Australia's golfer of the moment Adam Scott believes he can follow his breakthrough US Masters victory by becoming a dominant player at Augusta National, like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Speaking on the eve of his defence of the Australian Masters at Royal Melbourne, the world No.2 said winning the event at Kingston Heath last year had been an important step in his rise to major champion in Augusta last April.
Having also won the Australian PGA last week to go with his 2009 Australian Open title, Scott feels he has little left to prove in Australia, although winning at Royal Melbourne would be special.
It's been raining in Melbourne since Tuesday with heavy downpours yesterday, and more showers are forecast for today's opening round.
There are 13 New Zealanders in the field.