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With just a week to go until the 2023 Masters Tournament, four more players have secured invitations to the opening major of the year.  

Jason Day, Harris English, Keith Mitchell and Min Woo Lee have each earned a place at Augusta National based on the Official World Golf Ranking.  

Hopefuls had until the end of this month to muscle their way into the top-50 on the OWGR, thereby triggering an invite.  

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With today’s update the last time the standings will refresh before the end of the month, the aforementioned quartet can start prepping for the drive up Magnolia Lane. 

Former world No.1 Day has been showing signs of a return to his best form in recent months. The Aussie made it to the quarter-finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship in Texas at the weekend and has four other top-10 finishes in his last five starts, with a best of fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.  

 

The 35-year-old has a strong Masters pedigree, too. In addition to finish runner-up on his debut in 2011, he has three other top-10 finishes to his name, the most recent of those being a tie for fifth in 2019.  

English, 33, will be making only his fourth Masters appearance. The four-time PGA Tour winner has just two top-10 finishes to show for his 23 major championship starts to date.  

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Mitchell makes his first visit to Augusta National since his debut in 2019, where he finished in a tie for 43rd, whilst Lee will be looking to build upon his impressive debut last year. The Australian ultimately finished in a tie for 14th.  

Another Aussie, Lucas Herbert, agonisingly missed out on a place in the field, winding up in 51st spot on the latest world rankings.  

The last chance for players to punch a ticket to The Masters is this week’s Valero Texas Open, where a spot has been reserved for the winner.  


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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