In the context of the purpose of this page, Jason Kokrak accomplished nothing with his victory at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open. It’s kind of what happens when you pile up three wins in 13 months.
With his title at the Charles Schwab Challenge in May, Kokrak qualified for the 2022 editions of THE PLAYERS Championship, the Masters and the PGA Championship. (It also secured a return trip to Kapalua for the Sentry Tournament of Champions.)
Later, when he advanced to the TOUR Championship, that guaranteed a spot in the 2022 U.S. Open for which 48 currently are exempt.
That’s right. Qualifying criteria for the season’s third major have been approved, so “US” has been added beside each qualifier in the alphabetical list below. All remaining criteria have been added in chronological order at the bottom.
The same for The Open Championship is still pending, but it should be revealed very soon.
NOTE: Golfers are omitted if they recently haven’t competed in majors for which they are eligible (e.g. The Open Championship=Justin Leonard).
TPC = THE PLAYERS Championship
MAS = Masters
PGA = PGA Championship
US = U.S. Open
OPEN = The Open Championship
TPC -- none
MAS -- none
PGA -- none
US -- (all 48 currently exempt have been added below)
OPEN -- none
Golfer Qualified Abraham Ancer TPC, MAS, PGA, US Rich Beem PGA Daniel Berger TPC, MAS, *PGA, US Keegan Bradley TPC, PGA Joseph Bramlett TPC Sam Burns TPC, MAS, PGA, US Patrick Cantlay TPC, MAS, PGA, US Paul Casey TPC, MAS, PGA, US Alex Cejka PGA Cameron Champ TPC, MAS, PGA Stewart Cink TPC, MAS, US Wyndham Clark TPC Corey Conners TPC, MAS, US Fred Couples MAS Joel Dahmen TPC John Daly PGA Cam Davis TPC, MAS, PGA Jason Day TPC, PGA Bryson DeChambeau TPC, MAS, PGA, US Jason Dufner PGA Nick Dunlap US (must remain an amteur to compete) Harris English TPC, MAS, PGA, US Tony Finau TPC, MAS, PGA, US Matthew Fitzpatrick TPC, *PGA Tommy Fleetwood *PGA Rickie Fowler PGA Dylan Frittelli TPC Jim Furyk US Sergio Garcia TPC, MAS, *PGA, US Brice Garnett TPC Brian Gay TPC Doug Ghim TPC Lucas Glover TPC, MAS, PGA Talor Gooch TPC Branden Grace TPC, US Austin Greaser MAS, US (must remain an amateur to compete in both) Lanto Griffin TPC Emiliano Grillo TPC Chesson Hadley TPC Adam Hadwin TPC Stewart Hagestad MAS, US (must remain an amateur to compete in both) Brandon Hagy TPC James Hahn TPC Brian Harman TPC, MAS Padraig Harrington MAS, PGA Tyrrell Hatton TPC, *PGA Russell Henley TPC Lucas Herbert TPC, MAS, PGA Kramer Hickok TPC Garrick Higgo TPC, MAS, PGA Harry Higgs TPC, MAS, PGA Charley Hoffman TPC Tom Hoge TPC Max Homa TPC, MAS, PGA Billy Horschel TPC, MAS, US Viktor Hovland TPC, MAS, PGA, US Mackenzie Hughes TPC Sungjae Im TPC, MAS, PGA, US Trevor Immelman MAS Stephen Jaeger TPC Dustin Johnson TPC, MAS, PGA, US Zach Johnson TPC, MAS Matt Jones TPC Martin Kaymer PGA, US Si Woo Kim TPC, MAS Chris Kirk TPC Kevin Kisner TPC, MAS, PGA Patton Kizzire TPC Russell Knox TPC Brooks Koepka TPC, MAS, PGA, US Jason Kokrak TPC, MAS, PGA, US Matt Kuchar TPC Anirban Lahiri TPC Martin Laird TPC Bernhard Langer MAS Hank Lebioda TPC Danny Lee TPC K.H. Lee TPC, MAS Marc Leishman TPC, MAS Luke List TPC Adam Long TPC Davis Love III PGA Shane Lowry TPC, MAS, PGA, US Sandy Lyle MAS Robert MacIntyre MAS Peter Malnati TPC Hideki Matsuyama TPC, MAS, PGA, US Denny McCarthy TPC Tyler McCumber TPC Rory McIlroy TPC, MAS, PGA, US Maverick McNealy TPC Troy Merritt TPC Shaun Micheel PGA Phil Mickelson TPC, MAS, PGA, US Guido Migliozzi MAS, US Keith Mitchell TPC Larry Mize MAS Francesco Molinari TPC, MAS, PGA, US Collin Morikawa TPC, MAS, PGA, US Sebastián Muñoz TPC Kevin Na TPC, MAS, US Keita Nakajima MAS, US (must remain an amateur to compete in both) Matthew NeSmith TPC Joaquin Niemann TPC, MAS, US Alex Noren TPC Henrik Norlander TPC José