They are many ways to qualify for the 2016 Masters Tournament. Ranking high on the PGA Tour money list, having a high enough ranking, or simply winning a PGA Tour event is enough to receive a coveted invitation.
If you get that first invite, though, you can guarantee a way back – by finishing in the top 12 at Augusta National Golf Club.
You know past winners such as Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and last year’s winner, Jordan Spieth, will be there. Names such as Jason Day, Rory McIlory, and Zach Johnson all have invites waiting thanks to other major championship victories in recent years.
But what about those other guys who had a hot week in Augusta, Ga. last year?
Take Kevin Streelman. By most accounts, he had an up-and-down 2015 season. He earned a second-place finish in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and added a T-9 finish in the Wells Fargo Championship in May, but also missed seven cuts on the year. His 2015 Masters Tournament was steady, however, as he carded 2-under 70s in his first three rounds to finish tied for 12th.
Hideki Matsuyama is actually a name many golf fans should know – he’s ranked in the top 20 of the world. He earned nine top-10 finishes last year, including finishing fifth at Augusta National with a strong final round. You could say Japan’s best golfer is knocking on the door for his first major championship.
Charley Hoffman was all over the map in 2015, winning the OHL Classic at Makyoba to cement his place in the 2015 Masters Tournament field. Two lights-out opening rounds had him sitting tied for second, though he struggled a bit on day four to finish T-9. Still, it guaranteed him a spot in the 2016 Masters Tournament – and having locked down his best-ever major finish here last year, confidence shouldn’t be lacking.
Finally, there’s Ryan Moore, who worked his way into the field by taking the top spot in the CIMB Classic in November 2014. He’s finished in the top 12 of every major tournament, but last year at Augusta National was his first that high. A scorching, 6-under round two propelled Moore onto the Leaderboard, and a strong final round was only marred by a 1-over day three that pushed him out of contention. Still, his two good rounds far outweighed his two tougher days, giving him a T-12 Masters finish and a spot in the 2016 Masters Tournament.
All four enjoyed strong performances at Augusta National Golf Club last year, and hope to repeat the success and launch a strong 2016 campaign.
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