2019 MASTERS FUN FACTS AND CURRENT FIELD

In less than two weeks, the Masters, my favorite tournament of the year, begins (April 11-14) at Augusta National. Get yourself in the mood for birdies, azaleas and a whole lot of green with WalletHub’s 2019 Masters Fun Facts report.
The report breaks down everything from ticket and concession prices to the cost of producing each green jacket and the event’s overall economic impact.
Having reported on the Masters for seven years in my previous work life,  I found the following to be very interesting:

250K – People visit the Augusta, Ga., area each year for Masters festivities

$2,523 – Average resale price for a ticket to the final round of the 2019 Masters

$4 – Price of a domestic beer at the Masters

640% – Increase in live telecast hours for the Masters from 1956 (2.5 hrs) to 2019 (18.5 hrs)

$250 – Cost of producing each green jacket

90% – Of the world’s golf carts are made in Georgia

$27M – Decrease in Woods’s annual endorsement income from 2010 to 2017

     Here is the MASTERS FIELD AS IT STANDS NOW. THE FINAL, OFFICIAL FIELD WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9.

CATEGORY 1: Masters Tournament Champions

Angel Cabrera (1), Argentina
Fred Couples (1)
Sergio Garcia (1, 18), Spain
Trevor Immelman, (1), South Africa
Zach Johnson (1, 3)
Bernhard Langer (1), Germany
Sandy Lyle (1), Scotland
Phil Mickelson (1, 3, 16, 17, 18)
Larry Mize (1)
Mark O’Meara (1)
Jose Maria Olazabal (1), Spain
Patrick Reed (1, 13, 17, 18)
Charl Schwartzel (1, 12), South Africa
Adam Scott (1, 12, 15, 18), Australia
Vijay Singh (1), Fiji
Jordan Spieth (1, 2, 3, 12, 18)
Bubba Watson (1, 16, 17, 18)
Mike Weir (1), Canada
Danny Willett (1), England
Tiger Woods (1, 15, 17, 18)
Ian Woosnam (1), Wales

 

CATEGORY 2: U.S. Open champions (Five-year exemption)

Justin Rose (2, 14, 16, 17, 18), England
Martin Kaymer (2), Germany
Dustin Johnson (2, 13, 16, 17, 18)
Brooks Koepka (2, 4, 13, 16, 17, 18)

CATEGORY 3: The Open Champions (Five-year exemption)

Rory McIlroy (3, 4, 5, 14, 17, 18), Northern Ireland
Henrik Stenson (3, 18)
Francesco Molinari (3, 14, 16, 17, 18), Italy

CATEGORY 4: PGA Champions (Five-year exemption)

Justin Thomas (4, 16, 17, 18)
Jimmy Walker (4)
Jason Day (4, 16, 17, 18), Australia

CATEGORY 5: The Players Championship Winners (Three-year exemption)

Si-Woo Kim (5), South Korea
Webb Simpson (5, 17, 18)

CATEGORY 6: Current Olympic Golf Medalist (One year)

N/A

CATEGORY 7-A: Current U.S. Amateur champion

Viktor Hovland (7), Norway

CATEGORY 7-B: Current U.S. Amateur runner-up

Devon Bling (7)

CATEGORY 8: Current British Amateur Champion

Jovan Rebula, South Africa (8)

CATEGORY 9: Current Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion

Takumi Kanaya (9)
CATEGORY 10: Current Latin America Amateur Champion

Alvaro Ortiz, Mexico (10)

CATEGORY 11: Current U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion

Kevin O’Connell (11)

CATEGORY 12: First 12 players (including ties) in previous year’s Masters

Jon Rahm (12, 15, 17, 18), Spain
Cameron Smith (12, 17, 18), Australia
Marc Leishman (12, 16, 17, 18), Australia
Tony Finau (12, 17, 18)
Charley Hoffman (12)
Louis Oosthuizen (12, 18), South Africa

CATEGORY 13: First 4 players (including ties) in previous year’s U.S. Open 

Tommy Fleetwood, England (13, 17, 18)

CATEGORY 14: First 4 players (including ties) in previous year’s Open Championship

Xander Schauffele (14, 17, 18)
Kevin Kisner (14, 18)

CATEGORY 15: First 4 players (including ties) in previous year’s PGA Championship

Stewart Cink (15)

CATEGORY 16: Individual winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters

Satoshi Kodaira (16, 18), Japan
Andrew Landry (16)
Aaron Wise (16, 17)
Bryson DeChambeau (16, 17, 18)
Kevin Na (16, 17, 18)
Michael Kim (16)
Brandt Snedeker (16, 18)
Keegan Bradley (16, 17, 18)
Kevin Tway (16)
Matt Kuchar (16, 18)
Charles Howell III (16)
Adam Long (16)
Rickie Fowler (16, 17, 18)
J.B. Holmes (16)
Keith Mitchell (16)
Paul Casey (16, 17, 18)

CATEGORY 17: Qualifiers for previous year’s season-ending Tour Championship

Patrick Cantlay (17, 18)
Billy Horschel (17, 18)
Patton Kizzire (17)
Hideki Matsuyama (17, 18)
Kyle Stanley (17, 18)
Gary Woodland (17, 18)

CATEGORY 18: Top 50 on final Official World Golf Ranking for previous calendar year

Alex Noren (18)
Tyrrell Hatton (18)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (18)
Eddie Pepperrell (18)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (18)
Ian Poulter (18)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (18)
Haotong Li (18)
Thorbjorn Olsen (18)
Matt Wallace (18)
Lucas Bjerregaard (18)
Emiliano Grillo (18)
Branden Grace (18)

CATEGORY 19: The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament

SPECIAL EXEMPTION

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