It’s no surprise that I am a Tiger Woods homer. I root for the guy and I want the guy to always dominate. I picked Tiger Woods to win The Masters in a couple different posts leading up to this week and I’m not backing off that pick. But if Tiger Woods doesn’t win The Masters, I am rooting for anyone from Australia.
You see, I am one-quarter Australian. My grandma who I never really knew (Yo-Yo) is from Australia. My dad is half Australian which I believe makes me one-quarter Australian. Growing up, my dad’s favorite golfer was always Greg Norman so I was always immersed in Australian golf. He always talked about him and always rooted for him.
To see Jason Day leading the Masters after the first two rounds gives me hope. There’s never been an Australian who has won The Masters. Jason Day is a guy who has the game and mindset to win the tournament. It’s still way early. There are still two days left with some big-time names behind him. On top of that, Mark Leishman is another Aussie that is tied for second place right now. While I don’t think Leishman will end up winning the tournament, it’s awesome to see two Australian born golfers in the top two spots on the scoreboard after two rounds.
I also don’t want to forget who is lurking just three shots back – Adam Scott is currently sitting at three under after the first two days and is in a good position to make a run over the weekend. Scott and Day are perhaps the two most famous Australian golfers on the PGA Tour today and I love to see them playing so well.
It’s shaping up to be a tremendous weekend and while I always hope Tiger Woods wins every tournament he plays, if he doesn’t, I hope an Australian is able to take home a green jacket down under.