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Romain Langasque: My first Masters

Updated 12:39 PM ET, Fri April 1, 2016
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Romain Langasque is days away from playing in his first ever Masters. The French amateur told CNN he is determined to be himself at Augusta and "have fun." Patrick Bolger/Getty Images/file
The 20-year-old Frenchman qualified for the Masters after winning the British Amateur at Carnoustie in June, beating Scotland's Grant Forrest to the title. The Masters will be Langasque's last tournament before turning professional. Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The native of Southern France is taking a 15-strong squad out to Augusta for his debut Masters. He is afforded tickets for his parents and his girlfriend then eight more, with the option to purchase four extras. Mark Runnacles/Getty Images/file
Langasque has contacted reigning Masters champion Jordan Spieth and two-time green jacket winner Bubba Watson, as well as Rory McIlroy, to invite them for a practice round at Augusta. Andrew Redington/Getty Images/file
Given his non-professional status, Langasque is invited to stay at Augusta's clubhouse for the Masters but he told CNN he will stay for one night only -- after the amateur dinner on the Monday before the tournament starts. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/file
Langasque's British Amateur win also qualified him for The Open in 2015 at the home of golf -- St Andrews. He made the cut and finished tied for 65th, gaining four invaluable days of majors experience. GLYN KIRK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Will he be nervous on the first tee? "The best solution to have fun is to do what I'm best at. Play a Romain shot. I will not play safe. I will try to play it how Jordan played it last year." Matthew Lewis/Getty Images/file
Langasque says he is most looking forward to playing the 16th hole having watched on television as a 10-year-old when Tiger Woods' famous chip shot on that green helped him secure a fourth green jacket in 2005. Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images