Former British Open champion Ian Baker-Finch has backed fellow Australian Jason Day to take out the green jacket at this week’s Masters.
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Baker-Finch, now a respected commentator, says the world no.5 now has what it takes to win at Augusta on the back of strong performances in recent years.
“There is a certain level or style of player who get to a point where they expect to win and I think Jason has got to that point now when he gets to a major,” Baker-Finch is quoted as saying by AAP.
“I think Jason is now at the point where he has done so well in majors before and he believes he can do it, he’s in good form and he’s fit.”
Day finished tied for second in 2011 and was third in 2013 and has made it known there is no tournament he’d rather win than the Masters.
The Australian goes into the tournament in good form after winning the Farmers Insurance Open in February and there’s no doubt Augusta brings out the best in the 27-year-old.
Baker-Finch also held high praise for 2013 Masters winner Adam Scott, saying he had the ability to take out the green jacket yet again despite his questionable form leading into the tournament.
“I think Adam has the ability to do it again,” he said.
“It’s whether or not he has the comfort level with the broomstick (putter) again having gone away from it for a month or so and he hasn’t played a lot of golf this year.
“It will be interesting to see if he does get in the mix how he handles that.”