Dec
19
2013
Your 2014 Masters field…so far.
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
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On Monday, Christmas came early for 14 players who earned invitations to Augusta National next April via finishing in the end-of-the-year top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Of course there are still two ways to qualify, but for now, here’s a list of the 90-man field who have secured spots into the season’s first major. Only 113 days to go! 
Sang-Moon Bae (15)
Korea
Thomas Bjørn (17)
Denmark
Jonas Blixt (14,15,17)
Sweden
Keegan Bradley (4,16,17)
United States of America
Angel Cabrera (1,11)
Argentina
Roberto Castro (16)
United States of America
K.J. Choi (5)
Korea
Stewart Cink (3)
United States of America
Tim Clark (11)
South Africa
Darren Clarke (3)
Northern Ireland
Fred Couples (1)
United States of America
Ben Crenshaw (1)
United States of America
Jason Day (11,12,16,17)
Australia
Brendon de Jonge (16)
Zimbabwe
Graham DeLaet (16,17)
Canada
Luke Donald (16,17)
England
Jamie Donaldson (17)
Wales
Victor Dubuisson (17)
France
Jason Dufner (4,12,16,17)
United States of America
Ken Duke (15)
United States of America
Ernie Els (3,12,17)
South Africa
Harris English (15)
United States of America
Derek Ernst (15)
United States of America
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (17)
Spain
#* Matthew Fitzpatrick (6-A)
England
Rickie Fowler (17)
United States of America
Jim Furyk (14,16,17)
United States of America
Sergio Garcia (11,16,17)
Spain
Lucas Glover (2)
United States of America
#* Oliver Goss (6-B)
Australia
Branden Grace (17)
South Africa
Bill Haas (15,16,17)
United States of America
Peter Hanson (17)
Sweden
Billy Horschel (12,15,16,17)
United States of America
John Huh (11)
United States of America
Trevor Immelman (1)
South Africa
Thongchai Jaidee (17)
Thailand
Miguel Angel Jimenez (17)
Spain
Dustin Johnson (15,16,17)
United States of America
Zach Johnson (1,15,16,17)
United States of America
Martin Kaymer (4,17)
Germany
Chris Kirk (15)
United States of America
Matt Kuchar (5,11,15,16,17)
United States of America
Bernhard Langer (1)
Germany
#* Chang-woo Lee (8)
Korea
Marc Leishman (11)
Australia
Joost Luiten (17)
Netherlands
Sandy Lyle (1)
Scotland
David Lynn (17)
England
Hunter Mahan (12,16,17)
United States of America
Matteo Manassero (17)
Italy
Hideki Matsuyama (17)
Japan
#* Michael McCoy (10)
United States of America
Graeme McDowell (2,15,17)
Northern Ireland
Rory McIlroy (2,4,17)
Northern Ireland
Phil Mickelson (1,3,12,16,17)
United States of America
Larry Mize (1)
United States of America
Francesco Molinari (17)
Italy
Ryan Moore (15,17)
United States of America
#* Jordan Niebrugge (9)
United States of America
Mark O’Meara (1)
United States of America
Jose Maria Olazabal (1)
Spain
Thorbjørn Olesen (11)
Denmark
Louis Oosthuizen (3,17)
South Africa
D.A. Points (16)
United States of America
#* Garrick Porteous (7)
England
Ian Poulter (13,17)
England
Patrick Reed (15)
United States of America
Justin Rose (2,16,17)
England
Charl Schwartzel (1,16,17)
South Africa
Adam Scott (1,13,15,16,17)
Australia
Webb Simpson (2,15,16,17)
United States of America
Vijay Singh (1)
Fiji
Brandt Snedeker (11,15,16,17)
United States of America
Jordan Spieth (15,16,17)
United States of America
Craig Stadler (1)
United States of America
Henrik Stenson (13,14,15,16,17)
Sweden
Kevin Streelman (16,17)
United States of America
Steve Stricker (16,17)
United States of America
Jimmy Walker (15,17)
United States of America
Nick Watney (16,17)
United States of America
Bubba Watson (1,17)
United States of America
Tom Watson (1)
United States of America
Boo Weekley (15,16)
United States of America
Mike Weir (1)
Canada
Lee Westwood (11,13,17)
England
Gary Woodland (16)
United States of America
Tiger Woods (1,5,11,15,16,17)
United States of America
Ian Woosnam (1)
Wales
Y.E. Yang (4)
Korea
PAST CHAMPIONS EXPECTED NOT TO PLAY:
  • Tommy Aaron
  • Jack Burke Jr.
  • Billy Casper
  • Charles Coody
  • Nick Faldo
  • Raymond Floyd
  • Doug Ford
  • Bob Goalby
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Gary Player
  • Fuzzy Zoeller

What do those numbers in parentheses next to the players’ names mean? It’s how they qualified. Here are the 18 different ways you can receive an invitation to the Masters (by the way, it changed from 19 to 18 on their website since they updated it today — but nothing has changed, rather they condensed the language, so the one they scrapped is included in no. 15).

  1. Masters Tournament Champions (Lifetime)
  2. US Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
  3. British Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
  4. PGA Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
  5. Winners of The Players Championship (Three years)
  6. Current US Amateur Champion (6-A) (Honorary, non-competing after 1 year) and the runner-up (6-B) to the current US Amateur Champion
  7. Current British Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after 1 year)
  8. Current Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion
  9. Current US Amateur Public Links Champion
  10. Current US Mid-Amateur Champion
  11. The first 12 players, including ties, in the previous year’s Masters Tournament
  12. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year’s US Open Championship
  13. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year’s British Open Championship
  14. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year’s PGA Championship
  15. Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters
  16. Those qualifying for the previous year’s season-ending Tour Championship
  17. The 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
  18. The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament

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