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Bubba Watson backtracks on journalist comments with self-deprecating joke

The Masters leaderboard is stacked heading into the third round of play, but there also were multiple notable cuts following Day 2.For the first time in his career, two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson saw his tournament run come to an early end following a lackluster performance. After a decent first round, Watson shot a 6-over-par 78 in the second to move his two-day total to...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth tees off on Tiger Woods in epic shade throwing

Golf brings out the petty in everyone. In fact, professional golfers are seen more as rivals than a brotherhood. That’s the way it goes when we look at individual performances over team goals.Jordan Spieth may not be a petty individual but he sure displayed those tendencies following a four-under-par performance Saturday at The Masters. That’s a whole heck of a lot of shade being...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Masters Predictions: Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy Among Bold Final-Round Picks

It doesn’t get any better than this. Saturday’s Masters third round set the stage for an epic Sunday afternoon at Augusta National, as Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth all are in the final two pairings. Rose and Garcia lead the way at 6-under par, while Fowler is at 5-under par and Spieth’s at 4-under par following a stellar third-round effort. Ryan...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Leishman holes out from fairway at Masters

In the history of the Masters, there had only been 14 eagles made at the par-4 seventh hole before Sunday. Then Marc Leishman holed out from the fairway on a magnificent approach, bumping that number up to 15.Just watch this beautifully crafted shot, which required an understanding of the green’s layout. Low scores have been hard to come by this weekend, and the sledding has been...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Henley holes out at Augusta, forces pin placement change

Russell Henley hit such a perfect shot during the final round of the Masters on Sunday that he caused a stoppage in play.Henley holed out for Eagle on the par-4 fifth hole, and he destroyed the turf around the cup in the process. Rather than hitting the green and rolling into the hole, the ball went in on the fly and left a sizable dent. Because of the damage to the hole, the grounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kuchar drains hole-in-one on 16th at Augusta

The Sunday pin at Augusta National’s 16th hole is tough, but it’s also known for producing aces. Matt Kuchar took full advantage of that during the final round of the Masters.Using the slope of the green to perfection, Kuchar drilled a perfect iron shot into the green. The ball bounced up onto the slope above the hole, allowing the slope of the green do the rest of the work....
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kuchar sinks hole-in-one on 16 at The Masters

Matt Kuchar didn’t win The Masters, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. The 38-year-old pro in his 11th Masters wasn’t anywhere close to the top of the leaderboard entering Sunday. But Augusta seems to have a way of radically changing the leaderboard in the blink of an eye. On the 16th hole, Kuchar caught the ridge of the green perfectly and the ball rolled backwards toward...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Garcia hits flagstick on Masters 15th hole, makes eagle

I thought Sergio Garcia lost The Masters. I think Sergio Garcia thought Sergio Garcia lost The Masters. The man couldn’t find the fairway to save his life and sent Justin Rose into the lead.But after a birdie on 14, Garcia quieted those demons that have plagued him and really went after it. On the par-5 15th, Garcia just went for the hole and was dead-on at the target. The was...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Jordan Spieth melt down at Augusta after hitting ball in water (again)

Jordan Spieth is in great form right now, but he just can’t keep from hitting the ball into the water at Augusta National. Spieth entered Sunday tied for fourth place on the leaderboard, but one particular fail pretty much took away any chance he had of winning the tournament. And it came on the 12th hole, just like last year, which was his downfall. The par-3 12th, one year later...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Final Arnold Palmer video interview shown during Masters Tournament

No one in the golf community could consistently deliver compelling, heartfelt interviews like Arnold Palmer.Palmer passed away last year at the age of 87, and provided sports fans from all walks of life with wisdom, knowledge about golf and updates on what was going on in the golf world.This weekend’s tournament was the first Masters without Palmer filling our hearts on the TV...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Garcia defeats Justin Rose in playoff to win 2017 Masters

Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose began the final round of the 2017 Masters tied at 6-under par.And through 13 holes Sunday, it looked like the Rose would walk away with his first green jacket, but Garcia would rally in one of the best Masters finishes in recent memory.Rose was two shots up on Garcia with five holes to play, and the latter had looked lost for the previous four holes...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Garcia received inspirational text from idol Jose Maria Olazabal

Sergio Garcia on Sunday joined Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as the only three Spanish golfers to ever win a Masters. For Garcia, that was a huge deal as he considered both men his idols.Speaking from Butler Cabin after winning the Masters — his first career major — Garcia said  that he received an inspirational text from Olazabal prior to the tournament.“To join...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Biggest winners and losers from 2017 Masters

