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Who Hasn't Qualified For The Masters

By: | Wed 09 Mar 2022 | Comments


The Masters is golf's most coveted invitation, but it's hard to come by. Featuring the most exclusive field of the major championships, being eligible to compete at Augusta National is a notable achievement by itself, a milestone that underpins that a golfer is among the very elite of the game.

On the flip side, failing to qualify for the year's first men's major can be a sign of a career in decline, or of one that hasn't yet reached its fullest potential.

Ahead of the 2022 Masters - the 86th Tournament - we take a closer look at just some players who are yet to secure their invite to make that iconic drive down Magnolia Lane.

Richard Bland

The veteran Englishman won the hearts of the viewing public when he secured his first European Tour victory at last year's British Masters, but his stunning late career form has so far fallen just shy of claiming a Masters debut via the Official World Golf Rankings. That would have been quite a story.

Ian Poulter

IIan Poulter

This Ryder Cup legend has been a regular at the Masters, recording 16 appearances and three top ten finishes, but he's not yet part of the field this year. However, there is still time to claim a spot, just as he did as the final entrant in 2018 when he won the Houston Open.

Jason Day

The former world number one finished in a tie for second on his Masters debut in 2011 and he was an ever-present from there, but his decline in form now sees this past PGA and Players champion looking in from the outside. Now ranked 94th, the Australian will need to do something special to appear at Augusta in April.

Matt Wallace

Matt Wallace

A determined four-time European Tour winner, Matt Wallace has played in the last three Masters Tournaments, but having fallen outside the world's top 100, it's not likely that he'll be in Georgia this year following a poor sequence of results.

Charley Hoffman

There was a time when the American seemed to appear on the leaderboard every spring, but the 45-year-old hasn't qualified for an invite to the Masters since 2019 and it doesn't seem likely to be forthcoming again.

Rickie Fowler

It's just four years ago that Fowler was runner-up to Patrick Reed at Augusta National, but the popular American is set to miss the Masters for the second consequtive season. The former Players champion is battling to restore his best form, but that still seems a long way off.

Nicolai Hojgaard

The 20-year-old has only played in one major championship - the 2018 Open - but despite winning two DP World Tour events in recent months, he will need to produce something special in the coming weeks to qualify for the Masters. There is no doubt that the talented Dane would enhance the field.

Rasmus Hojgaard

Likewise, Nicolai's twin brother Rasmus hasn't yet done enough to receive an invite, but there is no doubt that it's simply a matter of when the duo compete at the Masters. It could yet be this year - but some major moves will be required.

Matt Kuchar

The low amateur back in 1998, the experienced American has played in 15 Masters Tournaments, but this year is set to be the first he has missed since 2009. At 140th in the Official World Golf Rankings, it's going to be a long way back to Augusta.

Henrik Stenson

It took the Swede a while to finally crack the code at Augusta National - he finished bottom of the field in 2011 - but the former Open champion is set to fall shy of making a 17th consequtive appearance this year after his exemption for lifting the Claret Jug ended.


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