Any active MGA member who has played in at least three regular-season events is eligible to compete.
How to pre-qualify for the MGAWC:
If a player is not pre-qualified, they must fight it out with all the other less-than-qualified players who show up to Vegas in the LOIQ. That's the Last Opportunity In Qualification. This mini-tournament takes place during round 1 of the MGAWC. At the end of round 1, the top half of the LOIQ field qualifies for the WC and their LOIQ score counts as their round 1 score. The bottom half of the field is out of the MGAWC, but still comes back to play some golf for fun during round 2. Because golfing while super-hungover is fun right?!
Don't go thinking the LOIQ is a death sentence though. We've had two World Champs come through the LOIQ to win The Belt!
John James and Dave Armstrong won The Belt in 2010 and 2011 respectively.