2021 Masters field: Here’s who is playing at Augusta National

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It's officially time for the Masters.

Stephen Denton

After months of eager anticipation, the Masters has finally returned to April. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the 2021 Masters field, from competitors to amateurs, and everything in between.

2021 Masters Preview

The Masters is back, and only six months after its previous iteration. Following a brief hiatus in 2020, the Masters has come home to April in 2021, returning with blooming azaleas, dogwoods and magnolias — and some pretty good golf. Dustin Johnson will host his first-ever champions dinner, last year’s November Masters making him the shortest-tenured green jacket-holder in more than eight decades. Unless of course the World No. 1 repeats as champion, in which case he’d bring back his jacket with him for the customary length of 12 months.

Bryson DeChambeau figures to be hot on Dustin Johnson’s trail — with the big-swinging American seeking vengeance after a disappointing performance in the fall. DeChambeau enters Augusta National with just one victory since his U.S. Open triumph at Winged Foot, but a bevy of top-10 finishes. Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth — one player seeking to end a much longer winless streak, and one who recently did end a lengthy winless streak — enter the tournament on uneven notes. Spieth enters the week on a high after winning at the Valero Texas Open following a flurry of top-10 finishes in the early portion of the season, while McIlroy has struggled even after adding a new swing coach, Pete Cowen, to the mix in late-March. Of course, McIlroy is still a green jacket away from completing the career grand slam.

World No. 2 Justin Thomas enters Augusta National with the biggest win of the 2021 season to date after his blistering Sunday charge at the Players Championship in March. Thomas joins fellow world top 10 players Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele in forming the youthful contingent still in search of their first Masters win.

Who earns an invite to the Masters?

According to Masters.com, these are the following qualification requirements to earn an invite to the Masters:

  1. Masters Tournament Champions (Lifetime)
  2. US Open Champions 2016 – 2020 (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  3. British Open Champions 2016 – 2020 (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  4. PGA Champions 2016 – 2020 (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  5. Winners of The Players Championship 2018 – 2021 (Three years)
  6. Current Olympic Gold Medalist (One year)
  7. 2020 US Amateur Champion (7-A) (Honorary, non-competing after one year) and the runner-up (7-B) to the 2020 US Amateur Champion
  8. 2020 British Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after one year)
  9. 2020 Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion
  10. 2021 Latin America Amateur Champion
  11. 2020 US Mid-Amateur Champion
  12. The first 12 players, including ties, in the 2020 Masters Tournament
  13. The first 4 players, including ties, in the 2020 US Open Championship
  14. The first 4 players, including ties, in the 2020 British Open Championship
  15. The first 4 players, including ties, in the 2020 PGA Championship
  16. Individual winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from the originally scheduled 2020 Masters (April 9, 2020) to the 2021 Masters
  17. Those qualifying for the 2020 Tour Championship
  18. The 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
  19. The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament

So, who fits the bill?

Stephen Denton

2021 Masters Field

Abraham Ancer
Daniel Berger
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Patrick Cantlay
Paul Casey
Cameron Champ
Stewart Cink
Corey Conners
Fred Couples
Jason Day
Bryson DeChambeau
Harris English
Tony Finau
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Tommy Fleetwood
Dylan Frittelli
Sergio Garcia
Brian Gay
Lanto Griffin
Brian Harman
Tyrrell Hatton
Jim Herman
Max Homa
Billy Horschel
Viktor Hovland
Mackenzie Hughes
Sungjae Im
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson
Matt Jones
Si Woo Kim
Kevin Kisner
Brooks Koepka
Jason Kokrak
Matt Kuchar
Martin Laird
Bernhard Langer
Marc Leishman
Joe Long (A)
Shane Lowry
Sandy Lyle
Robert MacIntyre
Hideki Matsuyama
Rory McIlroy
Phil Mickelson
Larry Mize
Francesco Molinari
Collin Morikawa
Sebastian Munoz
Kevin Na
Joaquin Niemann
Jose Maria Olazabal
Louis Oosthuizen
Carlos Ortiz
Charles Osborne (A)
Ryan Palmer
C.T. Pan
Victor Perez
Ian Poulter
Jon Rahm
Patrick Reed
Justin Rose
Xander Schauffele
Scottie Scheffler
Charl Schwartzel
Adam Scott
Webb Simpson
Vijay Singh
Cameron Smith
Jordan Spieth
Henrik Stenson
Tyler Strafaci (A)
Robert Streb
Hudson Swafford
Justin Thomas
Michael Thompson
Brendon Todd
Jimmy Walker
Matt Wallace
Bubba Watson
Mike Weir
Lee Westwood
Bernd Wiesberger
Danny Willett
Matthew Wolff
Gary Woodland
Ian Woosnam
Will Zalatoris

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