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Snedeker hunting major glory at Augusta

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Brandt Snedeker has his sights trained on a maiden major win at the Masters and he feels in current form he will be the man to beat at Augusta in April.

Snedeker has taken his game to new heights in the past 12 months, with his consistency securing him last year's FedEx Cup title. He bagged his first title of the 2013 season with victory at the AT&T National Pro-Am and it catapulted up the rankings to a career high world No. 4.

Having proved he can compete with and beat the best, the next step for Snedeker is to get his name on one of the four major titles.

"I know that if I play the way I played the last three weeks that there's very few people in the world that can beat me," Snedeker said. "And I will relish that challenge being there Sunday trying to beat the best player in the world or whoever it may be down the back nine at Augusta.

"That's something I look forward to instead of dreading maybe four years ago."

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Luke Donald are the three players ahead of Snedeker in the rankings and he has them in his sights.

"When you start winning and putting stuff on top of stuff, it becomes very, very possible," Snedeker said when asked if the world No. 1 spot was a target. "Obviously I have some great guys in front of me that are playing some pretty great golf right now but I'm not in control of that. All I can do is go out there and win and put myself in position like I have the last few weeks."

World rankings: 1. Rory McIlroy (NIR), 2. Tiger Woods (USA), 3. Luke Donald (ENG), 4. Brandt Snedeker (USA), 5. Justin Rose (ENG), 6. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA), 7. Adam Scott (AUS), (USA), 8. Lee Westwood (ENG), 9. Bubba Watson (USA), 10. Phil Mickelson (USA), 11. Ian Poulter (ENG), 12. Jason Dufner (USA), 13. Steve Stricker (USA), 14. Sergio Garcia (ESP), 15. Keegan Bradley (USA), 16. Charl Schwartzel (RSA), 17. Dustin Johnson (USA), 17. Webb Simpson (USA), 19. Graeme McDowell (NIR), 20. Peter Hanson (SWE)

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