How to Qualify for the Players Championship Tournament

The Players Championship – held each May at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida – brings together most of the world’s top golfers each year. Indeed, the tournament's field is so elite that the event is often referred to as “the fifth major.” The PGA Tour, which runs the tournament, offers a number of avenues by which top professional players can qualify for The Players Championship.

                    1. Be one of the players just outside the top 10 on the current season's FedEx Cup point list. If all the spots have not been filled through the other criteria, the 144-man Players Championship field is completed with PGA Tour members from the current season’s FedEx Cup points list starting with the 11th position and going in order (as of the cut-off point) until the field is full.