Augusta National Announces Final 2003 Field

Monday, March 31, 2003


Invitations have been issued to six players to compete in the 2003 Masters, it was announced today by Hootie Johnson, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. The addition of these players increases the Masters total invitations to 102. This year's Tournament will be contested April 7-13.

The following players qualified for the Masters by finishing among the 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the 2003 Masters:

Tim Clark (South Africa)
Jay Haas
John Huston
Tom Lehman
Kirk Triplett

The following players qualified for the Masters by finishing among the 10 leaders on the Official PGA Tour Money List published during the week prior to the 2003 Masters:

Chad Campbell
Jay Haas

According to qualifications, Davis Love III, the winner of The Players Championship qualified for a three-year invitation to the Masters.

Also, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus announced they would compete in the 2003 Masters. This year will mark the 49th and 43rd Masters for Palmer and Nicklaus, respectively.

2003 Masters Tournament Invitees
Qualified as of March 31, 2003

Tommy Aaron (1)
Robert Allenby (Australia)(14,16,17)
Stuart Appleby (Australia)(13,14,16,17)
George Archer (1)
Severiano Ballesteros (Spain)(1)
#* Ricky Barnes (6-A)
# Rich Beem (4,14,16,17)
Thomas Bjorn (Denmark)(16,17)
Gay Brewer Jr. (1)
Jack Burke Jr. (1)
# Jonathan Byrd (14)
Tom Byrum (11)
Angel Cabrera (Argentina)(10,16,17)
# Chad Campbell (15)
Michael Campbell (New Zealand)(16,17)
Billy Casper (1)
# K. J. Choi (Korea)(14,16,17)
Tim Clark (South Africa)(17)
Darren Clarke (N. Ireland)(16,17)
Charles Coody (1)
John Cook (14)
Fred Couples (1)
Ben Crenshaw (1)
Chris DiMarco (10,14,16,17)
David Duval (3,16,17)
Steve Elkington (Australia)(13)
Ernie Els (South Africa)(3,10,14,15,16,17)
Bob Estes (14,16,17)
Nick Faldo (England)(1,10,11)
Niclas Fasth (Sweden)(16,17)
Brad Faxon (10,14,16,17)
Raymond Floyd (1)
Doug Ford (1)
Fred Funk (12,14,16,17)
Jim Furyk (14,15,16,17)
Sergio Garcia (Spain)(10,11,14,16,17)
Bob Goalby (1)
Retief Goosen (South Africa)(2,10,14,16,17)
Jay Haas (15,17)
Padraig Harrington (Ireland)(10,11,16,17)
Scott Hoch (11,14,15,16,17)
Charles Howell III (14,16,17)
John Huston (17)
Toshi Izawa (Japan)(16)
Lee Janzen (2)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain)(10)
Shingo Katayama (Japan)(16)
Herman Keiser (1)
Jerry Kelly (14,16,17)
Bernhard Langer (Germany)(1,16,17)
#* Alejandro Larrazabal (Spain)(7)
Paul Lawrie (Scotland)(3,16)
Tom Lehman (17)
Justin Leonard (12,14,15,16,17)
# Thomas Levet (France)(13)
# Peter Lonard (Australia)(16,17)
Davis Love III (5,10,14,15,16,17)
Steve Lowery (14,16,17)
Sandy Lyle (Scotland)(1)
Jeff Maggert (11)
#* Hunter Mahan (6-B)
Shigeki Maruyama (Japan)(10,14,16,17)
Len Mattiace (14)
Billy Mayfair (11)
Scott McCarron (14,16,17)
Rocco Mediate (14,16,17)
Phil Mickelson (10,11,14,16,17)
Larry Mize (1)
Colin Montgomerie (Scotland)(10,16,17)
#* Ryan Moore (8)
Byron Nelson (1)
Jack Nicklaus (1)
Jose Maria Olazabal (Spain)(1,10,14,16)
Mark O'Meara (1,3)
Arnold Palmer (1)
Craig Parry (Australia)(14,16,17)
# Pat Perez (14)
Craig Perks (New Zealand)(5,14)
Kenny Perry (14,16,17)
Gary Player (South Africa)(1)
Nick Price (Zimbabwe)(11,14,16,17)
# Chris Riley (12,14,16,17)
Loren Roberts (14)
# John Rollins (14)
Eduardo Romero (Argentina)(16,17)
# Justin Rose (England)(16,17)
Adam Scott (Australia)(10,16,17)
Vijay Singh (Fiji)(1,4,10,14,15,16,17)
Jeff Sluman (14,16,17)
Craig Stadler (1)
Kevin Sutherland (14)
Toru Taniguchi (Japan)(16)
# Phil Tataurangi (New Zealand)(14)
David Toms (4,14,16,17)
Kirk Triplett (17)
Scott Verplank (16,17)
Tom Watson (1)
Mike Weir (Canada)(15,16,17)
Tiger Woods (1,2,3,4,5,12,14,15,16,17)
Ian Woosnam (Wales)(1)
#* George Zahringer (9)
Fuzzy Zoeller (1)




Number after each name indicates the basis of qualification. The Masters Committee, at its discretion, also invites International players not otherwise qualified.

Masters Tournament Champions (Lifetime)

US Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)

British Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)

PGA Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)

Winners of The Players Championship (3 years)

Current US Amateur Champion (6-A) (Honorary, non- competing after 1 year) and the runner-up (6-B) to the current US Amateur Champion

Current British Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after 1 year)

Current US Amateur Public Links Champion

Current US Mid-Amateur Champion

The first 16 players, including ties, in the 2002 Masters Tournament

The first 8 players, including ties, in the 2002 US Open Championship

The first 4 players, including ties, in the 2002 PGA Championship

The first 4 players, including ties, in the 2002 British Open Championship

The 40 leaders on the Final Official PGA Tour Money List for 2002

The 10 leaders on the current year Official PGA Tour Money List published during the week prior to the 2003 Masters Tournament

The 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for 2002

The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the 2003 Masters Tournament.



# Denotes First Masters
* Denotes Amateur