2012 Masters Field: 92 Participants To Take Part In PGA Tour's First Major

PARAMUS NJ - AUGUST 27: Scott Verplank watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of The Barclays at the Ridgewood Country Club on August 27 2010 in Paramus New Jersey. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The PGA's first major of the year tees off this Thursday at Augusta, and there are four local players in the field in Hunter Mahan, Harrison Frazar, Ryan Palmer and Scott Verplank.

The 2012 Masters field has been finalized with 92 golfers taking part in this year's first major tournament. The field consists of past Masters champions, winners of past PGA Tour events and golfers ranked in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Four Dallas-area players are participating in this year's event in Hunter Mahan, Harrison Frazar, Ryan Palmer, Scott Verplank.

Of those four, Mahan is coming in hot since he won the 2012 Shell Houston Open over Carl Pettersson by one stroke. Mahan has not competed in the Masters since 2009 and that year he finished tied for 10th. Frazar is an experienced PGA Tour pro but the 2012 Masters is his first time playing at Augusta, and he qualified by winning the inaugural FedEx St. Jude Classic this past year, which also was his first-ever PGA Tour win.

Palmer is playing in his fourth Masters this year and it will be his third in a row. Last year Palmer had a great run at Augusta and finished 10th. Verplank has had minimal success at the Masters and has not played since 2010 where he finished tied for 18th, and his best Masters finish came in 2003 where he finished tied for eighth.

Here is the complete list of golfers participating:

Aaron Baddeley (Australia)
Sang-moon Bae (Korea)
Thomas Bjorn (Denmark)
Keegan Bradley
Jonathan Byrd
Angel Cabrera (Argentina)
Patrick Cantlay
Paul Casey (England)
Kevin Chappell
K. J. Choi (Korea)
Stewart Cink
Tim Clark (South Africa)
Darren Clarke (N. Ireland)
Fred Couples
Ben Crane
Ben Crenshaw
Jason Day (Australia)
Luke Donald (England)
Jason Dufner
Simon Dyson (England)
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spain)
Ross Fisher (England)
Rickie Fowler
Harrison Frazar
Jim Furyk
Sergio Garcia (Spain)
Robert Garrigus
Lucas Glover
Bill Haas
Anders Hansen (Denmark)
Peter Hanson (Sweden)
Padraig Harrington (Ireland)
Charles Howell III
Trevor Immelman (South Africa)
Ryo Ishikawa (Japan)
Fredrik Jacobson (Sweden)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain)
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson
Robert Karlsson (Sweden)
Martin Kaymer (Germany)
Kyung-Tae Kim (Korea)
Kelly Kraft
Matt Kuchar
Martin Laird (Scotland)
Bernhard Langer (Germany)
Paul Lawrie (Scotland)
Randal Lewis
Sandy Lyle (Scotland)
Bryden Macpherson (Australia)
Hunter Mahan
Hideki Matsuyama (Japan)
Graeme McDowell (N. Ireland)
Rory McIlroy (N. Ireland)
Phil Mickelson
Corbin Mills
Larry Mize
Edoardo Molinari (Italy)
Francesco Molinari (Italy)
Kevin Na
Geoff Ogilvy (Australia)
Sean O'Hair
Jose Maria Olazabal (Spain)
Mark O'Meara
Louis Oosthuizen (S. Africa)
Ryan Palmer
Ian Poulter (England)
Alvaro Quiros (Spain)
Chez Reavie
Justin Rose (England)
Rory Sabbatini (South Africa)
Charl Schwartzel (South Africa)
Adam Scott (Australia)
John Senden (Australia)
Webb Simpson
Vijay Singh (Fiji)
Brandt Snedeker
Craig Stadler
Scott Stallings
Kyle Stanley
Brendan Steele
Henrik Stenson (Sweden)
Steve Stricker
David Toms
Bo Van Pelt
Scott Verplank
Johnson Wagner
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Tom Watson
Mike Weir (Canada)
Lee Westwood (England)
Mark Wilson
Gary Woodland
Tiger Woods
Ian Woosnam (Wales)
Y. E. Yang (Korea)

For more on the 2012 Masters be sure to stay tuned check out SB Nation's golf blog Waggle Room and SB Nation's dedicated golf hub.

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