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Australians on the rise

May 7, 2014

By becoming the first Australian to win the coveted title of Masters Champion in 2013, Adam Scott succeeded in erasing the stain that had existed ever since that fateful year of 1996 when The Shark blew a 6 six shot lead going into the final nine of the last day, shooting a 78 and destroying the hopes of Australian golf fans everywhere.

Just recently, at the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook in Florida, we found another Australian golfer experiencing a magic finish, when John Senden chipped in on the 16 th hole when the outcome was still in doubt and Kevin Na was making a late comeback bid for the win.

Senden followed his good fortune with a birdie on the par 3-17 th , a hole that had been stingy all day and only got worse as the wind picked up as the leaders were coming down the finishing stretch.

The win was Senden's second PGA tour victory, the other coming in 2006, but more importantly, it punched his ticket for Augusta. The victory also lifted him 69 spots in the Fed Ex Cup standings from 83rd all the way to 14th. To bet on this event go to http://www.bookmakersfreebets.com.au and claim your free bet.

Scott has also been acquitting himself well this season. He moved up from 78th to 73rd , and even though he has played only four events on the PGA tour this year, he has managed two top-10 finishes.

Then there is Jason Day, with two top 10 finishes, including a victory in the Cadillac Championship in early March and winner of nearly $2 million U.S. this year. He is playing in his fourth Masters, his best scoring finish a 12 under par score in 2011, good for a second place tie with Scott. He did acquit himself admirably last year with a 7 under total that left him in solo third place, just two shots back from Scott's 9 under victory. Could we be seeing a trend?

Rounding out the Australian contingent is Fremantle native Oliver Goss, who qualified by virtue of his second place finish in The U.S. Amateur last year. Incidentally, Goss will celebrate his 21st birthday on the next to last day of the Masters.

Anyone who is contemplating having a punt on this year's Masters along with establishing a wagering account with one of the fine Australian online bookmakers, might consider using free bets from signing up for a wagering account as a good route to pursue .

 

 




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