AUGUSTA, Ga. – There was a time not long ago when Britain's golfers ruled Augusta National like no other country. Now, the latest group of talented Brits is determined to end the empire's 17-year drought at the Masters.
England's Justin Rose ranks third in the world and countryman Luke Donald is No. 4. Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood give Britain four of the world's top 13 players, second only to the United States' six. And none of the British stars have broken through at the majors — something they hope to change when the Masters starts Thursday.
British golfers won five Masters between 1988 and 1996 with England's Nick Faldo winning three times. Scotland's Sandy Lyle won in 1988 while Wales' Ian Woosnam took the title in 1991.