2018 Masters Tournament

Golfer tee off No. 12 of Augusta National during The Masters.
The view from behind the 12th tee during The Masters. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Masters is one of the four major championships in men's professional golf. Here is information on the 2018 Masters golf tournament:

Defending Champ: Sergio Garcia
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Famous Landmarks at Augusta National
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27 Best Things Anyone Ever Said About the Masters
The Masters has generated a lot of words of the decades - millions and millions of words. And some of those quotes are interesting, illuminating or just plain funny. Here are 27 of the best.

Tournament FAQs:

Visit our Masters homepage for past champions, tournament trivia, course photos, FAQs and much more about The Masters.

Qualifying Criteria for the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament

There are multiple ways that golfers can qualify to receive an invitation to play in The Masters. In fact, there are 18 ways - 18 qualifying criteria.

In addition, The Masters Committee can, at its discretion, invite international players who did not meet any of the 18 qualifying criteria below.

Who earns invitations to the 2018 Masters golf tournament? Players who meet these qualifications (note - subject to change prior to 2018 Masters):

  • Former winners of The Masters
  • Winners of the last five U.S. Opens
  • Winners of the last five British Opens
  • Winners of the last five PGA Championships
  • Winners of the last three Players Championships
  • Winner and runner-up from the last U.S. Amateur Championship
  • Winner of the last British Amateur Championship
  • Winner of the last Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship
  • Winner of the last Latin America Amateur Championship
  • Winner of the last U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship
  • The top 12 finishers (including ties) from last year's Masters tournament
  • The top 4 finishers (including ties), from last year's U.S. Open
  • The top 4 finishers (including ties) from last year's British Open
  • The top 4 finishers (including ties) from last year's PGA Championship
  • Winners of PGA Tour events that award full FedEx Cup points, from the period of the previous Masters to the current Masters
  • All golfers who qualified for the previous year's Tour Championship
  • The Top 50 golfers in the final Official World Golf Ranking of the previous calendar year
  • The Top 50 golfers in the Official World Golf Ranking from the week prior to the current Masters