2020 Masters Tournament Dates, Qualifying Info

General view of a scoreboard at The Masters
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The Masters is one of the four major championships in men's professional golf. And as it always is, the 2020 Masters Tournament will be played in April in the state of Georgia. Here are the specifics:

As readers surely know, Augusta National is one of the best and most famous golf courses on the planet. Our profile of Augusta National includes such things as a tour of the famous landmarks at Augusta National plus an explanation of how Amen Corner got its name.

Tickets for the 2020 Masters

The Masters is one of the hardest tickets to get among all sporting events. The only way to get tickets directly from The Masters/Augusta National itself is taking part in the annual ticket lottery. The lottery awards tickets, through a random drawing, to practice days; it also awards a very small number of tournament day passes. Beyond that, ticket brokers are your best bet, and those tickets are quite expensive. See the article "How to get Masters tickets" for a complete rundown including instructions for taking part in the annual lottery.

Tournament Week Schedule for the 2020 Masters

Tournament weeks at The Masters begin on Monday with three days of practice rounds plus some other traditional activities and events, followed by four days of tournament play, Rounds 1-4. Here is the daily schedule for 2020 at Augusta National Golf Club:

  • Monday, April 6: Practice rounds
  • Friday, April 10: Round 2 of The Masters, 36-hole cut following conclusion of play
  • Saturday, April 11: Round 3 of The Masters
  • Sunday, April 12: Round 4 of The Masters, followed by Green Jacket ceremony and trophy presentation

    Qualifying Criteria for the 2020 Masters Golf Tournament

    There are multiple ways that golfers can qualify to receive an invitation to play in The Masters — 18 different ways, in fact. Who earns invitations to the 2020 Masters golf tournament? Players who meet any one of these qualification categories:

    • 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

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