Thomas Bjørn comes close at The Masters

Olesen make the cut but finished well down the table

Most people were likely thinking that young Thorbjørn Olesen would be the Dane who would have the best chance at the US Masters in Augusta, Georgia after he finished sixth last year. Instead it was Thomas Bjørn who impressed on the course.

Bjørn shot an even-par 288 over the four days and finished tied for eighth place, eight shots behind the American 2012 winner, Bubba Watson, who finished three shots ahead of joint second placed Jonas Blixt and Jordan Spieth.

Automatic invitation
The 43-year-old Dane, who was in third place ahead of the final day but dropped five spots due to a rough finish, is ensured a place in next year’s competition thanks to a top 12 placing.

Young gun, Thorbjørn Olesen, played decently and initially made the cut on day two, but two tough final days meant that he finished tied for 44, nine over par.





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