Winners of the last five British Opens (2001-2005)
The 2005 Senior PGA Champion
The low 15 scorers and ties in The 2004 PGA Championship
The 25 low scorers in The 2005 PGA Club Professional Championship
The 70 leaders in official money standings from the 2004 International through the 2005 Buick Open
Members of the 2004 United States Ryder Cup Team
Winners of tournaments co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour and designated as official events from The 2004 PGA Championship to The 2005 PGA Championship. (Does not include pro-am or team competitions).
In addition, The PGA of America reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories above.
The 156-player field will be filled (in order) by......