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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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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!'"

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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.

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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.

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