After four brilliant days at Augusta National, the 2017 Masters is in the books with Sergio Garcia winning his first major at the age of 37 to claim the green jacket.The final group of Justin Rose and Garcia put on a thrilling display of golf on the back nine, needing a sudden-death playoff after 72 holes to decide the victor. The first couple of days featured some tumultuous weather...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Golfers react on Twitter to Sergio Garcia’s Masters win

Sergio Garcia finally broke through on Sunday with his first career major win, and he received plenty of congratulations and support from his fellow golfers.Many of the world’s top golfers — including some who finished towards the top of the leaderboard at the Masters — sent their congratulations to Garcia. There was a theme to the tweets too; many said that Garcia “deserved”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 takeaways from 2017 Masters

The 2017 Masters was one of the best ones we’ve seen in a while. For the first time since 2013, the first major championship of the year took more than 72 holes to decide.When Sunday began, the Masters looked to be a free-for-all with several big names in contention. In the end, two of Europe’s best golfers — Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose — treated us to an epic duel. And...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Rose sends Sergio Garcia classy message on Twitter

After being defeated by Sergio Garcia at the 2017 Masters, Justin Rose showed a tremendous amount of class, despite what was certainly a crushing personal loss.The two European stars battled it out in the final group on Sunday, putting on a show for those watching at Augusta National and at home. In the end, despite some hiccups and what seemed to be yet another meltdown from the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Garcia might wear green jacket to his wedding

Sergio Garcia captured the first major championship of his lengthy PGA career on Sunday, and he plans on wearing the corresponding trophy as long as he can.Garcia, who defeated Justin Rose in a playoff at the Masters, is getting married this summer. In an appearance on NBC’s “Today” Tuesday morning, the Spaniard was asked if he plans to wear his green jacket during the ceremony...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

BBC analyst under fire for talk about Sergio Garcia's fiancee

Peter Alliss, the iconic golf analyst for the BBC, is under fire over a hot-mic comment made about the skirt worn by Angela Akins during Sergio Garcia’s Masters victory Sunday. Alliss, 86, was caught on mic making a questionable comment about Akins, Garcia’s fiancee, during the BBC’s broadcast of the Masters. Alliss made an observation about Akins' skirt as she stood next to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

BBC’s Peter Alliss under fire again for sexist comments

Long-time British golf commentator Peter Alliss has gotten into trouble for problematic comments before, and he’s now in hot water again. In 2002, Alliss described Japanese golfer Shigeki Maruyama as “the wily Oriental.” In 2015, he sparked three separate controversies, saying “perhaps he likes older women” about Irish amateur Paul Dunne hugging his mother, saying Zach...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler let it all hang out on Spring Break vacation

How are Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler supposed to get over their disappointing final round performances at the Masters? Well, they’re back on the links, only without shirts.TMZ Sports spotted Spieth, Fowler, and fellow PGA pro Smylie Kaufman golfing on spring break, showing off their six packs.“Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth linked up with fellow golf pros Smylie Kaufman and...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Man wins $42K on $60 parlay when Sergio Garcia won Masters

Perhaps the only person happier than Sergio Garcia over his major breakthrough win at the Masters was a bettor who parlayed a $60 wager into a $42,000 windfall when the Spaniard beat Justin Rose in a playoff Sunday at Augusta National.The bettor’s original wager first involved Rickie Fowler winning the Honda Classic, which came to fruition on 16/1 odds. Then Garcia, who was seeking...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Daly hits golf ball off beer can, then chugs beer

John Daly still manages to find ways to keep fans entertained, and you never really know what the 50-year-old golfer is going to do next.That was the case at a recent Myrtle Beach fundraising tournament, when he used an interesting prop as a tee. Plenty of fans were consuming beers while watching the action, so Daly elected to use a beer can to drive the ball. It’s something you’ll...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: I FUND 1K New Member Challenge - Illinois Men's Golf Coach Mike Small

Fighting Illini men's golf coach Mike Small challenges Illinois fans to join the I FUND 1K New Member Challenge. I FUND 1K New Member Challenge: http://iamtheifund.com/1k

Aussie golfer expertly navigates mob of kangaroos on course

An Australian golfer was confronted with an interesting series of obstacles during a recent round when a mob of eastern grey kangaroos amusingly impeded his play.But like a pro — and someone presumably familiar with close contact with ‘roos — the golfer calmly navigated his way around the course while avoiding any unpleasant encounters in the process.Greg Tannos on April 6...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Ames wins first PGA Tour Champions title (Apr 16, 2017)

Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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