Harry Ellis insists he will not be starstruck as he attempts to become just the third amateur champion in 19 years to make the cut in the Masters.
Ellis recovered from four down with five holes to play to beat Australia's Dylan Perry in last year's Amateur Championship final at Sandwich, earning a place in the Open at Royal Birkdale the following month and a berth in this year's Masters and US Open.
Since current Masters champion Sergio Garcia finished in a tie for 38th in 1999, Italy's Matteo Manassero and France's Romain Langasque are the only other amateur champions to play all four rounds at Augusta National.
Harry Ellis insists he will not get starstruck if he made the cut in the Masters in Augusta
But having played the course several times already during his final year of a sport management degree at Florida State University, Ellis is optimistic that he can buck that trend, while the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth do battle for the green jacket.
'I've seen that very few amateurs have done well here over the years, it usually takes that period of time to get to know the course, but I believe in my ability and I think I can definitely play well here,' the 22-year-old from Southampton told Press Association Sport.
'I've made three or four visits now and especially this week I've tried to get a feeling for certain areas to hit it and the right shots to hit. You can see why veterans play well because every time you turn up you are always learning something new about it.
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