Thaworn gets Masters invitation
- Published: 13/01/2013 at 04:24 AM
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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - Thaworn Wiratchant and Japan's Ryo Ishikawa have accepted invitations to play in the Masters Tournament, according to Augusta National Golf Club chairman Billy Payne.
Thaworn Wiratchant, after one of the tournament wins that snagged him the Masters invitation.
Thaworn, 46, has never played in the US.
The addition of Ishikawa and Thaworn brings the number of players in the Masters field to 85. The field represents 21 countries.
"Through our established qualifications, and invitations to select international players not otherwise qualified, we historically bring together a collection of the world's top players, and this year is no different," Payne said yesterday in a statement on the tournament's website.
Ishikawa, 21, will enter his fifth straight Masters tournament. He has missed the cut in three of his previous four appearances and tied for 20th in 2011.
Thaworn won last year's Order of Merit on the Asian Tour, and is the tour's career leader with 15 victories. He will make his first start at the Masters in Augusta on April 11.
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