With the Masters Tournament looming, it is evident, certainly within golfing circles in Ireland, that an Irishman has never won the esteemed Green Jacket. Augusta, which is
arguably the most exclusive golf club in the world has never seen a golfer from the Emerald Isle succeed (which would be befitting taking into account the colour of the jacket)
There have been a few Irish members of the exclusive club but the professionals competing from Ireland such as Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington, all of whom are Major Championship winners, have all failed to make their mark. McIlroy was the closest in 2011 but made a hash of the last round, literally throwing away his chances of becoming the first Irishman to succeed.
Augusta needs a player who drives the ball long and who can putt well. A draw shot is also beneficial. McDowell has all of these traits and can do well there. Just watch this space.