The Masters Field is one of the most difficult fields in golf to get into.  Sure, past champions are invited back until they have reached the age of 65 but the rest of the invitees have to work hard in order to get the invite that all of us dream of receiving.

Below is the list of all of the players in the field and how they qualified.  

CATEGORY 1: Masters Tournament Champions

Angel Cabrera (1), Argentina
Fred Couples (1)
Sergio Garcia (1, 17, 18), Spain
Trevor Immelman, (1), South Africa
Zach Johnson (1, 3, 18)
Bernhard Langer (1), Germany
Sandy Lyle (1), Scotland
Phil Mickelson (1, 3, 16, 18)
Larry Mize (1)
Mark O’Meara (1)
Jose Maria Olazabal (1), Spain
Charl Schwartzel (1, 12, 18), South Africa
Adam Scott (1, 12, 18), Australia
Vijay Singh (1), Fiji
Jordan Spieth (1, 2, 3, 12, 16, 17, 18)
Bubba Watson (1, 16)
Mike Weir (1), Canada
Danny Willett (1), England
Tiger Woods (1)
Ian Woosnam (1), Wales

CATEGORY 2: U.S. Open champions (Five-year exemption)

Justin Rose (2, 12, 16, 17, 18), England
Martin Kaymer (2), Germany
Dustin Johnson (2, 16, 17, 18)

CATEGORY 3: The Open Champions (Five-year exemption)

Rory McIlroy (3, 4, 12, 14, 16, 18), Northern Ireland
Henrik Stenson (3, 16, 18)

CATEGORY 4: PGA Champions (Five-year exemption)

Jason Day (4, 16, 17, 18), Australia
Justin Thomas (4, 16, 17, 18)
Jimmy Walker (4)
Jason Dufner (4, 16, 17, 18)

CATEGORY 5: The Players Championship Winners (Three-year exemption)

Rickie Fowler (5, 12, 17, 18)
Si-Woo Kim (5, 18), South Korea

CATEGORY 6: Current Olympic Golf Medalist (One year)

N/A

CATEGORY 7-A: Current U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up

Doc Redman (7-A)

CATEGORY 7-B: Current U.S. Amateur runner-up

Doug Ghim (7-B)

CATEGORY 8: Current British Amateur Champion

Harry Ellis (8), England

CATEGORY 9: Current Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion

Lin Yuxin (9), China

CATEGORY 10: Current Latin America Amateur Champion

Joaquin Niemann (9), Chile

CATEGORY 11: Current U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion

Matt Parziale (11)

CATEGORY 12: First 12 players (including ties) in previous year’s Masters

Paul Casey (12, 16, 17, 18), England
Kevin Chappell (12, 16, 17, 18)
Russell Henley (12, 17, 18)
Matt Kuchar (12, 14, 17, 18)
Hideki Matsuyama (12, 13, 16, 17, 18)
Ryan Moore (12)
Thomas Pieters (12, 18), Belgium

CATEGORY 13: First 4 players (including ties) in previous year’s U.S. Open 

Brian Harman (13, 16, 17, 18)
Tommy Fleetwood (13, 18)

CATEGORY 14: First 4 players (including ties) in previous year’s Open Championship 

Rafa Cabrera-Bello (14, 18)
Haotong Li (14)

CATEGORY 15: First 4 players (including ties) in previous year’s PGA Championship

Francesco Molinari (15, 18)
Patrick Reed (15, 17, 18)
Louis Oosthuizen (15, 18)

CATEGORY 16: Individual winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters

Daniel Berger (16, 17, 18)
Wesley Bryan (16)
Patrick Cantlay (16, 17, 18)
Austin Cook (16)
Billy Horschel (16)
Kevin Kisner (16, 17, 18)
Patton Kizzire (16)
Marc Leishman (16, 17, 18)
Pat Perez (16, 17, 18)
Ted Potter, Jr. (16)
Jon Rahm (16, 17, 18)
Xander Schauffele (16, 17, 18)
Kyle Stanley (16, 17, 18)
Brendan Steele (16, 18)
Jhonattan Vegas (16, 17, 18)
Gary Woodland (16, 18)
Bryson DeChambeau (16)
Ian Poulter (16)

CATEGORY 17: Qualifiers for previous year’s season-ending Tour Championship

Tony Finau (17, 18)
Adam Hadwin (17)
Charley Hoffman (17, 18)
Webb Simpson (17, 18)

CATEGORY 18: Top 50 on final Official World Golf Ranking for previous calendar year 

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (18)
Ross Fisher (18)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (18)
Branden Grace (18)
Tyrrell Hatton (18)
Yuta Ikeda (18)
Yusaku Miyazato (18)
Alex Noren (18)
Bernd Wiesberger (18)

CATEGORY 19: The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament

Satoshi Kodaira (19)
Chez Reavie (19)
Dylan Frittelli (19)
Cameron Smith (19)

SPECIAL EXEMPTION

Shubhankar Sharma 

Dads Say So, Thursday morning when Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player hit the ceremonial tee shots The Masters will be under way.  Everyone has their favorites for the week.  All I know is, no matter the outcome this, like every other Masters, will go down as one of the greatest events of the year.  So lets, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride known as The Masters.  

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