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My So-Called Masters

Augusta victor Immelman, like Johnson in 2007, a relative unknown

(Newser) - Trevor Immelman, winner of just one prior PGA tour, became the second straight upstart to claim the Masters at the Augusta National club, after Zach Johnson won it in 2007—an odds-defying trend in the relatively staid world of golf championships. ESPN golf columnist Bob Harig notes that Immelman led... More »

Rose, Immelman Tied for Masters Round One Lead

Tiger Woods shoots even-par, four strokes back

(Newser) - Justin Rose and Trevor Immelman shot 4-under 68s for the clubhouse lead in the first round of the Masters today. On a warm, sunny opening day that featured Ian Poulter's hole-in-one, a solid start to Zach Johnson's title defense and Tiger Woods poised for a run at another green jacket,... More »

Surprise! Tiger is the Favorite for Augusta

Golf legend makes winning look like child's play

(Newser) - The outcome of the Masters is all too obvious, an anonymous pro writes for He expects Tiger Woods to win in one of his best performances yet, fulfilling the four-time Masters champion's promises that he is still improving his game. Though Tiger is making most of the tournament... More »

Johnson's Green Jacket Revives Putter Company

Small red dot means big business for TN company

(Newser) - The 2007 Masters did more than propel champion Zach Johnson to the center of the golfing universe, it also revitalized a small putter company. The SeeMore Putter Co. first rose to prominence when the late Payne Stewart used their club to win the 1999 U.S. Open but after Stewart... More »

Tiger, Phil Missing First PGA Stop of '08

31 winners from last year will tee it up in Kapalua this week

(Newser) - Not all the stars will be out when the PGA Tour kicks off with the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Kapalua, Hawaii this week. Four winners from last year, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and British Open champion Padraig Harrington are all taking a pass, reports the AP. Among those competing are... More »

Tiger to Skip PGA in Bermuda

Furyk will putt in his place while Woods spends time with family

(Newser) - Tiger Woods will not be playing in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda this October, citing a desire to spend more time with his family, AP reports. The seven-time PGA Grand Slam champion will be focusing on his new daughter, Sam Alexis, and wife Elin Nordegren. Alternate Jim... More »

Hoffman: Tiger's No Superman

Johnson tugs the cape and ends the aura of invincibility

(Newser) - When Tiger Woods flamed out at this year's Master's, he lost more than a tournament—he lost an aura, writes Rich Hoffman. "Twelve times before this, he had led on Sunday and won. Twelve times. Twelve wins. It was a stunning record of invincibility .... Now it is over." More »

Masters Goes to Johnson

(Newser) - The storybook re-coronation of Tiger Woods had a surprise ending in Augusta, where the entire field was hobbled by blunders, and an obscure Iowan walked away with the coveted green jacket.  Zach Johnson hit a three-under 69 on his last 18 holes to finish in the lead with a... More »

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