Australians at Augusta

08-Apr-2021

The Masters 2021 - Australians at Augusta National


Australian golfers at the 2021 Masters Tournament

All players have multiple achievements. Below are those that seem most relevant to this year's Masters tournament at Augusta National.

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith tied as runner-up at the Masters last year. That, however, is not his greatest achievement at Augusta National.

"In November [2020], Smith carded rounds of 67-68-69-69 to become the first Masters participant to shoot four rounds in the 60s."  ~ Augusta Chronicle, 30/3/21.  Read more here from the Chronicle, and here for further coverage.

Adam Scott

Adam Scott won the Masters in 2013, after playoff with Angel Cabrera, and in 2014 he achieved No. 1 World Golf Ranking.

The ferocity with which Adam can attack a course when he is of a mind to do so was seen this year at Torrey Pines.

Matt Jones

It is less than three weeks since Matt Jones won the Honda Classic at the PGA National with a 5 stroke margin. He impressed from the first round

Reminder:  "There have been roughly 6,000 tournament rounds at The Honda Classic since it moved to PGA National in 2007. None was better than the one Thursday from Jones." ~ Daily Wrap-up.

His attitude or approach to the tournament may be a factor in the result.

Jason Day

Jason Day tied runner-up at The Masters in 2011 (with Adam Scott). He is also a former No. 1 in World Golf Ranking.

Jason Day's press interview is here.

Marc Leishman

Marc Leishman tied 4th at the Masters in 2013 (with Tiger Woods), four shots from the lead. In 2015 he tied as runner-up at The Open Championship at St Andrews. 

Greg Norman's comments on the Aussie team, From Golf Australia:

"I wouldn't put winning beyond any of them," Norman told AAP.

"The similarities of this course to what we grew up with around Melbourne shines through. While we have just one Aussie winner in the past we have contended often here at the highest level because of this. Conditions appear pretty hard and fast and that should play into their hands."  Read more here

A cheerful snap of four of them together at Augusta 2021 is tweeted here

(Not sure where Adam Scott was, maybe giving a press interview

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