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Ryder Cup players get exemption to PGA

The field for the PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 12-15 at Whisting Straits. Players listed only in the first category for which they qualified. Two spots are being reserved if the winners at this week's Bridgestone Invitational and Turning Stone Resort Championship are not already eligible:

PGA Championship winners (lifetime): Y.E. Yang, Padraig Harrington, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Shaun Micheel, David Toms, Davis Love III, Mark Brooks, Steve Elkington, Paul Azinger, John Daly, Bob Tway.

U.S. Open champions (five years): Graeme McDowell, Lucas Glover, Angel Cabrera, Geoff Ogilvy.

Masters champions (five years): Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson.

British Open champions (five years): Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink.

Senior PGA Champion: Tom Lehman.

Top 15 and ties from the 2009 PGA Championship: Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer, Ernie Els, Soren Kjeldsen, Henrik Stenson, John Merrick, Dustin Johnson, Francesco Molinari.

Top 20 from the PGA Professional National Championship: Mike Small, Sonny Skinner, Mark Sheftic, Danny Balin, Troy Pare, David Hutsell, Chip Sullivan, Mitch Lowe, Stu Ingraham, Keith Ohr, Scott Hebert, Rob Moss, Tim Thelen, Ryan Benzel, Jason Schmuhl, Robert McClellan, Rob Labritz, Kyle Flinton, Bruce Smith, Rich Steinmetz.

Top 70 from the PGA Championshp points list from the 2009 Bridgestone Invitational through the 2010 Greenbrier Classic: Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, Tim Clark, Robert Allenby, Jeff Overton, Heath Slocum, Ryan Moore, Rickie Fowler, Ben Crane, Anthony Kim, Camilo Villegas, Hunter Mahan, Scott Verplank, Sean O'Hair, Luke Donald, Bo Van Pelt, Jason Bohn, Retief Goosen, Nick Watney, Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, Vaughn Taylor, Bill Haas, J.B. Holmes, Marc Leishman, Carl Pettersson, Paul Casey, Fredrik Jacobson, Kevin Na, Jason Day, Stephen Ames, Stuart Appleby, Steve Marino, Brendon De Jonge, Ricky Barnes, Brandt Snedeker, Adam Scott, Brian Davis, Brian Gay, Troy Matteson, K.J. Choi, Charl Schwartzel, Sergio Garcia, Jason Dufner, Bryce Molder, Martin Laird, Charles Howell III, Kenny Perry, Ryan Palmer, Rory Sabbatini, Chad Campbell, Tim Petrovic, Charlie Wi.

Members of the 2008 Ryder Cup teams, provided they are in the top 100 in the world ranking published Aug. 2: Soren Hansen, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Robert Karlsson, Oliver Wilson.

Winners of PGA Tour events since the 2009 PGA Championship: Cameron Beckman, Derek Lamely, Matt Bettencourt.

Special invitations: Colin Montgomerie, Corey Pavin, Edoardo Molinari, Ross Fisher, Alvaro Quiros, Rhys Davies, Peter Hanson, Ryo Ishikawa, Yuta Ikeda, Thongchai Jaidee, K.T. Kim, Hiroyuki Fujita, Michael Sim, Tetsuji Hiratsuka, Wen-Chong Liang, Fredrik Andersson Hed, Anders Hansen, Shane Lowry, Simon Dyson, Chris Wood, Danny Willett, Koumei Oda, Mike Weir, David Horsey, Ross McGowan, Stephen Gallacher, Gregory Bourdy, Darren Clarke, Raphael Jacquelin, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Simon Khan, Seung-Yul Noh, Ben Curtis, Boo Weekley.

Players beyond 70th on the PGA Championship points list to fill the field of 156 players: Paul Goydos, George McNeill, Kevin Stadler, John Senden, Jimmy Walker, Justin Leonard, Jerry Kelly.

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Alternates: D.J. Trahan, Matt Jones, D.A. Points, Kevin Sutherland, Kris Blanks, Charley Hoffman, Pat Perez, Webb Simpson.

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