Qualifying Criteria

Winners of the 2018 Masters, Players Championship, US Open Championship, British Open Championship, USA PGA Championship & Players Championship.

Tournament 2018 Winner Status
Masters Patrick Reed CONFIRMED
U.S. Open Brooks Koepka CONFIRMED
Open Championship Francesco Molinari CONFIRMED

Winners of the 2017 WGC – HSBC Champions, 2018 WGC-Mexico Championship, WGC – Dell Match Play and WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

Tournament Winner Status
2017 HSBC Champions Justin Rose CONFIRMED

 

Players ranked within the top 50 of the OWGR as of Monday 8th October 2018.

Player  Status
Dustin Johnson CONFIRMED
Rory McIlroy CONFIRMED
Jon Rahm CONFIRMED
Tommy Fleetwood CONFIRMED
Jason Day CONFIRMED
Tony Finau CONFIRMED
Xander Schauffele CONFIRMED
Alex Noren CONFIRMED
Paul Casey CONFIRMED
Hideki Matsuyama CONFIRMED
Patrick Cantlay CONFIRMED
Tyrrell Hatton CONFIRMED
Kyle Stanley CONFIRMED
Rafa Cabrera Bello CONFIRMED
Keegan Bradley CONFIRMED
Cameron Smith CONFIRMED
Ian Poulter CONFIRMED
Billy Horschel CONFIRMED
Kiradech Aphibarnrat CONFIRMED
Matthew Fitzpatrick CONFIRMED
Brian Harman CONFIRMED
Adam Scott CONFIRMED
Kevin Na CONFIRMED
Charley Hoffman CONFIRMED
Thorbjörn Olesen CONFIRMED
Brandt Snedeker CONFIRMED
Branden Grace CONFIRMED
Byeong Hun An CONFIRMED
Satoshi Kodaira CONFIRMED
Eddie Pepperell WITHDRAWN

Players ranked within the top 30* of the final 2017/2018 Fedex Cup Points List. (*NB. If there are less than 5 such available players from within the top 30, further available players from 31st position onwards will be selected in ranking order so that there are 5 players entered through this Category).

Player  Status
Patton Kizzire CONFIRMED
Emiliano Grillo CONFIRMED
Andrew Putnam CONFIRMED
Chez Reavie CONFIRMED
C.T. Pan CONFIRMED

Players ranked within the top 30 of the 2018 Race to Dubai Rankings as of Monday 15th October 2018.

Player  Status
Russell Knox CONFIRMED
Lucas Bjerregaard CONFIRMED
Alexander Björk CONFIRMED
Ryan Fox CONFIRMED
Brandon Stone CONFIRMED
Jorge Campillo CONFIRMED
Matt Wallace CONFIRMED
Haotong Li CONFIRMED
Chris Wood WITHDRAWN
Shubhankar Sharma CONFIRMED
Julian Suri CONFIRMED
Thomas Pieters CONFIRMED
Andy Sullivan CONFIRMED
Alexander Levy CONFIRMED
Adrian Otaegui CONFIRMED

The leading 4 available players** not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the 2018 Asian Tour Order of Merit as of Monday 15th October 2018. (**NB. Must have participated in the Asian Tour’s notified minimum number of Order of Merit events to be eligible for this event, by the cut-off date).

Player Status
Sanghyun Park CONFIRMED
Scott Vincent CONFIRMED
Gaganjeet Bhullar CONFIRMED
Justin Harding CONFIRMED

The leading 2 available players not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the 2018 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit as of Monday 15th October 2018.

Player Status
Yuki Inamori CONFIRMED
Yuta Ikeda CONFIRMED

The leading 2 available players not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the final 2017 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit.

Player Status
Brett Rumford CONFIRMED
Adam Bland CONFIRMED

The leading 2 available players not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the final 2017/2018 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit.

Player Status
George Coetzee CONFIRMED
Erik Van Rooyen CONFIRMED

 

6 Chinese Players not otherwise exempt above.

Player Ranking Date
Ashun Wu CONFIRMED
Yechun Yuan CONFIRMED
Xinjun Zhang CONFIRMED
Bowen Xiao CONFIRMED
Wenchong Liang CONFIRMED
Yanwei Liu CONFIRMED

Reserves
If there are less than 78 players entered through Categories (1 – 10) above, then further players who are not otherwise exempt will be selected in order from the “RESERVE” Category below.

  1. The first four reserves will consist of the next highest ranked player not otherwise exempt on each of the Orders of Merit specified in (6 – 9) above. The order of these 4 reserves will be determined by their OWGR ranking as of Monday 8th October 2018.
  2. The next highest ranked player from the Race to Dubai Rankings as of Monday 15th October 2018.
  3. The next highest ranked player from the OWGR as of Monday 8th October 2018.
  4. The next highest ranked player from the final 2017/2018 Fedex Cup Points list.

Player Status
Jon Catlin CONFIRMED
JC Ritchie CONFIRMED
Jason Norris CONFIRMED
Andrea Pavan CONFIRMED
Pat Perez CONFIRMED
Adam Hadwin CONFIRMED
Sihwan Kim CONFIRMED
Oliver Bekker CONFIRMED
Jason Scrivener CONFIRMED

Reserve Policy:

Any withdrawal from Categories (3 – 10) will be replaced by the next eligible and available Player within that Category up until the publication of the first round draw on Tuesday of the tournament week. After this time any withdrawals will be replaced by the next eligible and available Player from within the reserve Category.