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Apr 9, 2014

Oosthuizen knows Augusta better after 2013 agony

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Louis Oosthuizen learned more about the Augusta National Golf Club from missing the halfway cut last year than he did by coming perilously close to winning the Masters in 2012, the South African said.

The 2010 British Open champion failed to qualify for the weekend 12 months ago after rounds of 74 and 76 gave him a six-over-par tally of 150.

Apr 9, 2014

Masters champion desperate to be a Great Scott

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Adam Scott does not want to be known as a one-hit wonder and says he is desperate to join Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els as multiple major winners.

Twelve months ago Scott ended a run of near-misses at the ‘Big Four’ championships by becoming the first Australian to land the coveted Masters Green Jacket and the 33-year-old is hungry for more top-notch titles.

Apr 8, 2014

Masters win still feels like a dream: Scott

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Adam Scott has to pinch himself every time he watches replays of his 2013 Masters win and the Australian says he still finds it hard to believe he fulfilled a lifelong dream by landing the coveted Green Jacket.

Twelve months ago Scott finally succeeded where the likes of Greg Norman, Peter Thomson and David Graham had failed as he became the first Australian to triumph at the first major championship of the year.

Apr 8, 2014

Golf-Masters win still feels like a dream – Scott

AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 8 (Reuters) – Adam Scott has to pinch himself every time he watches replays of his 2013 Masters win and the Australian says he still finds it hard to believe he fulfilled a lifelong dream by landing the coveted Green Jacket.

Twelve months ago Scott finally succeeded where the likes of Greg Norman, Peter Thomson and David Graham had failed as he became the first Australian to triumph at the first major championship of the year.

Apr 7, 2014

Less is more approach paying dividends for Steve Stricker

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Most of the 97-strong field with designs on sporting the coveted Green Jacket are keen on playing their way into tip-top shape ahead of this week’s Masters but Steve Stricker almost takes the opposite approach.

The world number 15 is an advocate of less is more as far as tournament action is concerned and has only featured on the PGA Tour three times this year, his best effort being a tie for 24th in the Houston Open on Sunday.

Apr 7, 2014

Less is more approach paying dividends for Stricker

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Most of the 97-strong field with designs on sporting the coveted Green Jacket are keen on playing their way into tip-top shape ahead of this week’s Masters but Steve Stricker almost takes the opposite approach.

The world number 15 is an advocate of less is more as far as tournament action is concerned and has only featured on the PGA Tour three times this year, his best effort being a tie for 24th in the Houston Open on Sunday.

Apr 7, 2014

Strange backs Scott to respond to adversity

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Curtis Strange was shocked by Adam Scott’s meltdown at last month’s Arnold Palmer Invitational but the double U.S. Open champion believes the Australian will bounce back at this week’s Masters.

The world number two collapsed to a final-round 76 as he tossed away a seemingly unbeatable seven-stroke lead at the Bay Hill course in Florida to finish two shots behind tournament winner Matt Every of the United States.

Apr 3, 2014

McIlroy heads to Augusta with a spring in his step

LONDON (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy has made such encouraging progress since the struggles of last season that he can look ahead to next week’s Masters with genuine hope of finally exorcising the demons of Augusta 2011.

Three years ago the mop-haired youngster from Northern Ireland took the Masters by storm, charging into a four-shot lead with one round to go.

Apr 1, 2014

Kaymer pleased to be quick on the draw these days

LONDON (Reuters) – Martin Kaymer had just seized his first victory in a major and was riding high at number one in the world rankings but a fourth successive missed cut at the U.S. Masters prompted him to completely revamp his game.

It was back in 2011, eight months after landing the U.S. PGA Championship title, that the young German decided he could no longer tolerate the fact he was unable to shape his golf ball from right to left.

Mar 27, 2014

EurAsia Cup officials hit back in Ballesteros dispute

By Tony Jimenez

(Reuters) – Organizers of the EurAsia Cup hit back at criticism of the inaugural Ryder Cup-style team event on Thursday, saying the competition had the backing of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.

Earlier, Royal Trophy co-managing director Ivan Ballesteros called the new event “an act of aggression” from the European Tour and the Asian Tour.

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