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Aussies set to spark The Masters this week on 7Mate

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World no. 3 Jason Day and 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott lead the Aussie charge at Augusta in their quest to take out the coveted green jacket.

Day is still planning to head to Augusta, following his withdrawal from last week’s World Match Play due to his Mum’s health battle. The hearts of Aussie golf fans will be in his corner.

Scott tees up this weekend at the Houston Open for some tournament golf ahead of The Masters as he aims to claim his second major. He has spent the past month practising at his Bahamas base and will now put his new 2017 schedule to the test, as he plans to play the week before each of the four majors.

World no. 1 Dustin Johnson will head to Augusta as favourite, while Texan Jordan Speith will take confidence from his three outings at Augusta including one green jacket and two near misses.

World no. 2 Rory McIlroy will be hoping weather forecasts for a rain-soaked major are right as the long driver then takes aim at pins from close range with softer greens, while 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett also headlines an impressive international field.

Recent Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Marc Leishman, Rod Pampling and world no. 1 amateur Curtis Luck are other Australians who will have the privilege of gracing the fairways at Augusta for the Master this year.

Australian major winners Ian Baker-Finch and Wayne Grady will again lead and preview all the action from Augusta alongside broadcasting doyen ‘Whispering’ Pat Welsh. Peter Donegan will be providing hosting duties.

In addition to Seven’s expert team, there will be commentary from a string of the biggest names in golf via the host broadcaster CBS, including iconic host Jim Nantz and former Masters champion Nick Faldo.

7mate’s coverage tees off with the Par 3 contest on Thursday April 6, followed by the four days of the prestigious tournament.