Golf's latest prodigy: Matt Fitzpatrick – Matthew Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Amateur Championship last August. He's the first Englishman to lift the Havemeyer trophy since 1911 when Harold Hilton scooped the top prize.
Golf's latest prodigy: Matt Fitzpatrick – The 19-year-old defeated Australia's Oliver Goss in a 4-and-3 victory at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Golf's latest prodigy: Matt Fitzpatrick – Fitzpatrick's win means the English teenager is eligible to play in three of golf's four majors: the British Open, U.S. Open and The Masters, which tees off Thursday. He is pictured here with caddy Lorne Duncan in Gullane, Scotland last year.
Golf's latest prodigy: Matt Fitzpatrick – Here he walks with girlfriend Amy during Monday's practice round at Augusta National in Georgia.
Golf's latest prodigy: Matt Fitzpatrick – Fitzpatrick won the Silver Medal at the 2013 British Open, as the tournament's leading amateur to complete all 72 holes. He is pictured with runner-up Henrik Stenson (center) and winner Phil Mickelson.
Golf's latest prodigy: Matt Fitzpatrick – Fitzpatrick had enrolled at Northwestern University in Illinois last year, but did not return to the U.S. college in January -- choosing instead to focus on his amateur career.
Golf's latest prodigy: Matt Fitzpatrick – Fitzpatrick, seen here with the U.S. Amateur trophy, is one of six non-professionals lining up at Augusta this year.
Fellow Masters amateurs: Oliver Goss – Goss finished as runner-up to Fitzpatrick at the U.S. Amateur, but that was still enough to book the 19-year-old's place at both the Masters and the U.S. Open.
Fellow Masters amateurs: Jordan Niebrugge – Jordan Niebrugge is at the Masters thanks to his win at the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links event. The 20-year-old American also won the Wisconsin Amateur and Western Amateur, before helping the U.S. to victory at the Walker Cup.
Fellow Masters amateurs: Garrick Porteous – Garrick Porteous will be competing in the Masters off the back of a victory over Fitzpatrick at the Georgia Cup. The 24-year-old Englishman qualified for Augusta by winning the 2013 British Amateur Championship.
Fellow Masters amateurs: Chang-woo Lee – South Korea's Chang-woo Lee earned his maiden Masters berth with victory at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in October, following in the footsteps of former champions Tianlang Guan and Hideki Matusyama. Lee also tied for second with Rory McIlroy at the 2013 Korea Open.
Fellow Masters amateurs: Michael McCoy – Aged 51, Michael McCoy (right) became the second-oldest winner of the U.S. Mid-Amateur after defeating Bill Williamson in October to earn his place at Augusta. The title was McCoy's first in 38 USGA starts, beating his previous best of two semifinal placings at the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2005 and 2008.
Last year's prodigy: Tianlang Guan – Tianlang Guan was the leading amateur at last year's Masters, finishing with 12 over par and in 58th place. The Chinese 14-year-old was the youngest low amateur in the tournament's 77 years.