31 Mar 2009

Prayad, Goggin, Oosthuizen book tickets for U.S. Masters

6:30 am on 31 March 2009

The European Tour says the Thai golfer Prayad Marksaeng has booked his place in next month's U.S. Masters by climbing into the world's top 50.

Prayad earned an exemption last year but had to pull out because of a back injury.

He will be joined at Augusta by Australian Mathew Goggin and South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen who have also made the top 50 cut-off for the year's first major.

The Thai has played in six European Tour events this season, with his best finish a tie for second place behind American winner Anthony Kang at last month's Malaysian Open.