Winners of the 2018 Masters, Players Championship, US Open Championship, British Open Championship, USA PGA Championship & Players Championship.
|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.
|2017 HSBC Champions||Justin Rose||CONFIRMED|
Players ranked within the top 50 of the OWGR as of Monday 8th October 2018.
|Rafa Cabrera Bello||CONFIRMED|
|Byeong Hun An||CONFIRMED|
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).
Players ranked within the top 30 of the 2018 Race to Dubai Rankings as of Monday 15th October 2018.
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).
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.
The leading 2 available players not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the final 2017 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit.
The leading 2 available players not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the final 2017/2018 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit.
|Erik Van Rooyen||CONFIRMED|
6 Chinese Players not otherwise exempt above.
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.
- 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.
- The next highest ranked player from the Race to Dubai Rankings as of Monday 15th October 2018.
- The next highest ranked player from the OWGR as of Monday 8th October 2018.
- The next highest ranked player from the final 2017/2018 Fedex Cup Points list.
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.