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Dominguez Wins Latin American Amateur, Earns Masters Invite

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 January 2015 22:08 Sunday, 18 January 2015 22:02

Matias DominguezCanadian Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Matias Dominguez made a short bogey putt that came with a big perk. He closed with a 1-under 71 on Sunday to win the inaugural Latin American Amateur Championship, giving the 22-year-old from Chile a spot in the Masters this year.

“On that short putt, I couldn’t feel anything,” Dominguez said.

He made four birdies in a seven-hole stretch on the front nine at Pilar Golf Club to seize control, but it was tight at the end of the rain-delayed final round. Dominguez won by one shot over Alejandro Tosti of Argentina, who also shot a 71.

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Masters Races to Keep Field Under 100 Players

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 January 2015 19:43 Sunday, 04 January 2015 19:37

Rory McIlroy

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson/AP

Here’s a new tradition unlike any other — the race to see if the Masters can keep its field under 100 players by April.

For the fourth time in the last five years, at least 90 players already have qualified for the Masters at the end of the year with three months of opportunities remaining before the field is set. Each time, Augusta National managed to achieve its objective of keeping the number of competitors in double digits.

By far the smallest field of the four majors, the Masters has not had more than 100 players since 1966.

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Snedeker Could Enter 2015 Without Masters Invitation in Hand

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 21:38 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 21:35

Brandt Snedeker

Canadian Press

Brandt Snedeker had to withdraw from the Bridgestone Open in Japan because of a stomach ailment, and he went home to Tennessee to get it checked out, which caused him to miss the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. He returned to Shanghai for the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and tied for 10th.

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From the Fairway: Musings from the Masters

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:04 Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:51

Bubba Watson

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

AUGUSTA, Georgia — The moment doesn't get much bigger than this — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

Too bad this wasn't the Masters.

This was a week earlier at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth were merely spectators. The stage belonged to Patrick Welch of Providence, R.I, and he made the final putt on the 18th green to win the 14-15 age division for boys.

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A Quiet Post-Masters for Watson, with a Surprise

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:49 Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:39

Bubba Watson

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

AUGUSTA, Georgia — Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife.

Bubba being Bubba, there had to be a wrinkle.

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