The list of exempt players for the 42nd U.S. Senior Open Championship, which will be conducted June 29-July 2 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wis. BOLD denotes a first time a player is listed and (a) indicates an amateur.  

1. Winners of the U.S. Senior Open Championship (2012-22):

Padraig Harrington (2022)
Jim Furyk (2021)
Steve Stricker (2019)
David Toms (2018)
Kenny Perry (2017)
Gene Sauers (2016)
Jeff Maggert (2015)
Colin Montgomerie (2014)
Kenny Perry (2013)
Roger Chapman (2012)
Note: 2020 championship canceled due to COVID-19

2. Winners of the U.S. Senior Open since 2010 who have not yet reached their 66th birthday on or before July 2, 2023:

Padraig Harrington (2022)
Jim Furyk (2021)
Steve Stricker (2019)
David Toms (2018)
Kenny Perry (2017)
Gene Sauers (2016)
Jeff Maggert (2015)
Colin Montgomerie (2014)
Kenny Perry (2013)
Roger Chapman (2012)
Olin Browne (2011)
Bernhard Langer (2010)

3. Winners of the U.S. Senior Open Championship from 1980-2009:

Fred Funk (2009)
Brad Bryant (2007)

4. From the 2022 U.S. Senior Open Championship, the lowest 15 and anyone tying for 15th place:

Padraig Harrington
Steve Stricker
Mark Hensby
Thongchai Jaidee
Rob Labritz
Gene Sauers
Jerry Kelly
Miguel Angel Jimenez

Paul Broadhurst
Jay Haas
David Toms
Steven Alker
Steve Flesch
Rod Pampling
Alex Cejka
Ernie Els

5. From the 2022 U.S. Senior Open Championship, the amateur returning the lowest 72-hole score (must be an amateur):

N/A

6. Winners of the U.S. Open Championship since 2013:

Updated June 18, 2023

7. From the 2023 U.S. Open Championship, any amateur returning a 72-hole score (must be an amateur and meet age requirement):

Updated June 18, 2023

8. Any player in his first 10 years of eligibility who has won the U.S. Open Championship:

Michael Campbell (2005)
Ernie Els (1994, 1997)
Jim Furyk (2003)
Retief Goosen (2001, 2004)
Lee Janzen (1993, 1998)

9. Winners of the U.S. Amateur Championship in the last 10 years (2012-2022) and the runner-up from 2022 (must be an amateur):

N/A

10. Winner of the 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship (must be an amateur and age eligible):

N/A

11. From the 2022 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, the winner and runner-up (must be an amateur):

Rusty Strawn (champion)
Doug Hanzel (runner-up)

12. Any player in his first year of eligibility who has won a U.S. Amateur Championship, Masters, Open Championship, Amateur Championship conducted by The R&A or PGA Championship:

Stewart Cink (2009 British Open)
Lee James (1994 British Amateur)
Iain Pyman (1993 British Amateur)

13. Playing members of the 2019 and 2021 USA Walker Cup Teams, and 2018 and 2022 USA World Amateur Teams (must be an amateur):

N/A

14. Winners of the Senior PGA Championship from 2013-2023:

Steve Stricker (2023)
Steven Alker (2022)
Alex Cejka (2021)
2020 championship canceled due to COVID-19
Ken Tanigawa (2019)
Paul Broadhurst (2018)
Bernhard Langer (2017)
Rocco Mediate (2016)
Colin Montgomerie (2015)
Colin Montgomerie (2014)

15. Winners of the Senior Open Championship conducted by The R&A in collaboration with the Legends Tour (2017-2022):

Darren Clarke (2022)
Stephen Dodd (2021)
No championship held in 2020 due to COVID-19

Bernhard Langer (2019)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (2018)
Bernhard Langer (2017)

16. Those players who qualified for the 2022 PGA Tour Champions season-ending Championship (Charles Schwab Cup Championship):

Steven Alker
Padraig Harrington
Jerry Kelly
Steve Stricker
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Bernard Langer
Thongchai Jaidee
Stephen Ames
Alex Cejka
Steve Flesch
Retief Goosen
Paul Broadhurst
Doug Barron
David Toms
K.J. Choi
Paul Goydos
Darren Clarke
Rod Pampling
Scott Parel
Lee Janzen
Ken Duke
Brett Quigley
Robert Karlsson

Marco Dawson
Jim Furyk
Kevin Sutherland
Kirk Triplett

Gene Sauers
Brian Gay
Rocco Mediate
Y.E. Yang
Colin Montgomerie
John Huston
Tim Petrovic
Ernie Els
Brandt Jobe
Steve Stricker

17. From the 2023 official PGA Tour Champions money list, the top 20 money leaders through the close of entries on May 3, 2023. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (Must have filed an entry by May 3, 2023):

