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Final World Ranking for 2021 released early, and here's who just earned invites to the Masters

December 19, 2021

Matthew Wolff chips on the eighth hole during the final round of the 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open.

Carmen Mandato

The formal invitations to the 2022 Masters aren’t expected to go out for another week or so. And for 10 golfers who hadn’t yet locked up a spot in the first men’s major of the new year, well they should be keeping their eye on the mailbox.

The Official World Golf Ranking for this week and the final week of 2021 were released on Sunday, the numbers crunchers able to calculate both simultaneously thanks to the fact that there are no events that earn World Ranking points left to be played this December. Augusta National traditionally invites the top 50 in the final yearly ranking to play the following April. Of those 50, these 10 players still were looking for a way to in the field and can now make plans for the second week of April:

Tyrrell Hatton (22)
Matt Fitzpatrick (24)
Matthew Wolff (30)
Lee Westwood (37)
Mackenzie Hughes (39)
Tommy Fleetwood (40)
Ryan Palmer (47)
Christiaan Bezuidenhout (48)
Min Woo Lee (49)
Takumi Kanaya (50)

While these 10 can celebrate, it also means that a handful of players who just missed out on the top 50 have work to do in the new year to get into the Masters.

Among them is Cameron Tringale, who finished in the not so happy spot of No. 51 of the final week’s ranking. The next three in the ranking who aren’t yet in the Masters are Ian Poulter (54), Russell Henley (57) and Bernd Wiesberger (58).

For the record, here’s the entire top 50 from the final ranking of 2021.

1: Jon Rahm, 9.5335

2: Collin Morikawa, 8.7575

3: Dustin Johnson, 7.1201

4: Patrick Cantlay, 6.462

5: Bryson DeChambeau, 6.4311

6: Xander Schauffele, 6.3888

7: Justin Thomas, 6.3741

8: Viktor Hovland, 6.3341

9: Rory McIlroy, 6.2845

10: Louis Oosthuizen, 5.3015

11: Sam Burns, 5.1916

12: Scottie Scheffler, 5.079

13: Harris English, 5.0252

14: Jordan Spieth, 4.8995

15: Tony Finau, 4.8854

16: Brooks Koepka, 4.8763

17: Abraham Ancer, 4.8537

18: Hideki Matsuyama, 4.7944

19: Daniel Berger, 4.6578

20: Jason Kokrak, 4.4118

21: Cameron Smith, 4.4076

22: Tyrrell Hatton, 4.2815

23: Billy Horschel, 4.2354

24: Matt Fitzpatrick, 4.1046

25: Patrick Reed, 4.0539

26: Sungjae Im, 3.9842

27: Webb Simpson, 3.8974

28: Paul Casey, 3.8296

29: Kevin Na, 3.7649

30: Matthew Wolff, 3.092

31: Joaquin Niemann, 3.0632

32: Talor Gooch, 2.8994

33: Phil Mickelson, 2.8549

34: Will Zalatoris, 2.8493

35: Max Homa, 2.8279

36: Marc Leishman, 2.8067

37: Lee Westwood, 2.6673

38: Corey Conners, 2.6428

39: Mackenzie Hughes, 2.5563

40: Tommy Fleetwood, 2.5273

41: Lucas Herbert, 2.5022

42: Kevin Kisner, 2.4558

43: Justin Rose, 2.445

44: Shane Lowry, 2.4386

45: Sergio Garcia, 2.4385

46: Adam Scott, 2.4033

47: Ryan Palmer, 2.3782

48: Christiaan Bezuidenhout, 2.3383

49: Min Woo Lee, 2.2494

50: Takumi Kanaya, 2.2379