Bubba Paints it Green PDF Print E-mail



Charl Schwartzel helps new Masters Champion Bubba Watson don the Green Jacket.                                                                                   photo AP



Augusta, Ga - On a day that a famous lefty was the favorite and poised to claim his

fourth Green Jacket, it was another south paw that became the champion.Bubba

Watson (68) seized the moment with a miraculous shot out of the trees on the 2nd

hole of a sudden death playoff (10th hole) with 2010 Open Champion Louis

Oosthuizen.Oosthuizen made history with a doulble eagle at the par 5 second hole, it

marked the fourth doulble eagle in Masters history, and the first to be made at the

second hole.


After 54 hole leader Peter Hanson struggled early, and Phil Mickelson botched the par

3 fourth, it looked like it was Oosthuizen's (69) to lose.The South African made

clutch putt after clutch putt, and it appeared that if he wasn't going to win the

Masters, someone would have to take it from him.Watson's four birdies in a row on

the back nine (holes 13-16) were enough to catch the man they call "Shrek".


In the sudden death playoff that started on 18, Watson had a chance to end it with

a 7 footer, but he missed and the playoff continued on the long downhill tenth.Both

men hit errant drives right, but Watson was in the wilderness and at a huge

disadvantage.The South African could do no better with his approach than short of

the green, now the stage was set for the shot of a lifetime.Bubba's hooked gap

wedge was a miraculous strike, settling some 15 feet from the hole.Oosthuizen could

not get up and down, and Watson lagged to a foot assuring victory.As he tapped in

and realized his dream had become reality, he broke down in emotion.


Watson a new father, who lost his own father not ago, had now become the latest

to join the most exclusive fraternity in the sport . . . what will a guy from Bagdad,

Florida serve at next years Champions dinner.


Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, and Peter Hanson all finished tied for 3rd

at -8.








Hunter Wins Again PDF Print E-mail
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2012 Shell Houston Open Champion - Hunter Mahan



Houston, Texas -Hunter Mahan shot 71 to finish at -16 and win the Shell Houston Open, and

become the first player on the PGA Tour this season to win for the second time, his first victory

of 2012 was the Accenture Match Play Championship.Mahan held a one shot lead on the 72nd

hole, he proceeded to stripe his tee shot down the middle and nail his 203 yard approach to 20

feet to secure the win.

Carl Petterson  shot 71 and finished second at -15, 54 hole leader Louis Oosthuizen had 2

double bogeys on his front nine to shoot 75 and finish third at -14, defending champion

Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Brian Davis and Jeff Overton all finished fourth at -12.


Masters hopeful, Ernie Els finished at -10 and failed to secure his birth into the first major

of 2012, "It's not going to change my life, either way, I've played many out there . . . it's

one of those things".



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He's Back - Tiger Dominates at Bay Hill PDF Print E-mail
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TW the sequel was on display this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational



Orlando, Florida - At the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, Tiger Woods ended his

924 day drought without a victory, and once again showed the Golf world that he can

re-invent his golf swing and his career.It was classic Tiger, a truly dominant performance

. . . he led the field in total driving and greens in regulation, something that has been missing

for quite sometime.TW's Sunday 70 was a ball striking clinic, truly masterful on a day when

the winds blew and the pins were tucked, "It was tough out there, Arnie really set up some

tough pins out there today".

The critics questioned whether this day would come, Tiger insisted it would . . . "I'm excited

about the things that we have been working on, it's been getting better and better, and better".

When asked if he needed the win, Tiger said, "No I wanted to win, I've always had a great desire

to win, that's why I enter these tournaments".Todd Lewis from the Golf Channel asked

Tiger afterwards, "How good can you be?" Woods responded "I probably won't know until I'm

done playing".If this is the beginning of the sequel to Tiger's career, it can only be good for the

game of golf.

Arnold Palmer was not able to attend the award ceremony, he had to be taken to the hospital

for observation because of high blood pressure.It was considered a precaution, his condition was

stabilized as of Sunday evening.

Graeme McDowell finished 2nd at -8 (74), Ian Poulter 3rd at -6, and Ernie Els came up short in his

bid to qualify for The Masters . . . he finished tied for 5th at (-5).









Luke Proves No Fluke PDF Print E-mail
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Back on top, Luke Donald wins the Transitions Championship




Palm Harbor, Florida - Luke Donald allowed Rory McIlroy to enjoy the view for two weeks,

then he set his sights on reclaiming his spot as World #1 Sunday at The Transitions Championship

on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook.Donald's 66 Sunday was enough to reach -13 and a

playoff against Sang Moon Bae, Jim Furyk, and Robert Garrigus.

On the first hole of the playoff (18th hole), Bae and Furyk missed their lengthy birdie putts, as did

Garrigus, who missed his from 7 feet, and that set the stage for the Englishman not only to win, but

regain his ranking as world #1.Luke Donald then did what he does better than just about anybody in

golf, he buried his 6 ft putt and sent a message to the rest of his peers that 2011 was no fluke.

Donald reflected on regaining number 1, "That certainly wasn't my focus. I was just focused on trying

to win the tournament, and it worked out."

Ken Duke, Scott Pearcy, and Ernie Els all finished tied for 5th at -12.











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