Masters Field Finalized 18 First-Timers Invited

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Seven more players officially qualified for The Masters over the weekend, meaning 107 players have been invited to play in the season's first major.
 
Of those 107, only 97 are expected to tee it up at Augusta National starting next Thursday, April 5th.
 
Aaron Baddeley, Bart Bryant, Paul Goydos, Charles Howell III, John Rollins and Justin Rose got into the field by way of moving into the top 50 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking released Monday.
 
Baddeley, Howell and Rollins were also among the top 10 on the PGA Tour money list, which would have qualified them as well. Furthermore, Mark Calcavecchia gained entry into the field by way of his ninth-place ranking on the money list.
 
Those seven complete a field that also includes five amateurs and 18 first- time participants. Hideto Tanihara will play at Augusta with a special invitation.
 
The first timers include Bradley Dredge, Johan Edfors, Kenneth Ferrie, British Amateur champ Julien Guerrier, J.J. Henry, Robert Karlsson, U.S. Amateur runner-up John Kelly, Troy Matteson, Brett Quigley, U.S. Amateur winner Richie Ramsay, Jeev Milkha Singh, Tanihara, Camilo Villegas, U.S. Amateur Public Links champ Casey Watabu, Brett Wetterich, Dean Wilson, U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Dave Womack and Yong-Eun Yang.
 
Phil Mickelson will defend his title at Augusta. Mickelson and six of the other nine winners from the PGA Tour this season will be on hand, including former Masters champions Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods, who have each won twice already in '07.
 
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