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Article Posted: 13th April 2015
What a great week in Georgia with plenty of positives for our seven participants at the incomparable US Masters.
Not least was just how comfortable Danny Willett looked on his first stroll down and up the roller coaster fairways of Augusta National.
The magnificent course can be intimidating even to regular visitors because it commands the upmost respect, but Danny looked like he had been coming to the U.S. Masters for years. I am convinced he will make many more returns.
The same can be said for our latest professional, Corey Conners, who finished leading amateur and now turns professional this week in Hilton Head.
The Canadian is an old head on young shoulders and will settle quickly into his new surroundings. Not many people could have produced a brilliant 69 after four-putting his way to an opening 80.
It was another solid week for Louis Oosthuizen and he is building up nicely for a long, summer run and it would not surprise me in the slightest if he makes a successful defence of the St. Andrews Open title he claimed five years ago.
Lee Westwood\'s golf may have been slightly off the mark, but he never stops trying and was rewarded with four days at The Masters while his good friend Darren Clarke is starting to show more and more glimpses of the form that took him to Open success in 2011.
I\'m convinced his elevation to the Ryder Cup captaincy has something to do with that because it has given him something more to think about rather than just his own form. He will be an excellent leader for Europe and his own play will benefit.
Seung-Yul Noh had an encouraging week while Joost Luiten was very disappointed to miss the cut. The Dutchman will make many more visits to Augusta so there will be plenty of opportunity to show the world just what he is capable of.
It would be remiss of me not to make special mention of somebody who has not featured in these columns before. I\'d just like to say that our own maitre d\' Chris Leigh and his merry band of helpers did a fantastic job at the ISM host house providing the best food in Augusta and entertaining players and their families, sponsors, guests and other visitors throughout a hectic week.
And finally, well done Jordan Spieth. America and golf in general has a new champion everybody can be proud of.... » More