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Masters announces qualification tweaks

AUGUSTA, Ga. — There were 19 ways to get into this year’s Masters, ranging from past champions (who receive a lifetime exemption) to those ranked in the world’s top 50 one week before the tournament started.

Hardcore golf fans might have the list of 19 ways memorized, but Billy Payne, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, announced Wednesday that some of those qualifications will be tweaked, starting next year.

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