ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) --Ben Crane had to wait until the end of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday to make sure he was going to the Masters.
Crane was No. 48 in the world ranking. This was the final week for players to get into the Masters by being in the top 50. Crane missed the cut, but slipped only to No. 49.
Paul Lawrie, who won the Commercialbank Qatar Masters on the European Tour this year, also got in at No. 46.
Ernie Els needed to finish no worse than third at Bay Hill to go from No. 62 into the top 50, but he shot 75 and tied for fourth. Els will need to win the Shell Houston Open to avoid missing the Masters for the first time since 1993.
The Masters has 96 players expected to compete.
- Commercialbank Qatar Masters
- Arnold Palmer Invitational