posted on Jan, 20 2005 @ 05:18 PM
A total of 21 Europeans are among 96 players currently in the field for this April's Masters at Augusta, it has been announced.
A special invitation has been given to Shingo Katayama, leader of the Japan Golf Tour money list, and additional ones can still be issued by the
tournament committee. Other places are kept for the winner of the Players Championship in Florida in March, the top 10 on the US Tour money list the
week before the Masters and the top 50 on world rankings the same week.
Colin Montgomerie and Paul McGinley are the two members of last September's Ryder Cup-winning side still seeking spots in the first major of the
Debutants are England's Luke Donald and David Howell, Scotland's British amateur champion Stuart Wilson, Swede Joakim Haeggman, Canadian Stephen Ames,
American Zach Johnson, Ted Purdy, Bo Van Pelt and Ryan Palmer, Australians Mark Hensby, Rod Pampling and Nick O'Hern and American amateurs Austin
Eaton and Luke List.
The other Europeans are former winners Seve Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam and Jose Maria Olazabal, plus Thomas
Bjorn, Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington, Jesper Parnevik, Ian Poulter, Paul Casey, Fredrik Jacobson, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Darren Clarke, Thomas
Levet and Lee Westwood.