It’s official: Curtis Luck is Masters-bound.
The West Australian amateur star is among the recipients of 2017 Masters Tournament invitations, which were sent from Augusta National Golf Club last week. While he could have assumed this particular package was in the mail, nothing is official until the paperwork shows up.
Luck was quick to share the news, taking to Twitter earlier today to announce the bounty delivered by his postman:
In an amateur season for the ages, Luck qualified for the Masters twice during 2016, firstly by winning the US Amateur, where the champion and runner-up traditionally receive Masters invites, and secondly by winning the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship, which also grants a start to the winner. All Luck needs to do now is remain an amateur until April and his path to the Masters is assured.
Three more Australians have already qualified for the year’s first major: 2013 champion Adam Scott, Jason Day and Rod Pampling.