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Masters places up for grabs at Sawgrass

The leaders won't be the only players with something on the line Sunday at Sawgrass.

The Players Championship is the final tournament for players not already eligible for the Masters. The top 50 in the world ranking and the top 10 on the PGA Tour money list next week qualify for the first major of the year.

Most of the attention is on John Daly.

His triple bogey on the 18th hole at Bay Hill cost him a chance to secure his spot at Augusta National. Daly is No. 9 on the money list and No. 53 in the world ranking. If he gets passed on the money list, Daly would need to finish no worse than 19th at The Players Championship to move into the top 50.

No one is on the bubble quite like Loren Roberts, who could be this year's poster boy for Augusta heartache.

He was No. 47 in the world at the end of last year, but the final world ranking in December -- another cutoff for the Masters -- dropped him to No. 51.

Roberts is No. 48 this week, but he will drop to No. 51 if he misses the cut. Roberts needs to finish about 23rd this week to get into Augusta.

John Huston (No. 56) needs to finish about 14th at The Players Championship. Those farther down the list -- Scott Hoch, Scott McCarron, Tom Lehman and Mark Calcavecchia -- would have to finish as the runner-up.

The easiest way to qualify for the Masters? A victory this week comes with a three-year exemption.

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