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Baddeley Receives Masters Invite

Two-time Australian Open champion Aaron Baddeley has received an invitation to play in next month's Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga.

The invitation was faxed by the Masters Organizing Committee to Baddeley's home in Australia. The 19-year old will be making his second straight trip to Augusta. Last year, he received a special invitation to play after winning the Australian Open as an amateur. He missed the cut by a single stroke.
'I wasn't expecting it, it's come totally out of the blue,' said Baddeley preparing for the Honda Classic in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 'But I can't wait to get back there. I've got something to prove after last year.'
The 19 year-old, who recently signed with Nike Golf, is the youngest winner of the Australasian tour's order-of-merit title.
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