2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational field: How to qualify, earn exemptions
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2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational field: How to qualify, earn exemptions


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The 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational fieldĀ is one of the most elite on the PGA Tour, with exemptions in 5 different categories that wind up getting the overwhelming number of top-50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking in the field.

A golfer has to be one of the best on the planet to qualify for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, or they have to earn their way in with a money list lead or an important victory in a big golf tournament, earning an invitation to this no-cut tournament.

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational qualifying and exemption categories

  1. Playing members of the prior year's Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup teams, whichever was played the prior year
  2. Top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking two weeks prior to event
  3. Top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking one week prior to event
  4. Tournament winners of International Federation of PGA Tours events since the previous WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with an Official World Golf Ranking Strength of Field Rating of 115 points or more
    • 2016 100th Open de France
    • 2016 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
    • 2016 British Open
    • 2016 RBC Canadian Open
    • 2016 PGA Championship
    • 2016 Travelers Championship
    • 2016 Olympic Golf Competition
    • 2016 Wyndham Championship
    • 2016 The Barclays
    • 2016 Omega European Masters
    • 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship
    • 2016 BMW Championship
    • 2016 Italian Open
    • 2016 Tour Championship
    • 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
    • 2016 British Masters
    • 2016 Safeway Open
    • 2016 CIMB Classic
    • 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions
    • 2016 Turkish Airlines Open
    • 2016 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
    • 2016 OHL Classic at Mayakoba
    • 2016 Nedbank Golf Challenge
    • 2016 The RSM Classic
    • 2016 DP World Tour Championship
    • 2016 Hero World Challenge
    • 2016 UBS Hong Kong Open
    • 2017 SBS Tournament of Champions
    • 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii
    • 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge
    • 2017 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
    • 2017 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters
    • 2017 Farmers Insurance Open
    • 2017 Omega Dubai Desert Classic
    • 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open
    • 2017 Maybank Championship
    • 2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
    • 2017 Genesis Open
    • 2017 The Honda Classic
    • 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship
    • 2017 Valspar Championship
    • 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational
    • 2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
    • 2017 Shell Houston Open
    • 2017 Masters Tournament
    • 2017 RBC Heritage
    • 2017 Valero Texas Open
    • 2017 Wells Fargo Championship
    • 2017 The Players Championship
    • 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson
    • 2017 Dean & DeLuca Invitational
    • 2017 BMW PGA Championship
    • 2017 Nordea Masters
    • 2017 the Memorial Tournament
    • 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic
    • 2017 U.S. Open
    • 2017 BMW International Open
    • 2017 Travelers Championship
    • 2017 Quicken Loans National
    • 2017 HNA Open de France
    • 2017 The Greenbrier Classic
    • 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
    • 2017 John Deere Classic
    • 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
    • 2017 British Open
  5. The winner of one selected tournament from the PGA Tour of Australasia (2016 Australian PGA Championship), Sunshine Tour (2017 Dimension Data Pro-Am) and Asian Tour (TBA) and two selected tournaments from the Japan Golf Tour (2017 Japan Golf Tour Championship and 2016 Bridgestone Open)



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