Thaworn gets Cink and Colsaerts for Masters debut

Wed 10 Apr 2013

Thaworn gets Cink and Colsaerts for Masters debut

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April 10: Asian Tour number one Thaworn Wiratchant will tee off the opening two rounds of the Masters Tournament with Ryder Cup star Nicholas Colsaerts and former British Open champion Stewart Cink.
The 46-year-old Thai, who won the Order of Merit last season following three wins, is making his debut in the year’s opening Major at Augusta National. Asian Tour honorary members K.J. Choi and Y.E. Yang are also competing this week.
Choi will tee off with former Masters champion Zach Johnson and Graeme McDowell while Yang will play with another Asian Tour honorary member Vijay Singh and Bo Van Pelt.
All eyes will be on Thaworn as he seeks to become the first Thai to play in all four rounds of the fabled tournament.
He enjoyed his first taste of practising at Augusta National in front of thousands of patrons on Tuesday.
"I can see a lot of spectator today (Tuesday), different from yesterday which players are practicing. There are so many people at Augusta. I can see how big the Masters really is,” said Thaworn.
He has been practising his long iron shots as the weather forecast is predicting some rain during the first and second rounds.
“I have practiced most approach shots with longer irons. And I’ve been trying to get more feel on the greens. My caddie has also worked out the greens and my body is getting better from jetlag,” he said.