Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Masters 2011 day3 current leader board / captured from BBC TWO

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Can Rickie Fowler win the Masters 2011 at Augusta?

The PGA Tour can be a lonely place, and even lonelier if you’re playing with Rickie Fowler, who fired a two-under-par 70 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Saturday to go into the final round five back of leader Martin Laird (70).

“I heard ‘Rickie’ yelled about 17,000 times,” Vaughn Taylor, Fowler’s playing partner, said with a bemused smile after signing for a third-round 76.

And how many times did he hear his own name?

“Maybe twice,” Taylor said.

It’s obvious who the people’s choice is this week and every week, and it’s not Tiger Woods, who began the day six back but shot himself out of it with a 74.

Fowler is what the people want, and they’re getting him. He signed autographs for a good 40 minutes after his round (typical). They love him. They take off their shirts for him to stain with his Sharpie, as one elderly gentleman did Saturday. They yell for him.

“People will say anything to get him to turn around,” said Joe Skovron, Fowler’s caddie and a childhood friend from Southern California.

When Skovron was 13, Fowler was 4 ½ and joined the Valley Junior Golf Association in Temecula. Technically he was supposed to be 5, but he happened to be pretty good, plus he knew somebody – Skovron’s mom ran the VJGA.

“Someone told him he had nice hair yesterday,” Skovron continued. “It was a guy, a grown man. And then there’s the most unoriginal one: ‘Bieber!’ We’ve heard it.” Part of Fowler’s appeal is the hair. Part of it is the pastel wardrobe. (He dressed head-to-toe in pink and white, redolent of a box of Good & Plenty candy, on Saturday. Coming Sunday: Fowler as Orange Creamsicle.) Part of it is that he’s mastered the art of looking like a rock star without acting like one – a rare, Zen balancing act. Palmer could tell you all about it.

At five behind, Fowler is well within reach of the lead, especially if the wind blows, as Sunday’s forecast predicts it will. At 22 he’s finished second three times; all that separates him from mega-stardom is actually winning. Already he is the pro most likely to juice TV ratings, gate receipts and video game sales. The most electrifying moment from last fall’s Ryder Cup? Fowler authored it, making birdies on the last four holes to come from 4 down and salvage a half point against Edoardo Molinari.

It hardly seemed like a coincidence that just as Fowler and Taylor got to the tee on the par-5 16th hole Saturday, a golf cart rolled up carrying none other than Palmer himself. The players approached to pay their respects, first Taylor and then Fowler. Young enough to be his grandkids – Sam Saunders, Palmer’s grandson, fired a 69 Saturday and is tied for 38th place – Taylor and Fowler marched off toward the green, where Fowler would hole out from a bunker from 35 feet. Birdie.

That got him to seven under, but he would smash his 5-iron too far on the 221-yard, par-3 17th hole and bogey, giving the shot back and leaving him tied for fifth place with David Toms (69). They are five back, with just three men between them and Laird.

Spencer Levin (71) was at nine under, two off Laird’s lead. Bubba Watson eagled the sixth hole and shot 68 to get to 7 under with Steve Marino (71).

“The goal is to put ourselves in contention those last, probably six holes, and go at it from there,” said Fowler, who must hope the leaders don’t run away from the field.

Whatever happens, he is here to stay. His game is similar to that of three-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson, whom Fowler thrashed 6&5 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play, and that’s intriguing with the Masters less than two weeks away. Fowler will get into his first Masters by virtue of his top-50 World Ranking and his finish on the 2010 money list, and he will head to Augusta for his first look Monday.

“It’ll be the first time for both of us,” Skovron said. “He’ll get a club caddie, and I’ll walk along with him, taking notes, which will be great for me. We may play some with Phil, because apparently he’s going to be there, too. He and Bones [Mickelson's caddie, Jim Mackay] have been really good to us.”

First, though, there’s the matter of the Palmer Invitational. How many back is too far back? 10 behind, as Tiger is? It’s too much. But five behind is probably not, what with Fowler having won at Bay Hill as a junior, and with the fact that he’s good in the wind. He shot 79-67-71-67 to tie for 14th at the British Open at St. Andrews. Woods will not “make a 100-footer on 18 to win” this year, as Levin remembers from watching this event on TV, but if everything breaks just right Sunday, no one will miss him at all.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fresh Masters 2011 video

Charlie McCann talks about the US Masters being the major golf tournament of the year. Played on the same course for players, punters and golf followers alike it is the most popular event on the calendar. www.VictorChandler.com will again be paying out as a winner any bet pre tournament on golfer who has a hole-in-one during the 72-holes. Whatch on YouTube

Who won the 2011 masters?
the question is who won the 2010 Masters? Hint in the golf lowest score wins. So which one of is the right answer.
a -16
b +10
c -1 which one of those is a right answer please help me with this i need the answer today because its my homework.

