Other players left out this year include Mark Calcavecchia, Mizuno mx 1000 irons a major winner and nearly a Masters Champion in 1988, finishing second behind Sandy Lyle in that epic. Last season's PGA Tour winners Brad Faxon, Tom Pernice Jr. and Rich Beem, Brian Henninger, Mizuno jpx e600 irons J.L. Lewis, Olin Browne have also been overlooked along with this year's Tucson Open winner Jim Carter.
But it is not all bad news for Europe and Great Britain Golf equipment. Open Champion Paul Lawrie receives and invite, Mizuno jpx e600 forged irons as does runner up Jean Van de Velde. Irishman Padraig Harrington makes his first trip to Georgia along with Amateur Champion Graeme Storm and Mizuno golf irons Aaron Baddeley. Baddeley is hot favourite to win the Amateur title and as current Australian Open champion, who would back against it. Storm maybe!
A total of 102 players have been invited to the 2000 Masters Tournament, it was announced by Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Hootie Johnson. The list includes 67 US and 35 international players. Among those are six amateurs and 14 first-time participants. The 35 international invitees are the most ever at the Masters eclipsing the total of 29 established in 1998 and 1999.
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