Monday December 20, 2010
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Rickie Fowler and Sean O'Hair are the only
Americans among 13 players who have qualified for the Masters
through the world ranking.
There are no tournaments the rest of the year, so the final 2010
ranking became available Monday. The Masters invites players who
are in the top 50 at the end of the year.
O'Hair started the year No. 15 and did not win a tournament or
reach the Tour Championship. He finishes at No. 43. Fowler finishes
his first full year as a pro at No. 28 on the strength of two
Augusta National uses the ranking mostly for international
players who have fewer avenues to qualify. The 13 additional
qualifiers include Francesco and Edoardo Molinari, Robert Karlsson,
Charl Schwartzel and Ryo Ishikawa.
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