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Anticipation is building ahead of the 2024 US PGA Championship, the second men's Major Championship of the year.

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As of May 7, 16 past champions of the Wanamaker Trophy and 33 Major Champions are expected to tee it up at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky from May 16-19.

Brooks Koepka is the defending champion, having won his third PGA Championship title at Oak Hill Country Club last year.

Below, we outline the qualifying criteria for this year's PGA Championship and who is currently set to feature in the field. The PGA of America is holding two spots for winners of this week's PGA TOUR events.

2024 US PGA Championship qualifying criteria

  1. All former winners of the PGA Championship
  2. Winners of the last five Masters (2020 – 2024)
  3. Winners of the last five U.S. Opens (2019 – 2023)
  4. Winners of the last five Open Championships (2018 – 2023). Cancelled in 2020
  5. Winners of the last three THE PLAYERS Championships (2022 – 2024)
  6. The top 3 on the International Federation Official World Golf Ranking List as of April 29, 2024.
  7. Winner of the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
  8. The top 15 finishers and ties from the 2023 PGA Championship
  9. The top 20 finishers from the 2024 PGA Professional Championship
  10. The top 70 players who are eligible and have earned the most PGA Championship Points from the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge through the 2024 CJ CUP Byron Nelson (ending May 5, 2024)
  11. Playing members of the last-named U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams (2023) provided they remain within the top 100 on the Official World Golf Rankings as of May 6, 2024
  12. Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved tournaments, whose victories are considered official, from the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge through the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship and the 2024 Myrtle Beach Classic
  13. The top 3 finishers on the DP World Tour Asian Swing event rankings, that include the Porsche Singapore Open, the Hero Indian Open, the ISPS HANDA - CHAMPIONSHIP and the Volvo China Open
  14. The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above
  15. If necessary to complete the field, those players beyond the top 70 players who are eligible and who have earned the most PGA Championship Points from the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge through the 2024 CJ CUP Byron Nelson (ending May 5, 2024), in order of their position on such list

Field for the 2024 US PGA Championship (as of May 13 2024)

Listed by alphabetical order with the numbers of their exemption categories.

