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SHORT GAME
Jim Gorant
April 04, 2011
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April 04, 2011

Short Game

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There are 18 ways to qualify for the Masters, and as of Sunday 11 players had punched their ticket solely through criterion 16—by winning a PGA Tour event. That's the most players to do so since the Tour exemption was reinstated in 2008. Players will get a last chance to qualify at this week's Shell Houston Open, where they can make the Masters field by winning or jumping into the top 50 in the World Ranking. J.B. Holmes (60th) is the guy in the Houston field closest to making the cut.

In With a Win ...

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SI GOLF RANKING

EACH WEEK 15 STAFFERS FROM SI GOLF+, GOLF MAGAZINE AND GOLF.COM VOTE, AWARDING 10 POINTS FOR FIRST PLACE, NINE FOR SECOND, ETC.

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OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES

Phil Mickelson, 28; Mark Wilson, 8; Jim Furyk, 6; Hunter Mahan, 4; Steve Stricker, 4; Justin Rose, 2; three players received one vote. See an expanded poll at GOLF.com/ranking

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