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The Masters 2024: Guide to the DP World Tour members in action

The Masters 2024: Guide to the DP World Tour members in action

A host of current DP World Tour members are teeing it up at the 2024 Masters Tournament, including four debutants while others are chasing further Major Championship honours.

Here’s our guide, including a synopsis of their form so far this year, to the 21 players with status on golf’s Global Tour who are in action at August National Golf Club. We've listed them in alphabetical order.

Ludvig Åberg

  • Age: 24
  • Birthplace: Eslov, Sweden
  • Turned Pro: 2023
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 9
  • Best Masters finish: N/A

After becoming the first player in history to compete in a Ryder Cup before ever playing a Major last September, Ludvig Åberg is making his Major Championship debut at the 88th Masters. Prior to turning professional in June 2023, the Swede was the top ranked amateur on the World Golf Amateur Rankings and made history as the first player to earn direct access to the PGA TOUR via collegiate merit, finishing first on the 2023 PGA TOUR University Ranking while at Texas Tech. He secured his first win as a professional at the Omega European Masters in September on the DP World Tour. He was also part of the winning European Ryder Cup team in Italy in October and earned his first PGA TOUR win at the RSM Classic in November. Finished runner-up in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February and eighth in his debut at The Players Championship in March, rising inside the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time.

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Matt Fitzpatrick

  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: Sheffield, England
  • Turned Pro: 2014
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 10
  • Best Masters finish: T7 (2016)

The Englishman, who is making his 10th Masters appearance, has finished inside the top 15 in each of the past two years at Augusta National. Like Åberg, he won two global titles in 2023, the first in Hilton Head Island on the PGA TOUR, before winning the Alfred Dunhill Championship at St Andrews in October. He too was part of the winning European Ryder Cup team in Italy. Won the U.S. Open in 2022 to claim his first Major Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, the same course where he won the 2013 U.S. Amateur. Has top-10 finishes in his last two starts worldwide, The Players Championship and most recently at the Valero Texas Open.

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Tommy Fleetwood

  • Age: 33
  • Birthplace: Southport, England
  • Turned Pro: 2010
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 13
  • Best Masters finish: T7 (2022)

Fleetwood has finished inside the top 20 in three of the past six years at Augusta National, with this being his eighth Masters appearance. In 2023, he finished runner-up in both the Canadian Open and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. He recorded top 10s in both the U.S. Open and The Open, along with the clinching point for Team Europe at the 2023 Ryder Cup. The Englishman made a terrific start to 2024, winning the Dubai Invitational in January for his seventh win on the DP World Tour. Two top 10s have since followed on the PGA TOUR, including last week in San Antonio.

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Ryan Fox

  • Age: 37
  • Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Turned Pro: 2011
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 54
  • Best Masters finish: T26 (2023)

The New Zealander made his Masters debut last year and ensured a return by maintaining his top-50 ranking at the close of last year. Enjoyed a strong finish to 2023 on the DP World Tour, winning his first Rolex Series title at the BMW PGA Championship and finishing tied second at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on his title defence in Scotland. Those performances helped him earn dual membership status with the PGA TOUR as one of the top 10 finishers not already exempt on the season-long Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex. His best result so far this year is a tie for 14th at the DP World Tour’s Dubai Invitational.

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Tyrrell Hatton

  • Age: 32
  • Birthplace: High Wycombe, England
  • Turned Pro: 2011
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 19
  • Best Masters finish: T18 (2021)

The Englishman has made the cut on five of his seven visits to date at Augusta National, since his debut in 2017. Last year, he finished runner-up at both the BMW PGA Championship and THE PLAYERS Championship, prestige events on the DP World Tour and PGA TOUR respectively. He additionally made the cut in all four Majors and represented Europe in his third Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. Finished in the top 20 in his first two starts of the year on the PGA TOUR, before making the cut in Dubai on the DP World Tour. His most recent victory worldwide came at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in 2021.

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Ryo Hisatsune

  • Age: 21
  • Birthplace: Okayama, Japan
  • Turned Pro: 2020
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 87
  • Best Masters finish: N/A

The Japanese is making his first Masters appearance and his Major Championship debut after receiving a special invite. Enjoyed a remarkable rookie season on the DP World Tour in 2023, after securing his card at the Qualifying School. Won his first DP World Tour title at the Cazoo Open de France in September, before becoming the first Japanese player to be named the DP World Tour's Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. He was one of ten players to earn 2024 PGA Tour membership through his performances on the DP World Tour last year. Has two top 20s so far this season on the PGA TOUR, with his best result a tie for 11th at The American Express in January.

