Augusta suits me – Donald

Luke Donald believes his previous performances at Augusta merit him being one of the contenders to win the Masters this week (42/1 – The Masters 2013 tournament winner).

The former world number one is looking to claim the first major of his career in Georgia having gone close to claiming the famous green jacket on two occasions.

The Englishman finished tied for third in the 2005 edition of the major, while he was forced to settle for fourth in 2011.

Donald didn’t figure in the battle for the Masters last year as he ended up tied for 32nd during a mixed year for the 35-year-old.

This year has gotten off to an inauspicious start for Donald as he failed to finish in the top 10 in the first three PGA Tour events he competed in before ending the Tampa Bay Championship in a tie for fourth.

Donald has taken the best part of a month off since his last appearance in his adopted state of Florida in order to prepare for the Masters, claiming his time away from the tour has left him in good shape for a shot at winning the first major of 2013.

Donald told Sky Sports: “I’m very much a golfer that likes to prepare and work on specifics for specific courses, and I think we’re able to do that this major – the others it’s tougher to do because we’re just not as familiar with it.

“It’s not just about reading these greens, it’s kind of a feel thing and I feel that generally I’m pretty good at that.

“My results have definitely shown that – I’ve had a couple of chances around this place and hopefully I’ll continue to give myself some good looks at winning a green jacket.”

Donald gets his Masters challenger underway on Thursday alongside Tiger Woods and Scott Piercy, with the European challenger 7/4 to win the first round three balls, while Woods is 5/6 and Piercy is 4/1.

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