Date: February 06, 2008

Webb out to master Royal Pines

Karrie Webb hopes to make it an Australian double this week by retaining her ANZ Masters crown to add to the Open title she won last week. The world No.3 won the Australian Open in a play-off and now heads into an event she has won seven times previously with her confidence high. Heavy rain prevented any play on the waterlogged course at Royal Pines Resort on Queensland&aposs Gold Coast on Monday and Tuesday and tee times have been brought forward on Thursday&aposs opening day in an attempt to counter any further delays expected because of poor weather forecasts. The weather had not dampened Webb&aposs spirits however. “I know my game is pretty good. I&aposll look forward to hopefully playing (in the pro-am) tomorrow,” said the 33-year-old Queenslander. “If we don&apost see the course till we tee up I&aposll know that I&aposve played well here so many years that I don&apost think there will be much adjusting to get used to it.” “I know they&aposve had quite the wet season on the Gold Coast so I would say that the greens will be a little slower and grainier than they usually are. That will probably be the biggest challenge.”