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Nicolai Højgaard

  • Age: 23
  • Birthplace: Billund, Denmark
  • Turned Pro: 2019
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 38
  • Best Masters finish: N/A

The Dane is another first-timer teeing it up this week. Secured his invite to feature in the first men’s Major by breaking into the top 50 of the world with his maiden Rolex Series victory at the DP World Tour Championship at the end of last season, a week after finishing runner-up at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Finished second at the AT&T Pebble Beach PRO-AM in February, days after finishing in the top 10 at the DP World Tour's Hero Dubai Desert Classic, during an impressive start to his first full season on the PGA TOUR. The three-time DP World Tour winner was a member of the winning European Ryder Cup team last year.

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Viktor Hovland

  • Age: 26
  • Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
  • Turned Pro: 2019
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 6
  • Best Masters finish: T7 (2023)

Hovland earned low amateur honours in 2019 as Norway's first Masters participant and has yet to miss a cut at Augusta National in his first four appearances. Last year, he won three times on the PGA TOUR, while he recorded top-20 finishes in each of the four Majors. He also finished in a tie for second at the DP World Tour’s season-ending event in Dubai. Delivered 3.5 points from his five matches at the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy. His best performance so far in 2024 came at the Genesis Invitational when he finished in a tie for 19th.

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Min Woo Lee

  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
  • Turned Pro: 2019
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 32
  • Best Masters finish: T14 (2022)

The Australian is making his third consecutive Masters appearing, having finished in the top 15 on his debut in 2022 after a record-tying 30 on the front nine of his final round. Registered six top 10s, including at The PLAYERS and U.S. Open, along with a victory on the Asian Tour, before getting his 2024 DP World Tour campaign off to a fast start with a title on home soil at the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship. Finished in a tie for second at the Cognizant Classic in the Palm Beaches on the PGA TOUR in March.


Shane Lowry

  • Age: 37
  • Birthplace: Clara, Ireland
  • Turned Pro: 2009
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 36
  • Best Masters finish: T3 (2022)

Boasts an encouraging record at Augusta National, with top 25s in each of the past four years, ahead of his ninth Masters start. His best result of 2023 saw him finish in a tie for third on home ground at the Horizon Irish Open, shortly before he helped Europe regain the Ryder Cup after receiving a Captain’s Pick from Luke Donald. Finished third and then a tie for fourth in back-to-back events on the PGA TOUR in March to climb back into the world’s top 50.

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Rory McIlroy

  • Age: 34
  • Birthplace: Holywood, Northern Ireland
  • Turned Pro: 2007
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 2
  • Best Masters finish: 2 (2022)

McIlroy, who is making his 16th Masters appearance, is one win away from joining Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as winners of the career Grand Slam. Has top 10s in seven of the past 10 years at Augusta National, including a second place finished behind Scottie Scheffler in 2022. Successfully defended his title at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic in January as he claimed his third Rolex Series title. In 2023, he won in Dubai and Scotland on the DP World Tour as he earned his fifth Harry Vardon Trophy, finished inside the top seven in three majors, and produced a career-best performance to help the European team win the Ryder Cup. Picked up his first top-10 finish of the season on the PGA TOUR at the Valero Texas Open, the week before the Masters.

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Adrian Meronk

  • Age: 30
  • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
  • Turned Pro: 2016
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 57
  • Best Masters finish: MC (2023)

Missed the cut on his Masters debut 12 months ago as he made history as Poland’s first participant in the tournament. Won twice on the DP World Tour in 2023 to become a four-time winner, and registered three further top-five finishes as he went on to be voted Seve Ballesteros Award after being voted Player of the Year by his peers. He finished runner-up at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic in January.

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Joaquín Niemann

  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
  • Turned Pro: 2018
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 93
  • Best Masters finish: T16 (2023)

Registered his best Major performance at Augusta National 12 months ago, one of three occasions has made the cut in his first four appearances. He has top-five finishes in each of his three DP World Tour starts this season, including winning the ISPS HANDA Australian Open in a play-off last December.


Thorbjørn Olesen

  • Age: 34
  • Birthplace: Hareskovby, Denmark
  • Turned Pro: 2008
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 72
  • Best Masters finish: T16 (2013)

Five years on from his last Masters appearance, Olesen returns to Augusta National for a fourth time after receiving a special invite. The Dane is aiming to maintain his record of making the cut on each occasion, with his best finish coming on debut in 2013 when he finished in a tie for sixth. Victory at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship in February made it three DP World Tour titles in as many seasons, after victories in England in 2022 and Thailand in 2023. The 2018 Ryder Cup winner recorded seven additional top-10 finishes last season to earn 2024 PGA Tour membership.

