Regions Tradition

May 18 - 22

Greystone Golf & Country Club
Hoover, Alabama


Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY FOR 2016

  1. The top 30 available players from the final Previous Year’s Money List provided such players are 50th or better on such Money List
  2. The top 30 available players from the All-Time Money List as of commitment deadline, not otherwise exempt above, provided such players are (net) 70th or higher on such list
  3. Winners of cosponsored or approved Champions Tour tournaments since the prior year’s Regions Tradition
  4. Winners of major championships on the Champions Tour (Senior PGA Championship, the Senior Open Championship, U.S. Senior Open, Constellation Senior Players Championship, Regions Tradition) in the preceding five calendar years and the current year
  5. Those players eligible for tournaments in accordance with Article III, Section A.1(m) (World Golf Hall of Fame Members) of the Tournament Regulations
  6. The top four available and no otherwise exempt players from the current year’s Official Money List, in order of their position, through the Insperity Invitational
  7. If needed to fill the field of 81 players, those players not otherwise exempt, in alternating order for the Champions Tour All Time Money List as of commitment deadline to a floor of net 70th position and the final Previous Year’s Official Champions Tour Money List to a floor of 50th position through the Insperity Invitational
  8. At the invitation of the host organization, up to four players not otherwise exempt for the Regions Tradition, provided two such players shall be winners, whose victories are considered official, of a PGA TOUR or Champions Tour tournament

Note: The Alternate list will consist of players from the Champions Tour All-Time Money List to a floor of net 70th position and the final Previous Year’s Official Champions Tour Money List to a floor of 50th position in alternating order beginning with All-Time Money List through the Insperity Invitational. Once the list of players available through these two categories is exhausted, players, not otherwise exempt, from the official Champions Tour Current Money List, as of two weeks prior to the event, will be used to fill the field of 81, if necessary.

Pro-Am Field: A maximum of 56 Teams play on Wednesday. The professionals will be selected as follows:

  • Players in the field in positions 1 thru 30 on the Prior Year Money List.
  • Members of the World Golf Hall of Fame not already included in position 1 thru 30 on the Prior Year Money List.
  • Four players chosen by the tournament.
  • Players from the All-Time Money List as necessary to reach up to 56 professionals, beginning with the first such player gaining access via the All-Time category.

 

 

NEW ELIGIBILITY FOR 2017 

(Field size: 78 Players) 

1. Top 36 from Previous Year’s Charles Schwab Cup Points Standings 

This goes to a floor of 54 on the final CSC Points list. Note: If a player finishes Top 54 on Final Money List but not Final Charles Schwab Cup Points list, he is added to the floor. 

2. Top 8 from PGA TOUR Victories List 

Must have at least 5 official PGA Tour points to qualify for this category. All-Time Money will be used as a tie breaker. Majors are weighted to 3 points; non-major victories are weighted to 1 point. 

3. Top 4 from Champions Tour Victories List 

Must have at least 5 official Champions Tour points to qualify for this category. All-Time Money will be used as a tie breaker. Majors are weighted to 2 points; non-major victories are weighted to 1 point. 

4. Career Victory Category 

A maximum of 2 players, aged 50 until their 51st birthday, who have a minimum of 4 PGA TOUR points. 

5. Top 10 Available from the All-time Money List 

The Top 10 available players from the All-Time Money List, if they are not otherwise eligible under Sections 1-4. This category goes to a hard floor of top 85 on the All-Time Money list. 

6. Top 5 from National Qualifying Tournament 

The Top 5 finishers from the previous year’s Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament. 

7. Top 4 from Event Qualifying 

The Top 4 finishers from event qualifying of each open tournament. 

8. Sponsor Exemptions -- 5 Total 

i. Three Restricted Spots 

ii. Two Unrestricted Spots 

9. Foreign Player Exemption Designated by the Commissioner 

The Commissioner may elect to award one special exemption to a foreign born player. 

10. Fill-the-Field Categories 

The following players will gain entry into the tournament field. There is no limit to the number of players gaining entry to the field via Category 10. 

i. All-Time Victory Category 

ii. World Golf Hall of Fame members, not otherwise exempt 

iii. Non-exempt tournament winners within the current or previous season 

iv. If not otherwise eligible, players having been granted a Major Special Medical Exemption will gain entry into the tournament field 

v. The highest Top-10 finisher from the previous full-field, open event 

Alternate List 

The alternate list for the tournament field will be filled, in order, by the floor of: 

a. Section 1 (floor of 54 players) 

b. Section 2 (floor of players with at least 5 points) 

c. Section 3 (floor of players with at least 5 points) 

d. Section 5 (Hard floor of 85 players) 

e. Past Champions 

f. Veteran Members 

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