Who's Eligible to Play?
Officials of The PGA of America have approved the following list of player eligible to compete in the 67th Senior PGA Championship, provided that they are at least 50 years of age. The total field will be a maximum of 156 players.
- Former Senior PGA Champions
- Former PGA Champions
- Former Masters Champions
- Former U.S. Open Champions
- Former British Open Champions
- Former U.S. Ryder Cup Team Members
- The 15 low scorers and ties in the 2005 Senior PGA Championship
- Top 50 money winners on the 2005 Champions Tour
- Top 50 money leaders from the 2006 Champions Tour money list as of May 15, 2006
- All "Official" Champions Tour Tournament winners from the 2005 Senior PGA Championship to the 2006 Senior PGA Championship
- Top 35 finishers from the 2005 PGA Senior Club Professional Championship
- Winners of the last five U.S. Senior Opens (2001-2005)
- Winner of the last played Senior British Open (2005)
- Top eight players from the 2005 European Seniors Tour Order of Merit
- Top four players from the 2005 Japanese Seniors Tour Order of Merit
- Winners of Official PGA Tour, JPGA Tour, and European Tour events in the preceding five calendar years (2001-2005) and during the current year up to the Senior PGA Championship -- for 50-year-olds only (a onetime exemption)
- Top 30 from the Champions Tour Career Money list as of May 15, 2006
- Top 30 from the All-Time Career Money list as of May 15, 2006
- Any former CPC champion turning 50 between the 2005 Senior PGA Championship and the 2006 Senior PGA Championship (a onetime 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 club professionals will be filled exclusively from an alternate list determined at the 2005 Senior Club Professional Championship. All other openings in the field will be filled, in order, off the 2006 Champions Tour money list through May 15, 2006.