Matt Every secures maiden Masters berth

Matt Every has earned an invite to the 2014 Masters Tournament following his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Matt Every Masters bound
Matt every - pictured after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational - has secured his place in the 2014 Masters
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Matt Every has earned an invite to the 2014 Masters Tournament following his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Matt Every secures maiden Masters berth

Matt Every has become the latest player to secure his place in the Masters Tournament following his victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Every, 30, took advantage of Adam Scott’s poor final round and compiled a two-under-par 70 to claim his first PGA Tour title.

The American, who has been in good form over the past couple of months, finished one shot clear of 2011 PGA Champion Keegan Bradley.

Every will be making his first Masters appearance and his first start in a major championship when he tees it up at Augusta on April 10.

There are at least two more spaces available for the 2014 Masters Tournament: the winners of the Valero Texas Open and Shell Houston Open, if they haven’t already qualified, plus those who force their way into the world’s top 50 between now and the week prior to the Masters.

As it stands, 94 players have secured their places in the 2014 Masters.

Some 103 players teed it up at the 1963 Masters – the largest figure in tournament history.

The Masters: who qualifies?

Past winners of The Masters Winners of the last five U.S. Open Winners of the last five Open Championships Winners of the last five PGA Championships

Winners of the last three Players Championships

Winner and runner-up from 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship

Winner of 2013 Amateur Championship

Winner of 2013 Asian Amateur Championship

Winner of 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship

Winner of 2013 Mid-Amateur Championship

Top 16 finishers from 2013 Masters Tournament

Top 8 finishers from 2013 US Open

Top 4 finishers from 2013 Open Championship

Top 4 finishers from 2013 PGA Championship

The 30 in 2013 PGA Tour Money List Top 30 in 2013 FedEx Cup standings

Winners of PGA Tour events awarding full FedEx Cup points between the 2013 Masters and the 2014 Masters

Top 50 in Official World Golf Ranking at the end of 2013 Top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking in the week before the 2014 Masters

Note: The Masters Committee can also elect to invite international players who haven’t qualified through any of the above avenues.

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