When the final Official World Golf Ranking of the year is revealed in a few weeks, ten players are projected to qualify for the 2022 Masters.
On Dec. 27, the final rankings update of the year, Tyrrell Hatton, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Matt Wolff are among the names expected to finish among the top 50 in the world, with an invitation to play at Augusta National in April.
Lee Westwood, Mackenzie Hughes, Tommy Fleetwood, Ryan Palmer, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Min Woo Lee, and Takumi Kanaya will join Hatton, Fitzpatrick, and Wolff. Kanaya, a 23-year-old Japanese rising star, has three top-4 finishes on the Japan Tour in the last four weeks, and according to OWGR Twitter guru Nosferatu, Kanaya is predicted to finish the year at No. 50, one position ahead of Cameron Tringale, who is not presently in the Masters field.
This is the final projection of the Top 50 in the world rankings at the end of the year (31 Dec 2021). #OWGR @Minwoo27Lee and Takumi Kanaya are the latest two players to move in and both should receive invitations for @TheMasters 2022!! pic.twitter.com/0fOzE6A2fv
— Nosferatu (@VC606) December 5, 2021
Tringale, on the other hand, will have another chance to qualify for the Masters through the global rankings. The week before the competition, there will be another top-5 cutoff. Ian Poulter, expected to rank No. 54 at the end of the year, would be the next player not yet in the field.
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