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Augusta National announces LIV golfers will be included in 2023 Masters field

We’ll see a full field of golfers at the Masters in 2023.

Dustin Johnson reacts on the 18th green after finishing his round during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2022 in Augusta, Georgia. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Augusta National announced on Tuesday that there would not be any changes to the 2023 Masters field regarding LIV Golf. Their statement reads, “As invitations are sent this week, we will invite those eligible under our current criteria to compete in the 2023 Masters tournament.”

After the PGA TOUR’s very vocal and public split from its former golfers who defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour, questions were swirling in the golf world regarding whether the major tournaments would follow suit. Several very prominent golfers of both the older generation and the upcoming one left the PGA TOUR for LIV, including Cameron Smith, Brooks Koepka, and Phil Mickelson.

The statement from Augusta continues, “Regrettably, recent actions have divided men’s professional golf by diminishing the virtues of the game and the meaningful legacies of those who built it. Although we are disappointed in these developments, our focus is to honor the tradition of bringing together a preeminent field of golfers this coming April.”

All players in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings as of January 1 of the tournament year receive invites to the Masters.