2024 Masters Full Field: All Eyes on Augusta National for the Year's First Major

A total of 89 players will compete for the coveted green jacket.
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The first major of 2024 is upon us,

The 88th Masters will have a field of 89 players, with Akshay Bhatia earning the final spot in the field by virtue of his win at the Valero Texas Open.

The betting favorite is Scottie Scheffler, at a +400 price that harkens to Tiger Woods's dominant years. The 2022 Masters champion is ranked first on the PGA Tour in strokes-gained total and strokes-gained approach and comes in off a T2 in Houston and wins at the Players Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Speaking of Woods, he'll make a run at a Masters-record 24th consecutive made cut on the fifth anniversary of his 2019 win, and arrived at Augusta National on Sunday for some chipping and putting work. His health and stamina continue to be question marks as he hasn't played since the Genesis Invitational in mid-February. He withdrew early in the second round with an illness.

Jon Rahm is the defending champion, though late last year he left the PGA Tour for LIV Golf and returns here with perhaps a bit less fanfare. Other LIV golfers in the field include past Masters champions Phil Mickelson (T2 last year) and Patrick Reed (T4), as well as Brooks Koepka, who finished T2 alongside Mickelson then took the lessons learned and won the PGA Championship.

And then there's Rory McIlroy, whose major drought is now 10 years. He comes to Augusta with plenty of rounds under his belt and a recent lesson from Butch Harmon. Only the Masters stands between him and the career grand slam. Is this the week?

We'll get answers to all the questions soon.

The list below includes players expected to compete.

2024 Masters Full Field

# Ludvig Åberg

Byeong Hun An

Akshay Bhatia

Keegan Bradley

Sam Burns

Patrick Cantlay

# Wyndham Clark

# Eric Cole

Corey Conners

Fred Couples

Cameron Davis

Jason Day

#* Santiago de la Fuente

Bryson DeChambeau

# Nick Dunlap

# Austin Eckroat

Harris English

Tony Finau

Matt Fitzpatrick

Tommy Fleetwood

Rickie Fowler

Ryan Fox

Sergio Garcia

Lucas Glover

Emiliano Grillo

Adam Hadwin

* Stewart Hagestad

Brian Harman

Tyrrell Hatton

Russell Henley

#^ Ryo Hisatsune

# Lee Hodges

# Nicolai Højgaard

Max Homa

Viktor Hovland

Sungjae Im

# Stephan Jaeger

Dustin Johnson

Zach Johnson

Si Woo Kim

Tom Kim

Chris Kirk

Kurt Kitayama

# Jake Knapp

Brooks Koepka

#* Christo Lamprecht

Min Woo Lee

Luke List

Shane Lowry

# Peter Malnati

Hideki Matsuyama

# Denny McCarthy

Rory McIlroy

Adrian Meronk

Phil Mickelson

Taylor Moore

Collin Morikawa

# Grayson Murray

^ Joaquin Niemann

Jose Maria Olazabal

^ Thorbjørn Olesen

# Matthieu Pavon

J.T. Poston

Jon Rahm

Patrick Reed

Justin Rose

Xander Schauffele

Scottie Scheffler

# Adam Schenk

Charl Schwartzel

Adam Scott

#* Neal Shipley

Vijay Singh

Cameron Smith

Jordan Spieth

Sepp Straka

#* Jasper Stubbs

Nick Taylor

Sahith Theegala

Justin Thomas

Erik van Rooyen

Camilo Villegas

Bubba Watson

Mike Weir

Danny Willett

Gary Woodland

Tiger Woods

Cameron Young

Will Zalatoris

# -- rookie
* -- amateur
^ -- special invitee

John Schwarb


John Schwarb is the senior golf editor for Sports Illustrated whose career has spanned more than 25 years covering sports. He’s been featured on ESPN.com, PGATour.com, The Golfers Journal and Tampa Bay Times. He’s also the author of The Little 500: The Story of the World's Greatest College Weekend. A member of the Golf Writers Association of America, John is based in Indianapolis.