The Masters starts in 50 days. How about that!
In honor of the 50-day mark, I want to look at which golfers have teed it up the most times at Augusta National in the history of this storied tournament. This April will mark the 80th Masters and a handful of golfers have played in over half of them. Here are your top four.
Gary Player -- 52 Masters
Arnold Palmer -- 50 Masters
Doug Ford -- 49 Masters
Raymond Floyd -- 46 Masters
Palmer actually played in 50 straight from 1955 to 2004. However, he last made a cut in 1983. As far as current golfers go, Tom Watson has played in 42. Sandy Lyle has 34. Both Bernhard Langer and Larry Mize have 32.
The golfer that could outlast them all though is Fred Couples, who is just 56 years of age. He has a lifetime exemption and he's already played in 31 Masters. It's pretty easy to see him playing for 15 or 20 more years at Augusta if his back will last that long. Heck, he could even make a run at Player's record of 52.
Couples has been competitive, too. He's finished in the top 20 in five of the last six years, including a top 10 in 2010.