Who's Eligible to Play?
Officials of The PGA of America have approved the following list of player eligible to compete in the 66th Senior PGA Championship, provided that they are at least 50 years of age.
- All former Senior PGA Champions
- All former PGA Champions
- All former Masters Champions
- All former U.S. Open Champions
- All former British Open Champions
- All former U.S. Ryder Cup Team Members
- The low 15 scorers and ties in the 2004 Senior PGA Championship
- The top 50 money winners on the 2004 Champions Tour
- The top 50 money winners from the 2005 Champions Tour money list through May 8, 2005
- All "official" Champions Tour winners from the 2004 Senior PGA Championship to the 2005 Senior PGA Championship
- The top 35 finishers from the 2004 Callaway Golf PGA Senior Club Professional Championship
- Winners of the last five U.S. Senior Opens (2000-2004)
- The winner of the last played Senior British Open (2004)
- The top eight players from the 2004 European Seniors' Tour Order of Merit
- The top four players from the 2004 Japanese Seniors Tour Order of Merit
- The winners of official PGA Tour, Japan PGA Tour and European Tour events in the five calendar years (2000-2004) and during the current year up to the Senior PGA Championship -- for 50-year-olds only (a one-time exemption)
- The top 30 from the Champions Tour Career Money List as of May 8, 2005
- The top 30 from the Career Money List as of May 8, 2005 (Combined PGA Tour and Champions Tour)
- Any former PGA Club Professional Champions turning 50 between the 2004 Senior PGA Championship and the 2005 Senior PGA Championship (a one-time exemption)
- In addition, The PGA reserves the right to invite additional players not included in the categories listed above
- Openings caused by the withdrawal or non-entry of any of the 35 PGA club professionals will be filled exclusively from an alternate list determined at the 2004 Callaway Golf PGA Senior Club Professional Championship. All other openings will be filled, in order, from the 2005 Champions Tour money list through May 8, 2005
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