Masters 2017: How each player qualified

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There are 19 categories by which a player can earn an exemption into the Masters. Whether winning a tournament or contending at a major, each player in this week's field has earned his way into perhaps the most exclusive field of the year.

Here is a look at how each of the 94 participants qualified (Note: players qualifying via multiple categories are listed under the first by which they qualified.):

1. Masters champions (lifetime exemption): Angel Cabrera, Fred Couples, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Phil Mickelson, Larry Mize, Mark O Meara, Jose Maria Olazabal, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott, Vijay Singh, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Mike Weir, Danny Willett, Ian Woosnam

2. U.S. Open champions (last five years): Webb Simpson, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Dustin Johnson

3. The Open champions (last five years): Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson

4. PGA Championship champions (last five years): Jason Dufner, Jason Day, Jimmy Walker

5. The Players Championship winners (last three years): Rickie Fowler

6. Current Olympic gold medalist: None

7. Current U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up: Curtis Luck, Brad Dalke

8. Current British Amateur champion: Scott Gregory

9. Current Asia-Pacific Amateur champion: None

10. Current Latin America Amateur champion: Toto Gana

11. Current U.S. Mid-Amateur champion: Stewart Hagestad

12. First 12 players, including ties, from 2016 Masters: Daniel Berger, Paul Casey, Matthew Fitzpatrick, J.B. Holmes, Soren Kjeldsen, Hideki Matsuyama, Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood

13. First four players, including ties, from 2016 U.S. Open: Jim Furyk, Shane Lowry, Scott Piercy

14. First four players, including ties, from 2016 Open: Steve Stricker

15. First four players, including ties, from 2016 PGA Championship: Branden Grace, Brooks Koepka, Daniel Summerhays

16. Winners of full-FedEx Cup point PGA Tour events since 2016 Masters: Sergio Garcia, Adam Hadwin, James Hahn, Russell Henley, Charley Hoffman, Mackenzie Hughes, Billy Hurley III, Si Woo Kim, Russell Knox, Marc Leishman, William McGirt, Ryan Moore, Rod Pampling, Pat Perez, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, Brendan Steele, Brian Stuard, Hudson Swafford, Justin Thomas, Jhonattan Vegas

17. Qualifiers for 2016 Tour Championship: Roberto Castro, Kevin Chappell, Emiliano Grillo, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Na, Sean O Hair, Gary Woodland

18. Top 50 players in final world rankings of 2016: Byeong-Hun An, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Bill Haas, Tyrrell Hatton, Yuta Ikeda, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Louis Oosthuizen, Thomas Pieters, Andy Sullivan, Bernd Wiesberger, Chris Wood

19. Top 50 players in world rankings the week prior to 2017 Masters: Ross Fisher, Tommy Fleetwood, Hideto Tanihara, Jeunghun Wang