  • Åberg, Ludvig (10, 11, 12)
  • An, Byeong Hun (10)
  • Beem, Rich (1)
  • Bevell, Josh (9)
  • Bezuidenhout, Christiaan (10)
  • Bhatia, Akshay (10, 12)
  • Björk, Alexander (14)
  • Blair, Zac (10)
  • Block, Michael (8)
  • Bowser, Evan (9)
  • Bradley, Keegan (1, 10, 12,)
  • Burmester, Dean (14)
  • Burns, Sam (10, 11)
  • Cantlay, Patrick (8, 10, 11)
  • Clark, Wyndham (3, 10, 11, 12)
  • Cole, Eric (8, 10)
  • Cole, Preston (9)
  • Collet, Tyler (9)
  • Conners, Corey (8, 10)
  • Daly, John (1)
  • Davis, Cameron (8, 10)
  • Day, Jason (1,10)
  • DeChambeau, Bryson (3, 8)
  • Detry, Thomas (10)
  • Dobyns, Matt (9)
  • Donald, Luke (14)
  • Dufner, Jason (1)
  • Dunlap, Nick (12)
  • Eckroat, Austin (10, 12)
  • English, Harris (10)
  • Finau, Tony (10)
  • Fitzpatrick, Matthew (3, 10, 11)
  • Fleetwood, Tommy (10, 11)
  • Fowler, Rickie (10, 11, 12)
  • Fox, Ryan (14)
  • Garnett, Brice (12)
  • Ghim, Doug (15)
  • Glover, Lucas (10, 12)
  • Gooch, Talor (14)
  • Gotterup, Chris (12)
  • Griffin, Ben (14)
  • Grillo, Emiliano (10, 12)
  • Gross, Larkin (9)
  • Hadwin, Adam (10)
  • Harman, Brian (4, 10, 11)
  • Harrington, Pádraig (1)
  • Hatton, Tyrrell (8, 10, 11)
  • Henley, Russell (10)
  • Herbert, Lucas (14)
  • Hisatsune, Ryo (14)
  • Hodges, Lee (10, 12)
  • Hoffman, Charley (14)
  • Hoge, Tom (10)
  • Højgaard, Nicolai (11)
  • Højgaard, Rasmus (14)
  • Homa, Max (10, 11)
  • Horschel, Billy (12)
  • Hoshino, Rikuya
  • Hossler, Beau (10)
  • Hovland, Viktor (8, 10, 11, 12)
  • Hubbard, Mark (10)
  • Hughes, Mackenzie (10)
  • Im, Sungjae (10)
  • Jaeger, Stephan (10, 12)
  • Johnson, Dustin (2)
  • Jones, Jared (9)
  • Kanaya, Takumi (14)
  • Kaymer, Martin (1)
  • Kellen, Jeff (9)
  • Kim, Seong-hyeon (14)
  • Kim, Si Woo (10)
  • Kim, Tom (10, 12)
  • Kirk, Chris (10, 12)
  • Kitayama, Kurt (8)
  • Knapp, Jake (10, 12)
  • Kobori, Kazuma (14)
  • Koepka, Brooks (1, 8, 10, 11)
  • Kohles, Ben (14)
  • Lawrence, Thriston (14)
  • Lee, Kyoung-Hoon (14)
  • Lee, Min Woo (10)
  • List, Luke (10, 12)
  • Lowry, Shane (4, 8, 10, 11, 12)
  • MacIntyre, Robert (11)
  • Malnati, Peter (10, 12)
  • Marek, Brad (9)
  • Matsuyama, Hideki (2, 10, 12)
  • McCarthy, Denny (10)
  • McIlroy, Rory(1, 8, 10, 11, 12)
  • McNealy, Maverick (14)
  • Mendoza, Kyle (9)
  • Meronk, Adrian (9)
  • Micheel, Shaun (1)
  • Mickelson, Phil (1)
  • Mitchell, Keith (14)
  • Molinari, Francesco (4)
  • Montgomery, Taylor (14)
  • Moore, Taylor (10)
  • Morikawa, Collin(1, 4, 10, 11, 12)
  • Mueller, Jesse (9)
  • Murray, Grayson (10, 12)
  • Nakajima, Keita (6, 13)
  • Niemann, Joaquin (14)
  • Noren, Alex (10)
  • Norrman, Vincent (12)
  • Oakley, Zac (9)
  • Ogletree, Andy (6)
  • Olesen, Thorbjørn (14)
  • Otaegui, Adrian (13)
  • Pavon, Matthieu (10, 12)
  • Pendrith, Taylor (10, 12)
  • Perez, Victor (8)
  • Phillips, Tracy (9)
  • Polland, Ben (9)
  • Poston, J.T. (10)
  • Puig, David (14)
  • Putnam, Andrew (10)
  • Rahm, Jon (2, 3, 11)
  • Rai, Aaron (10)
  • Reed, Patrick (14)
  • Rodgers, Patrick (10)
  • Rose, Justin (8, 11)
  • Schauffele, Xander (10, 11)
  • Scheffler, Scottie (2, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12)
  • Schenk, Adam (10)
  • Scott, Adam (10)
  • Shattuck, Braden (9)
  • Smith, Cameron (4, 5, 8)
  • Smith, Jordan(14)
  • Söderberg, Sebastian (13)
  • Somers, John (9)
  • Speight, Josh (9)
  • Spieth, Jordan (10, 11)
  • Straka, Sepp (8, 10, 11, 12)
  • Smalley, Alex (14)
  • Svensson, Adam (14)
  • Svensson, Jesper (14)
  • Svoboda, Andrew (9)
  • Taylor, Nick (10, 12)
  • Theegala, Sahith (10, 12)
  • Thomas, Justin (1, 10, 11)
  • Todd, Brendon (10)
  • Tosti, Alejandro (14)
  • Välimäki, Sami (14)
  • van Rooyen, Erik (10, 12)
  • van Velzen, Ryan (6)
  • Villegas, Camilo (12)
  • Walker, Jimmy (1)
  • Wallace, Matt (14)
  • Wells, Jeremy (9)
  • Widing, Tim (14)
  • Woodland, Gary (3)
  • Woods, Tiger (1)
  • Worthington II, Wyatt (9)
  • Yang, Y.E. (1)
  • Young, Cameron (10)
  • Zalatoris, Will (10)

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FAQs

How is the field chosen for the PGA Championship? ›

Winners of the last three The Players Championships. Top 3 on the Official World Golf Ranking International Federation Ranking List (criterion added in 2023). The current Senior PGA Champion. The low 15 scorers and ties in the previous PGA Championship.

