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All Ryder Cup players get exemption into PGA Championship

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- Ben Curtis and Boo Weekley are going to the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits despite falling from the top 100 in the world ranking.

The PGA of America changed its critiera last year to require that members of the most recent Ryder Cup team stay within the top 100. Officials offered special invitations to Curtis, Weekley and others to fill its 156-man field.

The PGA Championship gave exemptions to everyone in the top 100 in Monday's ranking who were not already eligible. It also invited three players outside the top 100 -- Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Simon Khan and Seung-Yul Noh.

Ryder Cup player Justin Leonard fell to No. 101 but earned his spot through a PGA points list.

The PGA Championship is Aug. 12-15.

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