Matt Wallace dreams of becoming first Masters rookie to win green jacket for 40 years: ‘I will try and grab the opportunity with both hands’
- Matt Wallace had never played at Augusta but had practice rounds this week
- He drove past it on the way to another golf tournament when he was in college
- Wallace took advice from Nick Faldo and Danny Willett about legendary place
Before this week Matt Wallace’s only experience of Augusta National was driving past it down Washington Road on his way to a college golf tournament.
But after a practice round with three-time champion Sir Nick Faldo and advice from his experienced caddie Dave McNeilly and 2016 winner Danny Willett, the 28-year-old Londoner is daring to dream of becoming the first Masters rookie to win the green jacket for 40 years.
‘Dave is loving being back, he’s got plenty of stories,’ Wallace said. ‘He’s had some good results here and came fifth with Nick Price. Everyone in my team is ready to go and we’re ready to win a big tournament, whether it’s this one or another one.
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