2023 Masters Golf Field – Who’s Playing at Augusta This Year

2023 Masters Golf Field – Who’s Playing at Augusta This Year

There are 88 players currently in the golf Masters field. The tournament will begin on Thursday, April 6 and end Sunday, April 9 at Augusta National. The list provided in this article is unofficial. Players can still qualify or withdraw leading up to the start of the tournament.

This page will be updated if there are any changes to the field.

Who will play golf Masters 2023

There are many ways for a player to qualify for the Masters. The main ones include winning a major, earning a lifetime exemption into the tournament by winning it, capturing a PGA Tour event that provides an entry, being in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings and special invitations.

The following list contains the top 30 players in the OWGR and their odds of winning the event. The players list on the Masters’ official website highlights everyone in the field.

Masters golf field 2023World Ranking Odds to win
Scottie Scheffler17/1
Rory McIlroy215/2
Jon Rahm39/1
Patrick Cantlay422/1
Cameron Smith520/1
Max Homa625/1
Xander Schauffele720/1
Will Zalatoris825/1
Viktor Hovland930/1
Sam Burns1040/1
Justin Thomas1122/1
Collin Morikawa1222/1
Tony Finau1322/1
Cameron Young1428/1
Matt Fitzpatrick1540/1
Jordan Spieth1618/1
Tyrrell Hatton1735/1
Sungjae Im1830/1
Tom Kim1955/1
Kurt Kitayama20150/1
Hideki Matsuyama2140/1
Keegan Bradley2280/1
Shane Lowry2350/1
Billy Horschel24250/1
Tom Hoge25130/1
Joaquin Niemann2650/1
Tommy Fleetwood2765/1
Brian Harman28150/1
Sahith Theegala29100/1
Abraham Ancer3080/1

Tee times for Thursday and Friday

The first tee time featuring Kevin Na and former champion Mike Weir is set for 8:00 a.m. ET. The featured group containing Tiger Woods, Xander Schauffele and Viktor Hovland will start at 10:18 a.m. ET.

For more tee times, visit the Masters website.

Can anyone else still qualify?

There is one more spot up for grabs to play in the coveted major championship. The only way a player can still make the field is by winning this week’s PGA Tour event: the Valero Texas Open. The winner of the tournament automatically qualifies.

All eyes will be on Rickie Fowler this week in San Antonio. The five-time PGA Tour winner sits 59th in the OWGR and hasn’t secured a spot in the Masters’ field. Only a win can earn Fowler a spot.

The 34-year-old hasn’t played at Augusta since 2021 and recorded a solo second in 2018. Fowler has three top 10s at the Masters and has made 9-of-10 cuts at the course.

Only eight players in the top 50 are participating in the Texas Open. The field of 144 golfers will be vying for the last opening.

Who will play in the Masters?

Notable players in the field

The following golfers will be broken up into favorites, contenders, amateurs and past champions.


Scottie Scheffler

The reigning champion is back at No. 1 in the world and owns six victories since the start of 2022. Scheffler is trying to join Jack Nicklaus (1965-1966), Nick Faldo (1989-1990) and Tiger Woods (2001-2002) as back-to-back winners.

The former Texas Longhorn won last year’s edition by three strokes over Rory McIlroy and outdueled Cameron Smith in the final grouping on Sunday. This season, the Dallas, Texas native has earned titles at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the Players Championship.

Rory McIlroy

The 23-time PGA Tour winner hasn’t tasted victory in nearly a decade and will try and end the streak at Augusta National. McIlroy needs a Green Jacket to complete the career grand slam.

The World No. 2 has won 13 times on tour since his win at the 2014 PGA Championship including three FedEx Cup titles. McIlroy has earned six top 10s in 13 appearances at the Masters.

The Northern Irishman came close last year as he finished in solo second. McIlroy famously holed his bunker shot on the 72nd hole to fire a final round 8-under par, 64.

The World No. 2 is a Masters victory short of the career grand slam. McIlroy has tasted victory at the U.S. Open, PGA Championship (twice) and Open Championship.

Jon Rahm

The 28-year-old is currently ranked No. 3 on the planet and has traded the top spot with Scheffler and McIlroy over the last year.

Rahm has won four times since May 2022 including the Genesis Invitational and American Express this season. The 2021 U.S. Open champion has recorded four top tens in six starts at the Masters. 


Xander Schauffele

Schauffele has endured blistering form at Augusta National with two top threes in the last four years. The San Diego native finished in a tie for second behind Tiger Woods in 2019 and tied for third in 2021, three strokes off of Hideki Matsuyama.

The Olympic gold medalist has earned seven victories on the PGA Tour (three in 2022) and has earned eight top-10 finishes in major championships.

Will Zalatoris

The Wake Forest product has been knocking on the door at major championships the last few years with three runner-up finishes. In his only two Masters appearances, Zalatoris recorded a solo second in 2021 and a T6 in 2022.

The 26-year-old has an impressive track record with six top-10s in 10 starts at majors.

Other contenders: Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Max Homa, Cameron Smith, Patrick Cantlay


Sam Bennett

The Texas A&M golfer earned his entry into the Masters after winning the 122nd U.S. Amateur at The Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey last year.

Bennett played in all four majors in 2022 and finished T49 at the U.S. Open.

Other amateurs in the field: Ben Carr, Harrison Crowe, Mateo Fernandez De Oliveira, Matthew McClean, Aldrich Potgieter, Gordon Sargent

Past Champions

Tiger Woods

The 15-time major champion is slated to play at the Masters for the 25th time in his career on Thursday. Since Woods’ major car accident, he’s rarely played but did participate in the Genesis Invitational earlier this season, finishing T45.

The five-time winner of the Green Jacket won in 2019, 11 years after his last major win at the 2008 U.S. Open. The 47-year-old is tied with Sam Snead for the most wins in PGA Tour history (82).

Phil Mickelson

After missing last year’s tournament due to the LIV ban, Mickelson is returning for his 30th appearance at Augusta. The 45-time PGA Tour winner has won six majors with his last one coming in 2021 at the PGA Championship. Mickelson won the tournament at 50 years old, making him the oldest player to win a major.

The San Diego native has worn the green jacket on three occasions (2004, 2006, 2010).

Other past champions who will play at the Masters 2023:

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

Past Masters champions not playing

The following players have donned the Green Jacket but will not be playing in this year’s event.

Tommy Aaron, Jack Burke, Jr., Angel Cabrera, Charles Coody, Ben Crenshaw, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, Trevor Immelman, Jack Nicklaus, Mark O’Meara, Gary Player, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Ian Woosnam, Fuzzy Zoeller

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