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Five Aussies set to take on Augusta

Apr 4, 2017

It’s most Australian golfing fans favourite week – The US Masters. It entails late nights, often bitter disappointment and the obligatory late start to work on Monday as you watch the concluding stages of this epic tournament.

Five Australians will tee it up at Augusta National this week in pursuit of the famed Green Jacket awarded to the champion of The Masters Tournament.
While a cloud of doubt hung over World Number 3 Jason Day’s participation, the Queenslander has been spotted at Augusta National fine tuning his game ahead of The Masters while his mother, Dening Day is at his home in Ohio undergoing chemotherapy.
Adam Scott is also practicing at Augusta National after he missed the cut at the Shell Houston Open.
Marc Leishman comes into The Masters in the best form of any of the Australians after his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA TOUR this year.
Rod Pampling will make the drive up Magnolia Lane for the first time since 2007 while Curtis Luck will make his debut thanks to winning both the US Amateur Championship and Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship
Here is a quick look at the five Aussies; Day, Scott, Leishman, Pampling and Luck including their history at The Masters and form coming into Augusta. 
 
Jason Day:
World ranking: 3
Number of tournaments played this year: 6 (PGA TOUR *withdrew from WGC – Dell Match Play during first round match)

Best finish this year: 5th AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Last victory: 15th May 2016 – The Players Championship

How he got in the field: Winning the PGA Championship in 2015

Record at The Masters:
2011       -              T2
2012       -              WD
2013       -              3
2014       -              T20
2015       -              T28
2016       -              T10
 
Adam Scott:
World ranking: 7
Number of tournaments played this year: 3 (PGA TOUR)

Best finish this year: T11 The Genesis Open
Last victory: 6 March 2016 – WGC – Cadillac Championship

How he got in the field: As the 2013 Champion, he now has a lifetime invitation

Record at The Masters:
2002       -              T9
2003       -              T23
2004       -              MC
2005       -              T33
2006       -              T27
2007       -              T27
2008       -              T25
2009       -              MC
2010       -              T18
2011       -              T2
2012       -              T8
2013       -              1
2014       -              T14
2015       -              T38
2016       -              T42

Marc Leishman:
World ranking: 27
Number of tournaments played this year: 7 (PGA TOUR)

Best finish this year: 1st Arnold Palmer Invitational
Last victory: 19th March 2017 – Arnold Palmer Invitational – PGA TOUR

How he got in the field: winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Record at The Masters:
2010       -              MC
2011       -              DNP
2012       -              DNP
2013       -              T4
2014       -              MC
2015       -              DNP
2016       -              MC

Rod Pampling:
World ranking: 147
Number of tournaments played this year: 7 (PGA TOUR)

Best finish this year: T17 SBS Tournament of Champions
Last victory: 11th June 2016 – Shriners Hospital for Childrens Open – PGA TOUR

How he got in the field: Winning the Shriners Hospital for Childrens Open

Record at The Masters:
2005       -              T5
2006       -              T16
2007       -              T37
08-16      -              DNP
 
Curtis Luck (am):
Official World Golf Ranking: 441
Amateur World Ranking: 1

Number of Professional tournaments played this year:  1 (PGA TOUR)
                                                                                         3 (European Tour)
                                                                                         1 (PGA Tour of Australasia)
Best finish this year: T23 Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Last professional victory: 1st May 2016 – WA Open – ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia

How he got in the field: Winning the U.S. Amateur and Asia Pacific Amateur

Record at The Masters: Has not played before

Source - PGA of Australian