Category 0
(Lifetime exemption) MENA TOUR Honorary Member
Category 1
(2 year exemption) Winners of Amateur and Professional Order of Merit (2015 & 2016)
Category 2
(1 year exemption) Professional Tournament Winner or Leading Amateur during 2016 (Exempt for 2016 & 2017)
Category 2a
(1 year exemption) Professional Tournament Winner or Leading Amateur during 2017 (Exempt for 2017 & 2018)
Category 3
(1 year exemption) Professionals finishing inside the Top 60 of the 2016 Professional Order of Merit
Category 4
(1 year exemption) Amateurs finishing inside the Top 15 of the 2016 Amateur Order of Merit
Category 4.1
Category 4 Amateurs who have turned Professional during the period of exemption. Exemption retained.
Category 4.2
Amateurs (Non Exempt)
Category 5
(1 year exemption) MENA Professionals and Amateurs finishing inside the Top 5 of their respective Sheikh Makhtoum Foundation Award Order of Merit
Category 6
(1 year exemption) Non-Exempt Professionals finishing inside the top 10 of the 2015 MENA TOUR Order of Merit, who played on the 2016 European Tour, PGA Tour, Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour, Challenge Tour or Web.com Tour.
Category 7
(1 year exemption) 2017 Q-School Graduates
Category 8
5 MENA Nationals Invitations
Category 8.1
Associate Members
Category 9
MENA TOUR Tournament Invitations
Category 9.1
Sunshine Tour Invitations (5)
Category 9.2
Sunshine BIG EASY Tour Invitations (5)
Category 9.5
All Thailand Golf Tour Invitations
Category 10
Medical Extension 2017
Category 11
Players finishing in positions 61 to 70 on the 2016 MENA TOUR Order of Merit
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Category 12
Players finishing outside the qualifying places at the 2017 MENA TOUR Qualifying School
Category 13
2017 Affiliate Members (Non exempt Professionals)
Category 99
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