UT's Goss set to make Masters debut

UT's Goss set to make Masters debut

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By PRENTICE ELLIOTT
6 Sports Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - It is perhaps the most famous driveway in America and in just a few days, all that Augusta National green is going to get a touch of orange. For the first time ever a current Tennessee Vol golfer will be playing at the Masters.

"People bringing it up and saying, 'Oh are you excited for the Masters?' You just made me a little more nervous," said Tennessee sophomore Oliver Goss.

"When I realized I got to play it wasn't a big deal," said Goss. "Over time, it slowly hit me and it hit me like a ton of bricks, to be honest."

Thanks to a runner up finish at the US Amateur, Goss, who grew up in Australia, has a tee time in the year's first major.

"The distance doesn't really matter when it comes to the Masters," said Goss. "It's the super bowl of golf. You got to do it."

Despite being all of 19-years-old, Goss has played with some big names. Major championship winners like Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell. It's not playing against the best in the world that has him nervous. It's actually just the regular people.

"Just seeing that amount of people on a golf course," said Goss. "All their eyes are on you. I'm not really used to that."

And provided Goss can past the first tee jitters, a Vol on the leaderboard is not out of the question.

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