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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 188
HERMAN BOOKS LAST MASTERS SPOT IF YOU haven’t heard of Jim Herman before, you might want to cast your mind back to the 2010 Moonah Classic, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. That was the last, and only time, before this week that the American has registered a professional win. This time around, at the Shell Houston Open, he showed no signs of nerves in getting the job done despite being winless in his previous 105 PGA Tour starts. The 38-year-old, who was ranked No.191 in the world at the start of the tournament, was sharing the leaderboard with big names, like Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson, deep into Sunday afternoon. But he didn’t flinch at the prospect of breaking his duck and booking the last spot in the Masters starting Thursday. MORE> ______________________________________ AUGUSTA PRIMED FOR GOOD SCORING AUGUSTA National looks as perfect as always, but it also looks remarkably similar for condition to how it did a year ago when Jordan Spieth tied the tournament scoring record of 18-under-par. Just how long the course stays that way is now the lingering question. There’s evidence across the course of the recent rainfall in the area and a slight dampness that has removed the fire from the surfaces and could indicate another birdie blitz. Yet there’s a line of thinking that suggests the powers-that-be at Augusta don’t want to see 18-under reached again and might weave their magic to take the current softness and vulnerability out of the ground. MORE OF OUR EXCLUSIVE REPORT, HERE> ______________________________________ THE TRADITION DISCONTINUES THE Australian Masters, an iconic tournament in this country for nearly four decades, has been cancelled for 2016. Owners of the tournament, the International Management Group, said the event wouldn’t be part of the Australasian Tour later this year. After six years of rotating to different courses around the Melbourne Sandbelt, the Gold Jacket event returned to its spiritual home, Huntingdale Golf Club, last November. But the writing was on the wall for the Masters in the days and weeks before Peter Senior slipped the coveted jacket over his shoulders. READ THE FULL STORY HERE> TRAPS AROUND the
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