What the field for the Masters would have looked like using qualifications from 1998, the last year before the Official World Golf Ranking became part of the criteria (players listed in only one category):

Masters champions: Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Mike Weir, Vijay Singh, Jose Maria Olazabal, Mark O’Meara, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd.

U.S. Open champions (five years): Angel Cabrera, Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Campbell, Retief Goosen.

British Open champions (five years): Padraig Harrington, Todd Hamilton.

U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up: a-Danny Lee, a-Drew Kittleson.

British Amateur champion: a-Reinier Saxton.

U.S. Amateur Public Links champion: a-Jack Newman.

U.S. Mid-Amateur champion: a-Steve Wilson.

Top 24 players and ties from the previous year’s Masters: Stewart Cink, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Flesch, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Robert Karlsson, Andres Romero, Nick Watney, Lee Westwood, Paul Casey, Stuart Appleby, Sean O’Hair, Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson, Justin Leonard, Brian Bateman, Boo Weekley.

Top 16 players and ties from the previous year’s U.S. Open: Rocco Mediate, D.J. Trahan, Carl Pettersson, John Merrick, Heath Slocum, Eric Axley, Camilo Villegas, Stewart Cink, Rod Pampling, Ernie Els.

Top 8 players and ties from the previous year’s PGA Championship: Sergio Garcia, Ben Curtis.

PGA Tour winners after the previous year’s Masters: Anthony Kim, Adam Scott, Kenny Perry, Richard S. Johnson, Chez Reavie, Parker McLachlin, Dustin Johnson, Marc Turnesa, Cameron Beckman, Will MacKenzie, Ryan Palmer, Davis Love III, Pat Perez, Mark Wilson, Michael Bradley, Y.E. Yang.

Top 30 from the previous year’s final PGA Tour money list: Robert Allenby, Jim Furyk, Ryuji Imada, K.J. Choi, Kevin Sutherland, Steve Stricker, Chad Campbell, Stephen Ames, Ken Duke, Dudley Hart, Hunter Mahan.

x-Special foreign exemption: Ryo Ishikawa.



Who would have been in the Masters using 1998 qualifications: Brian Bateman, Heath Slocum, Eric Axley, Rod Pampling, Richard S. Johnson, Chez Reavie, Parker McLachlin, Marc Turnesa, Cameron Beckman, Will MacKenzie, Ryan Palmer, Davis Love III, Mark Wilson, Michael Bradley.

Who would have been left out of the Masters using 1998 qualifications: Greg Norman, Ian Poulter, Billy Mayfair, Briny Baird, Tim Clark, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Ross Fisher, Luke Donald, Shingo Katayama, Graeme McDowell, Rory Sabbatini, Jeev Milkha Singh, Aaron Baddeley, Rory McIlroy, Oliver Wilson, Richard Sterne, Soren Hansen, Lin Wentang, Soren Kjeldsen, Alvaro Quiros, Prayad Marksaeng, Mathew Goggin, Louis Oosthuizen.



x-Before the world ranking was used, the Masters awarded special foreign exemptions to five players in 1998.


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