U.S. SENIOR OPEN
2018 U.S. Senior Open: Who's Exempt March 20, 2018 | Liberty Corner, N.J.

Past champion Bernhard Langer is exempt for the 39th U.S. Senior Open in multiple categories. (USGA/Jeff Haynes)

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Below is a list of players who are exempt into the 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship, which will be contested at The Broadmoor, in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 28-July 1.

Exempt players must still file a championship entry by the deadline of May 16 at 5 p.m. EDT.

  • Winners of the U.S. Senior Open Championship the last 10 years (2008-17)

Eduardo Romero
Fred Funk
Bernhard Langer
Roger Chapman
Kenny Perry
Colin Montgomerie
Jeff Maggert
Gene Sauers

  • Winners of the U.S. Senior Open Championship since 2010 who have not yet reached their 66th birthday on or before July 1, 2018

Olin Browne
Bernhard Langer
Colin Montgomerie
Roger Chapman
Jeff Maggert
Kenny Perry
Gene Sauers

  • Winners of the U.S. Senior Open Championship from 1980-2009

Brad Bryant
Roberto De Vicenzo
Dale Douglass
Allen Doyle
Dave Eichelberger
Bruce Fleisher
Fred Funk
Hale Irwin
Peter Jacobsen
Larry Laoretti
Bruce Lietzke
Graham Marsh
Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player
Don Pooley
Eduardo Romero
Dave Stockton
Lee Trevino
Tom Weiskopf

  • Winners of the Senior PGA Championship the last 10 years (2009-18)

Michael Allen
Tom Lehman
Tom Watson
Roger Chapman
Kohki Idoki
Colin Montgomerie
Rocco Mediate
Bernhard Langer

  • Winners of the Senior Open Championship conducted by The R&A in collaboration with the Staysure Tour from 2013-17

Mark Wiebe
Bernhard Langer
Marco Dawson
Paul Broadhurst

  • From the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship, the lowest 15 scorers and anyone tying for 15th place

Michael Allen
Stephen Ames
Lee Janzen
Brandt Jobe
Paul Broadhurst
Olin Browne
Fred Couples
Glen Day
Joe Durant
Doug Garwood
Jerry Kelly
Tom Lehman
Kenny Perry
Vijay Singh
Jeff Sluman
Kirk Triplett
Scott Verplank

  • From the 2017 U.S. Senior Open  Championship, the amateur returning the lowest 72-hole score (must be an amateur)

Robert Funk

  • From the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, the winner and runner-up (must be an amateur)

Sean Knapp
Paul Simson

  • Playing members from the 2015 & 2017 USA Walker Cup and 2014 & 2016 USA Men’s World Amateur Teams (must be an amateur)

Mike McCoy

  • Playing members of the five most current United States and European Ryder Cup, and United States and World Presidents’ Cup Teams

Steve Stricker
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Kenny Perry
Vijay Singh

  • Those players who qualified for the 2017 PGA Tour Champions season-ending Championship

Stephen Ames
Billy Andrade
Tommy Armour III
Paul Broadhurst
Fred Couples
John Daly
Marco Dawson
Glen Day
Scott Dunlap
Joe Durant
David Frost
Fred Funk
Doug Garwood
Paul Goydos
Lee Janzen
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Brandt Jobe
Jerry Kelly
Bernhard Langer
Tom Lehman
Billy Mayfair
Scott McCarron
Colin Montgomerie
Scott Parel
Corey Pavin
Kenny Perry
Gene Sauers
Wes Short, Jr.
Vijay Singh
Jeff Sluman
Jerry Smith
Kevin Sutherland
David Toms
Kirk Triplett
Scott Verplank
Duffy Waldorf

  • Winners of PGA Tour Champions co-sponsored events, excluding team events, whose victories are considered official, in the last two calendar years (2016-17) and during the current calendar year to the initiation of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship

Duffy Waldorf
Esteban Toledo
Bernhard Langer
Woody Austin
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Jesper Parnevik
Rocco Mediate
Scott McCarron
Kirk Triplett
Paul Goydos
Paul Broadhurst
Joe Durant
Carlos Franco
Colin Montgomerie
Jay Haas
Doug Garwood
Tom Pernice Jr.
Fred Couples
Tom Lehman
Stephen Ames
John Daly
Brandt Jobe
Jerry Kelly
Scott Parel
Mark Calcavecchia
Steve Stricker
Vijay Singh

  • From the 2017 final Staysure Tour money list, the top six money winners

Clark Dennis
Chris Williams
Peter Fowler
Philip Golding
Magnus P. Atlevi
Paul Broadhurst

  • From the final 2017 official Japan Seniors Tour money list, the top two money winners

Prayad Marksaeng
Tsuyoshi Yoneyama

  • Winners of PGA Tour co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, in the last five calendar years (2013-17) and during the current calendar year to the initiation of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship

Woody Austin
Davis Love III

  • Any player in his first 10 years of age eligibility who has won the U.S. Open Championship

Lee Janzen
Steve Jones
Corey Pavin

  • Any player in his first year of eligibility who has won a U.S. Amateur, Masters Tournament, Open Championship conducted by The R&A, Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A or PGA Championship

Chris Patton