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Apr 11, 2014

Safe landing for former ski-jumper Luiten

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – The rolling, sloping fairways of Augusta National are a sharp reminder of Joost Luiten’s childhood days on the ski-jump hills, the Dutchman said after making a safe golfing landing on his Masters debut.

The 28-year-old, who brought an end to his career on the snow after fracturing his elbow and nose at the age of 10, was a picture of contentment after a second-round 73 gave him a four-over aggregate of 148.

Apr 11, 2014

Haas leads way at sunny Masters, deja vu for Scott

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Former FedExCup champion Bill Haas tied his lowest score in a major to snatch the lead at the Masters on Thursday while holder Adam Scott experienced a real sense of deja vu in the opening round.

American Haas, whose great uncle Bob Goalby landed the coveted green jacket in 1968, recovered from a bogey five at the opening hole to set the pace on four-under 68.

Apr 10, 2014

Golf-Haas leads way at Masters, deja vu for Scott

AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 10 (Reuters) – Former FedExCup champion Bill Haas posted his lowest score in a major to snatch the lead midway through the Masters first round on Thursday while holder Adam Scott experienced a real sense of deja vu.

The 31-year-old Haas, whose great uncle Bob Goalby landed the coveted Green Jacket in 1968, recovered from a bogey five at the opening hole to set the pace with a four-under 68.

Apr 10, 2014

Blixt blitz and steady Stadler light up early Masters going

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Masters debutants Jonas Blixt and Kevin Stadler sprinted out of the blocks to grab the early clubhouse lead on two-under-par 70 in the opening round of the 78th Masters on Thursday.

Miguel Angel Jimenez was setting the pace out on the course after the pony-tailed Spaniard squeezed four birdies into a four-under front nine of 32.

Apr 9, 2014

Moore the merrier after American wins par-three event

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – American Ryan Moore won the event that no one wants to win on Wednesday when he triumphed in the annual eve-of-Masters par-three contest.

In the 54 years the event has been staged since Sam Snead won the inaugural competition in 1960, no par-three winner has gone on to emerge victorious at the Masters in the same year.

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.

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