Paul Lawrie has refused to set any goals for the 2012 Masters at
Augusta National in Georgia.

The Scotsman has had a fine start to 2012, winning in Qatar and regaining a place in the top 50 of the official world golf rankings.

42-year-old will play his first Masters for eight years when he tees it up on April 5.

Lawrie has admitted that his confidence is high, but remains skeptical about his chances of contending at Augusta National. As such, he hasn’t set himself any targets for the tournament.

He said: “I’m not a goal setter. I try to play the best shot I can wherever I am in the world.

“I wish I was a good enough player that I could tell people I’d be in contention, but I’m not at that level unfortunately,” he added.

“But I’ll be going over there to give it 110% and see what happens.”

Many experts believe that Lawrie is playing the best golf of his career, and the Aberdonian remains confident in his game despite playing down his Masters expectations.

Referring to his season thus far, he said: “Everything has just been a wee bit better.

“I’ve been putting a little better, mentally I’ve been quite good, I’ve been swinging it well and hitting it a bit further.”

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