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November 1 2013

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Masters spots on players' minds

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Branden Grace is the world's 50th-ranked player. The top 50 on Dec. 31 earn Masters invitations.

By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM

Two months remain in 2013, but some players may already have Augusta National on the back of their mind. An important deadline for Masters invitations is fast approaching. The top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of Dec. 31 will earn their way into 2014's first major.

Below is a list of players in the OWGR's top 70 who are not currently exempt for next year's Masters. Players also can clinch an invitation between now and New Year's Day by winning one of the three PGA TOUR events remaining in 2013: the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, the McGladrey Classic and the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

PLAYERS IN OWGR'S TOP 70 NOT YET EXEMPT FOR MASTERS
28. Hideki Matsuyama
32. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
34. Matteo Manassero
36. Rickie Fowler
37. Francesco Molinari
39. David Lynn
43. Peter Hanson
44. Thomas Bjorn
45. Richard Sterne
46. Scott Piercy
47. Jamie Donaldson
48. Bo Van Pelt
49. Thongchai Jaidee
50. Branden Grace
51. Miguel Angel Jimenez
54. Bernd Wiesberger
58. Nicolas Colsaerts
59. Stephen Gallacher
60. Peter Uihlein
61. Michael Thompson
62. Joost Luiten
63. Robert Garrigus
66. Kiradech Aphibarnrat
67. Luke Guthrie

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