Get Prepared for The Masters

Anyone who is interested in golf knows it’s not long until one of the worlds most renown golf tournaments, The Masters.  The 2016 Masters Tournament will be the 80th edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of golf’s four major championships to be held in 2016. It will be held from April 7–10 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, and we will be watching every minute we can (might be a few tired heads those few days!).

Today’s golfer and Golf World both are full of essential Masters information in their special issues, and we of course have them ready to ship to you next day!

The whole tournament will be shown live on Sky Sports 1HD, from April 7th-10th.

Jordan Spieth has to be the favourite to come back and repeat his win, but othered fancied players are Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler.   Tiger Woods you ask?  We doubt he’ll even start the game, as we’re not really sure he’s ready.  BUT he COULD still play, and he has been spotted recently at Augusta, so who knows, he can decide very late if he’s going to play.

The Masters Field So Far…

Here is the field as it stands right now. The number in parentheses indicates the category or categories in which each player earned his spot – it’s quite a complex set of qualifying rules, so hold on…

CATEGORY 1: Masters Tournament Champions
Angel Cabrera (1), Argentina
Fred Couples (1)
Trevor Immelman, (1), South Africa
Zach Johnson (1, 3, 16)
Bernhard Langer (1), Germany
Sandy Lyle (1), Scotland
Phil Mickelson (1)
Larry Mize (1)
Mark O’Meara (1)
Jose Maria Olazabal (1), Spain
Charl Schwartzel (1), South Africa
Adam Scott (1, 12), Australia
Vijay Singh (1), Fiji
Jordan Spieth (1, 2, 13, 14, 15, 16)
Bubba Watson (1, 15, 16)
Mike Weir (1), Canada
Tiger Woods (1, 5)
Ian Woosnam (1), Wales

CATEGORY 2: U.S. Open champions (Five-year exemption)
Rory McIlroy (2, 3, 4, 11, 15, 16), Northern Ireland
Webb Simpson (2)
Justin Rose (2, 11, 14, 15, 16), England
Martin Kaymer (2, 5), Germany

CATEGORY 3: British Open Champions (Five-year exemption)
Darren Clarke (3), Northern Ireland
Ernie Els (3), South Africa

CATEGORY 4: PGA Champions (Five-year exemption)
Keegan Bradley (4, 13)
Jason Dufner (4)
Jason Day (4, 13, 15, 16), Australia

CATEGORY 5: Players Championship Winners (Three-year exemption)
Rickie Fowler (5, 11, 16)

CATEGORY 6: Current U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up
Bryson DeChambeau
Derek Bard

CATEGORY 7: Current British Amateur Champion
Romain Langasque (7), France

CATEGORY 8: Current Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion
Jin Cheng (8), China

CATEGORY 9: Current Latin America Amateur Champion
Paul Chaplet (9), Costa Rica

CATEGORY 10: Current U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion
Sammy Schmitz (10)

CATEGORY 11: First 12 players (including ties) in previous year’s Masters
Paul Casey (11, 16), England
Bill Haas (11, 16)
Charley Hoffman (11, 16)
Dustin Johnson (11, 12, 16)
Hunter Mahan (11)
Hideki Matsuyama (11, 16), Japan
Ryan Moore (11)
Kevin Na (11, 16)
Ian Poulter (11), England
Kevin Streelman (11)

CATEGORY 12: First 4 players not otherwise eligible (including ties) in previous year’s U.S. Open 
Cameron Smith (12), Australia
Louis Oosthuizen (12, 13, 16), South Africa
Branden Grace (12, 14), South Africa

CATEGORY 13: First 4 players not otherwise eligible (including ties) in previous year’s British Open 
Marc Leishman (13), Australia

CATEGORY 14: First 4 players not otherwise eligible (including ties) in previous year’s PGA Championship
No additional qualifiers

CATEGORY 15: Winners of non-opposite PGA Tour events from previous Masters to current Masters
Steven Bowditch (15, 16), Australia
Jim Furyk (15, 16) (unlikely to play because of wrist surgery)
Fabian Gomez (15), Argentina
Emiliano Grillo (15), Argentina
Smylie Kaufman (15)
Chris Kirk (15)
Russell Knox (15), Scotland
Danny Lee (15, 16), New Zealand
David Lingmerth (15), Sweden
Davis Love III (15)
Shane Lowry (15), Ireland
Graeme McDowell (15), Northern Ireland
Troy Merritt (15)
Vaughn Taylor (15)
Justin Thomas (15)

CATEGORY 16: Qualifiers for previous year’s season-ending Tour Championship
Sang-moon Bae (16), South Korea (will miss due to military service)
Daniel Berger (16)
Harris English (16)
J.B. Holmes (16)
Kevin Kisner (16)
Brooks Koepka (16)
Matt Kuchar (16)
Scott Piercy (16)
Patrick Reed (16)
Brandt Snedeker (16)
Henrik Stenson (16), Sweden
Robert Streb (16)
Jimmy Walker (16)

CATEGORY 17: Top 50 on final Official World Golf Ranking for previous calendar year 
Byeong-hun An (17), South Korea
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (17), Thailand
Jamie Donaldson (17), Wales
Victor Dubuisson (17), France
Matthew Fitzpatrick (17), England
Sergio Garcia (17), Spain
Billy Horschel (17)
Thongchai Jaidee (17), Thailand
Soren Kjeldsen (17), Denmark
Anirban Lahiri (17), India
Andy Sullivan (17), England
Lee Westwood (17), England
Bernd Wiesberger (17), Austria
Danny Willett (17), England
Chris Wood (17), England

CATEGORY 18: Top 50 on Official World Golf Ranking published week prior to current Masters
To be finalized on March 28, 2016

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