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By the Numbers: The 5 Best Masters Debut

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:19 Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:15

Jason Day

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

AUGUSTA, Georgia — Billy Horschel won the Zurich Classic two weeks after the Masters last year, and thus became first on the list of players who earned their first trip to Augusta National. He just had no idea how long the list would grow.

Derek Ernst won at Quail Hollow. Harris English won in Memphis.

Throw in the six amateurs, and then cap it off with Matt Jones being the last man in by winning the Shell Houston Open. The final tally is a record 24 players who will be making their debut at the Masters this year.



By the Numbers: The 5 Biggest Heartaches at the Masters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:14 Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:08

Greg Norman

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

AUGUSTA, Georgia — With rare exception, no other major championship inflicts as much emotional pain as Augusta National. The perks of winning include a lifetime exemption to the Masters and a spot in the most exclusive locker room in golf.

The scars of finishing second linger because players return to the same course year after year.

Think back 10 years ago.



Masters by the Numbers

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 19:06 Monday, 07 April 2014 19:02

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) — A look at the Masters and Augusta National by the numbers:



By the Numbers: Top 10 Colourful PGA Tour Players

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 03:45 Friday, 14 March 2014 03:38


Golf Canada — The modern era of golf has brought a colourful new look to the game.

Check out the 10 most colorful players on the PGA Tour as selected by PGA TOUR Entertainment.



By The Numbers: 5 Things to Know About Match Play

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 18:52 Wednesday, 19 February 2014 18:42

Rory McIlroy

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

MARANA, Arizona — Rory McIlroy played his worst golf in the Match Play Championship the year he reached the final.

Henrik Stenson was on the verge of losing in the first round to Zach Johnson in 2007, facing a tough up-and-down to avoid falling two holes behind with three to play. He saved par, Johnson missed a birdie putt, Stenson birdied the next two holes and the Swede wound up winning the Accenture Match Play Championship.

There are brackets, just like the NCAA Tournament.

There are no Coastal Carolinas.



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