Nov. 14, 2012
On Wednesday night, future Tennessee Volunteer Oliver Goss will be living his dream.
Goss is set to play in the Talisker Masters, an event on the Australasian PGA Tour in Melbourne, Australia. During the first two rounds of play, Goss will be grouped with his golf heroes Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell.
"I'll try to get comfortable, see him as another person and not Adam Scott this incredible golfer," Goss said. "I'm pretty excited. I have played a couple of big events the last couple of weeks so hopefully I can handle the pressure."
Goss will certainly have his fair share of pressure. The tournament starts Wednesday, Nov. 14 and will be broadcasted worldwide at 8:30 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel (Knoxville cable channel 47).
The Golf Channel will have coverage of the tournament starting Wednesday night, Nov. 14 and run through Saturday night, Nov. 17. All airings start at 8:30 p.m. ET.
"I'm playing with Graeme McDowell and Adam Scott, two of the favorites so there's a bit more attention," Goss said. "It's good attention though. I think I'll sort of thrive off it. I like a crowd so I might even play even better."
Goss has played spectacular golf lately.
In his last event, Goss finished third and was beaten by 14-year old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianling at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. Guan won his way into next year's US Masters to become the youngest qualifier ever.
Goss' incredible year has also consisted of a West Australian Amateur Championship victory and a quarter finals finish at this year's US Amateur.
He sets foot on Rocky Top in January and figures to jump into head coach Jim Kelson's starting lineup immediately.
Read about Goss' big week from the Herald Sun: "Teenager Oliver Goss to tee off with stars Scott and McDowell".