PGA Championship Eligibility Criteria

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Here are the criteria for playing in the PGA Championship:

1. All former PGA Champions
2. Winners of the last five U.S. Opens (2008-2012)
3. Winners of the last five Masters (2008-2012)
4. Winners of the last five Open Championships (2008-2012)
5. The 2012 Senior PGA Champion
6. The 15 low scorers and ties in the 2011 PGA Championship
7. The 20 low scorers in the 2012 PGA Professional National Championship
8. The 70 leaders from the PGA Championship Points list from the 2011 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational through the 2012 RBC Canadian Open, ending July 30.
9. Members of the 2010 United States and European Ryder Cup Teams providing they remain within the top 100 of the World Golf Rankings as of July 30, 2012.
10. Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour from the 2011 PGA Championship to the 2012 PGA Championship (does not include pro-am and team competitions).
11. Vacancies will be filled by the first available player from the list of alternates (those below 70th place in the PGA Championship Points list from the 2011 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational through the 2012 RBC Canadian Open, ending July 30).
12. In addition, The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above. The total field will be a maximum of 156 players.

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