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Can Bubba Be More Than Golf’s Local Hero?

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 18:18 Monday, 14 April 2014 18:07

Bubba Watson

Canadian Press

Jim Litke (AP)

AUGUSTA, Georgia — He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and — in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts —Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

Asked which of those last two was the bigger accomplishment, Watson didn't hesitate.

"Well, obviously," he smiled, "you always say, 'Go Dawgs!'"



Canada’s Adam Hadwin Ties For Third At Tour Event

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 01:20 Monday, 14 April 2014 00:55


LEON, Mexico – Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz won the El Bosque Mexico Championship on Sunday for his second Tour victory of the season.
The 22-year-old former North Texas player closed with a 4-under 68 at El Bosque Country Club for a two-stroke victory over Justin Thomas. Ortiz finished at 13-under 275.
Meanwhile, Canada's Adam Hadwin, who hails from Abbotsford, BC, climbed 16 spots up the leaderboard Sunday thanks to a 4-under 68 to grab a T3rd and register his third top 10 finish of the season which includes his win in the Chile Classic.
His stellar round included five birdies and a single bogey – which came on the par 3, 3rd hole.



Spieth, Watson Tied for Lead at the Masters

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:55 Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:47

Jordan Spieth

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

AUGUSTA, Georgia — Even without golf's biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages.

Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast golf course to even look at a leaderboard until he couldn't avoid them over the closing holes of a wild round.

His name at the top with Bubba Watson was compelling enough.



Scott Flails with Putter, Falls from Leaderboard

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:46 Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:42

Adam Scott

Canadian Press

Mark Long (AP)

AUGUSTA, Georgia — Adam Scott lost his touch on the treacherous greens at Augusta National.

Scott came up short with his long putter on Saturday, three-putting twice in the first four holes and tumbled down the leaderboard at the Masters.



Souvenir Cups in High Demand at Augusta National

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:42 Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:26


AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) — On the course, it's all about going low. Outside the ropes, it's more about stacking high.

Masters cups are the most sought-after souvenirs at Augusta National. Fans buy drinks — beers are a modest $3 — empty the logo-etched cups and start stacking them high. Really high. Others even dig through trash cans to get extras.



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