Tuesday, January 8

Field for 2013 Masters, Just 92 Days Away

(Shannon Hurst Lane)
THE 2013 MASTERS WILL BE THE 77TH EDITION of the famous invitational started by Bobby Jones after his retirement from competitive golf. The first round tees off on Thursday, April 11, only 92 days from today. Following are the men (to date) who will be playing for the Green Jacket.

2013 Masters Invitees

The number(s) after each name indicates the basis of qualification. (See qualifications criteria below.)

Thomas Bjorn (18) Keegan Bradley (4,14,15,16,17,18) Angel Cabrera (1) K.J. Choi (5,18) Stewart Cink (3) Tim Clark (5) Darren Clarke (3) George Coetzee (18) Nicolas Colsaerts (18) Fred Couples (1,11) Ben Crenshaw (1) Ben Curtis (15,16) Jason Day (18) Luke Donald (15,17,18) Jamie Donaldson (18) Jason Dufner (12,15,16,17,18) Alan Dunbar (7) Ernie Els (3,15,17,18) Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (18) Rickie Fowler (15,16,17,18) Steven Fox (6-A) Hiroyuki Fujita (18) Jim Furyk (11,12,15,17,18) Sergio Garcia (11,15,16,17,18) Robert Garrigus (15,17,18) Lucas Glover (2) Branden Grace (18) Tianlang Guan (8) Bill Haas (18) Peter Hanson (11,18) Padraig Harrington (3,4,11,12) John Huh (15,17) Trevor Immelman (1) Dustin Johnson (15,16,17,18) Zach Johnson (1,15,16,17,18) Martin Kaymer (4,18) Matt Kuchar (5,11,15,17,18) Bernhard Langer (1) Paul Lawrie (18) Marc Leishman (16) Sandy Lyle (1) David Lynn (14,18) Hunter Mahan (11,15,17,18) Matteo Manassero (18) Graeme McDowell (2,11,12,18) Rory McIlroy (2,4,15,16,17,18) Phil Mickelson (1,11,15,17,18) Larry Mize (1) Francesco Molinari (18) Ryan Moore (15,17,18) Kevin Na (11) Mark O'Meara (1) Jose Maria Olazabal (1) Thorbjorn Olesen (18) Louis Oosthuizen (3,11,15,17,18) John Peterson (12) Carl Pettersson (14,15,16,17,18) Scott Piercy (15,16,17,18) Ted Potter Jr. (16) Ian Poulter (11,14,18) Justin Rose (11,14,15,17,18) Charl Schwartzel (1,18) Adam Scott (11,13,15,17,18) John Senden (17,18) Webb Simpson (2,15,17,18) Vijay Singh (1) Nathan Smith (10) Brandt Snedeker (13,15,16,17,18) Craig Stadler (1) Steve Stricker (15,17,18) Michael Thompson (12) David Toms (12,18) Bo Van Pelt (15,17,18) T. J. Vogel (9) Nick Watney (15,16,17,18) Bubba Watson (1,15,17,18) Tom Watson (1) Michael Weaver (6-B) Mike Weir (1) Lee Westwood (11,15,17,18) Tiger Woods (1,2,13,15,16,17,18) Y.E. Yang (4)

Past champions not expected to participate: 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.

2013 Masters Qualifications

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 16 players, including ties, in the previous year's Masters Tournament
12. The first 8 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. The 30 leaders on the Final Official PGA Tour Money List for the previous calendar year
16. Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters
17. Those qualifying for the previous year's season-ending Tour Championship
18. The 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
19. The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament

(Source: Masters.com)

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