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Dubuisson secures special temporary US PGA Tour membership
A special temporary US PGA Tour membership has been awarded to Frenchman Victor Dubuisson for the remainder of the season.
Dubuisson moved up to number 23 in the world rankings following his runner-up finish at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona and a tied 13th place at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Players who show such good form will sometimes earn a special invitation which allows them an unlimited number of sponsor exemptions for the remainder of the campaign, and Dubuisson is one of them. He will try to earn playing rights for the 2014-15 season.
Dubuisson will take part in the WGC-Cadillac Championship later this week in Doral, Florida, and also has his eyes set on an appearance and victory at the Masters.
"I started to play golf after I watched Tiger on TV winning this Masters, and it means a lot for me to play next month there at Augusta," he explained from Doral.
"I don't really feel any pressure to go there. I'm more like, happy because I still watch sometimes the video of this 1997 Masters."
Dubuisson faces stiff competition at the WGC-Cadillac Championship where he faces a field packed with talent, including Adam Scott, who will try to achieve his life-long ambition of reaching world number 1 and the return of Tiger Woods, who has been touch and go since failing to finish his final round at the Honda last week.