In addition to the arrival of Cameron Smith in 6th place in the world, the completion of the Players Championship this Monday allowed us to see more clearly the players in a position to qualify in extremis for the Masters in less than a month in Augusta. .
Prior to world match game in Texas next week, decisive for the distribution of the last places of the first major of the season via world ranking, several players have joined the top 50 of the classification.
Six players, not otherwise classified, are currently affected: the Belgian Thomas Peters (31) and Americans russell henley (39), Harold Varner III (image) (40) and young cameron (46) are in a very favorable tie.
the Irish seamus power (48) and another American, Cameron Tringale (50), who had not obtained a place last year, are at the limit.
Long-awaited debut of Varner III
Varner III performed well finishing sixth in the players and is expected to make his grand debut in theAugusta National April 7-10. But the big world points put on the line in the Match Play Championship can still shuffle the cards.
He is four years old Ian Chicken he thought he had secured his place through the world top 50 by reaching the quarter-finals. But he took a victory houston the following week to guarantee your spot.
Bradley and Poulter on exemptions
The Englishman, who has just joined the top 64 qualifiers in the world for the World Match Play, will have to perform very well to return to Augusta.
Currently 66th player in the world, Keegan Bradley is in the same case. It should enter the field of the tournament won last year by billy horschel thanks to some packages. Rory McIlroy ? Bryson DeChambeau ?
Koepka out of the top 20
The publication of the new world ranking also confirmed the publication of the top 20 of Brooks Koepka (twenty-one). A first in 5 years since the last time the American, former world number 1 (he was for 47 weeks), had left him, it was in mid-June 2017, the eve of his first victory in theus openin the hills of Erin.
Top 20 in the world