Thinking of playing the 2014 Masters? You’d better get a move on.
You won’t be surprised to hear that Adam Scott will be playing in the 2014 Masters, but he is just one of four Australians to be assured a spot at in the field at Augusta National next April (10th – 14th).
Jason Day and Marc Leishman will join Scott at the 2014 Masters courtesy of finishing in the top-16 at last year’s tournament, but so will 19-year-old Western Australian Oliver Goss who earns the pleasure of playing thanks to his runner-up finish at the 2013 US Amateur.
Goss has recently returned to Perth to hone his game before embarking on his biggest year yet. The 2012 WA Open winner is not only assured a spot in The Masters but also the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst in June.
Tom Fee caught up with Goss for an article at Golf Australia:
Only four months away is US Masters at Augusta National Golf Course, a place Goss has played once before and described as “Golf Heaven”. It is fitting Goss will make his Major debut at the Masters with Adam Scott as the defending champion after earning many favourable comparisons with Australia’s lone Masters champion during his US Amateur run.
There are still opportunities to join Scott, Day, Leishman and Goss at Augusta in April though. Finishing in the world’s top-50 ranked golfers prior to the tournament would be a good way to start.
At the moment, just six Australians are ranked in the world’s top-100: Adam Scott 2, Jason Day 11, Marc Leishman 72, Brett Rumford 75, Matt Jones 88 and Marcus Fraser 97th.