Adam Scott, Jason Day, John Senden and Marc Leishman will carry Australia&aposs hopes into this year&aposs US Masters at Augusta National. It is the smallest number of Australians to make the field in more than a decade with the final places to be decided this weekend in Texas. World Number 7 Scott will be teeing it up for just the fifth time this year at Augusta National but has already recorded top ten finishes at the Northern Trust Open (T10) and WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral (T3). Day recorded two top six finishes early in the year at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and WGC Accenture World Match Play while Senden and Leishman have had indifferent years to date with Leishman finishing in a tie for ninth at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January. Robert Allenby, Greg Norman, Stuart Appleby and Scott were the last “quartet” to represent Australia at the Masters in 2002. A strong Aussie contigent will tee it up in this week&aposs Valero Texas Open knowing only a win will guarantee a last minute place on the hallowed course. 2006 US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy remains the last major championship winner for Australia.
Author: Golf Australia