Winners of the 2016 Masters, Players Championship, US Open Championship, British Open Championship, and USA PGA Championship.

Tournament 2016 Winner Event Date
Masters Danny Willett Completed
U.S. Open Dustin Johnson Completed
Open Championship Henrik Stenson Completed
PGA Championship Jimmy Walker Completed

Winners of the 2015 WGC – HSBC Champions, 2016 WGC Cadillac Championship, WGC – Dell Match Play and WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

Tournament Winner Event Date
HSBC Champions Russell Knox Completed
Cadillac Championship Adam Scott Completed

 

Players ranked within the top 50 of the OWGR as of Monday 10th October 2016.

Rank Player  Status
1 Rory McIlroy Finalised
2 Patrick Reed Finalised
3 Bubba Watson Finalised
4 Rickie Fowler Finalised
5 Paul Casey Finalised
6 Sergio Garcia Finalised
7 Branden Grace Finalised
8 Matt Kuchar Finalised
9 Hideki Matsuyama Finalised
10 Brandt Snedeker Finalised
11 Louis Oosthuizen Finalised
12 J.B. Holmes Finalised
13 Brooks Koepka Finalised
14 Emiliano Grillo Finalised
15 Charl Schwartzel Finalised
16 Alex Noren Finalised
17 Kevin Chappell Finalised
18 Chris Wood Finalised
19 Rafa Cabrera Bello Finalised
20 Ryan Moore Finalised
21 Tyrrell Hatton Finalised
22 Justin Thomas Finalised
23 Scott Piercy Finalised
24 Kevin Kisner Finalised
25 Daniel Berger Finalised
26 Byeong Hun An Finalised
27 Kevin Na Finalised
28 Shane Lowry Finalised
29 Thomas Pieters Finalised
30 Francesco Molinari Finalised
31 Bill Haas Finalised
32 Martin Kaymer Finalised
33 Thongchai Jaidee Finalised
34 Soren Kjeldsen Finalised
35 Matthew Fitzpatrick Finalised
36 Gary Woodland Finalised
37 Lee Westwood Finalised

Players ranked within the top 30* of the final 2015/2016 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
1 Si Woo Kim Finalised
2 Roberto Castro Finalised
3 Sean O’Hair Finalised
4 Jhonattan Vegas Finalised
5 Jason Kokrak Finalised

Players ranked within the top 30 of the 2016 Race to Dubai Rankings as of Monday 17th October 2016.

Rank Player  Status
1 Bernd Wiesberger Finalised
2 Joost Luiten Finalised
3 Andy Sullivan Finalised
4 Ross Fisher Finalised
5 Scott Hend Finalised
6 Andrew Johnston Finalised
7 Richard Bland Finalised
8 Bradley Dredge Finalised
9 Alexander Levy Finalised
10 Rikard Karlberg Finalised
11 Gregory Bourdy Finalised

The leading 4 available players** not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the 2016 Asian Tour Order of Merit as of Monday 17th October 2016. (**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
1 Marcus Fraser Finalised
2 Chan Shih-Chang Finalised
3 Jeunghun Wang Finalised
4 Miguel Tabuena Finalised

The leading 2 available players not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the 2016 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit as of Monday 17th October 2016.

Rank Player Status
1  Hideto Tanihara Finalised
2  K.T. Kim Finalised

The leading 2 available players not otherwise exempt in (1 – 5) above from the final 2015 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit.

Rank Player Status
1  Nathan Holman  Finalised
2  Jordan Zunic  Finalised

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

Rank Player Status
1  George Coetzee  Finalised
2  Jacques Blaauw  Finalised

 

6 Chinese Players not otherwise exempt above.

Rank Player Ranking Date
1  Zecheng Dou   Finalised
2  Ashun Wu   Finalised
3  Wenchong Liang   Finalised
4  Xinjun Zhang   Finalised
5  Haotong Li   Finalised
6  Huilin Zhang   Finalised

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 10th October 2016.
  2. The next highest ranked player from the Race to Dubai Rankings as of 17th October 2016.
  3. The next highest ranked player from the OWGR as of 10th October 2016.
  4. The next highest ranked player from the final 2015/2016 Fedex Cup Points list.

Rank Player Status
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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.