The Masters: Reigning champion Hideki Matsuyama to receive his official invite

Kevin Na also took to social media to express his joy over receiving his invite in the mail...

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Tue, 21 Dec 2021

The Masters: Reigning champion Hideki Matsuyama to receive his official invite

It seems crazy to think about it but The Masters is not too far away. 

While many people will be out and about making Christmas plans - or cancelling them - the folks over in Georgia started sending out invites.

Hideki Matsuyama, the reigning champion and the first ever Japanese player to win the tournament, is in the field. 

The official Masters social media accounts posted an image of the paper invitations, which will be sent out to all participants. 

The 86th Masters will take place between 7-10 April. The betting favourite at the moment is Spain's John Rahm. 

There is no doubt speculation will be rife about whether we will see Tiger Woods. 

Can you just imagine Woods walking the fairways and hearing the voice of Jim Nantz as he prowls Augusta National. 

Matsuyama is currently ranked 18th in the official world rankings. Those inside the top 50 get invites. 

Cameron Tringale ranked at 51 in the final week of the year but all hope is not lost. 

There will be chances for those to qualify as those who rank inside the top 50 a week before the Masters also get invites. 

Kevin Na took to Twitter to express his joy at his invitation. 

2022 promises to be a great year for golf. 

What's great about the invites is they include an RSVP. Imagine saying no to this. 

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Who is in the 2022 Masters field?

1: Jon Rahm

2: Collin Morikawa

3: Dustin Johnson

4: Patrick Cantlay

5: Bryson DeChambeau

6: Xander Schauffele

7: Justin Thomas

8: Viktor Hovland

9: Rory McIlroy

10: Louis Oosthuizen

11: Sam Burns

12: Scottie Scheffler

13: Harris English

14: Jordan Spieth

15: Tony Finau

16: Brooks Koepka

17: Abraham Ancer

18: Hideki Matsuyama

19: Daniel Berger

20: Jason Kokrak

21: Cameron Smith

22: Tyrrell Hatton

23: Billy Horschel

24: Matt Fitzpatrick

25: Patrick Reed

26: Sungjae Im

27: Webb Simpson

28: Paul Casey

29: Kevin Na

30: Matthew Wolff

31: Joaquin Niemann

32: Talor Gooch

33: Phil Mickelson

34: Will Zalatoris

35: Max Homa

36: Marc Leishman

37: Lee Westwood

38: Corey Conners

39: Mackenzie Hughes

40: Tommy Fleetwood

41: Lucas Herbert

42: Kevin Kisner

43: Justin Rose

44: Shane Lowry

45: Sergio Garcia

46: Adam Scott

47: Ryan Palmer

48: Christiaan Bezuidenhout

49: Min Woo Lee

50: Takumi Kanaya

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