For those players among the top 50 in the Official World Ranking who had not otherwise earned an invitation to the Masters, Sunday's final standings for 2013 marked a significant point on the calendar.
With his runner-up finish in the Wells Fargo Championship, David Lynn of England all but assured himself a spot in his first U.S. Open. He moved to No. 42 in the world, and the top 60 in three weeks are exempt from qualifying.
No Englishman has won the Masters since Nick Faldo in 1996. After a 68 in Round 1 on Thursday, the unheralded David Lynn leads a group of Brits hoping to end that streak, writes ESPN.com's Farrell Evans.
Even before Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the eighth time, he was asked on several occasions what it was about Bay Hill that brings him so much success. Finally, he gave an answer that applies to more than just him.