Winners of tour events in fall get Masters invite

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The changes are a boost to the PGA Tour because all of its tournaments that offer full FedEx Cup points now are treated equally.

The Masters did not have a cut until 1957, and it started by taking the top 40 and ties. That increased in 1962 to the top 44 and ties and has not been changed until this year. The 10-shot rules means that everyone within 10 shots of the lead after two rounds makes the cut.

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