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Qualification Criteria

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i) The Defending Champion.

ii) The winner of the final 2013 European Tour Race to Dubai, not otherwise exempt above.

iii) The winner of the 2014 Volvo Golf Champions, not otherwise exempt above.*

iv) The winner of the 2014 Volvo China Open, not otherwise exempt above.*

v) The winner of the 2014 Scottish Open, not otherwise exempt above.*

vi) The leading three available players not otherwise exempt above from the OWGR as of the conclusion of the 2014 Open Championship.

vii) The leading three available players not otherwise exempt above from the Race to Dubai as of the conclusion of the 2014 Open Championship.

viii) The current holders of the four Major Championships not otherwise exempt above as of the conclusion of the 2014 US PGA Championship.

ix) One tournament invite **

** NB. The invited player must be ranked within the top 50 of the OWGR as of the conclusion of the 2014 US PGA Championship, unless he is a national of the host country in which the Volvo World Match Play Championship is being held.

*(i) With regards to categories (iii) and (iv), the commitment deadline is Monday 30th June 2014.
For category (v), the commitment deadline is Monday 4th August.
For all other categories, the commitment deadline for those players who are already exempt is Thursday 26th September. (i.e. Players who become exempt after this date following withdrawals do not need to have committed by this date).
(ii) To qualify through categories (iii), (iv) or (v), a player must already be a Member of the European Tour at time of qualifying or must take up 2014 European Tour Membership under the respective winner’s exemption and within the time frame stipulated within the Members Regulation handbook.

Notes on Qualification
Prior to the seeds being announced at 0900 on Monday of the Championship any places in the field unfilled from the categories stated above through withdrawals or players not taking up their exemption will be filled using the following procedures:

Categories (i – ii) will be filled with the next highest ranked and available player(s) from the final 2013 European Tour Race to Dubai, not otherwise exempt.

Categories (iii – v) will be filled by the highest ranked and available player(s) from the 2014 European Tour Race to Dubai as of the conclusion of the 2014 Open Championship, not otherwise exempt.

Category (viii) will be filled by the highest ranked and available player from the 2014 Race to Dubai as of the conclusion of the 2014 US PGA Championship, not otherwise exempt.

Category (ix) will be replaced with another tournament invite from within the top 50 of the OWGR as of the conclusion of the 2014 US PGA Championship or another player from the host nation. If no such player is available within the top 50 of the OWGR as of this date or from the host nation then the next highest ranked and available player on the 2014 Race to Dubai as of the conclusion of the 2014 US PGA Championship will qualify.

After the seeds have been announced, the designated ‘Reserve’ player will qualify in the event of a player withdrawing. The designated reserve player will be the highest ranked and available player (not otherwise exempt) from the Race to Dubai as of the conclusion of the 2014 US PGA Championship.

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