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Can't Hardly Wait

A very early look at everybody who has qualified (so far) for the 2024 Masters

Masters 2023

J.D. Cuban

If it hasn’t already, it’s going to happen sometime soon, maybe this afternoon as you get draw into an organizational meeting at work, or tomorrow morning while taking the trash out. The euphoria that comes with Masters week will, sadly, disappear, and you’ll be left feeling a little empty inside, longing for its return but knowing that time is, even more sadly, another 360-plus days away.

Fear not, though, for we have a fix for you, if only a little one and admittedly fleeting. Last week, Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley outlined the qualifying criteria for the 2024 Masters, with a few logistical tweaks that correspond to changes on the PGA Tour and the NCAA D-I individual champion being added to the invitation list. A total of 20 categories are now outlined for players to be able to earn their way to Augusta National next April.

With this criteria in place, and knowing that it’s a long way until we’re listening to Jim Nantz say “Hello, Friends”, we are ready to look ahead. Without further ado, here are all the players who have qualified so far for the 2024 Masters—31 in total, taking out past champions who did not play in 2023 or said they will not play in 2024.

Fair warning: There are a lot of high profile names that are missing at this point—Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Max Homa to name a few from the World top 10. The list right now only includes past Masters champs, recent major winners and anybody who finished in the top 12 on Sunday. But remember, this is really early. There’s still lots of time to qualify.

Fred Couples, 1

Bryson DeChambeau, 2

Matt Fitzpatrick, 2, 13

Sergio Garcia, 1

Russell Henley, 13

Viktor Hovland, 13

Dustin Johnson, 1

Zach Johnson, 1

Brooks Koepka, 4, 13

Bernhard Langer, 1

Shane Lowry, 3

Hideki Matsuyama, 1

Phil Mickelson, 1, 4, 13

Collin Morikawa, 3, 4, 13

Jose Maria Olazabal, 1

Jon Rahm, 1, 2

Patrick Reed, 1, 13

Charl Schwartzel, 1

Scottie Scheffler, 1, 5, 13

Adam Scott, 1

Vijay Singh, 1

Cameron Smith, 3, 5

Jordan Spieth, 1, 13

Sahith Theegala, 13

Justin Thomas, 4

Bubba Watson, 1

Mike Weir, 1

Danny Willett, 1

Gary Woodland, 2

Tiger Woods, 1

Cameron Young, 13

2024 Masters qualifying critera

  1. Masters Tournament Champions (Lifetime)
  2. US Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  3. The Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  4. PGA Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  5. Winners of The Players Championship (Three years)
  6. Current Olympic Gold Medalist (One Year)
  7. Current US Amateur Champion (7-A) (Honorary, non-competing after one year) and the Runner-up (7-B) to the current US Amateur Champion
  8. Current Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after one year)
  9. Current Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion (One year)
  10. Current Latin America Amateur Champion (One year)
  11. Current US Mid-Amateur Champion (One year)
  12. Current NCAA Division I Men’s Individual Champion (One year)
  13. The first 12 players, including ties, in the previous year's Masters Tournament
  14. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's US Open
  15. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's Open Championship
  16. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's PGA Championship
  17. Individual winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation, from previous Masters to current Masters
  18. Those qualifying and eligible for the previous year's season-ending Tour Championship
  19. The 50 leaders on the final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
  20. The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament

The Masters Committee, at its discretion, also invites international players not otherwise qualified