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2014 Masters: Our favourite photos from the final round

2014 Masters: Our favourite photos from the final round

Augusta National provides the perfect backdrop for some stunning photography at The Masters. The final round of the 2014 Masters was no exception.

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2014 Masters: Bubba Watson wins a second green jacket

2014 Masters: Bubba Watson wins a second green jacket

Bubba Watson wins the 2014 Masters and becomes the sixth left-handed golfer to don the green jacket in the last 12 years.

2014 Masters Final Scores

-8 Watson
-5 Blixt, Spieth
-4 Jimenez
-2 Fowler, Kuchar
-1 Westwood
E Langer, Walker, McIlroy, Senden, K.Stadler, Bjorn

Gerry “Bubba” Watson became a multiple Masters winner in emphatic fashion at Augusta National after fending off an early charge from young rookie Jordan Spieth.

“I don’t remember the closing holes, I just remember hanging on,” Watson said at the green jacket ceremony in Butler Cabin.

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9 reasons you should get up early to watch the final round of the 2014 Masters

9 reasons you should get up early to watch the final round of the 2014 Masters

There are still lots of fascinating possibilities ahead of us at Augusta National tomorrow.

A few Australian golf fans have suggested this Masters tournament is not so interesting now that Adam Scott has dropped out of the race.

Is he really too far back? And even if he doesn’t win the green jacket, there are some fascinating scenarios waiting to be played out tomorrow. Here are some reasons why you should get up early to watch the final round of the 2014 Masters Tournament.

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GOLF RULES

The end appears nigh for long and belly putters

The end appears nigh for long and belly putters

The ruling bodies of golf are debating changing the rules concerning the long and belly putters.

The debate about long and belly putters has been a hot topic among all golfers and it seems that golf’s ruling bodies, the R&A and the USGA have also been debating the legitimacy of the clubs.

In the week leading up to the Open Championship, rumours began swirling that there was to be an official announcement regarding their use.

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Nick Watney penalised two-shots after getting angry in a hazard

Nick Watney penalised two-shots after getting angry in a hazard

A little rules reminder today courtesy of an angry PGA Tour player.

Nick Watney was playing good golf once again last week and found himself towards the top of the leaderboard going into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. At the second hole, everything went pear shaped.

Watney played two shots to find himself 30 metres from the pin on the par-5 second. His chip shot flew the green into a hazard.

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McIlroy penalised two-strokes; finishes one-stroke behind Larrazabal at Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

McIlroy penalised two-strokes; finishes one-stroke behind Larrazabal at Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

A rules infraction cost Rory McIlroy a trophy after not taking ‘full relief’ from GUR.

Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship yesterday by a shot from Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy. Larrazabal secured his third European Tour victory with a solid final round 67 but the exploits of Mickelson and McIlroy are dominating discussion.

Mickelson played typically audacious golf but shot himself out of the tournament after attempting to recover from under a bush on the 13th hole at Abu Dhabi GC.

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FUN STUFF

Could this be Australia’s most spectacular golf course?

Could this be Australia’s most spectacular golf course?

A 2015 opening is planned for what may be Australia’s most spectacular golf course, Cape Wickham.

My goodness, would you look at that… this is Cape Wickham golf course. Australia’s most anticipated golf course since Barnbougle Lost Farm.

Cape Wickham golf course is situated on King Island, Tasmania – bang in the middle of Bass Strait – and is set to open in 2015. The course has been under construction since June 2013 and has been designed by Mike DeVries with assistance from Planet Golf‘s Darius Oliver.

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Bubba Watson plays ping-pong with his driver: video

Bubba Watson plays ping-pong with his driver: video

Is there anything Bubba Watson can’t do with his pink driver?

Prior to winning The Masters Tournament for a second time, Bubba Watson played a bit of ping-pong with his pink driver while in between shoots for his latest ESPN commercials.

He’s actually turning that thing over to create some top-spin! Skills, mad skills. (H/T Devil Ball Golf)

 

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5 odd things that happened at the 2014 Masters

5 odd things that happened at the 2014 Masters

The Masters is always a dramatic week with more stories than we can keep up with, so there are always a few oddities that we missed during the week – and you may have too.

