1. Masters champions
Tommy Aaron, Seve Ballesteros, Gay Brewer, Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Fred Couples (16,17), Ben Crenshaw, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, Doug Ford, Bernhard Langer (10), Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Jack Nicklaus, José María Olazábal (16,17), Mark O'Meara (3,16,17), Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods (4,11,14,15,16,17), Ian Woosnam (10), Fuzzy ZoellerGeorge Archer, Jack Burke, Jr., Bob Goalby, Herman Keiser, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, and Art Wall, Jr. did not play.
2. U.S. Open champions (last five years)
Ernie Els (14,16,17), Lee Janzen (10,16,17), Steve Jones, Corey PavinPayne Stewart, the 1999 U.S. Open champion, died in a plane crash in October 1999.
3. The Open champions (last five years)
John Daly, Paul Lawrie (16,17), Tom Lehman (14,16,17), Justin Leonard (5,13,14,16,17)4. PGA champions (last five years)
Mark Brooks, Steve Elkington (10,14,16,17), Davis Love III (10,14,16,17), Vijay Singh (11,14,16,17)5. The Players Championship winners (last three years)
David Duval (10,11,14,16,17), Hal Sutton (11,14,16,17)6. U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up
David Gossett (a), Kim Sung-yoon (a)7. The Amateur champion
Graeme Storm (a)8. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion
Hunter Haas (a)9. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion
Danny Green (a)10. Top 16 players and ties from the 1999 Masters
Bob Estes (14,16,17), Carlos Franco (14,16,17), Jim Furyk (14,16,17), Brandt Jobe, Phil Mickelson (11,14,16,17), Colin Montgomerie (16,17), Greg Norman (16), Steve Pate (14,16,17), Nick Price (14,16,17), Lee Westwood (16,17)11. Top eight players and ties from the 1999 U.S. Open
Tim Herron (14,16,17), Jeff Maggert (14,16,17), Steve Stricker (16,17)12. Top four players and ties from 1999 PGA Championship
Stewart Cink (14,16,17), Sergio García (16,17), Jay Haas13. Top four players and ties from the 1999 Open Championship
Ángel Cabrera, Craig Parry (14,16,17), Jean van de Velde14. Top 40 players from the 1999 PGA Tour money list
Stuart Appleby (16,17), Notah Begay III, Glen Day (16,17), Fred Funk (16), Brent Geiberger (16,17), Scott Gump, Dudley Hart (16,17), Gabriel Hjertstedt, Scott Hoch (16,17), John Huston (16,17), Skip Kendall, Rocco Mediate, Jesper Parnevik (15,16,17), Dennis Paulson, Chris Perry (16,17), Loren Roberts (16), Jeff Sluman (16,17), David Toms (16,17), Ted Tryba, Duffy Waldorf, Mike Weir (17)Since Payne Stewart finished in the top 40 of the money list, an invitation was given to Hjertstedt, the 41st-place finisher.
15. Top 3 players from the 2000 PGA Tour money list on March 5
Kirk Triplett (17)16. Top 50 players from the final 1999 world ranking
Thomas Bjørn (17), Darren Clarke (17), Retief Goosen (17), Pádraig Harrington, Miguel Ángel Jiménez (17), Masashi Ozaki (17), Naomichi Ozaki (17), Bob Tway (17), Brian Watts (17)17. Top 50 players from world ranking published March 5
Paul Azinger, Shigeki Maruyama18. Special foreign invitation
Aaron Baddeley (a)
All the amateurs except Danny Green were playing in their first Masters, as were Notah Begay III, Ángel Cabrera, Brent Geiberger, Pádraig Harrington, Skip Kendall, Paul Lawrie, Dennis Paulson, Jean van de Velde, and Mike Weir. Sergio García made his first appearance as a professional.
Thursday, April 6, 2000
Friday, April 7, 2000
Amateurs: Gossett (+2), Baddeley (+5), Green (+5), Kim (+6), Haas (+9), Storm (+15).
Saturday, April 8, 2000 & Sunday, April 9, 2000
Third round suspended by darkness due to two-hour rain delay and completed Sunday morning.
Sunday, April 9, 2000
Amateurs: Gossett (+15).
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par