The US Masters is one of the most famous sporting events in the world and it's definitely the most exclusive golf event.
While there are three other Majors, the field is almost half the size of every other Major and all golfers wants a start in Augusta and the chance to wear a green jacket.
There are only 90 players who have qualified, which is the lowest field since 2002. It's a small number, because it's almost impossible to qualify.
Here are the ways you can qualify:
Win the US Masters and get a lifetime invitation
Win another Major and receive an invite for five years
Win the Players Championship
Be in the top 12 of the previous year at the US Masters
Be in the top four of the previous years other Majors
Win a PGA Tour event between the previous years Masters and the upcoming year
Qualify for the previous years season ending tournament
Finish top 50 in the official World Golf Rankings for the previous calendar year
Be in the top 50 of the official World Golf Rankings published, the week before the Masters
Be the current US amateur champion or runner up
Be the current British amateur champion
Be the current Latin-American amateur champion
Be the current Asia-Pacific amateur champion
Be the current US Mid amateur champion
The above is why the US Masters field is so small and why it's the golf tournament which captures the worlds imagination.
Here is the how you receive your official invitation. I think mine is lost in the mail...