Best Christmas present a player can get.
It comes in the mail, in a small envelope.
Open it up and you’re looking at your invitation to the 2018 Masters.
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia and everyone who has won the tournament received theirs in the Christmas mail.
In all, about 80 went out. Of all the majors, this is the smallest field, typically in the 88-96 range. There’s a different name at the bottom of the invitation this year. Replacing Billy Payne as Masters Chairman is Fred Ridley, his will be the name at the bottom of the invite.
Should be about that this coming April.
The world’s Top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings received their invites as part of those 80.
Then there are your “Honorary Non-Participating Invitees.” U.S. Amateur champs who didn’t turn pro are among those. Great gig, four tickets and “expense money” to travel to Augusta.
Merry Christmas fellas.
And don’t forget to RSVP.