It’s all go for January after the R&A and USGA published their finalised Rules of Golf. So what’s coming in? Steve Carroll outlines the changes.
The Masters 2014: Field Could Bulge to Over 100
The Masters field could rise to over 100 players this year for the first time in nearly fifty years.
Augusta National has added 14 players to its stacked lineup following the final World Rankings release, taking the field to 90 players for the third time in a row.
The Masters is set to be contested on April 10-13 and it has the smallest field of all four majors, with organisers preferring to keep it under 100 in order to enhance the overall experience of the competition.
This is now the third time in a row that the field has been at 90 heading into January – and it’s raising some serious concerns for the tournament which opened its doors in 1934.
103 players competed in 1966, which is the most ever, and in 2011 there were 99 players in the field when South African Charl Schwartzel claimed victory.