The 2009 Players Championship winner shot a Saturday 67 during the 2013 Masters and was the top-finishing South African in the field. He gains entry to the tournament by finishing in the top 12, and this year he’ll want to go even higher up the leaderboard.
The world number 114 finished in a share of second at the McGladrey Classic earlier in the 2014 PGA Tour season, but his recent form has been lack-lustre. The time spent preparing for The Masters should give Clark the edge he needs, and the familiarity of Augusta should spark his competitive juices.
There have been six seasons in which Clark has made the top 60 of the FedExCup standings, and last year he managed to take up 72nd. A regular contender and consistent ball-striker, the South African is a dark horse at Augusta this year.
His form will decide everything, but Clark has a good history at Augusta, and a good history when it comes to crunch time, so we can expect to see the 38-year-old finding the groove at the Masters, at least during one of the rounds.