2015 PGA Championship: Who's in the field, exemptions and qualifiers
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2015 PGA Championship: Who’s in the field, exemptions and qualifiers

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For the third time, Whistling Straits hosts the PGA Championship (2004, 2010), which will be played Aug. 13-16 in Kohler, Wisc. Martin Kaymer won the last time the Wanamaker was contested at the Pete Dye design, but Jordan Spieth is the favorite as he goes for a third major in 2015.

Here's a look at the 2015 PGA Championship field, exemptions and how they qualified:


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1. Former PGA Champions: Rich Beem, Keegan Bradley, Mark Brooks, John Daly, Jason Dufner, Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Davis Love III, Rory McIlroy, Shaun Micheel, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, David Toms, Tiger Woods, Y.E. Yang

2. Winners of the last five U.S. Opens: Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson

3. Winners of the last five Masters: Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel

4. Winners of the last five Open Championships: Zach Johnson, Ernie Els, Darren Clarke

5. The 2015 Senior PGA Champion: Colin Montgomerie

6. The top 15 and ties from the 2014 PGA Championship: Kevin Chappell, Jason Day, Graham DeLaet, Victor Dubuisson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Mikko Ilonen, Brooks Koepka, Hunter Mahan, Louis Oosthuizen, Ryan Palmer, Brandt Snedeker, Henrik Stenson, Steve Stricker, Jimmy Walker, Marc Warren, Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger

7. The 20 low scorers in the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship: Brian Cairns, Matt Dobyns, Sean Dougherty, Charles Frost, Brian Gaffney, Ryan Helminen, Brett Jones, Ryan Kennedy, Johan Kok, Alan Morin, Jeff Olson, Austin Peters, Ben Polland, Adam Rainaud, Brent Snyder, Bob Sowards, Grant Sturgeon, Omar Uresti, Daniel Venezio, Steven Young

8. The 70 leaders in official money standings on the PGA Tour, starting from the week prior to the 2014 PGA Championship through the 2015 Quicken Loans National: Sang-moon Bae, Daniel Berger, Jason Bohn, Steven Bowditch, Paul Casey, Brendon de Jonge, Harris English, Matt Every, Tony Finau, Sergio García, Fabian Gomez, Bill Haas, Chesson Hadley, James Hahn, Brian Harman, David Hearn, Russell Henley, Charley Hoffman, Morgan Hoffmann, J.B. Holmes, Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson, Matt Jones, Kevin Kisner, Russell Knox, Matt Kuchar, Danny Lee, Marc Leishman, David Lingmerth, Ben Martin, Hideki Matsuyama, Troy Merritt, Ryan Moore, Kevin Na, Geoff Ogilvy, Scott Piercy, Ian Poulter, Patrick Reed, John Senden, Shawn Stefani, Robert Streb, Kevin Streelman, Justin Thomas, Brendon Todd, Cameron Tringale, Camilo Villegas, Nick Watney, Boo Weekley, Gary Woodland

9. Members of the 2014 United States and European Ryder Cup Teams, provided they are in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking as of one week before the start of the tournament: Jamie Donaldson, Stephen Gallacher, Graeme McDowell

10. Winners of PGA Tour evnets since the 2014 PGA Championship: Alex Cejka, Nick Taylor

11. To fill the field of 156, additional players can be invited beyond 70th on the special PGA Championship money list: Byeong-hun An, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thomas Bjorn, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Tim Clark, George Coetzee, Luke Donald, Ross Fisher, Tommy Fleetwood, Branden Grace, Emiliano Grillo, Tyrrell Hatton, David Howell, Hiroshi Iwata, Thongchai Jaidee, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Søren Kjeldsen, Anirban Lahiri, Pablo Larrazábal, Alexander Lévy, Shane Lowry, Joost Luiten, George McNeill, Francesco Molinari, James Morrison, Koumei Oda, Eddie Pepperell, Richie Ramsay, Marcel Siem, Cameron Smith, Andy Sullivan, Danny Willett, Chris Wood

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