Curtis Wins Texas Valero Open PDF Print E-mail
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After 6 winless years ben Curtis is a Champion again




San Antonio -At the Texas Valero Open, Ben Curtis won for the first time since 2006 . . . a span

of 2,045 days.The 2003 British Open Champion hung on with weekend rounds of 73, 72, and a

two stroke victory at -9, after torrid opening two rounds of 67, 67 on the tough TPC San Antonio

Greg Norman layout.


"That's a long time, the last couple of years I felt like I was so close to playing so many good

tournaments. I'd end up missing the cut by one or I'd have a bad round here or there or I haven't

putted well. Finally, every part of the game came together."


First round leader Matt Every shot a Sunday 71, and finished tied for second along with John Huh








Carl Pettersson Wins By 5 PDF Print E-mail
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2012 RBC Heritage Champion - Carl Pettersson



Hilton Head, South Carolina - At the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links, Carl

Pettersson decimated the field by 5 strokes for his fifth PGA Tour title.

Pettersson rode a hot start to a Sunday 69 and 14 under par, "I didn't want to put

too much pressure on myself, so I kind of downplayed the whole thing. But getting

off to a birdie on one was great."


Pettersson played the front nine 13 under par for the week,"I like all the holes," he

said. "I don't have one hole on the front nine where I feel awkward over the tee shot

or second shot."


Zach Johnson (70) finished second at -9, and Colt Knost finished third following a

Sunday 74.


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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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