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Qualifiers for all 2024 Signature Events, THE PLAYERS and majors

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    Written by Rob Bolton @RobBoltonGolf

    As the 2022 Masters champion, Scottie Scheffler already was exempt into the major for life, so his second title on Sunday doesn’t do anything for him. It doesn’t even grant him a plus-one to play alongside in the future; well, at least inside the ropes at Augusta National Golf Club for the Masters.

    A plus-one to play alongside also defines the imminent math for him and his wife, Meredith. She’s due to deliver the couple’s first child very soon. But even though he didn’t have to withdraw during the first major of the year, had she gone into labor and Scottie jumped on a plane to be with her, it still wouldn’t have cost him anything as it concerns this page.

    Scheffler is in all Signature Events, of course, and he was exempt into all of the other majors through 2026 via his 2022 Masters title, so each of those now is extended through 2028. His membership exemption already was extended through to its maximum fifth year to his age-33 season of 2029 as the winner of THE PLAYERS Championship a month ago.

    Now speaking of Signature Events, the fifth of eight is ready to go at Harbour Town Golf Links where the RBC Heritage will be contested. It’s a timely reminder that only the golfers who are exempt into all Signature Events are notated below with “SE.”

    Otherwise, it’ll be a relatively quiet stretch for qualifiers until the next scheduled exemptions into the PGA Championship are determined on April 29. Refer to REMAINING QUALIFYING CRITERIA for it and all others.

    A final note about the Masters …

    A traditional conduit for entry into its next edition is a top-12 finish in the tournament. This year, 15 golfers finished inside the top 12, including Scheffler. While it’s possible that the exemption will be invaluable for at least one in 2025, all top-12 finishers in 2023 gained entry through multiple criteria, so it itself wasn’t necessary to compete this year.

    NOTE: Golfers are omitted if they recently haven’t competed in majors for which they are eligible (e.g., The Open Championship=Justin Leonard).

    SE = All Signature Events
    PGA = PGA Championship
    US = U.S. Open
    OPEN = The Open Championship

    Recent Additions

    SE -- none
    PGA -- none
    US -- none
    OPEN -- none

    GolferQualified
    Byeong Hun AnSE
    Mason AndersenOPEN
    Ludvig ÅbergPGA
    Akshay BhatiaSE, PGA
    Alexander BjörkOPEN
    Michael BlockPGA
    Denwit David Boriboonsub^OPEN
    Dan Bradbury^OPEN
    Keegan BradleySE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Dean Burmester^OPEN
    Sam BurnsSE, *PGA, US, OPEN
    Jorge CampilloOPEN
    Patrick CantlaySE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Alex CejkaOPEN
    Stewart CinkOPEN
    Wyndham ClarkSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Darren ClarkeOPEN
    Eric ColeSE, PGA
    Corey ConnersSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    John DalyPGA, OPEN
    Cam DavisSE, PGA
    Jason DaySE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Santiago De la FuenteUS, OPEN (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
    Bryson DeChambeauPGA, US, OPEN
    Jason DufnerPGA
    Nick DunlapSE, PGA, US
    David DuvalOPEN
    Austin EckroatSE, PGA, US
    Ernie ElsOPEN
    Harris EnglishSE, US
    Darren Fichardt^OPEN
    Tony FinauSE, US, OPEN
    Matt FitzpatrickSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Tommy FleetwoodSE, *PGA, US, OPEN
    Rickie FowlerSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Ryan FoxUS, OPEN
    Brice GarnettPGA
    Lucas GloverSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Emiliano GrilloSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Adam HadwinSE
    Stewart HagestadUS (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Brian HarmanSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Padraig HarringtonPGA, OPEN
    Tyrrell HattonPGA, US, OPEN
    Mike HendryOPEN
    Russell HenleySE, US, OPEN
    Daniel HillierOPEN
    Ryo HisatsuneOPEN
    Lee HodgesSE, PGA
    Tom HogeSE
    Nicolai Højgaard*PGA, OPEN
    Rasmus HøjgaardOPEN
    Max HomaSE, *PGA, US, OPEN
    Billy HorschelOPEN
    Rikuya Hoshino^OPEN
    Viktor HovlandSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Mackenzie HughesSE
    Sungjae ImSE, US, OPEN
    Aguri IwasakiOPEN
    Stephan JaegerSE, PGA
    Dustin JohnsonPGA, US, OPEN
    Zach JohnsonOPEN
    Matthew JordanOPEN
    Martin KaymerPGA, US
    Bryan KimUS (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Si Woo KimSE, OPEN
    Tom KimSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Chris KirkSE, PGA
    Kurt KitayamaSE, PGA
    Jake KnappSE, PGA
    Brooks KoepkaPGA, US, OPEN
    Ben KohlesUS
    Christo LamprechtUS (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Romain LangasqueOPEN
    Bernhard LangerUS
    Thriston LawrenceOPEN
    Paul LawrieOPEN
    Min Woo LeeUS, OPEN
    Luke ListPGA
    Shane LowryPGA, US, OPEN
    Joost LuitenOPEN
    Robert MacIntyre*PGA, OPEN
    Peter MalnatiSE, PGA
    Hideki MatsuyamaSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Denny McCarthySE
    Rory McIlroySE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Adrian MeronkOPEN
    Shaun MicheelPGA
    Phil MickelsonPGA, US, OPEN
    Francesco MolinariPGA, OPEN
    Taylor MooreSE, US, OPEN
    Collin MorikawaSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Grayson MurraySE, PGA
    Joaquin NiemannPGA, ^OPEN
    Vincent NorrmanPGA, OPEN
    Thorbjørn OlesenOPEN
    Louis OosthuizenOPEN
    Yannik PaulOPEN
    Matthieu PavonSE, PGA, OPEN
    Victor PerezPGA, OPEN
    J.T. PostonSE
    Seamus PowerSE
    David Puig^OPEN
    Andrew PutnamSE
    Jon RahmPGA, US, OPEN
    Patrick RodgersSE
    Justin RoseSE, PGA
    Gordon SargentUS, OPEN (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
    Xander SchauffeleSE, *PGA, US, OPEN
    Scottie SchefflerSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Adam SchenkSE, US, OPEN
    Adam Scott^OPEN
    Shubhankar SharmaOPEN
    Neal ShipleyUS (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Marcel SiemOPEN
    Cameron SmithPGA, US, OPEN
    Jordan SmithOPEN
    Sebastian SöderbergOPEN
    Jordan SpiethSE, *PGA, US, OPEN
    Henrik StensonOPEN
    Sepp StrakaSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Steve StrickerPGA
    Jasper StubbsOPEN (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Adam SvenssonSE
    Nick TaylorSE, PGA, US, OPEN
    Sahith TheegalaSE, PGA
    Justin ThomasPGA, US, OPEN
    Brendon ToddSE
    Sami VälimäkiOPEN
    Altin van der MerweOPEN (must remain an amateur to compete)
    Erik van RooyenPGA
    Camilo VillegasPGA
    Jimmy WalkerPGA
    Matt WallaceOPEN
    Jeunghun Wang^OPEN
    Gary WoodlandPGA, US, OPEN
    Tiger WoodsPGA, OPEN
    Y.E. YangPGA
    Cameron YoungSE, OPEN
    Will Zalatoris^OPEN

