2018 The Players Championship field: How to qualify, earn exemptions
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2018 The Players Championship field: How to qualify, earn exemptions



The 2018 Players Championship field is the deepest non-major field in golf (actually deeper than several majors), with exemptions in 13 different categories that wind up getting the overwhelming number of top-100 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 Players Championship, or they can be a PGA Tour winner or a major champion or a points leader from the current or prior season to earn an invitation.

The Players Championship qualifying and exemption categories

  1. Winners of PGA Tour events since the last Players Championship
  2. Top 125 from previous season's FedEx Cup points list
  3. Top 125 players who completed a major medical extension in-season
  4. Major champions from the past five years
  5. Players Championship winners from the past five years
  6. Tour Championship winners from the past three years
  7. World Golf Championship winners from the past three years
  8. Memorial Tournament and Arnold Palmer Invitational winners for the past three years
  9. Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking
  10. Senior Players champion from prior year
  11. Web.com Tour money leader from prior season
  12. Web.com Tour Finals money leader from prior season (if not the regular-season money leader)
  13. Top 10 current year FedEx Cup points leaders the week prior to the event
  14. Remaining positions filled through current year FedEx Cup standings



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