Paul Stankowski

18. From PGA Tour Champions all-time money list, the top 40 money leaders through the close of entries on May 3, 2023. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (Must have filed an entry by May 3, 2023):

Robert Allenby
Stuart Appleby
Woody Austin
Mark Calcavecchia
Bob Estes
Tom Lehman
Justin Leonard
Davis Love III
Mark O'Meara
Tom Pernice Jr.
Vijay Singh
Jeff Sluman
Scott Verplank

19. Any player whose 50th birthday falls between the close of entries and the first scheduled round of the Championship that, at the close of entries (May 3, 2023), would have otherwise been listed among the top 40 on the PGA Tour Champions all-time money list. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry. (Must have filed an entry by May 3, 2023):

20. Winners of PGA Tour Champions co-sponsored events, excluding team events, whose victories are considered official, in the last three calendar years (2021-2022) and during the current calendar year to the initiation of the 2023 U.S. Senior Open Championship:

Steven Alker (2021 TimberTech Championship; 2022 Rapiscan Systems Classic; 2022 Insperity Invitational; 2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship; 2022 Dominion Energy Charity Classic; 2023 Insperity Invitational)
Stephen Ames (2021 Principal Charity Classic; 2023 Trophy Hassan II; 2023 Mitsubishi Electric Classic; 2023 Principal Charity Classic)
Doug Barron (2021 Shaw Charity Classic)
Cameron Beckman (2021 Dick's Sporting Goods Open)
Alex Cejka (2021 Regions Tradition; 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship)
K.J. Choi (2021 PURE Insurance Championship)
Darren Clarke (2021 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai; 2021 Sanford International; 2022 Senior Open Championship)
Stephen Dodd (2021 Senior Open Championship conducted by The R&A)
Joe Durant (2021 The Ally Challenge)
Ernie Els (2023 Hoag Classic)
Jim Furyk (2021 U.S. Senior Open)
Retief Goosen (2022 Hoag Classic) 
Padraig Harrington (2022 U.S. Senior Open; 2022 Dick's Sporting Goods Open; 2022 Ascension Charity Classic; 2022 Charles Schwab Cup Championship)
Mark Hensby (2023 Invited Celebrity Classic)
Lee Janzen (2021 SAS Championship)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (2022 Mitsubish Electric Championship at Hualalai; 2022 Cologuard Classic; 2022 Boeing Classic)
Jerry Kelly (2021 American Family Insurance Championship; 2022 Principal Charity Classic; 2022 Kaulig Companies Classic; 2022 Shaw Charity Classic)
Bernhard Langer (2021 Dominion Energy Charity Classic; 2022 Chubb Classic; 2022 TimberTech Championship)
Rod Pampling (2021 Boeing Classic)
Scott Parel (2022 ClubCorp Classic)
Dicky Pride (2021 Mitsubishi Electric Classic)
Steve Stricker (2021 Chubb Classic; 2021 Bridgestone Senior Players Championship; 2022 Regions Tradition; 2022 Ally Challenge; 2022 Sanford Invitational; 2022 Constellation Furyk & Friends; 2023 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai; 2023 Regions Tradition; 2023 Senior PGA Championship)
Kevin Sutherland (2021 Cologuard Classic)
David Toms (2021 Ascension Charity Classic; 2023 Galleri Championship) 
Mike Weir (2021 Insperity Invitational)
Steve Flesch (2022 Mitsubishi Electric Classic at Hualalai; 2022 Pure Insurance Championship)
Thongchai Jaidee (2022 American Family Insurance Championship)

21. Top 10 players from the 2022 Legends Tour Order of Merit as of December 31, 2022:

James Kingston
Adilson Da Silva
Phillip Price

Joakim Haeggman
Euan McIntosh
Phillip Archer

Mauricio Molina
Richard Green
Emanuele Canonica

22. From the final 2022 Japan Senior Tour money list, the top 4 money winners:

Prayad Marksaeng
Hiroyuki Fujita
Takashi Kanemoto
Kellchiro Fukabori

23. Winners of The Masters Tournament from 2013-2023:

24. Winners of the PGA Championship from 2012-2023:

25. Winners of The Open Championship from 2012-22:

Ernie Els (2012)

26. Playing members of the five most current United States and European Ryder Cup Teams, and U.S. and International Presidents' Cup Teams:

Ernie Els
Jim Furyk
Thongchai Jaidee
Steve Stricker
Thomas Bjorn

27. Winners of PGA Tour co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, in the last six calendar years (2017-2022) and during the current calendar year to the initiation of the 2023 U.S. Senior Open:

Brian Gay

28. Special Exemptions as selected by the USGA. Deadline for submission request is May 3, 2023

TBD