Masters field needs new blood
SEVEN tournaments from the six largest tours over the next three weeks could shape the field for the Masters, and perhaps pave the way for the largest gathering at Augusta National in more than 50 years.
Augusta National invites the top 50 from the final world ranking of the year, and then the top 50 one week before the Masters.
Among those on the bubble are former PGA champion Keegan Bradley, hanging on at No. 48, and Presidents Cup player Cameron Smith at No.
52. The Australian gets two more tries to get into the top
The Masters already has 77 players who have qualified and are expected to play.
From this week’s world ranking, 12 players in the top 50 are not yet eligible, meaning the size of the field could swell to 89 players going into the new year.
Still to come are 12 events on the PGA Tour that offer Masters invitations to the winner, along with the top 50 from the April 5 world ranking and the Latin American Amateur champion.