Harding books spot at 2020 Masters

Justin Harding (Gallo Images)
Justin Harding (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Justin Harding's spectacular last few months just got a whole lot better - and in fact, his 2020 is looking blooming good too!

Harding, who was making his debut at the 83rd Masters at Augusta National this past week, signed for a 8-under par 280, good enough for a tie for 12th place.

Which is turn was good enough for a guaranteed invite back to the hallowed course for next year's tournament.

One of the qualifying categories for the year's first Major is that the 'Top 12 and ties' from the previous year get invites 12 months later.

Harding entered this year's Masters ranked 49th in the world rankings, but thanks to his exploits, he now occupies the 44th spot.

Harding more than held his own in illustrious company, even leading the tournament at one stage during the first round, and finished as the highest placed South African of the six that started last Thursday.

Harding also had his bank manager smiling, cashing a cool R3.1 million for his four days' work.

Scores after Sunday's final round of the 83rd Masters tournament at par-72 Augusta National Golf Club (a-denotes amateur):

275 - Tiger Woods (USA) 70-68-67-70

276 - Xander Schauffele (USA) 73-65-70-68, Dustin Johnson (USA) 68-70-70-68, Brooks Koepka (USA) 66-71-69-70

277 - Jason Day (AUS) 70-67-73-67, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 70-67-66-74, Tony Finau (USA) 71-70-64-72, Webb Simpson (USA) 72-71-64-70

278 - Jon Rahm (ESP) 69-70-71-68, Rickie Fowler (USA) 70-71-68-69, Patrick Cantlay (USA) 73-73-64-68

280 - Justin Harding (RSA) 69-69-70-72, Matt Kuchar (USA) 71-69-68-72, Bubba Watson (USA) 72-72-67-69, Justin Thomas (USA) 73-68-69-70, Ian Poulter (ENG) 68-71-68-73

281 - Aaron Wise (USA) 75-71-68-67

282 - Adam Scott (AUS) 69-68-72-73, Patton Kizzire (USA) 70-70-73-69, Phil Mickelson (USA) 67-73-70-72

283 - Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN) 70-72-69-72, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 71-71-68-73, Kim Si-Woo (KOR) 72-72-70-69, Kyle Stanley (USA) 72-72-70-69, Kevin Kisner (USA) 69-73-72-69, Jordan Spieth (USA) 75-68-69-71, Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 78-67-68-70, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 73-71-71-68

284 - Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 71-66-71-76, Charley Hoffman (USA) 71-71-72-70, Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 66-75-73-70

285 - Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 75-70-68-72, Viktor Hovland (NOR) 72-71-71-71, Charles Howell III (USA) 73-67-76-69, Gary Woodland (USA) 70-71-74-70

286 - Rafael Cabrera (ESP) 73-70-75-68, Álvaro Ortiz (MEX) 73-71-73-69, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 74-72-67-73, Kevin Tway (USA) 72-71-70-73, Patrick Reed (USA) 73-70-74-69, Jimmy Walker (USA) 72-72-72-70, Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 71-71-70-74

287 - Li Haotong (CHN) 72-74-73-68, Keith Mitchell (USA) 72-74-72-69, Keegan Bradley (USA) 76-68-71-72

288 - Corey Conners (CAN) 70-71-71-76, Andrew Landry (USA) 72-73-73-70, Kevin Na (USA) 71-73-73-71

289 - Marc Leishman (AUS) 72-72-70-75, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 69-72-75-73

290 - Cameron Smith (AUS) 70-74-69-77, Martin Kaymer (GER) 73-74-72-71, Trevor Immelman (RSA) 74-72-75-69, Eddie Pepperell (ENG) 74-73-72-71

291 - Devon Bling (USA) 74-73-71-73

292 - Billy Horschel (USA) 72-75-74-71, Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 73-73-72-74

293 - Takumi Kanaya (JPN) 73-74-68-78, Branden Grace (RSA) 72-75-72-74, Zach Johnson (USA) 74-73-73-73

294 - Satoshi Kodaira (JPN) 75-70-73-76

296 - Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 72-75-73-76, Bernhard Langer (GER) 71-72-75-78, Alexander Norén (SWE) 75-72-75-74, J.B. Holmes (USA) 70-72-74-80

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