Welcome to the 40th PGA Professional National Championship

The Players' Guide of The 40th PGA Professional National Championship is designed as a resource for the career statistics and behind-the-scenes notes of this year's expanded 312-player field. Each profile includes a numerical eligibility code that identifies how each contestant earned a berth into the Championship.

For your convenience, a special section containing PGA Professional National Championship Facts & Figures and Player Records follows the contestant profiles. For further information on site, please contact a member of The PGA of America Communications Department staff.

How They Earned a Berth

The PGA of America has approved the following eligibility categories for players participating in The 40th PGA Professional National Championship. In order to provide an easy reference tool, the eligibility categories are represented numerically in the contestant profiles throughout this guide.

Earned a berth through the 2006 Section PGA Professional Championship

Past PGA Club Professional Champion

Among the low 15 scorers and ties in the 2006 PGA Professional National Championship

Selected as an alternate from a 2006 Section PGA Club Professional Championship

PGA Membership Code

The following reference guide identifies the employment classification of contestants in The 40th PGA Professional National Championship:

A-1 PGA Head Professional at a PGA-recognized golf facility
A-2 PGA Head Professional at a PGA-recognized golf range
A-4 Director of golf at one or more PGA-recognized facilities
A-6 Self-employed teaching professional
A-7 Director of golf or head professional at a facility under construction.
A-8 An assistant golf professional.
A-9 Executive or manager of more than two golf facilities
A-10 Employed as a golf clinician
A-11 An employee of golf associations
A-12 A college, university or junior college golf coach
A-13 A general manager or director of club operations
A-14 Director of instruction at PGA-recognized golf school or facility
A-15 An owner or manager at a PGA recognized retail facility
A-16 A golf course architect or builder
A-17 A golf course superintendent
A-18 A reporter, editor, writer or publisher of golf-related publications in any form of media, or a golf commentator or broadcaster.
A-19 Executive, manager or supervisor with a golf industry manufacturer or distributor
A-20 A sales representative for a golf manufacturer
A-21 A tournament director for organizations, businesses or associations
A-22 A Rules Official for recognized golf associations, tours or recognized golf events
A-23 Employed as a golf club-fitter or in golf club repair, with access to a PGA-recognized golf range or range of a PGA-recognized golf course
A-24 PGA members within the golf industry who are not eligible for another active classification
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