Five players have qualified for the 2010 Masters after cementing their positions in the top 50 of the world rankings.

The 2010 Africa Open champion Charl Schwartzel has made the field, along with fellow South African and recent Andalucia Open winner Louis Oosthuizen.

Spaniard Alvaro Quiros makes his second Masters appearance thanks to a world ranking of 33, while KJ Choi of Korea and current Ballantine’s Championship holder Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand are the others to win a place at Augusta.

Elsewhere in the rankings, Ernie Els‘ two victories in two starts has moved him up to seventh and Jim Furyk’s tied 11th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational has moved him into the top five at the expense of England’s Paul Casey

The 2010 US Masters gets underway on April 8 at Augusta National


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