Power secures Masters place wi...


Power secures Masters place with progress in WGC Match Play

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Seamus Power will be among the field for the Masters for the first time in his career.

The Waterford golfer's progress to the last-16 of the WGC Match Play in Austin means he's guaranteed to hold on to his crucial top-50 placing in the world rankings ahead of Monday's crucial cut-off date.

Power lost his final Group 4 match 2&1 to Keith Mitchell, but secured top billing in the group by virtue of Patrick Cantlay's 2&1 win over Sungjae Im.

The 35-year old will play England's Tyrell Hatton in the last-16 on Saturday morning.

A place at Augusta caps a remarkable rise for Power, who ended 2020 in 429th place in the world. But last year's Barbasol Championship win - in tandem with five top-10 finishes - flung him upwards to the top 100 in the world.

Things have steadily improved since, and he crept into the world's top-50 in January after tying for third at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

He'll now become just the sixteenth Irish golfer to tee up at Augusta.

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