2016 Masters field list

Jim Herman earned the final 2016 Masters invite with his Shell Houston Open victory.

Published: Monday, April 04, 2016 | 3:12 p.m.

One in, one out. And the Masters field is set at 89.

With his first PGA Tour victory Sunday, Jim Herman landed a last-minute trip to Augusta National Golf Club and his first Masters invitation. The 191st-ranked player in the world, Herman chipped in for birdie on the par-3 16th and finished with two solid pars for a 4-under 68 and a one-shot victory to snap a 105-tournament winless streak.

His joy was tempered somewhat by the surprising news Monday that 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples will see his streak of appearances in the tournament end because of back issues. On a less surprising note, four-time Masters champion Tiger Woods confirmed he will not be playing this year. He's still recovering from back surgeries that have kept him out of competition for the past six months. 

Here is the field as it stands right now. The number in parentheses indicates the category or categories in which each player earned his spot:

CATEGORY 1: Masters Tournament Champions
Angel Cabrera (1), Argentina
Fred Couples (1) (will not play because of back pain)
Trevor Immelman, (1), South Africa
Zach Johnson (1, 3, 16)
Bernhard Langer (1), Germany
Sandy Lyle (1), Scotland
Phil Mickelson (1)
Larry Mize (1)
Mark O’Meara (1)
Jose Maria Olazabal (1), Spain (will not play because of health reasons)
Charl Schwartzel (1), South Africa
Adam Scott (1, 12), Australia
Vijay Singh (1), Fiji
Jordan Spieth (1, 2, 13, 14, 15, 16)
Bubba Watson (1, 15, 16)
Tom Watson (1) 
Mike Weir (1), Canada
Tiger Woods (1, 5) (will not play while recovering from back surgery)
Ian Woosnam (1), Wales

CATEGORY 2: U.S. Open champions (Five-year exemption)
Rory McIlroy (2, 3, 4, 11, 15, 16), Northern Ireland
Webb Simpson (2)
Justin Rose (2, 11, 14, 15, 16), England
Martin Kaymer (2, 5), Germany

CATEGORY 3: British Open Champions (Five-year exemption)
Darren Clarke (3), Northern Ireland
Ernie Els (3), South Africa

CATEGORY 4: PGA Champions (Five-year exemption)
Keegan Bradley (4, 13)
Jason Dufner (4)
Jason Day (4, 13, 15, 16), Australia

CATEGORY 5: Players Championship Winners (Three-year exemption)
Rickie Fowler (5, 11, 16)

CATEGORY 6: Current U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up
Bryson DeChambeau
Derek Bard

CATEGORY 7: Current British Amateur Champion
Romain Langasque (7), France

CATEGORY 8: Current Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion
Jin Cheng (8), China

CATEGORY 9: Current Latin America Amateur Champion
Paul Chaplet (9), Costa Rica

CATEGORY 10: Current U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion
Sammy Schmitz (10)

CATEGORY 11: First 12 players (including ties) in previous year's Masters
Paul Casey (11, 16), England
Bill Haas (11, 16)
Charley Hoffman (11, 16)
Dustin Johnson (11, 12, 16)
Hunter Mahan (11)
Hideki Matsuyama (11, 16), Japan
Ryan Moore (11)
Kevin Na (11, 16)
Ian Poulter (11), England
Kevin Streelman (11)

CATEGORY 12: First 4 players not otherwise eligible (including ties) in previous year's U.S. Open 
Cameron Smith (12), Australia
Louis Oosthuizen (12, 13, 16), South Africa
Branden Grace (12, 14), South Africa

CATEGORY 13: First 4 players not otherwise eligible (including ties) in previous year's British Open 
Marc Leishman (13), Australia

CATEGORY 14: First 4 players not otherwise eligible (including ties) in previous year's PGA Championship
No additional qualifiers

CATEGORY 15: Winners of non-opposite PGA Tour events from previous Masters to current Masters
Steven Bowditch (15, 16), Australia
Jim Furyk (15, 16) (will not play because of wrist surgery)
Fabian Gomez (15), Argentina
Emiliano Grillo (15), Argentina
Jim Herman (15)
Smylie Kaufman (15)
Chris Kirk (15)
Russell Knox (15), Scotland
Danny Lee (15, 16), New Zealand
David Lingmerth (15), Sweden
Davis Love III (15)
Shane Lowry (15), Ireland
Graeme McDowell (15), Northern Ireland
Troy Merritt (15)
Vaughn Taylor (15)
Justin Thomas (15)

CATEGORY 16: Qualifiers for previous year's season-ending Tour Championship
Sang-moon Bae (16), South Korea (will not play due to military service)
Daniel Berger (16)
Harris English (16)
J.B. Holmes (16)
Kevin Kisner (16)
Brooks Koepka (16)
Matt Kuchar (16)
Scott Piercy (16)
Patrick Reed (16)
Brandt Snedeker (16)
Henrik Stenson (16), Sweden
Robert Streb (16)
Jimmy Walker (16) 

CATEGORY 17: Top 50 on final Official World Golf Ranking for previous calendar year 
Byeong-hun An (17), South Korea
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (17), Thailand
Jamie Donaldson (17), Wales
Victor Dubuisson (17), France
Matthew Fitzpatrick (17), England
Sergio Garcia (17), Spain
Billy Horschel (17)
Thongchai Jaidee (17), Thailand
Soren Kjeldsen (17), Denmark
Anirban Lahiri (17), India
Andy Sullivan (17), England
Lee Westwood (17), England
Bernd Wiesberger (17), Austria
Danny Willett (17), England
Chris Wood (17), England 

CATEGORY 18: Top 50 on Official World Golf Ranking published week prior to current Masters
Rafael Cabrera-Bello (18), Spain