Snedeker
Kyle Stanley
Brendan Steele
Chris Stroud
Brian Stuard
Hudson Swafford
Vaughn Taylor
Jhonattan Vegas
Aaron Wise
Gary Woodland

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

20a. Top 125 on the previous season’s FedExCup points list.
Louis Oosthuizen
Bill Haas
Chez Reavie
Charles Howell III
Lucas Glover
Keegan Bradley
Luke List
Anirban Lahiri
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 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
Michael Thompson
Kevin Stadler
John Senden
Sangmoon Bae
Freddie Jacobson
Jon Curran
Bob Estes
Briny Baird
Colt Knost
Steve Marino
Harrison Frazar
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 50 & Ties Web.com Tour Finals from Prior Year (reordered)
Beau Hossler
Andrew Putnam
Keith Mitchell
Peter Uihlein
Joel Dahmen
Tom Hoge
Brandon Harkins
Alex Cejka
Abraham Ancer
Bronson Burgoon
Tyler Duncan
Sam Ryder
Seamus Power
Sam Saunders
Martin Piller
Corey Conners
Troy Merritt
Talor Gooch
Nicholas Lindheim
Ben Silverman
Denny McCarthy
Matt Jones
Tom Lovelady
Adam Schenk
Shawn Stefani
Stephan Jaeger
Xinjun Zhang
Nate Lashley
Jonathan Randolph
Lanto Griffin
Rob Oppenheim
Ethan Tracy
Roberto Diaz
Steve Wheatcroft
Cameron Tringale
Jonathan Byrd
Brett Stegmaier
Conrad Shindler
Matt Atkins
Zecheng Dou
Andrew Yun
Kyle Thompson
Kris Blanks
Chad Collins
Will Claxton
Will MacKenzie
Lee Williams
Shane Bertsch
David Berganio, Jr
Zack Sucher

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:
Andrew Johnston

31. 126-150 Prior Season’s FEC Points List (Reordered)

Trey Mullinax
J.T. Poston
Ben Crane
Johnson Wagner
David Hearn
Zac Blair
Cameron Percy
Ricky Barnes
Daniel Summerhays
Rick Lamb
Greg Owen
Soren Kjeldsen

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.

33. Reorder category (34-38)

Joaquin Niemann
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Hunter Mahan
Jim Furyk
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Tim Herron
Parker McLachlin
Andres Romero
Stuart Appleby
Jerry Kelly
John Merrick
Brendon de Jonge
George McNeill
Eric Axley
Troy Matteson
Tommy Gainey
Jason Bohn
Ken Duke
Padraig Harrington
Fred Couples
Bernhard Langer
Brian Davis
Angel Cabrera
Derek Ernst
Dicky Pride
Mark Wilson
Bob Estes
Daniel Chopra
John Daly
D.J. Trahan
Arjun Atwal
Robert Allenby
Paul Goydos
Chris Couch
Charlie Beljan
Mike Weir
John Rollins
Cameron Beckman
Trevor Immelman

34. 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.
Jim Furyk
Boo Weekley
Jason Gore
Bill Lunde
Bryce Molder
Andres Romero
Dicky Pride
Jason Bohn
Carl Pettersson
Fred Couples
Mark Wilson
John Merrick
Robert Allenby
Y.E. Yang
Charlie Wi
Craig Barlow
Arjun Atwal
Tommy Gainey
Daniel Chopra
Richard Johnson
Larry Mize
Steven Bowditch
Peter Lonard
D.J. Trahan
Mark Hensby
Brendon Todd
Parker McLachlin
Justin Leonard
Michael Bradley
Shaun Micheel
Tony Mattson
Fred Funk
David Toms
Tim Petrovic
Marc Turnesa
Chris Smith
Jeff Overton
Dudley Hart
Jonathan Kaye
Len Mattiace
Robert Gamez

35. 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.

36. 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.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Joaquin Niemann

37. 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.

38. 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.

 

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