World number one Jason Day and 2013 champion Adam Scott will head Australia’s charge for a second green jacket when the 80th US Masters tees off at Augusta National Golf Club.
Day heads into this year’s event in good form, winning the last two PGA Tour events and claiming the number one ranking from last year’s Masters champion Jordan Spieth.
Spieth dominated last year’s Masters to claim his first major title, leading from start to finish and he leads a list of top players looking to stop Day from claiming the green jacket.
Adam Scott broke Australia’s long-standing heartbreak with a playoff victory over Angel Cabrera in 2013, and has claimed back to back PGA Tour events earlier this year to stand out amongst title contenders.
Former world number one Rory McIlroy has come close on a number of occasions, and will be out to claim his first Masters and become the sixth player in golf history to win all four golf majors throughout a career.
Crowd favourite and three-time champion Phil Mickelson will look to claim his fourth green jacket and join the great Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods in second place for most Masters victories, behind Jack Nicklaus who has claimed golf’s holy grail six times. – Luke Cullen