A good portion of the field has been set for the 2020 Masters Tournament. The top 30 players in the race for the FedEx Cup trophy who made it to East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta for this week’s Tour Championship are qualified for next year’s first major.
So far 68 players have earned a spot at Augusta National Golf Club. That list includes Augusta native Charles Howell and Aiken’s Kevin Kisner, who are both at East Lake this week. Former Clemson golfer Lucas Glover, who won the U.S. Open in 2009, will tee it up at Augusta National for the first time since 2014. He qualified by being in the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings, as did Abraham Ancer, Sungjae Im and Jason Kokrak. Ancer, Im and Kokrak are among those making their Masters debuts.
Three of the six slots for amateurs have been filled. Andy Ogletree defeated John Augenstein in the finals of the U.S. Amateur last weekend, and they will join British Amateur winner James Sugrue of Ireland. The champions of the U.S. Mid-Amateur, Asia-Pacific Amateur and Latin America Amateur have yet to be determined. There are still plenty of ways for players to qualify for the Masters. They can win a PGA Tour event or they can finish among the top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking that is published at the end of 2019.