2022 Arizona Open

Exempt Players

Arizona Open

The following players are exempt for the 79th 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.

Aranda, Tony
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Arman, Nick
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Avant, Thomas
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Beljan, Charlie
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Blystone, Chris
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Braley, Matthew
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Brooks, Matt
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Bryant, Davis
  • Southwestern Amateur Champion - Past 5 Years
Cannon, Blake
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Card, Jay
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Carter, Jim
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Senior Player of the Year
Cooper, Brian
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Deminsky, Derek
  • 2021 Southern Chapter PGA Player of the Year
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Dolan, Kim
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Senior Champion
Dompier, Chris
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Downs, Dennis
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Edmiston, Jason
  • 2021 Southern Nevada Chapter PGA Player of the Year
Elias, Rich
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Engram, David
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Favela, Armando
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Gaona, Richard
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Hack, Jhared
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Hantla, Chris
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Herrera, Michael
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
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
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Hoops, Brian
  • Top 5 & Ties from the Final 2021 Arizona Golf Association Points List
Hopper, Michael
  • Southwest PGA Champion - Past 5 Years
  • Southwest PGA Match Play Champion - Past 5 Years
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Assistant Champion
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Isakson, Blake
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Izuzquiza, Inigo
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Jertson, Marty
  • Southwest PGA Champion - Past 5 Years
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Johnson, Rylan
  • 2021 JGAA Player of the Year
Johnston, Mike
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Kamin, Chris
  • Top 5 & Ties from the Final 2021 Arizona Golf Association Points List
Kelly, Joe
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Kim, DK
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Kristo, Luke
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Lampson, Trevor
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Leicht, Greg
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Leow, James
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
  • Southwestern Amateur Champion - Past 5 Years
Lewis, Riley
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Lidstone, Rob
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Lindert, Kyle
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Lingris, Matthew
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Lorenz, Ben
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Marshall, Kristopher
  • 2021 Arizona Golf Association Amateur Champion
Matthewson, Erik
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Meyers, Jim
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
  • Qualifying Site Host Professional
Morin, Matt
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Mueller, Jesse
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
  • Southwest PGA Champion - Past 5 Years
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Player of the Year
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Natarajan, Shankar
  • Top 5 & Ties from the Final 2021 Arizona Golf Association Points List
Nilsen, Reece
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
O'Donnell, Sean
  • Top 5 & Ties from the Final 2021 Arizona Golf Association Points List
Ostrom, Hunter
  • Southwestern Amateur Champion - Past 5 Years
Padgett, Wells
  • Southwestern Amateur Champion - Past 5 Years
Paul, Jeremy
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Paul, Yannik
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
Ramirez, Caleb
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Ramos, Tim
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Satterlee, Chris
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
Schmitz, Michael
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Scodro, Max
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
Stolpe, Patrick
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Tiziani, Mario
  • 2022 Arizona Senior Open Champion
VanCleave, Matt
  • Southwest PGA Match Play Champion - Past 5 Years
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties
Vomacka, Dean
  • Winner of 2021 Southern Chapter PGA Championship
Walicki, Adam
  • Top 5 & Ties from the Final 2021 Arizona Golf Association Points List
Weston, Wes
  • Winner of 2021 Southern Nevada Chapter PGA Championship
Wheeldon, Riley
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Wood, RJ
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
Younan, Jake
  • Arizona Open Champion - Past 10 Years
  • Top 25 & Ties from 2021 Arizona Open
Yurkiewicz, Jeff
  • 2021 Southwest PGA Points List - Top 20 & Ties

Tournament information for the 79th Arizona Open Championship can be found here.

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Arizona Open Exemption Requests

All individuals who desire an exemption into the 2022 Arizona Open Championship MUST do the following:

  • Register for one of the five (5) Arizona Open Qualifiers by the deadline July 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. local time.
  • Compose a letter addresses to Southwest PGA, Attn: Arizona Open Exemptions, 10607 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Suite J103, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 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.
  • Exemption requests must be received by June 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM Arizona time.


The Southwest PGA is responsible for the approval of the exemptions and will evaluate all submissions through the deadline of June 30th at 5:00 PM Arizona time. Any requests submitted after this deadline will NOT be considered for any reason. The Southwest PGA will award exemptions prior to the first Arizona Open qualifier deadline on July 2, 2022, and all individuals who submitted requests will be notified.

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