The masters field for 2024 is expected to be the most compact in recent history.

The Masters, which has the smallest field among the majors, may have fewer players in 2024 depending on the first three months of the PGA Tour season.

With no significant tournaments for the rest of the year, it appears that 11 players who finish in the top 50 will be included in the field. This would bring the total to 77 players expected to compete.

This number includes three players – Adam Schenk, Eric Cole, and Denny McCarthy – who will make their Masters debut without having won on the PGA Tour or European tour. Schenk qualified by reaching the Tour Championship for the first time.

The 11 players expected to get in through the top 50 world ranking are Ryan Fox, Min Woo Lee, McCarthy, Will Zalatoris, Justin Rose, Harris English, Cole, JT Poston, Adrian Meronk, Adam Hadwin, and Nicolai Højgaard. Four players – Luke List, Erik van Rooyen, Camilo Villegas, and Ludvig Aberg – received invitations by winning PGA Tour events in the fall.

An additional player will be the winner of the Latin American Amateur Championship in January. Otherwise, the qualification for the Masters in April comes from winning a full PGA Tour event (there are 14 of them before the Masters) or being in the top 50 on April 7th, the week before the tournament starts. There may also be special invitations for international players who are not PGA Tour regulars.

Augusta National prefers the field to be less than 100, a number it last exceeded in 1966 when 103 players participated.

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