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Masters 2023: Here's everyone who has qualified to compete at Augusta National


Scottie Scheffler gets the Masters trophy from Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley after his 2022 victory.

Andrew Redington

For golf fans, the time is finally here. The countdown to the 2023 Masters has us arriving at Augusta National with gobs of juicy storylines to talk about. Defending champion Scottie Scheffler looks like he's in pretty good form to defend his 2022 Masters title after an impressive victory at the Players Championship and advancing to the semifinals of the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship. Rory McIlroy too as he tries to win an elusive green jacket and close out the career Grand Slam. Oh, and four-time major Brooks Koepka just claimed victory on the LIV Golf.

Like we said … gobs of juicy storylines to talk about.

In thinking about the Masters, the natural instinct is also to think about who is playing in the Masters. That question became far less muddied in December after Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley issued a statement regarding the qualifying process for the 2023 tournament, which settled the matter over whether players connected to the LIV Golf League who are banned from playing on the PGA Tour would be prohibited from playing in the year’s first men’s major as well.

Ridley never referred to LIV Golf in the statement and issued a condemnation over the schism in the game that’s arisen in the wake of the launch of the controversial Saudi-backed series. “Regrettably, recent actions have divided men’s professional golf by diminishing the virtues of the game and the meaningful legacies of those who built it,” Ridley wrote. However, while acknowledging being “disappointed” in these developments, “our focus is to honor the tradition of bringing together a preeminent field of golfers.”

“Therefore, as invitations are sent this week, we will invite those eligible under our current criteria to compete in the 2023 Masters Tournament,” Ridley said. “As we have said in the past, we look at every aspect of the Tournament each year, and any modifications or changes to invitation criteria for future Tournaments will be announced in April.”

All told, 18 players from LIV earned spots for the Masters out of a total of 104 invitees, a number that includes all living past champions. Winnowing out those who won a green jacket but no longer play in the tournament, and the withdraw by Aaron Wise last week, the list of competitors who will tee it up is 88, a number that stayed steady when Corey Conners, already in the field, won the Valero Texas Open on Sunday, preventing any 11th-hour additions.

Below are the list of players who have currently earned invitations.


Abraham Ancer, 18

Sam Bennett (a), 7

Keegan Bradley, 16 (Zozo), 18

Sam Burns, 16 (Charles Schwab Challenge), 17, 18

Patrick Cantlay, 16 (BMW), 17, 18

Ben Carr (a), 7

Cameron Champ, 12

Corey Conners, 12, 16 (Valero Texas Open), 17, 18

Fred Couples, 1

Harrison Crowe (a), 9

Jason Day, 19

Bryson DeChambeau, 2

Harris English, 19

Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira (a), 11

Tony Finau, 16 (3M Open, Rocket Mortgage, Houston Open), 17, 18

Matt Fitzpatrick, 2, 13, 16 (U.S. Open), 17, 18

Tommy Fleetwood, 14, 18

Ryan Fox, 18

Sergio Garcia, 1

Talor Gooch, 17, 18

Brian Harman, 17, 18

Tyrrell Hatton, 18

Russell Henley, 16 (World Wide Technology), 18

Kazuki Higa, Special Invitation

Tom Hoge, 17, 18

Max Homa, 16 (Wells Fargo, Fortinet), 17, 18

Billy Horschel, 16 (Memorial), 17, 18

Viktor Hovland, 14, 17, 18

Mackenzie Hughes, 16 (Sanderson Farms), 18

Sungjae Im, 12, 17, 18

Dustin Johnson, 1, 12, 18

Zach Johnson, 1

Si Woo Kim, 16 (Sony Open)

Tom Kim, 16 (Wyndham, Shriners), 18

Chris Kirk, 16 (Honda Classic)

Kevin Kisner, 18

Kurt Kitayama, 16 (Arnold Palmer Invitational), 18

Brooks Koepka, 2, 4

Jason Kokrak, 18

Bernhard Langer, 1

K.H. Lee, 16 (Byron Nelson), 17, 18

Min Woo Lee, 19

Shane Lowry, 3, 12, 18

Sandy Lyle, 1

Hideki Matsuyama, 1, 13, 17, 18

Matthew McClean (a), 10

Rory McIlroy, 12, 14, 16 (RBC Canadian, CJ Cup), 17, 18

Adrian Meronk, 18

Phil Mickelson, 1, 4

Keith Mitchell, 19

Larry Mize, 1

Francesco Molinari, 3

Taylor Moore, 16 (Valspar)

Collin Morikawa, 3, 4, 12, 17, 18

Kevin Na, 18

Joaquin Niemann, 17, 18

Alex Noren, 18

Jose Maria Olazabal, 1

Louis Oosthuizen, 18

Mito Pereira, 15, 18

Thomas Pieters, 18

J.T. Poston, 16 (John Deere), 17

Aldrich Potgieter (a), 8

Seamus Power, 16 (Bermuda), 18

Jon Rahm, 2, 16 (Mexico, Sentry TOC, American Express, Genesis), 17, 18

Patrick Reed, 1, 12, 17, 19

Justin Rose, 16 (AT&T Pebble Beach)

Gordon Sargent (a), special invitation

Xander Schauffele, 16 (Travelers, Scottish Open), 17, 18

Scottie Scheffler, 1, 5, 12, 13, 16 (Masters, WM Phoenix, Players), 17

Charl Schwartzel, 1, 12

Adam Scott, 1, 17, 18

Vijay Singh, 1

Cameron Smith, 3, 5, 12, 14, 16 (Open Championship), 17, 18

Jordan Spieth, 1, 16 (RBC Heritage), 17, 18

Scott Stallings, 17

Sepp Straka, 17, 18

Adam Svensson, 16 (RSM Classic)

Sahith Theegala, 17, 18

Justin Thomas, 4, 5, 12, 15, 16 (PGA), 17, 18

Harold Varner III, 18

Bubba Watson, 1

Mike Weir, 1

Danny Willett, 1, 12

Aaron Wise, 17

Gary Woodland, 2

Tiger Woods, 1

Cameron Young, 14, 15, 17, 18

Will Zalatoris, 12, 13, 15, 16 (FedEx St. Jude), 17, 18

Past champions who did not play in 2022 or said they won't play in 2023:

Tommy Aaron

Jack Burke, Jr.

Angel Cabrera

Charles Coody

Ben Crenshaw

Nick Faldo

Raymond Floyd

Trevor Immelman

Jack Nicklaus

Mark O'Meara

Gary Player

Craig Stadler

Tom Watson

Ian Woosnam

Fuzzy Zoeller

2023 qualifying categories

1: Masters champions (lifetime)

2: U.S. Open champions (five years)

3: Open champions (five years)

4: PGA champion (five years)

5: Players champion (three years)

6: Current Olympic gold medalist (one year)

7: Current U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up (one year)

8: Current British Amateur champion (one year)

9: Current Asia-Pacific Amateur champion (one year)

10: Current U.S. Mid-Amateur champion (one year)

11: Current Latin America Amateur champion (one year)

12: First 12 players, including ties, in the previous year's Masters

13: First 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's U.S. Open

14: First 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's Open Championship

15: First 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's PGA Championship

16: Winners of PGA Tour regular-season and playoff events that award at least a full allocation of FedEx Cup points

17: Qualifiers from the previous year's season-ending Tour Championship (top 30 in FedEx Cup)

18: 50 leaders on the final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year

19: 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters