Qualifiers for majors, WGCs and THE PLAYERS

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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.
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking on Dec. 31.
• 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 30 from Race to Dubai (Nov. 19).
• Winner of the 112 VISA Open de Argentina (Nov. 19).
• Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 at an Australasian Tour event to be determined (TBD).
• Money leader on the 2017 Australasian Tour (Dec. 3).
• Top 2 on Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit (Dec. 3).
• Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 from an Asian Tour event to be determined (TBD).
• Money leader on the 2017 Asian Tour (Dec. 17).
• Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 at a Sunshine Tour event to be determined (TBD).
• Winner of the Masters (April 8).
• Winner of THE PLAYERS (May 13).
• Winner of BMW PGA Championship (May 27).
• Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking on May 28.
• Winner of U.S. Open (June 17).
• Winner of British Amateur, if still an amateur (June 23).
• Winner of the International European Amateur Championship (June 30).
• Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in FedExCup points thru a PGA TOUR event to be determined in 2018 (TBD).
• Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in Race to Dubai thru a European Tour event to be determined in 2018 (TBD).
• Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 10 and ties from European Tour events to be determined in 2018 (TBD).
• Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 and ties from PGA TOUR events to be determined in 2018 (TBD).
• Top finisher, not otherwise exempt, inside the top five and ties at a European Tour event to be determined in 2018 (TBD).
• Top finisher, not otherwise exempt, inside the top five and ties from a PGA TOUR event to be determined in 2018 (TBD).
• Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 12 and ties at the 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).

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 20 from Race to Dubai (Nov. 19).
• Top 2 on Australasian Tour Order of Merit, not otherwise exempt (Dec. 3).
• Top 2 on Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit, not otherwise exempt (Dec. 3).
• Top 2 on Asian Tour Order of Merit (Dec. 17).
• 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 Australian PGA Championship (Dec. 3).
• Winner of the Indonesian Masters (Dec. 17).
• Winner of a Sunshine Tour event to be determined (TBD).
• Winner of 2018 Japan Golf Tour Championship (TBD).
• 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.



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