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The Masters: Field for Augusta is (almost) set

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

93 golfers will tee it up at Augusta National next Thursday. (Getty Images)
At least 93 golfers will tee it up at Augusta National next Thursday. (Getty Images)

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There have been 93 golfers invited to the 2013 Masters, and there remains one spot reserved for the winner of this week's Texas Open (if that golfer doesn't already have an invite).

Here are the invites and how they qualified:

Former Masters champion (exempt for life)

Bubba Watson
Charl Schwartzel
Phil Mickelson
Angel Cabrera
Trevor Immelman
Zach Johnson
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

U.S. Open champion (exempt for five years)

Webb Simpson
Rory McIlroy
Graeme McDowell
Lucas Glover

British Open champion (exempt for five years)

Ernie Els
Darren Clarke
Louis Oosthuizen
Stewart Cink
Padraig Harrington

PGA Championship champion (exempt for five years)

Keegan Bradley
Martin Kaymer
Y.E. Yang.

Players Championship champion (exempt for three years)

Matt Kuchar
K.J. Choi
Tim Clark

Amateur champions (British, U.S., Public Links, Mid-Amateur, Asian)

a-Steven Fox
a-Michael Weaver
a-Alan Dunbar
a-T.J. Vogel
a-Nathan Smith
a-Guan Tianlang

2012 Masters top 16 (and ties)

Peter Hanson
Lee Westwood
Ian Poulter
Justin Rose
Adam Scott
Jim Furyk
Sergio Garcia
Hunter Mahan
Kevin Na

2012 U.S. Open top eight (and ties)

Michael Thompson
David Toms
John Peterson
Jason Dufner

2012 British Open top four (and ties)

Brandt Snedeker

2012 PGA Championship top four (and ties)

David Lynn
Carl Pettersson

2012 PGA Tour money list top 30

Luke Donald
Steve Stricker
Dustin Johnson
Rickie Fowler
Nick Watney
Bo Van Pelt
Ryan Moore
Robert Garrigus
Scott Piercy
John Huh
Ben Curtis

PGA Tour event winners since 2012 Masters

Marc Leishman
Ted Potter Jr.
Russell Henley
Brian Gay
Kevin Streelman
D.A. Points
John Merrick

2012 Tour Championship field

John Senden

Final world ranking top 50 in 2012

Paul Lawrie
Francesco Molinari
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
Branden Grace
Bill Haas
Nicolas Colsaerts
Jason Day
Hiroyuki Fujita
Matteo Manassero
Thomas Bjorn
Jamie Donaldson
George Coetzee
Thorbjorn Olesen

World ranking top 50 on March 31, 2013

Fredrik Jacobson
Richard Sterne
Henrik Stenson

Special foreign invites

Ryo Ishikawa
Thaworn Wiratchant

How loaded was that top 16 last year? You could build a Ryder Cup team based solely on guys who finished in that group in 2012.

The closest misses included Marcel Siem (No. 51 in the world rankings), Charles Howell III (No. 54), and Geoff Ogilvy (No. 55).

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