The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.
Augusta National GC, Augusta, Georgia
Purse: $11,000,000 ($1,980,000 to the winner)
|Cameron Smith||T5 (-9)||$386,375||Qualified by finishing in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking during the week prior to the Masters Tournament.
Earned second top-10 in a major championship (T4 at the 2015 U.S. Open) and fifth this season, the most of his career (T5, CIMB Classic, 3rd, CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, T6, Genesis Open, T5, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, T5, Masters Tournament).
By finishing in the top 12 plus ties, earned an invitation to the 2019 Masters.
|Marc Leishman||9th (-8)||$319,000||In his sixth appearance at the Masters, climbed up the leaderboard to solo second after the second-round, trailing 36-hole leader Patrick Reed by two-shots. Eventually fell out of contention with rounds of 73-70 on the weekend.
Hit 47 of 72 greens in regulation at the 2018 Masters and never had a three-putt all week.
By finishing in the top-12 plus ties, earned an invitation to the 2019 Masters.
Best finish at the Masters came in 2013, where he finished T4.
Owns three PGA TOUR career victories (2017 BMW Championship, 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational and 2012 Travelers Championship).
In 26 major championship appearances, has notched five top-10 finishes (T4, 2013 Masters, T5, 2014 Open Championship, T2, 2015 Open Championship, T6, 2017 Open Championship, 9th, 2018 Masters)
|Jason Day||T20 (-2)||$128,150||In eight total appearances at the Masters, has never missed the cut (withdrew in 2012).
Best finish at the Masters came in 2011, where he finished T2. Owns six top-25s, including three top-10s.
In 30 major championship appearances, has recorded 14 top-10 finishes.
|Adam Scott||T32 (+1)||$63,663||Made his 17th consecutive appearance at the Masters.
Owns five top-10s, including a win in 2013.
Remains the only Australian to have won the Masters.