The 2012 Masters field was announced, and many people with Southern California roots or connections will be figured in the field. Here's a list.
- Tiger Woods was born in Cypress, went to school at Stanford, and now lives in Florida. Woods has won four Masters, the last one in 2005.
- Fred Couples went to college in Houston, was born in Seattle, but now lives in Palm Springs. Couples won one Masters back in 1992.
- Mark O'Meara went to school at Long Beach State, was born in Goldsboro and now lives in Houston. O'Meara won the 1998 Masters.
- Craig Stadler was born in San Diego and went to school at USC. Stadler now lives in Denver. He won the 1982 Masters.
- Rickie Fowler was born in Murrieta and lives in Jupiter, Florida. Fowler went to school at Oklahoma State. His best finish was 38th last season.
- Hunter Mahan was born in Orange, California and now resides in Colleyville, Texas. His current college is Oklahoma State. Mahan finished tied for eight in the 2010 Masters.
- Brendan Steele went to school at UC Riverside and currently lives in Irvine. He was born in Idylwild.
- Patrick Cantlay is one of the amateurs in the field and is a true Southern Californian, having gone to school at UCLA. Cantlay was born in Long Beach and now lives in Los Alamitos.
- Kevin Chappell was born in Fresno and still lives there, but also goes to college at UCLA.