Masters field 2014: Tiger Woods is first withdrawal with 1 week, and 1 last spot, left

Andrew Redington

We're just one week away from the season's first major, and the field is nearly complete with just one more spot on the line in Houston. Here's who is already in the Masters, and that one guy who dropped out already.

UPDATE: Complete Masters Field

The green jacketed membership of Augusta National can rest easy, as the field for their exclusive little Masters tournament will not hit the century mark in 2014. The Masters annually has the smallest field of any major, by a wide margin ( ~50 players less than the other three) but at the start of the year, it was looking like we might get 100 or more players for the first time since the 1960s. The pace slowed down a bit, and while we've had more players qualified than last year for a couple months now, the most we'll get is 97 on the final invitee list.

Since we last checked in, two players have officially added their name to the field: Steven Bowditch, who earned his first-ever berth with that out-of-nowhere win at the Texas Open, and Stephen Gallacher, who we already knew would get an invite when he showed up in the top 50 of the world rankings this past Monday. The first checkpoint for qualifying via world rankings is at the end of the previous year, and 14 players earned an invite from being inside the top 50 in December. The second rankings checkpoint is the week before the Masters, and only Gallacher inched his way inside the top 50 since the end of 2013. He successfully defended his title at the Dubai Desert Classic, beating guys like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, to jump up into the top 40 and become just the second Scot in the field (Sandy Lyle keeps using that lifetime invite from his 1988 win).

Chesson Hadley and Ryan Palmer both had an outside shot to play their way into the top 50 last week in San Antonio, but they bombed out on Sunday in the windy and extremely tough conditions at the Texas Open. Bowditch earned his spot by winning it all, and this will be just the second major ever in his career, a missed cut in the 2003 British Open his only other major experience.

That leaves one more invite up for grabs -- the winner of this week's Shell Houston Open getting the chance to change his travel plans last minute. Of course, with 46 players already in the Masters field getting some prep work in this week at Houston, there's a very good chance we add no one new to the list.

And finally, the larger news with this field update is not the names we've added, but the one we've lost. The No. 1 player in the world, a fixture at Augusta National since he was a 19-year-old amateur in 1995, was our first WD for the 2014 tournament. Given the list of bumps and bruises to some of the top players in the world, Tiger Woods may not be the last to back out before the first ball is struck a week from today.

Here's your field, which could include one more name Sunday night:

2014 Masters Field with 1 week to go
Argentina Sweden
Cabrera, Angel Blixt, Jonas
Australia Hanson, Peter
Bowditch, Steven Stenson, Henrik
Day, Jason Thailand
* Goss, Oliver Jaidee, Thongchai
Leishman, Marc United States
Scott, Adam Bradley, Keegan
Senden, John Castro, Roberto
Canada Cink, Stewart
DeLaet, Graham Couples, Fred
Weir, Mike Crenshaw, Ben
Denmark Dufner, Jason
Bjørn, Thomas Duke, Ken
Olesen, Thorbjørn English, Harris
England Ernst, Derek
Donald, Luke Every, Matt
* Fitzpatrick, Matthew Fowler, Rickie
Lynn, David Furyk, Jim
* Porteous, Garrick Glover, Lucas
Poulter, Ian Haas, Bill
Rose, Justin Henley, Russell
Westwood, Lee Horschel, Billy
Fiji Huh, John
Singh, Vijay Johnson, Dustin
France Johnson, Zach
Dubuisson, Victor Kirk, Chris
Germany Kuchar, Matt
Kaymer, Martin Mahan, Hunter
Langer, Bernhard * McCoy, Michael
Italy Mickelson, Phil
Manassero, Matteo Mize, Larry
Molinari, Francesco Moore, Ryan
Japan * Niebrugge, Jordan
Matsuyama, Hideki O'Meara, Mark
Korea Points, D.A.
Bae, Sang-Moon Reed, Patrick
Choi, K.J. Simpson, Webb
* Lee, Chang-woo Snedeker, Brandt
Yang, Y.E. Spieth, Jordan
Netherlands Stadler, Craig
Luiten, Joost Stadler, Kevin
Northern Ireland Stallings, Scott
Clarke, Darren Streelman, Kevin
McDowell, Graeme Stricker, Steve
McIlroy, Rory Walker, Jimmy
Scotland Watney, Nick
Gallacher, Stephen Watson, Bubba
Lyle, Sandy Watson, Tom
South Africa Weekley, Boo
Clark, Tim Woodland, Gary
Els, Ernie Woods, Tiger
Grace, Branden Wales
Immelman, Trevor Donaldson, Jamie
Oosthuizen, Louis Woosnam, Ian
Schwartzel, Charl Zimbabwe
Spain de Jonge, Brendon
Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo
Garcia, Sergio
Jimenez, Miguel Angel
Olazabal, Jose Maria

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