Date: March 28, 2012

Masters profile: Aaron Baddeley

Truth be told, Aaron Baddeley hasn t played the Masters Tournament as often as you might expect from a PGA Tour winner and dual Australian Open champion, once as an amateur, the following year as a pro. Baddeley arrived at Augusta in 2011 on the back of good form. He d finished sixth at Pebble Beach a week before he won the Northern Trust Open at the fabled Riviera. A fourth place finish at the Shell Houston Open the week before boded well but it didn t quite click for Baddeley at Augusta. He started well enough making the turn in Round 1 at 2 under par, before Amen corner found another victim. A triple bogey on the 12th Golden Bell on top of a bogey at 10 and again at 18 left him with a 75. Baddeley s second round was far less eventful. He mixed three birdies with two bogeys to post a 2 under par 70 and scraped through to make the cut on the number at 1 over par. The third round was more eventful than the Victorian would have liked as Amen corner again bared its teeth as three shots slipped on the 11th. It would be a round of 74 and he repeated the 74 in the final round to share 47th with Ernie Els, a two time runner up at Augusta. His form in 2012 has been good – three top 12 finishes in his last four starts are promising signs. When Baddeley s putting clicks, the pendulum swings like few others in the game; it&aposs whether Augusta is willing to play ball. 2011 Rounds: 75-70-74-74 (+5) Final Position: T47 (with Ernie Els) Masters History: 2002 – DNP 2003 – DNP 2004 – DNP 2005 – DNP 2006 – DNP 2007 – T52 2008 – CUT 2009 – T17 2010 – DNP 2011 – T47