ORLANDO, Fla. – Matteo Manassero and J.B. Holmes have a better idea today what it will take for them to earn Masters’ invitations, based on world ranking projections.
Winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational, of course, guarantees they get there, but so does cracking the top 50 in the world rankings at tournament’s end.
Manassero, No. 55 in the world, must finish at least 24th to give himself a chance. The computations depend on how players do in front of him, but that’s the lowest he can finish to give himself a chance at earning a spot at the Masters.
Holmes, No. 59, needs a minimum seventh-place finish to have a chance.
Manassero and Holmes are the only players among the top 60 in the world who haven't secured Masters' invites.