It’s just ten weeks to go until the season’s first major, the US MASTERS at Augusta National and we highlight three possibles…..
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Jason Day…..targeting success at the US Masters in April as he attempts to win his first Major after a string of near-misses.
The 26-year-old Australian, who edged past the young Frenchman Victor Dubuisson in the final of the World Golf Championships Match Play at the weekend, finished third as compatriot Adam Scott triumphed at Augusta last year.
Day’s latest victory lifted him from number 11 in the world rankings to a career-high four, but he remains perturbed by his failure to win a Major, particularly as he has been a runner-up on three occasions – at the 2011 Masters, 2011 US Open and 2013 US Open.
It’s no secret I’d like to win at Augusta after coming so close.
He said: “It’s no secret I’d like to win at Augusta after coming so close. Now I want to see how far I can take this. I’ve been sick of not winning and it took me nearly four years, but I got my second [US tour] win finally and the hard work has paid off.
“Hopefully from here on, as long as I keep working hard and I want it as much as this, the floodgates will open and I’ll win a lot more.
“Ultimately, my goal ever since I was a kid was to become the No.1 player in the world and there’s only three other guys ranked higher than me, so I’m very excited.”
Louis Oosthuizen……former Open champion Oosthuizen had a good WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship last week upsetting top-seeded Swede Henrik Stenson and produced a flawless six under for the day when he sealed a commanding 5&4 victory over American Webb Simpson.
Oosthuizen, who has been one of the standout players to the season, said, “I’m playing some of my best (golf) now, I’m hitting the ball really good and just need to make the putts.”
“I made quite a few birdies coming in, and he put himself in a few tough spots off the tee to make bogeys and pars. My golf has been really solid.”
For a livewire outsider, consider Aussie…
Day is 18/1 to win the US Masters outright while Oosthuizen is 50/1 to triumph again and Leishmann 125/1 to win the first Major of the year, while our best ‘local’ hope is Rory McIlroy is available at 6/1.