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three Australian pro golfers well positioned for 2018
With the PGA Tour's first Major tournament, the Masters,
just a little over two weeks ahead, here is a quick
look at the Aussie golfers who are qualified for play
at Augusta national at this moment.
There are 18 categories that can earn a player the
right to play in the Masters. It is quite a list and
some players qualify in multiple categories.
The top category for inclusion in the Masters is
having won previously. Wide range of golf betting
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Adam Scott is in that category, courtesy of his win
in 2013. He is also el-igible in Category 11, which
is comprised of the first 12 players in last year's
tournament. It was the 16th time that he played in
the Masters, but a disappointing first round score
of 75 removed him from conten-tion. He wound up tied
ninth. The other category is for being inside the
top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the
previous calendar year, where he wound up in the 22nd
In limited appearances this year on the PGA
Tour, Scott has not made it into the top 10 in
any tournament in which he has participated. He has
played in six events and made five cuts, but has won
only $350,000. Ladbrokes ranks him as a $51 chance
to win this year, just behind our next golfer…
Leishman qualifies for the 2018 Masters in three
He is part of a group of 15 that are in Category
15 as Winners of non-opposite PGA Tour events from
the previous Masters to the current Masters.
That tongue-twisting distinction means that Leishman
won a tournament following last year's Masters that
was not held concurrently with one of the special
events on the PGA Tour. Leishman won the 2017 Arnold
Palmer Invitational and the 2017 BMW Championship,
a tournament that is part of the season ending FedEx
Leishman is also in for Category 16, Qualifiers for
the season-ending Tour Championship.
Finally, Leishman gets in under Category 17 for finishing
in the top 50 in the Official rankings.
Like Scott, Leishman has scaled back his playing
a bit, appearing in eight tournaments. His best finish
was second in the CJ Cup. He has two other top-10
results and has missed only one cut.
Ladbrokes has his quote at $41.
Day is in the tournament under the most categories.
His first is Category 4, as a winner of the US PGA
Championship, which carries a five-year exemption
for the Masters. He won in 2015.
Day also is in courtesy of Category 5, Winners of
the Players Champion-ship. That was in 2016, which
carries with it a three-year exemption. He is in Categories
16, the same as Leishman and Category 17, which in-cludes
both Leishman and Scott.
He won the Farmers Insurance Open in 2018 and he
tied for second in the AT & T Pebble Beach Pro Am,
so he seems to be once again focusing on golf after
dealing with family issues last year.
Day has played only four times in the current PGA
Tour season, but he has missed no cuts and he has
finished no worse than 11th, so he is obviously the
Aussie that, statistically, has the best chance in
the 2018 Masters.
Ladbrokes has Day priced at $15, behind four of the
other top golfers in the world, Dustin Johnson, Justin
Thomas, Tiger Woods and Rory McIllroy.
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