The Courier-Mail

There ain’t no second prize for our Cam

- RUSSELL GOULD

CAMERON Smith is done with Masters consolatio­n prizes because he knows he has the game to win.

The Queensland­er couldn’t muster a weekend miracle, but a closing round of two-under par 70 was enough to finish in a tie for 10th, his third top-10 finish in the past four Masters.

That included a runner-up finish last November, and the 27-year-old has now had enough good experience­s around Augusta to know what’s needed to win.

“I love the golf course. I just love the shots that it makes you hit. It just really suits my eye. So there’s no reason why I can’t win here,” Smith said.

“It’s just everything’s got to come together one week a year, and I’m sure I’ll be up there. It was a pretty up-anddown week.

“There was lots of good. Just probably wasn’t quite sharp enough with the shots into the green. I think my putting was just a touch out. My speed was a bit out this week.

“But I already can’t wait to get back here next year. I want a crack at it again.”

Fellow Queensland­er Adam Scott shot a final-round 73 to finish 54th, his worst result since he last missed the cut in 2009.

After a Saturday 79 blew up his tournament, he could only manage one-over par on Sunday.

Former world No.1 Jason Day was the only Aussie out of the five starters who didn’t make the cut.

Matt Jones, back at Augusta for the first time since 2014, closed with an even-par 72 to finish tied for 26th.

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Cameron Smith.

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