The Masters Tournament is indeed a tradition unlike any other. Getting an invitation to grace the pristine greens of the Augusta National Golf Club, where the most famous golf tournament takes place every April, is every professional golfer’s dream. Even more exhilarating is winning the much-coveted green jacket, which seals your place as a legend in the game. If you have been wondering what it takes to earn your spot among the world’s elite players as you chew on the famous pimento cheese sandwiches served at the Masters, read on to discover different ways to qualify.
Top 20 Ways to Qualify for The Masters
Win the Masters Tournament
The green jacket is magical because once you win it, you will automatically be eligible for all subsequent editions of the Masters for the rest of your golfing career. A player like Tiger Woods can participate in any edition he wishes, having won before.
Win the U.S. Open Trophy
If lady luck smiles at you and you claim the U.S. Open top spot, you will be guaranteed honorary invitations for the next five Masters tournaments.
Win the Open Championship
Open Championship winners also receive honorary invitations to the Masters for the next five years.
Win the PGA Championship
Winning the fourth major – the PGA Championship, also entitles a golfer to five years of honorary invitations to the Masters Tournament.
Win the Players Championship
Unlike winners of the four majors, who receive honorary invitations for the next five years, winners of the Players Championship qualify for the subsequent three editions of the Masters.
Emerge top two of the U.S. Amateur
The reigning U.S. Amateur champion and the runner-up qualify to attend the Masters the following year.
Win the British Amateur
The British Amateur champion gets a ticket to the Augusta National Golf Club the following April.
Win the Asia-Pacific Amateur
In the Masters’ spirit of offering amateur champions a platform with the planet’s elite golfers, the Asia-Pacific Amateur winner also receives an invitation the following year.
Win the Latin America Amateur
The Latin America Amateur Championship winner, who emerges from among the most skilled players from the 29 countries and territories in the region to clinch the top spot, receives a Masters invitation the following year.
Get first place in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship
The U.S. Mid-Amateur varies from the regular US Amateur competition in that golfers must be at least 25 years old to participate. The winner qualifies for the Masters the following year.