Masters 2019: Who has already earned invitations into the field for this year at Augusta National

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The countdown to the first major of 2019 is on. As the Masters approaches, 99 golfers have qualified to play at Augusta National in April. That number accounts for all the living past champions, 13 of whom have indicated they will not tee it up, which brings the field size as of the WGC-Dell Match Play to 86. This includes two new players after the championship at Austin Country Club. Justin Harding and Shane Lowry had not previously qualified to compete at Augusta but had moved into the top 50 in the World Ranking, so they have earned spots to the Masters. There remains a chance for one more player to earn a spot in the 2019 field. The winner the upcoming Valero Texas Open will get an invitation to compete at Augusta National if he isn’t already eligible.

Here’s who is in the field right now, along with the eligibility criteria.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (18)
Lucas Bjerregaard (18)
Devon Bling (a) (7)
Keegan Bradley (16, 17, 18)
Angel Cabrera (1)
Rafael Cabrera-Bello (18)
Patrick Cantlay (17, 18)
Paul Casey (17, 18)
Stewart Cink (15)
Fred Couples (1)
Jason Day (4, 5, 16, 17, 18)
Bryson DeChambeau (16, 17, 18)
Tony Finau (12, 17, 18)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (18)
Tommy Fleetwood (13, 17)
Rickie Fowler (12, 17, 18)
Sergio Garcia (1, 18)
Branden Grace (18)
Emiliano Grillo (18)
Justin Harding (19)
Tyrrell Hatton (18)
Charley Hoffman (12)
J.B. Holmes (16)
Billy Horschel (17)
Viktor Hovland (a) (7)
Charles Howell III (16)
Shugo Imahara (special invite)
Trevor Immelman (1)
Dustin Johnson (2, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18)
Zach Johnson (1, 3)
Takumi Kanaya (a) (9)
Martin Kaymer (2)
Michael Kim (16)
Si Woo Kim (5)
Kevin Kisner (14, 18)
Patton Kizzire (17)
Brooks Koepka (2, 4, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18)
Satoshi Kodaira (16, 18)
Matt Kuchar (16, 18)
Andrew Landry (16)
Bernhard Langer (1)
Marc Leishman (12, 16, 17, 18)
Li Haotong (18)
Adam Long (16)
Shane Lowry (19)
Sandy Lyle (1)
Hideki Matsuyama (17, 18)
Rory McIlroy (3, 4, 5, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18)
Phil Mickelson (1, 16, 17, 18)
Keith Mitchell (16)
Larry Mize (1)
Francesco Molinari (3, 14, 16, 17, 18)
Kevin Na (16, 17, 18)
Alex Noren (18)
Kevin O’Connell (a) (10)
Jose Maria Olazabal (1)
Thorbjorn Olesen (18)
Louis Oosthuizen (12, 18)
Alvaro Ortiz (a) (11)
Eddie Pepperell (18)
Ian Poulter (18)
Jon Rahm (12, 15, 17, 18)
Jovan Rebula (a) (8)
Patrick Reed (1, 12, 13, 17, 18)
Justin Rose (12, 14, 16, 17, 18)
Charl Schwartzel (1)
Adam Scott (1, 15, 18)
Xander Schauffele (14, 17, 18)
Webb Simpson (5, 16, 17, 18)
Vijay Singh (1)
Cameron Smith (12, 17, 18)
Brandt Snedeker (16, 18)
Jordan Spieth (1, 2, 3, 12, 18)
Kyle Stanley (17, 18)
Henrik Stenson (3, 12, 18)
Justin Thomas (4, 16, 17, 18)
Kevin Tway (16)
Jimmy Walker (4)
Matt Wallace (18)
Bubba Watson (1, 12, 16, 17, 18)
Mike Weir (1)
Aaron Wise (16, 17)
Danny Willett (1)
Ian Woosnam (1)
Gary Woodland (17, 18)
Tiger Woods (1, 15, 16, 17, 18)

1: Masters champions (lifetime)
2: U.S. Open champions (five years)
3: Open champions (five years)
4: PGA champions (five years)
5: Players champions (three years)
6: Current Olympic champion
7: Current U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up (must remain amateur)
8: Current British Amateur champion (must remain amateur)
9: Current Asia-Pacific Amateur champion (must remain amateur)
10: Current U.S. Mid-Amateur champion (must remain amateur)
11: Current Latin America Amateur champion (must remain amateur) (event held Jan. 17-20)
12: First 12 players (and ties) in previous year’s Masters
13: First 4 players (and ties) in previous year’s U.S. Open
14: First 4 players (and ties) in previous year’s Open Championship
15: First 4 players (and ties) in previous year’s PGA Championship
16: Winners of PGA Tour regular-season and playoff events awarding full FedEx Cup points
17: Qualifiers from the previous year’s season-ending Tour Championship
18: 50 leaders on the final Official World Golf Ranking of the previous calendar year
19: 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters

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