The Masters golf tournament is a Southern spring tradition. And in 2023, all eyes will be on several former SEC golfers in the major tournament field.
When the 90-player field tees off at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2023, you may recognize some names from the SEC golf circuit.
In total, we count 14 golfers with SEC ties that will be playing in the PGA major in Georgia. The University of Georgia has the most representation, with eight golfers having spent time on the Bulldogs golf team in Athens.
And we didn’t even count star golfers Jordan Spieth and Scottie Scheffler, who both played for future SEC member Texas when they were in college.
We’ve compiled a list of each golfer competing at The Masters who starred at one of the conference’s 14 schools as an amateur.
Let’s hope one of them brings home the Green Jacket this year!
Former SEC Golfers in The Masters 2023 field
- Cameron Champ, Texas A&M
- Patrick Reed, Georgia (transferred out)
- Sepp Straka, Georgia
- Bubba Watson, Georgia
- Russell Henley, Georgia
- Kevin Kisner, Georgia
- Chris Kirk, Georgia
- Brian Harman, Georgia
- Keith Mitchell, Georgia
- Billy Horschel, Florida
- Sam Burns, LSU
- Justin Thomas, Alabama
- Gordon Sargent, Vanderbilt (amateur)
- Sam Bennett, Texas A&M (amateur)
Other Former SEC Golfers Who Are NOT in The 2023 Masters field
Former SEC golfers who were in the field in 2022 but will not participate in 2023:
- Hudson Swafford, Georgia
- Ryan Palmer, Texas A&M
- Luke List, Vanderbilt
Other former SEC golfers who will NOT participate include:
- Davis Riley, Alabama
- Trey Mullinax, Alabama
- John Daly, Arkansas
- Jason Dufner, Auburn
- Patton Kizzire, Auburn
- Brendon Todd, Georgia
- J.B. Holmes, Kentucky
- Peter Malnati, Missouri
- Wesley Bryan, South Carolina
- Brandt Snedeker, Vanderbilt
- Will Gordon, Vanderbilt
- Matthias Schwab, Vanderbilt
Cover image of Justin Thomas via The Associated Press.