He's decided to play this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, and in doing so could potentially jeopardise his chance of playing at Augusta. He has a good chance of playing at Augusta if he doesn't play this week, but he's decided to chance it and control his own destiny. A good performance will cement his spot in the Masters field and the way he's playing, there's every chance he'll be there.
Following up on the Stephen Leaney story from last week, Aussie Golfer was able to get in touch with his management company. I asked for some contact details in order to get the low down on his plans this year, but they decided to just tell me themselves:
Stephen has been given a major medical exemption incorporating 11 starts in 2009. He will attempting to earn sufficient funds to equal either 125th place on the 2008 US Tour Money list (or 150th place) and earn the exemptions that equate to those finishes. He plays his 2nd event next week in Houston.
So, after missing the cut in last week's event he's got 10 more events to earn $694,789. We wish him all the best.
I'm giving you all an week extension on this week's golf trivia questions. Just not good enough!