The Masters: How the 2022 field looks right now

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As 2021 hurtles towards an end, attention is shifting towards the 2022 season and, in particular, the major championships.

For the game's top male professionals, the first of the four marquee events will be staged, as is customary, at Augusta National Golf Club with the 86th edition of The Masters

Taking place from April 7-10, the tournament will see Hideki Matsuyama attempt to become just the fourth player to successfully defend the Green Jacket. 

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Officially, the invites have yet to be posted but more than 70 players have already earned their spots in the field. 

Here's a full guide to those who can look forward to a trip to Georgia this spring...

Past Masters champions

Fred Couples, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Hideki Matsuyama, Larry Mize, Jose Maria Olazabal, Patrick Reed, Charl Schwartzel, Vijay Singh, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Mike Weir, Danny Willett, Tiger Woods.

Past champions not currently expected to play: Tommy Aaron, Jack Burke Jr, Angel Cabrera, Charles Coody, Ben Crenshaw, Sir Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, Trevor Immelman, Jack Nicklaus, Mark O'Meara, Phil Mickelson, Gary Player, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Ian Woosnam, Fuzzy Zoeller

US Open champions (2017-2021)

Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm, Gary Woodland

Open champions (2017-2021)

Shane Lowry, Francesco Molinari, Collin Morikawa

PGA champions (2017-2021)

Justin Thomas

Winners of The Players Championship (2018-2021)

Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Cameron Smith

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Current Olympic gold medallist

Xander Schauffele

2021 US Amateur champion and the runner-up to the 2021 US Amateur champion

James Piot, Austin Greaser

2021 Amateur champion

Laird Shepherd

2021 Asia-Pacific Amateur champion

Keita Nakajima

2022 Latin America Amateur champion

Aaron Jarvis

2021 US Mid-Amateur champion

Stewart Hagestad

The first 12 players, including ties, in the 2021 Masters Tournament

Will Zalatoris, Marc Leishman, Justin Rose, Corey Connors, Tony Finau, Cameron Smith, Stewart Cink, Brian Harman, Si Woo Kim, Robert MacIntyre, Kevin Na

The first four players, including ties, in the 2021 US Open Championship

Louis Oosthuizen, Guido Migliozzi

Harris English withdrew due to injury.

The first 4 players, including ties, in the 2021 Open Championship

All already qualified

The first 4 players, including ties, in the 2021 PGA Championship

Harry Higgs, Padraig Harrington, Paul Casey

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Individual winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from the 2021 Masters to the 2022 Masters

Sam Burns, KH Lee, Garrick Higgo, Cam Davis, Lucas Glover, Cameron Champ, Abraham Ancer, Kevin Kisner, Max Homa, Sam Burns, Sungjae Im, Lucas Hebert, Viktor Hovland, Jason Kokrak, Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford, Luke List, Tom Hoge, Sepp

Those qualifying for the 2021 Tour Championship

Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Cameron Smith, Justin Thomas, Harris English, Abraham Ancer, Jordan Spieth, Sam Burns, Collin Morikawa, Sungjae Im, Viktor Hovland, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Jason Kokrak, Brooks Koepka, Joaquin Niemann, Scottie Scheffler, Daniel Berger, Erik van Rooyen, Billy Horschel.

The 50 leaders on the final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year

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

The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament

Thomas Pieters, Harold Varner III, Russell Henley, Seamus Power, Cameron Young

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