The following Exemptions and Eligibility rules apply:

EXEMPTIONS
MEN
  • Top 400 in the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking (On or before December 16th, 2016)
  • Top 300 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (On or before December 16th, 2016)
  • Champion of all Scratch Player World “Top 100” Tournaments
  • Top 64 players of the 2016 US and British Amateurs
  • Top 100 Collegiate Players (2016)
  • Top 40 ranked worldwide Junior golfers
WOMEN
  • Top 300 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (On or before December 16th, 2016)
  • Top 64 players of the 2016 US Women’s Amateur and British Ladies Amateur Championships
  • Top 100 Collegiate Players (2016)
  • Top 40 ranked worldwide Junior golfers

The Tournament Committee reserves 5 wildcards.

ELIGIBILITY
  • All Men Players with a 1 handicap or better and Women Players with a handicap of 2 or better
  • Players with the recommendation of their country’s Federation or Association or prospective collegiate coach
  • All Division I, II, III and NAIA players
  • All qualifiers of the 2016 USGA Junior, Amateur, Mid Amateur and Women’s Amateur Championships
  • All Qualifiers of the 2016 British Amateur Championship and British Ladies Amateur Championship
  • All Participants in the Division I & II National Championships
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

All exempt players will be accepted immediately upon receipt of their application and entry fee (based on available spots). All other players will be notified of their inclusion after review of their world rankings and resumes by the Tournament Committee. The field will comprise of the best ranked golfers amongst the applications received.