The field of 312 players will be limited to those PGA members who are eligibly employed as PGA Professionals and in certain pre-established membership classifications as of May 12, 2010.
The PGA of America reserves the right to determine whether or not any applicant is so employed and to reject any applicant who does not meet the requirements. No player will be eligible if he or she has played in more than 10 combined PGA Tour, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour, LPGA, PGA European Tour, Canadian Tour, Australia/New Zealand Tour, JPGA Tour, Sunshine Tour (South Africa), Asian Tour, Safari Tour, PGA Challenge Tour, European Seniors Tour, JPGA Senior Tour, WPGT, JLPGA, Hooter's Tour (Professional Winter and Carolina Series), Adams Golf Pro Tour Series, Dakotas Tour, Gateway Tours (Beach and Desert), Heartland Players Senior Tour, LPGT, Tarheel Tour (egolf Tour), and SBC Futures Tour events between May 10, 2009-May 11, 2010. (The U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, PGA Championship and Senior PGA Championship are excluded from the 10-tournament count.)
The Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Champion will be exempt into the national field, provided that he or she was a PGA member at the time he or she won the Championship, and is eligibly employed or in an eligible PGA classification at the time of entry into the PGA Professional National Championship.