12 European Tour Members secure Masters Invites

12/20/2013 11:29:00 AM
Victor Dubuisson  (Getty Images)
Victor Dubuisson (Getty Images)

Victor Dubuisson's superb end to the season sees him rewarded with a place in the Masters Tournament at Augusta National for the first time as 12 European Tour Members secured an invite to the year's first Major Championship after the final Official World Golf Ranking of the season was published.

Dubuisson was in spectacular form at the end of the 2013 season which included his first European Tour title at the Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and third place in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, for a sixth place finish in The Race to Dubai.

He went on to finish 32nd in the world, which brought him inside the top 50 for the first time in his career which guarantees his spot in the opening Major of 2014.

Dubuisson has only qualified for one Major in his career so far, the 2010 Open Championship which he played in as an amateur but will make his debut as a professional in April.

Dubuisson joins fellow European Tour Members Thomas Björn, Jamie Donaldson, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño, Miguel Angel Jiménez, Francesco Molinari, Matteo Manassero, David Lynn, Thongchai Jaidee, Peter Hanson, Joost Luiten and Branden Grace as well as Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama and American Rickie Fowler as the 14 players who secured their invites.

The field for The Masters already sits at 90 players, raising the possibility of more than 100 players participating for the first time in nearly 50 years - 103 took part in 1966.

Players who are not already qualified can do so by winning one of the early season PGA Tour events (not the Puerto Rico Open) or being in the top 50 at the end of March, a week before the event takes place.