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Matthieu Pavon

  • Age: 31
  • Birthplace: Toulouse, France
  • Turned Pro: 2013
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 25
  • Best Masters finish: N/A

One of the debutants at Augusta National this week. The Frenchman has enjoyed a life-changing period in world golf, since winning his maiden DP World Tour title in October during a stellar finish to the Race to Dubai Campaign which saw him record three further top-15 finishes, including at the DP World Tour Championship where he made four consecutive birdies, to earn PGA TOUR membership for 2024. Made history as the first French winner on the PGA TOUR since 1907 with victory at the Farmers Insurance Open in January. Two further global top 10s have since followed, most recently in Singapore on the DP World Tour.

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Jon Rahm

  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: Barrika, Spain
  • Turned Pro: 2016
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 3
  • Best Masters finish: 1 (2023)

The defending champion is making his eighth Masters appearance, having won his second Major with a four-stroke victory over Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson 12 months ago. Prior to his triumph at Augusta National, he had won three PGA TOUR titles earlier in the year and he went on to finish in a tie for second at The Open and register top-5 finishes in both the BMW PGA Championship and DP World Tour Championship. He is a ten-time winner on the DP World Tour, including a record five on the Rolex Series.

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Justin Rose

  • Age: 43
  • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Turned Pro: 1998
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 58
  • Best Masters finish: 2 (2015, 2017)

Boasts an enviable record at the Masters, with top-25 finishes in 14 of his 18 starts. Remarkably, 11 of those come in the past 13 years. Most notably, lost out in a play-off to Sergio Garcia in 2017. In 2023, he won for the 11th time on the PGA TOUR after a four-year wait with victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. His best finish on the DP World Tour last year was a tie for fourth at the Betfred British Masters hosted by Sir Nick Faldo, while he made his sixth Ryder Cup appearance in Italy. He has missed the cut in his last two starts, with his best result so far this coming at Pebble Beach with a tie for 11th in his title defence.

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Adam Scott

  • Age: 43
  • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
  • Turned Pro: 2000
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 52
  • Best Masters finish: 1 (2013)

One of the past champions in the field, following his play-off triumph against Angel Cabrera in 2013. Now, Australia’s first Green Jacket winner is set for his 23rd Masters appearance. He has only missed the cut on two occasions, and not since 2009. Recorded top-10 finishes in his first three starts of the 2024 DP World Tour season and has since added another at the WM Phoenix Open on the PGA TOUR.

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Sepp Straka

  • Age: 30
  • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Turned Pro: 2016
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 29
  • Best Masters finish: T30 (2022)

The Austrian is making his third consecutive appearance at the Masters. He hit his stride in 2023 after finishing in a tie for seventh at the US PGA Championship, and then won his second PGA TOUR title at the John Deere Classic in early July. Later that month he produced his career-best Major performance with a tie for second at The Open, before ending the PGA TOUR campaign at the Tour Championship in a share of sixth place. Part of the European team that regained the Ryder Cup in Italy. Has two top-20 finishes so far this year on the PGA TOUR, including at The PLAYERS Championship.

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Erik van Rooyen

  • Age: 33
  • Birthplace: Bellville, South Africa
  • Turned Pro: 2013
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 63
  • Best Masters finish: MC (2023)

The South African is making his third Masters appearance, having missed the cut in both 2020 and 2022. Claimed his second PGA TOUR title at the World Wide Technology Championship in November, dedicating his triumph to a close friend, who died shortly afterwards due to terminal cancer. Finished in a tie for second in Palm Beach Gardens in March and also has a top 10 this season in Mexico. His one win on the DP World Tour so far came in Sweden in 2019.

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Danny Willett

  • Age: 36
  • Birthplace: Sheffield, England
  • Turned Pro: 2008
  • Official World Golf Ranking: 245
  • Best Masters finish: 1 (2016)

This marks the Englishman’s 10th Masters appearance. His career highlight so far came in 2016 when he shot a final-round 67 to overturn a three-stroke deficit and become England’s first Masters champion since Sir Nick Faldo won his third Green Jacket in 1996. Among his other prestigious victories are evens both the DP World Tour Championship, BMW PGA Championship and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Struggled for form last year, and he has not played since undergoing shoulder surgery following the BMW PGA Championship in September.

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