31 Mar '14, 1pm

Stephen Gallacher ready for the Masters

Stephen Gallacher ready for the Masters

Only three golfers have ever won the Masters at the first time of asking. However, Stephen Gallacher is hopeful that he can follow in the footsteps of Horton Smith in 1930, Gene Sarazen in 1935, and Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 by slipping into a Green Jacket at Augusta National when he makes his debut there next week. The 39-year-old has booked his place in the season’s first major for the first time by virtue of his position in the top 50 of the world rankings. At 37th, he’s done so quite comfortably, too. And despite the fact no first-timer has won the tournament in 35 years, the Dubai Desert Classic man is going there full of optimism after an excellent start to the season, and points to the performance of Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen last year as proof that debutants can – and do – sometimes fare better than expected. “Sure, Augusta’s got that reputation of being a course that...

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