Has Rickie Fowler won the Masters?
Fowler has not won the Masters, but he has come close. In eight Masters appearances, Fowler has two top-5 finishes, including second place in 2018. He missed the cut once, in 2016.
What are the qualifications for making the 2023 Masters field?
There are 19 ways for golfers to earn an invitation to play in the Masters.
Masters Tournament Champions (Lifetime)
US Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
The Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
PGA Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
Winners of The Players Championship (Three years)
Current Olympic Gold Medalist (One year)
Current US Amateur Champion (7-A) (Honorary, non-competing after one year) and the runner-up (7-B) to the current US Amateur Champion
Current The Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after one year)
Current Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion (One year)
Current Latin America Amateur Champion (One year)
Current US Mid-Amateur Champion (One year)
The first 12 players, including ties, in the previous year’s Masters Tournament
The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year’s US Open
The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year’s The Open Championship
The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year’s PGA Championship
Individual winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters
Those qualifying for the previous year’s season-ending Tour Championship
The 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
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.
2023 Masters field: Players invited to compete
Here are the players who have qualified for an invite to the 2023 Masters Tournament:
Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira
Si Woo Kim
Jose Maria Olazabal
Harold Varner III
Will the Masters allow LIV players?
LIV players were allowed to play in the 2022 U.S. Open and British Open, and the Masters Tournament followed suit by extending invitations to eligible players for 2023.
Currently, 17 LIV golfers have been invited to play in the 2023 Masters:
Who won the 2022 Masters?
Scottie Scheffler won the 2022 Masters with a score of 10-under-par, after rounds of 69, 67, 71 and 71.
Along with the coveted green jacket, he won a silver replica of the Masters trophy, a gold medal and $2,700,000.
Is Tiger Woods playing in the 2023 Masters?
Tiger Woods is expected to play in the Masters. While the five-time Masters champion hasn’t confirmed he’s playing, he’s not currently on the tournament’s list of past champions not playing.
Living Masters winners not playing in the 2023 tournament
A Masters win comes with a lifetime invitation and players are encouraged to use their own discretion to make the often difficult decision of when to stop playing.
Ian Woosnam, who suffers from ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the spine, retired from competition in 2022.
“Thought long and hard about playing the Masters again this year and in the future but it’s time for me to watch the young guys play,” he wrote in a Tweet.
In 2020, Trevor Immelman announced he’d stop competing to become an analyst for CBS Sports. The 2008 Masters champ had missed the cut at Augusta from 2014 to 2018 before finishing 51st in 2019.
“Do I regret not playing?” said Immelman. “No, not really. Well, I do a little – maybe 5 percent.”
1991 champion Ian Woosnam, then 59, walked off the course in 2017 after shooting 82-81 and announced his retirement from Masters competition.
Tom Watson played his final competitive round at Augusta National in 2016 at age 66. He said the course is too long for him.
Ben Crenshaw retired from competition in 2015.
“I’ve thought long and hard, and it’s the right time,” said Crenshaw, then 63 years old.
Gary Player retired in 2009 after his 52nd Masters start at age 73. Nick Faldo walked away in 2013 when he was only 48.
Six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus got talked into coming back in 2005 by then-Chairman Hootie Johnson and called it quits after a rain-delayed Saturday finish.
Nicklaus, Player and Watson are now honorary Masters starters and strike ceremonial tee shots at hole No. 1 to kick off the tournament.
Past champions not playing in 2023:
Jack Burke Jr.