Despite failing to take home the coveted winner’s Green Jacket at the weekend, numero sponsored golfer Jamie Donaldson is delighted to have had the chance to make his Master’s debut in Augusta.
“Just to hit it off that first tee was pretty special,” Donaldson told a BBC reporter. “I’ve been watching it on TV for a long time now so the fact that I’m here is very exciting. It’s incredible, better than what you can imagine. It’s amazing. It’s a beautiful, stunning golf course.”
Several members of the numero team were lucky enough to join Donaldson at the exclusive event, watching as the action unfolded from the edge of the course. While it was an eventful few days, the highlight was undoubtedly witnessing Donaldson’s phenomenal hole in one on the sixth hole, a feat only four other players have achieved.
Unfortunately though, this display of golfing prowess was not quite enough to guarantee the golf pro’s place in the final two rounds of the tournament. Donaldson eventually came in one shot over the cut mark with closing birdies on the final two holes almost enough to secure a place in the field for a weekend packed with excitement and rules controversy – involving Tiber Woods and 14 year-old Tian Lang Guan.
With Donaldson out of the running, Australia’s Adam Scott eventually came through to beat former winner Angel Cabrera and claim his first Major and Australia’s only Masters win.
Donaldson nonetheless goes home with much to be proud of, particularly since even reaching the Masters must have seemed like an impossible dream at one point in his career, following a debilitating back injury. His return to form is therefore a testament to his strength and determination as a sportsman.
Moving forward, numero looks ahead to an exciting schedule of events for the inspiring golfer, who gets straight back on the course later this week at the RBC heritage event in South Carolina. We wish Donaldson all the best in the 2013 season and beyond, and are incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to accompany him to golf’s most celebrated event.