Marimekko chart of Qualifications by Category for the 2016 Masters

2016 Masters Tournament Players

It is arguably the most prestigious golf tournament of the year.  The 89 players competing in the 2016 Master’s qualified by meeting one or more of 18 criteria ranging from being a previous Master’s winner to being in the top 50 of the world ranking on March 30.  Who met the most criteria?  Jordan Speith and Rory McIlroy each met 6.  The chart below shows a quick summary of how many participants met each criteria.  Those who met more than one criteria are classified based on the highest (left-most and bottom-most within a bar in the chart) criteria they met:


Players 2016 Masters

The Marimekko chart provides a quick visual summary of how many players qualified based on the different criteria.  Presenting this data in a Marimekko chart instead of a list by player or by criteria allows you to easily group the criteria and see the size of each group.  I used a custom suffix and prefix for the segment values in the chart (e.g., (8)).  I thought it was clearer to put the values in parentheses so as not to confuse them with the numbers in the segment labels.  Here is the chart in SlideShare to download: