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Jason Day uplifted after news about his mother's health

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Tobias Pedroso | 12 Abril, 2017, 13:45

History happens at Augusta National - enjoy your week.

The No. 3 player in the world arrived at the Masters this week with the health of his mother, Dening, weighing heavily on his mind.

He missed out by a spot, finishing 51st in the world prior to the cutoff for qualifying.

A wasted trip? Not really. "Unfortunately I can't think like that", Day said.

"I'm excited about the opportunity ahead, which is now I can go back and really tear this golf course up. really create more great memories on the back nine of Augusta", he said.

"If I went through those even each day, I probably wouldn't be complaining too much", he said.

"It doesn't quite work like that".

"Golf, it's a amusing game".

Luck, 20, from Perth, is one of five amateurs in the Masters draw but is unique in that he managed to qualify twice, as both the US Amateur champion and the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship victor.

It's also the one where you can cross off a lot of names - maybe as much as a third of the field - before the first tee is put in the ground on Thursday because of aged past champions and other incredible longshots that never pan out.

He said: "My mum went through successful surgery on her left lung and just got the news from the doctor yesterday she doesn't have to do chemo, which is exciting stuff". An epic collapse. The most shocking thing I've ever seen inside the hallowed gates. Along those lines, Marc Leishman stands out as a player who performs well in the wind and has played well here before, not to mention won this year. He made a late charge at Bay Hill and had a birdie putt on the 18th that would have forced a playoff (he three-putted and finished two behind). Fowler described it as "under".

The last victory for Day came at the Players Championship, 11 months ago. My game feels good.

"I know everybody makes mistakes", Johnson said.

Open champion Henrik Stenson, 2013 Masters victor Adam Scott and England's Paul Casey are three more experienced contenders, while Augusta's reputation as a course cut out for repeat successes could favour two-time champion Bubba Watson.

"I would have liked to have been there in some more Majors". It was a significant improvement over his first appearance at Augusta National in 2014, when he missed the cut.

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth have been friends since they were 14.

No matter the friendship, some topics are off-limits.

Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth looks to overcome a stunning collapse at last year's Masters as the 2015 Green Jacket victor returns to Augusta sporting +700 odds.

He said that McIlroy was "really impressive".

"From a confidence standpoint, I'm having the results I was getting in 2011", Woodland said.

PGA champion Jimmy Walker has his own tradition at the Masters.

"On behalf of our members and our patrons, we are honoured to make a significant contribution to the Arnold Palmer Charitable Foundation and tomorrow morning, for the Honorary Starter's Ceremony, we will once again proudly summon Arnie's Army and provide every one of our patrons on the grounds a special commemorative badge that I am wearing today". "I've already had two, and I was requested to bring some home for dinner tonight".