The Northern Trust Open Exemption awards playing privileges to one top minority golfer not otherwise qualified for the tournament.
The application deadline is January 14, 2013. The winner will be announced on Monday, January 21.Selection Process
This unrestricted exemption will be extended to a top golfer who represents the advancement of diversity in golf and who would not otherwise be eligible to compete in the Northern Trust Open. To qualify, the applicant (either professional or amateur) must have a USGA handicap of zero or better.
Candidates will be identified through a number of sources, including: