For Matthew Wolff it will be a dream come true when he tees off at Augusta National on Thursday in his Masters debut.
The young American will make only his third appearance at a Major and is relishing the opportunity, like many other golfers, to compete at the iconic venue for the famous Green Jacket.
Wolff, who is only in his second year as a professional golfer, explained it is an occasion that he has been dreaming of his whole life and described it as the ultimate golfing event in the world.
‘I think it’s more of a dream come true than playing in any other tournament,’ Wolff said on Monday.
‘It’s the one tournament that as a kid, you always know exactly when it is, you watch every single shot that you can, and it’s kind of the mecca of golf. To be here in my first Masters is unbelievable, and it’s a place that I’ve not only dreamed of playing but playing in the Masters. Like I said, it’s more of a dream come true.’
With one PGA Tour win already to his name, the 21-year-old could be one of the surprise packages over the course of the event, not to mention his second-place finish at the US Open where he led the way going into the final round at Winged Foot.
But, Wolff isn’t trying to get ahead of himself and wants to keep all expectations intact as he goes about his business in his own conventional way.
‘I’ve been told so many times, you know, all the expectations that you have when you get there, they just go above and beyond. There’s not one expectation that has not been at least gotten to or exceeded. It’s an unbelievable place. You don’t know what it’s like until you’re here. It’s pretty awesome,’ he added.
Wolff has been paired with 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson and talented Englishman Tommy Fleetwood for the opening two rounds in what could prove to be an exciting battle.