See who snuck inside the world's top 50 to earn their spots at the 2022 Masters

The Official World Golf Rankings were released a week early...

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Mon, 20 Dec 2021

See who snuck inside the world's top 50 to earn their spots at the 2022 Masters

There is no more competitive golf to be played in 2021 and our attention will soon be turned to the Masters.

Of course, much of the speculation will be around the appearance of a certain Tiger Woods. 

But there are a number of players who will count just playing at Augusta National as a career highlight. 

The chance to walk those pristine fairways, putt on those undulating greens and take on Golden Bell.

Last Sunday, the Official World Golf Rankings were released a week early. 

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As you might already know, there are only invites for the top 50 to play in April. 

Out of those 50, there are a number of players who can now get their minds right ahead of the first major of the year. 

There a number of notable British players who have qualified.

They include Tyrrell Hatton, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood and Lee Westwood. 

The formal invitations to the 2022 Masters will be sent out soon. 

The 10 players who snuck inside the top 50 are:

  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Matthew Wolff
  • Lee Westwood
  • Mackenzie Hughes
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Ryan Palmer
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout
  • Min Woo Lee
  • Takumi Kanaya

Whilst there is joy for this group who snuck in by the skin of their teeth, there is the unfortunate person who finished in 51st. 

That man is Cameron Tringale. And European Ryder cup legend Ian Poulter (54), Russell Henley and Bernd Wiesberger also miss out.  

Jon Rahm is currently the betting favourite to win next April. 

Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas are also strongly favoured.

Hideki Matsuyama is the reigning champion.

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