Six winners of tournaments on OneAsia will compete in the Masters at storied Augusta National this weekend.
The Korean trio of Y.E. Yang, Bae Sang-moon and Kim Kyung-tae, Australians Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy and Rickie Fowler of the United States will vie for the Green Jacket from April 5-8.
Yang, the first Asian to win a Major, has two OneAsia titles to his name — the Volvo China Open and Kolon Korea Open, both in 2010.
Bae is also a two-time winner on OneAsia having lifted the Korea Open in 2009 and the SK Telecom Open the following year, while countryman Kim was successful in last year’s Caltex Maekyung Open.
Scott and Ogilvy were back-to-back winners of the Australian Open in 2009 and 2010, with Fowler picking up his first title as a professional at last season’s Kolon Korea Open.
World number 13 Scott has competed sparingly this season with just nine rounds under his belt coming into the year’s first Major.
But he has been fine-tuning his game at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas in the hope of going one better than last year when he finished joint runner up behind Charl Schwartzel of South Africa. No Australian has every won the Masters.
Yang and Ogilvy have both won Majors while Bae, who reached the playoff at the Transitions Championship on the PGA Tour last month, will be competing in the Masters for the first time.
Kim has a bit more experience at the top level and finished tied 44th at Augusta last season.
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