Dec 18, 2006

Masters Invites in the Mail

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  12/18/2006 09:25:00 PM   No comments

The 71st Masters field got alot clearer Monday when the final world ranking of the year were published. The top 50 at the end of 2006 are eligible. (Bradley Dredge of Wales got the final spot by one-hundredth of a point over Justin Rose.)
17 new players will be making there first appearance including J.J. Henry, Brett Wetterich, Robert Karlsson, and Camilo Villegas.

The following is Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

List of players eligible for the Masters

The players who have qualified and are expected to compete in the 71st U.S. Masters Tournament, to be played April 5-8 at Augusta National Golf Club. The field will not be set until March 26 (players listed in only one category):

U.S. Masters champions: Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Mike Weir, Vijay Singh, Jose Maria Olazabal, Mark O'Meara, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd.

U.S. Open champions (five years): Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Campbell, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk.

British Open champions (five years): Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis, Ernie Els.

U.S. PGA champions (five years): Shaun Micheel, Rich Beem.

U.S. Players Championship (three years): Stephen Ames, Fred Funk.

U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up: Richie Ramsay, John Kelly.

British Amateur champion: Julien Gerrier.

U.S. Amateur Public Links champion: Casey Watabu.

U.S. Mid-Amateur champion: Dave Womack.

Top 16 players and ties from 2006 Masters: Tim Clark, Chad Campbell, Angel Cabrera, Stewart Cink, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Arron Oberholser, Billy Mayfair, Scott Verplank, Rod Pampling.

Top eight players and ties from 2006 U.S. Open: Colin Montgomerie, Padraig Harrington, Nick O'Hern, Jeff Sluman, Steve Stricker, Kenneth Ferrie.

Top four players and ties from 2006 British Open: Chris DiMarco.

Top four players and ties from 2006 U.S. PGA Championship: Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia.

Top 40 players from the 2006 U.S. PGA Tour money list: Trevor Immelman, Stuart Appleby, Luke Donald, Brett Wetterich, David Toms, Rory Sabbatini, Davis Love III, Carl Pettersson, Brett Quigley, Dean Wilson, Lucas Glover, Joe Durant, Zach Johnson, K.J. Choi, J.J. Henry, Tom Pernice Jr., Vaughn Taylor, Troy Matteson, Tim Herron, Camilo Villegas, Jerry Kelly.

Top 50 players from the final 2006 world ranking: Henrik Stenson, David Howell, Paul Casey, Robert Karlsson, Shingo Katayama, Yong-Eun Yang, Ian Poulter, Darren Clarke, Jeev Milkha Singh, Ben Crane, Niclas Fasth, Thomas Bjorn, Robert Allenby, Johan Edfors, Lee Westwood, Bradley Dredge.

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