Paul Casey can remember the pain of it all too easily and so can Ian Poulter. Now they have the chance and are in the mood to hit back at what Augusta did to them.
The last day of last year’s Masters brought glory for South African Trevor Immelman, but it was gory for the two British stars.
Casey was lying fourth with a round to go. His hopes of a first major went when he double-bogeyed the fourth and then saw his ball move as he addressed a putt on the sixth. He called the penalty on himself.
Poulter was lying seventh and after two opening birdies all things remained possible for him too. But he bogeyed the third and double-bogeyed the fifth, sixth and seventh.
Game over. Casey finished with a 79 and dropped to 11th, Poulter a 78 for 25th place.
“As they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” said Casey.
“I’ll go away and think about this and I’ve got to take the positives out of it as I always try to do.
“This is going to make work even harder.”