Matt Fitzpatrick missed the cut by one after a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Augusta National slid past the cup.
Amateur Oliver Goss scrambled to shoot 1-under 71 in the swirling wind on Friday at the Masters, and will now have a tee time on Saturday – his 20th birthday – at Augusta National.
Mike McCoy isn't just satisfied to be at Augusta National. He set a goal of making the cut and knows he'll need to be more aggressive on Friday if he hopes to accomplish that after a first-round 6-over 78.
Playing alongside Adam Scott, 19-year-old amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick overcame a nervous start to manage a 4-over 76 – and used the round to learn from the defending Masters champ.
Adam Scott? Defending champ. Jason Day? A perennial contender in all things majors. Steven Bowditch, John Senden, Matt Jones? All coming off wins on the PGA Tour over the last month. So Aussie Oliver Goss has to be liking his chances at Augusta, right?
Matthew Fitzpatrick had to change caddies this week due to some physical ailments for his normal looper, Loren Duncan. Enter Ricky Elliott, who has seen Augusta National plenty of times carrying Ben Curtis' sticks.
Even Matthew Fitzpatrick, 19, finds it hard to believe he will tee it up in next week’s Masters, plus starts in the U.S. Open and Open Championship, the rewards that go with winning America’s national amateur.
Six amateurs will compete in the 2014 Masters, all of them making their first start at Augusta National. Here is a closer look at each of the six amateur participants.
A two-time British Amateur winner explains a few keys to Garrick Porteous becoming just the third player to use the champion's invite to the Masters and make the cut during the last 33 years -- despite having history against him.