2019 Masters fieldApril 4, 2019 Golf News
Who has received their invites for Augusta National?
With the first major of the season just around the corner anticipation is high for the first glimpse of Augusta National. 100 lucky golfers have received their invites to be in the 2019 Masters field and walk the hallowed turf in Georgia.
Despite the invites being sent out, the field is set to be one of the smallest in decades with only 86 players accepting their invites to play. All past champions who are still alive are invited and 13 have already declined their invite to play.
Corey Conners took the final spot at the 2019 Valero Texas Open with his dominant display at TPC San Antonio.
There are many ways that you can qualify for The Masters, the exemptions are as follows:
- Masters Tournament winners (lifetime)
- US Open winners (five years)
- The Open winners (five years)
- PGA Championship winners (five years)
- Winners of the Players Championship (three years)
- Current Olympic Gold Medalist (one year)
- Current U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up
- Current British Amateur champion
- Current Asia-Pacific Amateur champion
- Current U.S. Mid-Amateur champion
- Current Latin America Amateur champion
- The first 12 players, including ties, in the previous year’s Masters Tournament
- The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year’s US Open
- The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year’s Open Championship
- The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year’s PGA Championship
- Winners of PGA Tour regular-season and playoff events that award at least a full-point allocation for the FedEx Cup, starting with the RBC Heritage the week after the Masters to the Shell Houston Open the week beforehand.
- Those qualifying for the previous year’s season-ending Tour Championship (top 30 in FedEx Cup prior to tournament)
- The 50 leaders on the final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
- The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament
Here’s a breakdown of the 2019 Masters field, from the leading Amateurs to the major champions.
2019 Masters field
Devon Bling (a)
Rafael Cabrera Bello
Viktor Hovland (a)
Charles Howell III
Shugo Imahara (special invite)
Takumi Kanaya (a)
Si Woo Kim
Kevin O’Connell (a)
Jose Maria Olazabal
Alvaro Ortiz (a)
Jovan Rebula (a)