    REMAINING QUALIFYING CRITERIA

    Criteria are listed in chronological order where possible. Best estimates are given but all are subject to change.

    SIGNATURE EVENTS

    • RBC Heritage (April 18-21)
    • Wells Fargo Championship (May 9-12)
    • Memorial Tournament presented by Workday (June 6-9)
    • Travelers Championship (June 20-23)

    PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (PGA) at Valhalla Golf Club – May 16-19

    • Winners of PGA TOUR events through the final week before the 2024 PGA Championship.
    • Top 3 from International Federation Ranking List (April 29).
    • Top 20 from PGA Professional Championship (May 1).
    • Top 70 from special money list (i.e., "PGA Championship Points") on PGA TOUR from 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge thru 2024 AT&T Byron Nelson (May 5).
    • *All 2023 Ryder Cup members inside Top 100 of Official World Golf Ranking (May 6).
    • Special exemptions per PGA of America. (This likely will include all golfers from Top 100 of Official World Golf Ranking on May 6.)
    • 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) at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (No. 2) – June 13-16

    • Winners of multiple PGA TOUR events that award full FedExCup points allocation since the 2023 U.S. Open.
    • Winner of the PGA Championship (May 19).
    • Top 5, not otherwise exempt, in the FedExCup at the conclusion of the PGA Championship (May 19).
    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, in the 2023 Race to Dubai at the conclusion of the PGA Championship (May 19).
    • Top player, not otherwise exempt, in the 2024 Race to Dubai (May 19).
    • Top 60 of Official World Golf Ranking (May 20).
    • Final qualifying at one site in Japan (May 20).
    • Final qualifying at one site in England (May 20).
    • Final qualifying at one site in Texas (May 20).
    • Winner of the NCAA Division 1 individual championship, if still an amateur (May 27).
    • Final qualifying at one site in Canada (June 3).
    • Final qualifying at nine sites in the United States (June 3).
    • Top 60 of Official World Golf Ranking (June 10).
    • Special exemptions per the USGA.

    THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (OPEN) at Royal Troon – July 18-21

    ^ - If a golfer who earns this exemption qualifies via another criterion before May 30, this exemption will be extended to the next eligible golfer from the same tournament and not otherwise exempt into The Open.

    • Winner of the PGA Championship (May 19).
    • ^Top three, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the Mizuno Open (May 26).
    • Top 50 of Official World Golf Ranking (May 27).
    • Top 5 in the Federation Ranking (May 30).
    • Top 3, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the RBC Canadian Open (June 2).
    • Top player, not otherwise exempt, who makes the cut at the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday (June 9).
    • Winner of the U.S. Open (June 16).
    • Winner of the British Amateur, if still an amateur (June 22).
    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the KOLON Korea Open (June 23).
    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the KLM Open (June 23).
    • Top 5, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 20 in the FedExCup at the conclusion of the Travelers Championship (June 23).
    • Winner of the European Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (June 29).
    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the Italian Open (June 30).
    • Leader in World Amateur Golf Ranking points accumulated at the St. Andrews Links Trophy (June 9), British Amateur (June 22) and European Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (June 29).
    • Final Qualifying. Top 4 at each of four sites: Burnham & Berrow, Dundonald Links, Royal Cinque Ports, West Lancashire (July 2).
    • Top 5, not otherwise exempt, inside the top 20 in the Race to Dubai at the conclusion of the BMW International Open (July 7).
    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the John Deere Classic (July 7).
    • Top 3, not otherwise exempt, who make the cut at the Genesis Scottish Open (July 14).

    Rob Bolton is a Golfbet columnist for the PGA TOUR. The Chicagoland native has been playing fantasy golf since 1994, so he was just waiting for the Internet to catch up with him. Follow Rob Bolton on Twitter.

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