AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Bubba Watson, who put his name into the Masters history book with a thrilling win last year, made another splash at Augusta National on Sunday.
Make that three splashes, as he dunked his ball three times into Rae’s Creek at the 155-yard, par-three 12th hole on his way to a seven-over-par 10 on the shortest hole at Augusta National.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Chinese eighth-grader Guan Tianlang will get back to homework and thinking about his future after concluding his incredible adventure as the youngest ever competitor in the Masters on Sunday.
The 14-year-old Asia-Pacific Amateur champion hit a delicate downhill lag putt at 18 that stopped two feet from the cup and then made par to complete a 73-75-77-75 set of rounds for a 12-over 300 total as low amateur.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – The burly Argentine was on the prowl again at Augusta, coming alive as he has often does with a major championship on the line in the United States.
Angel Cabrera, 43, has made the most of his two career wins in 187 starts on the U.S. Tour, carting away prized trophies with his victories in the 2007 U.S. Open and the 2009 Masters.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Matt Kuchar feasted on the long holes at Augusta National, making birdie on all four of the par-fives to surge into contention again at the Masters on Saturday.
Kuchar, who tied for third last year, canned a pair of two-foot birdies, one four-footer and one from six feet as he made the par-fives look easy on his way to a three-under-par 69 that lifted him into sixth place at four-under 212 for the championship.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Chinese teenager Guan Tianlang extended his record run at the Masters into the third round, followed by larger galleries and a ‘Guan Army’ of young admirers at Augusta National on Saturday.
The 14-year-old Guan, the youngest competitor ever in the Masters, made the cut despite being handed a stroke penalty for slow play on Friday.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Australian Jason Day curled in a 13-foot birdie putt at the par-three 16th hole to seize a one-stroke lead at the halfway mark of the Masters in swirling winds at Augusta National on Friday.
The 25-year-old Day, a runner-up in the Masters and U.S. Open in 2011, wielded a hot putter to notch 10 one-putts despite some tricky pin positions and shoot a four-under-par 68 that was low score of the day for a 138 total.
AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 12 (Reuters) – Sunshine and roars replaced the damp and dreary conditions at Augusta National with eagles and birdies flying as Dustin Johnson grabbed the lead midway through the second round of the Masters on Friday.
The big-hitting American, seeking his first major title, bogeyed two of his three holes in windy and rainy morning conditions before birdies at the fourth, ninth, 10th and 13th took him to seven under par for the tournament. A bogey at 14 dropped him to six under.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Rain and wind greeted the early starters at Augusta National for Friday’s second round of the Masters as first-round co-leader Sergio Garcia of Spain and others lost strokes to the field.
Thirty-three players scored better than par in the opening round under perfect scoring conditions, but the ominous, gray skies opened up with rain in mid-morning and with wind pushing a storm front through Augusta’s pine trees, players struggled.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Following is the hole-by-hole description of the major championship debut of China’s Guan Tianlang, who at 14 became the youngest competitor ever at the Masters and shot a one-over 73 at Augusta National on Thursday.
1st hole, par-four – Hits tee shot dead center of fairway but sends approach shot over the green. Chips out strong about 30 feet past the hole and two putts for bogey. 1 OVER PAR.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Guan Hong Yu said on Thursday she was not anxious about how her 14-year-old son Tianlang would do as the youngest competitor ever at the Masters.
“I’m not nervous,” she told reporters at the practice putting green minutes before he teed off for the first round.