• The season ahead: Who’s already in for the Majors, WGCs

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    Take a look at the list of high-profile events for 2019 and the players that have already booked their spots in the select fields around the world.

    Golfer Qualified
    George Coetzee MC
    Ernie Els 4
    Branden Grace TPC
    Trevor Immelman 1
    Louis Oosthuizen 1, 4, TPC
    Jovan Rebula (a) 1, 3 (must remain an amateur to compete in both)
    Charl Schwartzel 1, TPC
    Brandon Stone 2
    Erik van Rooyen MC

    1 = Masters

    2 = PGA Championship

    3 = U.S. Open

    4 = Open Championship

    MC = WGC-Mexico Championship

    TPC = THE PLAYERS Championship

    MP = WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

    SJI = WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

    REMAINING QUALIFYING CRITERIA

    Criteria are listed in chronological order where possible.

    MASTERS (1) @ Augusta National Golf Club – April 11-14

    • 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 (Dec. 31).

    • Winner of the Latin America Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (Jan. 20).

    • Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (March 31).

    • Special invitations to international players per Masters Tournament Committee as its discretion.

    PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (2) @ Bethpage State Park (Black) – May 16-19

    • Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before the 2018 PGA Championship.

    • Top 20 from PGA Professional National Championship (May 1).

    • Top 70 from special money list on PGA TOUR from 2018 PLAYERS Championship through 2019 Wells Fargo Championship (May 5).

    • *All 2018 Ryder Cup members, provided they are inside top 100 of Official World Golf Ranking (May 5).

    • Special exemptions per PGA of America. (This will likely include all golfers inside Top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking on May 5.)

    • 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.

    U.S. OPEN (3) @ Pebble Beach Golf Links – June 13-16

    • Winner of THE PLAYERS (March 17).

    • Winner of Masters (April 14).

    • Winner of the PGA Championship (May 19).

    • Top 60 from Official World Golf Ranking (May 20).

    • Open qualifying (late May-early June).

    • Top 60 from Official World Golf Ranking (June 10).

    • Special exemptions per USGA Executive Committee.

    OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (4) @ Royal Portrush Golf Club – July 18-21

    • Top 30 from Race to Dubai (Nov. 18).

    • Winner of the 112 VISA Open de Argentina (Nov. 18).

    • Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside top 10 at an Australasian Tour event (TBD).

    • Money leader on the 2018 Australasian Tour (Dec. 2).

    • Top 2 on 2018 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit (Dec. 2).

    • Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside top 12 from an Asian Tour event (TBD).

    • Money leader on the 2018 Asian Tour (Dec. 16).

    • Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside top 10 at a Sunshine Tour event (TBD).

    • Money leader on the 2018-19 Sunshine Tour (TBD).

    • Winner of THE PLAYERS (March 17).

    • Winner of the Masters (April 14).

    • Winner of the PGA Championship (May 19).

    • Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (TBD).

    • Winner of U.S. Open (June 16).

    • Winner of British Amateur, if still an amateur (June 22).

    • Winner of the International European Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (June 29).

    • Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in FedExCup points thru a PGA TOUR event in 2019 (TBD).

    • Top 5 and ties, not otherwise exempt, inside Top 20 in Race to Dubai thru a European Tour event in 2019 (TBD).

    • Top 3, not otherwise exempt, inside top 10 and ties from European Tour events in 2019 (TBD).

    • Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside top 12 and ties from PGA TOUR events in 2019 (TBD).

    • Top finisher, not otherwise exempt, inside top five and ties from a PGA TOUR event in 2019 (TBD).

    • Top 2, not otherwise exempt, inside top 8 and ties from a Korean Tour event to be determined (TBD).

    • Top 4, not otherwise exempt, inside top 12 and ties from a 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).

    WGC-MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP (MC) @ Club de Golf Chapultepec – February 21-24

    • Top 20 from Race to Dubai (Nov. 18).

    • Top 2 on Australasian Tour Order of Merit, not otherwise exempt (Dec. 2).

    • Top 2 on Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit, not otherwise exempt (Dec. 2).

    • Top 2 on Asian Tour Order of Merit (Dec. 16).

    • Top 10 from Race to Dubai (Feb. 11).

    • Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (Feb. 11).

    • Highest-ranked golfer from Mexico in the Official World Golf Ranking, if not otherwise eligible (Feb. 11).

    • Top 10 in FedExCup Points (Feb. 18).

    • Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (Feb. 18).

    • A process to complete a field of 72 golfers (if fewer qualify automatically) is pending approval.

    THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (TPC) @ TPC Sawgrass (Stadium) – March 14-17

    • Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before THE PLAYERS.

    • Top 10 in FedExCup Points (March 4).

    • Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (March 4).

    • If necessary, golfers outside the Top 10 in FedExCup Points on March 4 will gain entry in order of position to complete the field of 144.

    WGC-DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCH PLAY (MP) @ Austin Country Club – March 27-31

    • Top 64 inside top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking (March 18).

    WGC-FEDEX ST. JUDE INVITATIONAL (SJI) @ TPC Southwind – July 25-28

    • Winner of Bridgestone Open (Oct. 21).

    • Winner of Australian PGA Championship (Dec. 2).

    • Winner of the Indonesian Masters (Dec. 16).

    • Winner of Dimension Data Pro-Am (Feb. 17).

    • Winner of 2019 Japan Golf Tour Championship (TBD).

    • Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (July 15).

    • Top 50 from Official World Golf Ranking (July 22).

    • Winners of official tournaments from the Federation Tours with an Official World Golf Ranking strength-of-field rating of 115 points or more.

    Credit: PGA TOUR

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