The rule for special members is that they had to earn as much as the No. 125 player on the money list as of Sunday's season-ending Children's Miracle Network event in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Japan's Ryuji Imada had a final round even-par 72 for an 8-under 280 total for a share of 28th at the season ender and failed to secure a PGA Tour card with his 181st ranking. Imada will need to earn a card in the PGA Tour qualifying tournament.
Charlie Beljan won the final event of the year, giving him enough earnings for a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour.
On Sunday, Ishikawa ended a two-year drought on the Japanese men's tour with victory at the Taiheiyo Masters.