As big weeks go, this was big. Oliver Goss became the first Australian in history to win the low amateur honours at The Masters Tournament as the only amateur player to survive the 36 hole cut. Goss was already firmly on the radar in Australian golfing circles as one to watch in the future and had made his name one to watch in the US after his runner-up finish at the US Amateur last year. Now Goss, known to both golf and general sports fans who tuned into The Masters television coverage, has reached another level. Low amateur winners at The Masters Tournament are rarely forgotten. It was a huge week for the tall Western Australian on so many levels. Here&aposs a list of the highlights: – First Australian in history to win the low amateur honours at The Masters. Finished in 49th place with rounds of 76-71-76-75 (+10). – He spent part of the previous week staying at the Crow&aposs Nest accommodation at Augusta National – a tradition for amateur players competing in the tournament. – Met Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player in the days preceding the tournament – Played practice rounds with Jason Day and with Adam Scott, John Senden and Steven Bowditch on the Tuesday practice day. – Spent time with eventual runner-up Jordan Spieth. – Played the opening two rounds with 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman and Canadian powerhouse Graham DeLaet, outscoring both of them over the first 36 holes. – Played the third round with regular European Tour player Francesco Molinari – both shot 76s. – Played the final round with Zimbabwe&aposs PGA Tour player Brendon De Jonge – Invited to the famed Butler Cabin to participate in the presentation of the Green Jacket to Bubba Watson by Adam Scott and Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne.
Author: Golf Australia