Here are just some of the extra stories to come out of Augusta National at the 2014 Masters, starting with Rory McIlroy’s wild tee shot that almost hit Adam Scott.

McIlroy almost hits Scott with crazy tee shot
Rory McIlroy did his best to take Adam Scott out of the tournament on Friday.

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GOLF COURSE REVIEWS

Glenmore Heritage Valley: golf course review

Glenmore Heritage Valley: golf course review

Nestled right at the base of the Blue Mountains about an hours drive west of Sydney is the Glenmore Heritage Valley golf course. This relatively unknown golf course is a little gem.

Redeveloped in 1993, the Glenmore Heritage Valley golf course occupies the lowlands of the homestead clubhouse which sits atop the central hill. It has done so since it was originally built as a residence for the land owners back in 1824 and you can certainly feel the history that the club has managed to maintain ever since.

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Course Review: Werribee Park Golf Club

Course Review: Werribee Park Golf Club

Werribee Park has a country golf club feel only 35 minutes from Melbourne.

On a list of great golf courses, Werribee Park Golf Club would not high on the list but it is definitely one worth playing.

The greens are always very true and despite the state of Victoria struggling big time with rain right now, it is in excellent condition.

It has that classic country golf club feel about it. Great members who’ll have a chat upon drifting onto the adjacent fairway, a wonderful club house which sits atop the escarpment which runs through the course, and good yarns that give it some great history.

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Course Review: Bonville Golf Course

Course Review: Bonville Golf Course

The course claims to be Australia’s most beautiful golf course and our answer to Augusta National. 

After a rap like that, I was almost sure to be disappointed in Bonville Golf Resort. I wasn’t. Some claim the layout is not that fantastic but with a spectacular looking hole laid out before you on every tee it’s easy to forget.

Situated about 10 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, it’s a tease upon entering the resort.

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2014 Masters: Bubba bursts into the lead as big names miss cut

2014 Masters: Bubba bursts into the lead as big names miss cut

April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bubba bursts through, Senden surprises, Scott stays patient and plenty of big names miss the cut.

Bubba Watson was the only golf to go bogey-free in round one and while his second round score card wasn’t quite as clean, the 2012 Masters champion fired a 4-under par 68 to have a three stroke lead going into the weekend.

Watson’s round included five straight birdies through holes 12 – 16 and is sitting in a strong position to take his second green jacket.

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2014 Masters Round 2: Our favourite photos

2014 Masters Round 2: Our favourite photos

April 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The pick of our favourite photographs from the second round of the 2014 Masters.

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2014 Masters: Favourite photos from round one

2014 Masters: Favourite photos from round one

April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here are our favourite photos from round one of The 2014 Masters. With a heavy bias towards the Aussies of course…

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2014 Masters round 1: Haas leads, Scott one shot behind

2014 Masters round 1: Haas leads, Scott one shot behind

April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Adam Scott makes a great start at The 2014 Masters.

2014 Masters Scores Round 1

-4 Haas
-3 Scott, Oosthuizen, B.Watson
-2 K.Stadler, Blixt, Woodland, Walker, Choi, Snedeker, Leishman

Adam Scott has made a strong start to his defence of the green jacket at Augusta National by shooting a 3-under par 69 to be a shot behind the leader, American Bill Haas.

Haas’ round could have been anything. He made bogeys and the first and 17th holes but fired sic opening round birdies to take the lead on the opening day.

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Matt Jones surprises fans with Masters tickets: video

Matt Jones surprises fans with Masters tickets: video

April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Matt Jones surprises two golf fans with Masters tickets at the local Starbucks.

Something about this seems a little staged. But a nice sentiment all the same.

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Adam Scott’s Masters dinner menu included bugs and pavlova

Adam Scott’s Masters dinner menu included bugs and pavlova

April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Adam Scott includes Moreton Bay bugs and pavalova on the Masters Champions Dinner menu.

One of the many traditions associated with The Masters Tournament and Augusta National is the Champions dinner.

The tradition began in 1952 when defending champions Ben Hogan hosted a dinner in the Augusta National clubhouse for all the previous green jacket winners. Ever since defending Masters champions have done the same thing, often serving a dinner menu of their choice and footing the bill for it.

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