Which golfers from LIV could be at Augusta for this year's Masters? Here is who has qualified.
As the Masters quickly approaches, the field for this year's tournament in Augusta is taking shape.
And that includes golfers from controversial LIV Golf.
Augusta National announced last year that its qualifications for a golfer to receive an invite to the Masters would remain the same, regardless of tour. That means winning on the PGA Tour (since last June), being among the top 30 on last year's FedEx Cup points or being top 50 in the World Golf Rankings.
Since LIV golfers cannot qualify in any of those ways, they could only gain entry to Augusta by being a past major champion (lifetime for the Masters, within the past five years for the U.S. Open, PGA and British Open) or being in the top 50 of last year's world rankings.
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When is the Masters?
Masters week gets started Monday, April 3 and concludes Sunday, April 9. Practice rounds will be Monday and Tuesday, and the popular Par 3 Contest will be played on Wednesday. The first round of the Masters is Thursday and the second round on Friday. Both rounds will begin at 8 a.m. ET. Competitors will be cut after the second round to the top 50 scores (including ties) and/or any golfer within 10 strokes of the leader. Saturday's third round and Sunday's fourth and final round will begin at 10 a.m. ET.
Which LIV golfers have qualified for the Masters?
LIV golfers who are past Masters champions: Phil Mickelson (2004, 2006, 2010), Charl Schwartzel (2011), Bubba Watson (2012, 2014), Sergio Garcia (2017), Patrick Reed (2018), Dustin Johnson (2020).
LIV golfers who won the U.S. Open during the past four years: Brooks Koepka (2018), Bryson DeChambeau (2020).
LIV golfers who won the British Open during the past four years: Cameron Smith (2022).
LIV golfers who finished top four at last year's PGA Championship: Mito Peirera.
LIV golfers who finished top 50 in last year's World Golf Rankings: Joaquin Niemann (22), Abraham Ancer (30), Thomas Pieters (37), Harold Varner III (45), Jason Kokrak (47), Kevin Na (49), Louis Oosthuizen (50).
LIV golfers in the Tour Championship field: Talor Gooch.
Augusta will extend an invite to any golfers inside the top 50 in the world after this week, but there currently isn't a LIV golfer inside the top 50 in the world, with Dean Burmester the closest at No. 74.
Which other golfers have qualified for the Masters?
Past Masters champions: Fred Couples, Zach Johnson, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Hideki Matsuyama, Larry Mize, Jose Maria Olazabal, Scottie Scheffler, Adam Scott, Vijay Singh, Jordan Spieth, Mike Weir, Danny Willett, Tiger Woods.
U.S. Open champions during the past four years: Matt Fitzpatrick, Gary Woodland, Jon Rahm.
British Open champions during the past four years: Shane Lowry, Francesco Molinari, Collin Morikawa.
PGA champions during the past four years: Justin Thomas.
2022 U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up: Sam Bennett, Ben Carr.
2022 British Amateur champion: Aldrich Potgieter.
2022 Asia-Pacific Amateur champion: Harrison Crowe.
2023 Latin America Amateur champion: Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira.
2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion: Matthew McClean.
Top 12 players, including ties, at last year's Masters: Rory McIlroy, Will Zalatoris, Corey Conners, Sungjae Im, Cameron Champ.
Top four players, including ties, at last year's British Open Championship: Cameron Young, Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland.
Individual winners from the past year of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship: Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Max Homa, K.H. Lee, Sam Burns, Billy Horschel, J.T. Poston, Tony Finau, Tom Kim, Mackenzie Hughes, Keegan Bradley, Seamus Power, Russell Henley, Adam Svensson, Si Woo Kim, Justin Rose, Chris Kirk, Kurt Kitayama, Taylor Moore.
Top 50 in last year's World Golf Rankings: Ryan Fox, Tyrrell Hatton, Kevin Kisner, Jason Kokrak, Adrian Meronk, Alex Noren, Aaron Wise.
Special Invitees: Kazuki Higa, Gordon Sargent.
Past champions not expected to play at the Masters
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.
The Florida Times Union contributed to this report.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: LIV Golf at the Masters: Which golfers have qualified for Augusta?