Winners of the 2017 Masters, Players Championship, US Open Championship, British Open Championship, and USA PGA Championship.

Tournament 2017 Winner Event Date
Masters Sergio Garcia Completed
U.S. Open Brooks Koepka Completed
Open Championship Jordan Spieth Completed
PGA Championship Justin Thomas Completed

Winners of the 2016 WGC – HSBC Champions, 2017 WGC-Mexcio Championship, WGC – Dell Match Play and WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

Tournament Winner Event Date
2016 HSBC Champions Hideki Matsuyama Completed
Mexcio Championship Dustin Johnson Completed
Dell Match Play Dustin Johnson Completed
Bridgestone Invitational Hideki Matsuyama Completed

 

Players ranked within the top 50 of the OWGR as of Monday 9th October 2017.

Rank Player  Status
TBC TBC TBC

Players ranked within the top 30* of the final 2016/2017 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).

Rank  Player  Status
TBC TBC TBC

Players ranked within the top 30 of the 2017 Race to Dubai Rankings as of Monday 16th October 2017.

Rank Player  Status
TBC TBC TBC

The leading 4 available players** not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the 2017 Asian Tour Order of Merit as of Monday 16th October 2017. (**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).

Rank Player Status
TBC TBC TBC

The leading 2 available players not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the 2017 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit as of Monday 16th October 2017.

Rank Player Status
TBC TBC TBC

The leading 2 available players not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the final 2016 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit.

Rank Player Status
TBC TBC TBC

The leading 2 available players not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the final 2016 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit.

Rank Player Status
TBC TBC TBC

 

6 Chinese Players not otherwise exempt above.

Rank Player Ranking Date
TBC TBC TBC

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 9th October 2017.
  2. The next highest ranked player from the Race to Dubai Rankings as of Monday 16th October 2017.
  3. The next highest ranked player from the OWGR as of Monday 9th October 2016.
  4. The next highest ranked player from the final 2016/2017 Fedex Cup Points list.

Rank Player Status
1
2
3
4

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.