Invitation Eligibility 2017


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  • Former winners of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational Tournament prior to 2000.
  • Winners of the 2000 tournament and beyond for a period of five years.
  • Winners of the 2000 event and beyond who, after five years, finish in the top 150 of the previous year's PGA TOUR Money List.
  • Winners in the last 5 years (2012-2016) of the Players Championship and Masters tournaments.  
  • Winners in the last 5 years (2012-2016) of the U.S. Open, PGA Championship and British Open tournaments.  
  • Winners of the TOUR Championship in the last three years (2014-16).
  • Winners of World Golf Championship events in the last three years.
  • Winners of PGA Tour co-sponsored or approved tournaments since the last DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.
  • Playing members of the last-named U.S. Ryder Cup Team (2016).  
  • Current PGA Tour members who were players on the last-named European Ryder Cup Team (2016) and International President's Cup Team (2015). 
  • Players on the last-named U.S. and Presidents Cup Teams (2013).
  • Two players to be selected by the current and former champions of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational ("Champions' Choices").
  • The 15 lowest scores, and anyone tied for 15th place in the previous year’s DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.
  • On invitation by the tournament, a maximum of 12 players, which shall include: two PGA Tour members not otherwise eligible, from the top 50 qualifiers from the previous year's Tour.
  • Top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking through the 2017 Masters.
  • Top 80 players from the final 2016 FedExCup points list.
  • Tour members in the Top 125-Nonmembers category whose official money in 2016 equals or exceeds the amount of official money earned by the player in the 80th position on the 2016 Official PGA Tour Money list.  
  • The top 80 players, not otherwise eligible, on the 2016 Official PGA TOUR FedExCup points list through the PLAYERS Championship.
  • If necessary to complete a field of 120 players, those players below 80th position on the 2017 Official PGA TOUR FedExCup points list through the PLAYERS Championship,in order of their positions on such list.