WARRNAMBOOL'S Marc Leishman says he is more prepared than ever to win an elusive Masters' green jacket because of the way he structures his tournament week.
The 37-year-old enters his ninth Masters, which has returned to its traditional April timeslot, hoping to finally drape golf's most coveted prize across his shoulders.
The five-time PGA Tour winner's best finish is a tie for fourth when fellow Australian Adam Scott won back in 2013.
He has also finished ninth, tied for 13th, 43rd and 49th in his previous eight appearances at Augusta National. He missed the cut in the other three occasions.
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Over the eight years Leishman, who starts his tournament at 2am on Friday morning, has adjusted how approaches the major in his quest for a green jacket.
"The first five times you go there you are always learning multiple things a day and I'm still looking for things to learn now that might be the difference between finishing second and first and that might be the difference of one shot in a week," he told RSN Breakfast on Thursday.
"There is not a whole lot more to learn now but you're always looking for that stuff that might be the defining factor.
"I can get there a little bit later now. I used to get there on the Sunday morning and then play Sunday, Monday Tuesday and Wednesday before the tournament now I get there on Monday afternoon and go to the course Tuesday.
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"I feel like I am more prepared to win it because I'm going to be fresher on Sunday then what I would have been 10 years ago playing there and having already been there for five days before the tournament.
"It is very important as a golfer to be fresh when you really need to be fresh, which is on the Sunday afternoon when you are under the pump and want to be making your best decisions.
"To have that experience that I have had around there, some good and some bad but as long, you are learning every round and that puts you in a better spot when you get a chance to win that green jacket."
Leishman said he was not concerned about his recent form after missing the cut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players.
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