2019 Masters Tournament Dates and Qualifying Info

The green back down the 10th hole at Augusta National
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The Masters is one of the four major championships in men's professional golf. It is played every April in Augusta, Ga. The 2019 tournament will be the 83rd time The Masters is played.

Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most famous golf courses in the world (only The Old Course at St. Andrews and Pebble Beach are rivals for that title). The Masters is always played at Augusta National because it was that club—and its founders, Clifford Roberts, and Bobby Jones—who started the tournament and runs it every year.

Our profile of Augusta National includes many interesting facts and figures, including a tour of the famous landmarks at Augusta National plus an explanation of how Amen Corner got its name.

Tournament Week Schedule for the 2019 Masters

Tournament weeks at The Masters begins on Monday with three days of practice rounds plus some other traditional activities and events, followed by four days of tournament plays, Rounds 1-4. Here is the daily schedule for 2019 at Augusta National Golf Club:

  • Monday, April 8: Practice rounds
  • Tuesday, April 9: Practice rounds, Champions Dinner
  • Wednesday, April 10: Practice rounds, Par-3 Contest
  • Thursday, April 11: Round 1 of The Masters
  • Friday, April 12: Round 2 of The Masters, 36-hole cut following conclusion of play
  • Saturday, April 13: Round 3 of The Masters
  • Sunday, April 14: Round 4 of The Masters, followed by Green Jacket ceremony and trophy presentation

Qualifying Criteria for the 2019 Masters Golf Tournament

There are multiple ways that golfers can qualify to receive an invitation to play in The Masters. There are 18 ways—18 qualifying criteria. Also, 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 2019 Masters golf tournament? Players who meet these qualifications (note—subject to change before 2019 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 Master's 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 before the current Masters