Maria Olazábal MAS Louis Oosthuizen TPC, MAS, PGA, US Carlos Ortiz TPC Ryan Palmer TPC C.T. Pan TPC Pat Perez TPC Scott Piercy TPC James Piot MAS, US (must remain an amateur to compete in the Masters) J.T. Poston TPC Ian Poulter TPC, *PGA Seamus Power TPC, PGA Andrew Putnam TPC Jon Rahm TPC, MAS, PGA, US Chez Reavie TPC Doc Redman TPC Patrick Reed TPC, MAS, PGA, US Justin Rose MAS, PGA, US Sam Ryder TPC Xander Schauffele TPC, MAS, PGA, US Scottie Scheffler TPC, MAS, PGA, US Adam Schenk TPC Charl Schwartzel TPC, MAS Adam Scott TPC, MAS Laird Shepherd MAS, US (must remain an amateur to compete in both) Webb Simpson TPC, MAS, US Vijay Singh MAS, PGA Roger Sloan TPC Cameron Smith TPC, MAS, US Brandt Snedeker TPC Jordan Spieth TPC, MAS, PGA, US Scott Stallings TPC Kyle Stanley TPC Brendan Steele TPC Henrik Stenson TPC, PGA Sepp Straka TPC Robert Streb TPC Kevin Streelman TPC, PGA Steve Stricker TPC Brian Stuard TPC Hudson Swafford TPC Justin Thomas TPC, MAS, PGA, US Brendon Todd TPC Cameron Tringale TPC Erik van Rooyen TPC, MAS, PGA, US Harold Varner III TPC Jhonattan Vegas TPC Jimmy Walker TPC, PGA Matt Wallace TPC Bubba Watson TPC, MAS Mike Weir MAS Richy Werenski TPC Lee Westwood TPC, *PGA Bernd Wiesberger *PGA Danny Willett MAS Aaron Wise TPC Matthew Wolff TPC Gary Woodland TPC, MAS, PGA, US Tiger Woods TPC, MAS, PGA, US Ian Woosnam MAS Y.E. Yang PGA Will Zalatoris MAS, PGA
REMAINING QUALIFYING CRITERIA
Criteria are listed in chronological order where possible. Best estimates are given but all are subject to change.
THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (TPC) @ TPC Sawgrass (Stadium) – March 10-13
• Winners of PGA TOUR events thru the final week before THE PLAYERS.
• Top 10 in the FedExCup at the conclusion of The Honda Classic (Feb. 27).
• Top 50 of Official World Golf Ranking (Feb. 28).
• If necessary to complete the field of 144, golfers outside the Top 10 in the FedExCup at the conclusion of the Honda Classic on Feb. 27 will gain entry in order of position.
MASTERS (MAS) @ Augusta National Golf Club – April 7-10
• Winners of PGA TOUR events that award full FedExCup points allocation for the TOUR Championship.
• Top 50 of Official World Golf Ranking (Dec. 31).
• Winner of the Latin America Amateur Championship, if still an amateur (Jan. 23).
• Top 50 of Official World Golf Ranking (March 28).
• Special invitations to international players per Masters Tournament Committee as its discretion.
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (PGA) @ Southern Hills Country Club – May 19-22
• Winners of PGA TOUR events through the final week before the 2022 PGA Championship.
• Top 20 from PGA Professional National Championship (April 20).
• Top 70 from special money list (i.e., "PGA Championship Points") on PGA TOUR from 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson thru 2022 Wells Fargo Championship (May 8).
• *All 2021 Ryder Cup members inside Top 100 of Official World Golf Ranking (May 9).
• Special exemptions per PGA of America. (This likely will include all golfers from Top 100 of Official World Golf Ranking on May 9.)
• If necessary to complete the field of 156, golfers outside Top 70 from special money list (three lines above) will gain entry in order of position.
U.S. OPEN (US) @ The Country Club – June 16-19
• Winners of multiple PGA TOUR events that award full FedExCup points allocation since the 2021 U.S. Open.
• Winner of THE PLAYERS (March 13).
• Winner of the Masters (April 10).
• Winner of the PGA Championship (May 22).
• Top 60 of Official World Golf Ranking (May 23).
• Sectional qualifying (late May-early June).
• Top 60 of Official World Golf Ranking (June 6).
• Special exemptions per the USGA.
THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (OPEN) @ St. Andrews Links (Old Course) – July 14-17