Australians at the 2010 US Masters

Despite what some sources are saying there are only six Australian’s bound for the US Masters this week.

Michael Sim has withdrawn due to a shoulder injury and as much as we would have like to have claimed Michael Campbell as one of our own a few years ago, we’ve gone a little cold on the idea just at the moment.

The full field can be accessed at the official US Masters website but let’s have a quick look at the Aussies and see if any have a chance of becoming the first to win the green jacket.

Robert Allenby
Robert Allenby is possibly our best chance this year. He has been very good and can hold his head high but question marks always hang over his putting. If you’ve ever seen the the line his putter takes from behind the ball, you probably spilt your gin and tonic. He has a horrible Augusta record but his current game IS good enough to win. Besides, a pink shirt in a green jacket would look fantastic!
US Masters appearances – 10
Cuts made – 6
Top 10’s – 0
Best finish – T26 (2006)

Geoff Ogilvy
Always plays well here and has been known to come back well from poor first and second rounds. Just needs to string two early rounds together and we can all get on board this train.
Appearances – 4
Cuts made – 4
Top 10’s – 0
Best finish – T15 (2009)

Adam Scott
The Australian Open victory has been the lone spike in among some ordinary golf. He really hasn’t reignited that form at all this year but a top 20 at the Colonial last weekend offers some hope. I know you’re sick of hearing it but he has the potential…
Appearances – 8
Cuts made – 6
Top 10’s – 1
Best finish – T9 (2002)

John Senden
If you want to talk form, this guy has it. He’s made 6 from 7 cuts this year and had two top 25’s – both in his last three events. He’s only had the one appearance at the US Masters but is the dark horse among the Aussies.
Appearances – 1
Cuts made – 0
Top 10’s – 0
Best finish – n/a

Nathan Green, Marc Leishman
As first timers at the US Masters, how they cope is an unknown. I never know exactly what Nathan Green will do although the length of Augusta may be to his disadvantage. Marc Leishman has the distance and all round game to shake the leaderboard but his accuracy may be an issue and his form this year hasn’t been good.


3 thoughts on “Australians at the 2010 US Masters

  • Although I don’t expect Nathan to do much the first day, the Masters folks have proven they can set up a long course to give shorter hitters a good chance. If his short game’s in shape, I wouldn’t write him off this weekend.

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