Frustrated Berger Is No Exception To Masters Rules

Daniel Berger, currently the world’s No. 13 golfer, said recently he was “a little baffled” about not being able to tee it up in the Masters Tournament in November. To alleviate any further confusion, here’s a quick primer on the situation:

If anyone was not already qualified to play in the 2020 Masters in April, they will not be qualified to compete in the 2020 Masters in November. No ifs, ands or buts about which to be baffled.

In other words, if Berger or rising Norwegian star Viktor Hovland or former University of Georgia standout Harris English win this week’s season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake and are subsequently feted as the 2020 FedEx Cup champion, they will be $15 million richer but still not be invited to play the Masters in two months.

Or let’s say one of them subsequently wins the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in two weeks, they still will not be invited to tee it up at Augusta National Golf Club the week of Nov. 12-15. The same would have been the case for PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa, had Morika…


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