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PGA Announces new guidelines for Senior Championship

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The PGA of America announced new eligibility criteria to set the 144-player field for May's Senior PGA Championship.
 
The new criteria includes eligibility for the winners of the last five U.S. Senior Opens, the winner of the last British Senior Open, the top eight players from the 2000 PGA European Seniors' Tour Order of Merit, and the top four players from the 2000 Japanese Senior Tour Order of Merit.
 
Also eligible is any player over 50 to win an official event on the PGA Tour, Japan PGA or PGA European Tour in the last five calendar years.
 
In addition, the top 31 on the Senior PGA Tour career money list as of April 1; the top 31 from the career money list as of April 1; any former PGA Club professional champion turning 50 between the 2000 and 2001 tournaments; and the top 35 finishers in the PGA Senior Club Professional Championship.