How to Qualify for THE PLAYERS Championship

Posted by Evan Chronis on Nov 13, 2018 5:24:16 PM

Often considered the 'fifth major' on the PGA TOUR, THE PLAYERS Championship has something in common with the four official major championships — they all boast the deepest playing fields that the sport has to offer. 

THE PLAYERS TrophyWith THE PLAYERS Championship's move to March in 2019, it becomes the first mega-field tournament of the 2019 PGA TOUR season. 144 golfers enter the fray at TPC Sawgrass, and one comes out the champion. But with such a large field, it leaves the question of how one can gain qualification. 

Surprisingly, there's a ton of ways that golfers can qualify for THE PLAYERS next year. Here they are:

How to Qualify for THE PLAYERS Championship 2019

  • Win a PGA TOUR event since THE PLAYERS Championship 2018

  • Be in Top 125 earners from the 2018 PGA TOUR season

  • Win a major championship within the previous 5 years

  • Win THE PLAYERS Championship within the previous 5 years

  • Win The Tour Championship within the previous 3 years

  • Win the World Golf Championship within the past 3 years

  • Be in the Top 50 from the Official World Golf Rankings

  • Memorial Tournament winners from the previous 3 years

  • Arnold Palmer Invitational winners from the previous 3 years

  • Be in the Top 10 of FedEx Cup Standings prior to THE PLAYERS Championship 2019

  • Be the tour money leader from the previous season, per

  • Win the 2018 Senior Players title

Secure Your Spot at TPC SawgrassTHE PLAYERS Championship 2019

Tickets to The PLAYERS Championship are attainable exclusively through THE PLAYERS Experiences. As your Official Experience Provider, we offer you unparalleled access to one of golf's most prestigious events. Be the first to receive information regarding Official Ticket package and witness the worlds-best golfers make their mark on history as they compete for the championship at TPC Sawgrass!


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