How did players qualify for PGA Championship? ›

To be eligible for the PGA Championship, golfers must meet specific criteria, which may change yearly and allow exceptions in exceptional circ*mstances. Winning the tournament in the past five years or any other three major championships during the same period qualifies a golfer for the tournament.

Who qualifies for the PGA Players Championship? ›

Winners of PGA Tour events since last Players. Top 125 from previous season's FedEx Cup points list. Top 125 (medical) Major champions from the past five years.

How are PGA tournament fields determined? ›

The fields, which will range from roughly 70-80 players in size, are made up of the top performers from the previous season and the current season, allowing PGA TOUR members several different avenues to play their way in to the TOUR's biggest events outside of the Majors and THE PLAYERS Championship.

How many golfers are in the PGA Championship field? ›

The 156-player field at the PGA Championship will be cut to the top 70 and ties after the completion of 36 holes.

How many people are in the PGA Championship field? ›

No politics, just tacit recognition from the PGA of America that it was serious about assembling the best 156-player field for golf's second major of the year.

How did Michael Block get into the PGA Championship? ›

After making the only hole in one of the tournament during his final round, Block finished in a tie for 15th place, which was the highest finish for a club professional in decades, earning him an automatic invitation to the following year's competition.

Can Liv players play in the PGA Championship? ›

Koepka is just one of 16 LIV players in the PGA Championship field. He's joined by major-winners Jon Rahm, Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Martin Kaymer. Last week, the PGA of America invited even more LIV players who weren't already qualified.

Can Liv golfers play in majors in 2024? ›

While LIV players remain eligible for majors, no governing bodies to date have offered a direct pathway through performance on LIV, meaning qualification is very difficult for those without previously existing exemptions.

Who is eligible for the Players Championship 2024? ›

The first 23 qualify via the top 60 of the latest Official World Golf Ranking. They range from Ludvig Åberg at sixth through Tom Hoge at 60th. Then, the top five of the latest FedExCup standings, not otherwise exempt, gain entry.

How many golfers are in the player championship in 2024? ›

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – THE PLAYERS Championship announced today the field for the 2024 event, which returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass from March 12-17. The 144-player field features representation from 23 countries.

Does everyone get paid at the PGA Championship? ›

Every player inside the top 10 by the end of the championship is taking home at least $500,000 with each golfer inside the top 31 cashing a check north of $100,000.

What is the cut line for the PGA Championship? ›

How exactly do they determine the cutline at the PGA Championship. According to the tournament's official guidelines: “Following the first 36 holes of play, the field of 156 players will be reduced to the low 70 scores and ties. Those players will advance to complete the final two rounds.”

How many PGA professionals make the cut? ›

After two rounds, the top 70 players, including ties, make it to the weekend. Most PGA Tour events have the top 65 players and ties playing the weekend. Meanwhile, at the Masters, the top 50 players and ties play the weekend. Specific to 2024, the cut was 1-under par.

What do you get if you win the PGA Championship? ›

Xander Schauffele, winner of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club, will receive $3.3 million, with the rest divided among the other golfers.

How did Tiger Woods get to the PGA? ›

The week after winning his third U.S. Amateur title, Woods played his first tournament as a professional in the Greater Milwaukee Open. It was one of only seven events left in 1996 for him to finish among the top 125 money winners and earn a player's card for the PGA TOUR.

How is the Masters field chosen? ›

The last three winners of The Players and all qualifiers for last season's Tour Championship earn their invite, plus the champions of five of the world's biggest amateur titles, while The Masters committee can invite a player who has not qualified.

Who makes the cut at the PGA Championship? ›

How many golfers make the cut at the 2024 PGA Championship? The top 70 golfers, plus ties, make the cut at the PGA Championship.

Do PGA professionals get paid at the PGA Championship? ›

What are the PGA Championship payouts? Players missing the cut and turning in a 36-hole score will be paid $4,000 each. Any player making the cut, but failing to submit a 72-hole score, will also be paid $4,000.

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