2021 Arizona Open

Exempt Players

Arizona Open

The following players are exempt for the 78th Arizona Open Championship. These competitors do not need to compete in a qualifying event and can register for the Championship event. Select a player to see individual exemption detail.

Avant, Greg
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Bauman, Brandon
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Beljan, Charlie
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
Block, Michael
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Breen, Bill
  • 2021 Arizona Senior Open Champion
Brooks, Matt
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Candelaria III, Abe
  • Top 5 & Ties from the Final 2020 Arizona Golf Association Points List
Cannon, Blake
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Carter, Jim
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Senior Player of the Year
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Chanen, Jake
  • 2020 Arizona Golf Association Amateur Champion
Cooper, Brian
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
Deminsky, Derek
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Dodd, Jr., William
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Senior Champion
Dompier, Chris
  • 2020 Southern Chapter PGA Champion
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Downs, Dennis
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Engram, David
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Epson, Hunter
  • 2020 Saguaro Amateur Series Champion
Favela, Armando
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Fletcher, Spencer
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Frye, Michael
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Gonda, Travis
  • 2020 Southern Chapter PGA Player of the Year
Hantla, Chris
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Helseth, Troy
  • 2020 Southern Nevada Chapter PGA Champion
  • 2020 Southern Nevada Chapter PGA Player of the Year
Hill, Calum
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
Hocknull, Craig
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
  • Southwest PGA Champion - Past 5 Years
  • Southwest PGA Match Play Champion - Past 5 Years
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Holmes, Mitchell
  • Top 5 & Ties from the Final 2020 Arizona Golf Association Points List
Hoops, Brian
  • Top 5 & Ties from the Final 2020 Arizona Golf Association Points List
Hopper, Michael
  • Southwest PGA Champion - Past 5 Years
  • Southwest PGA Match Play Champion - Past 5 Years
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Assistant Champion
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Jertson, Marty
  • Southwest PGA Champion - Past 5 Years
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Johnson, Aaron
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Johnson, Neil
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Johnston, Mike
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Kamin, Chris
  • Top 5 & Ties from the Final 2020 Arizona Golf Association Points List
Kelly, Joe
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Kim, DK
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Leibfried, Mark
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Lidstone, Rob
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Lyons, Max
  • 2020 JGAA Player of the Year
Marquez, Braxton
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
Meyer, Branden
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Meyers, Jim
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Mueller, Jesse
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
  • Southwest PGA Champion - Past 5 Years
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Player of the Year
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Nilsen, Reece
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
O'Donnell, Sean
  • Top 5 & Ties from the Final 2020 Arizona Golf Association Points List
Olkowski, Canon
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Ostrom, Hunter
  • Southwestern Amateur Champion - Past 5 Years
Padgett, Wells
  • Southwestern Amateur Champion - Past 5 Years
Paquet, Brett
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Paul, Jeremy
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Paul, Yannik
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Ramirez, Caleb
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Ramos, Tim
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Roberts, Carson
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Satterlee, Chris
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
Scodro, Max
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
Shelburne, Derek
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Smith, Brandon
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Smith, Zach
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Sohn, Jino
  • Southwestern Amateur Champion - Past 5 Years
Souza, Kyle
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Stolpe, Patrick
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Tombs, Ryan
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Triplett, Sam
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
VanCleave, Matt
  • Southwest PGA Match Play Champion - Past 5 Years
  • 2020 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Vilkauskas, Damon
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Wilks, Josh
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Williams, Ryan
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open
Wood, RJ
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
Wooldridge, Tyler
  • Top 5 & Ties from the Final 2020 Arizona Golf Association Points List
Younan, Jake
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2020 Arizona Open

Exempt players for the 78th Arizona Open Championship can Register Here.

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Arizona Open Exemption Requests

All individuals who desire an exemption into the 2021 Arizona Open Championship MUST do the following:

  • Register for one of the five (5) Arizona Open Qualifiers by the deadline July 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. local time.
  • Compose a letter addresses to Southwest PGA, Attn: Arizona Open Exemptions, 10685 N. 69th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 that includes:
    • Playing status - Amateur, PGA Professional, Non-PGA Professional
    • Playing accomplishments for the past five (5) years.
    • Top 5 individual tournament finishes within the past three (3) years.
    • Other major accomplishments achieved throughout your playing career.

  • Mail the letter as addressed OR email to bibrahim@pgahq.com.


The Southwest PGA is responsible for the approval of the exemptions and will evaluate all submissions through July 8th. Any requests submitted after this deadline will NOT be considered for any reason. The Southwest PGA will award exemptions in a meeting prior to the registration deadline on July 8, 2021, and all individuals who submitted requests will be notified.

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