SO we found this answers on YA:

a= 16

b= -10


If you can have a negative score then it would be B otherwise it would be c. Hope this helped.

or try this:

the possible answers in assending order is -16, -1, 10.

-16 is the lowest score.

answer: a. -16

Negative score means that the player needed less number of strokes than the "par".

Masters 2011: Ryo Ishikawa to give 2011 golf earnings to Japan quake victims

Japanese 19-year Ryo Ishikawa announced he will donate all of his on-course earnings in 2011 including the Masters 2011 to Japan earthquake relief.
Japan's top-ranked professional golfer Ryo Ishikawa will be in the group with P. Harrington of Ireland and B. Haas of United States in Group 12 that will take action at 9:57 am on Thursday's Masters 2011 Tournament. It is noted that Ryo Ishikawa was cut at the Master's Tournament both on 2009 and 2010 but at Masters 2011 certainly adds motivation for him to play at high level to provide some pride and relief to the home fans that were devastated by the earthquake-tsunami and nuclear tragedy.

Not only Ishikawa will be hailed for giving back to Japanese fans at home, but also will inpire other athletes to join his efforts and cause to get Japan back on track.
Ryo Ishikawa won his first pro tournament as a 15-year-old amateur in Japan's Munsingwear Open KSB Cup and has earned more than 100m yen each year since turning professional in 2008, aged 16.

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Qualification for invitation on Masters 2011 golf tournament

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Masters 2011 golf tournament
  1. Masters Tournament Champions (Lifetime)
  2. US Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
  3. British Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
  4. PGA Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
  5. Winners of The Players Championship (Three years)
  6. Current US Amateur Champion (6-A) (Honorary, non-competing after 1 year) and the runner-up (6-B) to the current US Amateur Champion
  7. Current British Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after 1 year)
  8. Current Asian Amateur Champion
  9. Current US Amateur Public Links Champion
  10. Current US Mid-Amateur Champion
  11. The first 16 players, including ties, in the previous year's Masters Tournament
  12. The first 8 players, including ties, in the previous year's US Open Championship
  13. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's British Open Championship
  14. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's PGA Championship
  15. The 30 leaders on the Final Official PGA Tour Money List for the previous calendar year
  16. Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters
  17. Those qualifying for the previous year's season-ending Tour Championship
  18. The 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
  19. The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament

Tournament Masters 2011 Q&A: Amateur Peter Uihlein

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Q. Have you settled in, in terms of this week, having finally gotten here? Has it finally settled in and do you feel comfortable?

A: Today was a lot better. I was definitely nervous out there yesterday. But today I felt a lot better and was able to kind of get in the routine and hit some good shots. So today was a lot better for sure.

Q. Can you give us a rundown on when you got here, what you did first, the step-by-step?

A: I got in Friday night, and then Saturday, played a practice round with Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott, David Chung, and played Sunday morning with Fowler and Watson, and then I went over and watched our team over at Forest Hills and watched them win over there. And then Monday yesterday? Days are blurred.

Yesterday played with Rickie and Nathan Smith and today just played with Bo Van Pelt, Nathan Smith and Ryan Palmer.

Q. What single shot out there did you look forward to hitting the most before you got here?

A: I think 12. 12 is obviously one of the trademark holes of golf, that's for sure. I think just hitting that shot was pretty cool. I hit it in the water the first time I played. Right pin, I went for it.

Q: What does your summer look like?

A: Yeah, I'll do Nationals, U.S. Open, and I think the AT&T, is that right after that? Yeah. And then it's kind of up in the air. I'm going to take a vacation. I'm going to go over before the British Open and just go over there the week before and just play all of the course and St. Andrews and go over to Aberdeen and check that place out. I'll probably do the Western Am and then the U.S. Am and then back to school.

Q. What did you do in the Crow's Nest during last night's storm?

A: David Chung and Jin Jeong were there. Jin went to sleep. Me and David, we watched the basketball game, and then David doesn't remember anything about the storm. I was up all night. But he's a deep sleeper I guess.

Aging contenders for 2011 Masters

Jack Nicklaus was 46 in 1986 when he won his 18th and final major championship. He is the oldest Masters champion, but there are a few 40-somethings in this year's field not named Phil Mickelson who have a shot at contending.

Jim Furyk, 40 He is what professionals call a "ball striker." Furyk is not off to a fast start this year, but he usually rounds into shape in early April. He won three times in 2010, and it would not be a long shot to see him on the board this year.

Retief Goosen, 42. He has two seconds at Augusta, the last in 2007. Goosen had 10 top 10s last year and has the accuracy and putter to survive 72 holes.

Davis Love, 46. He has a pair of second-place finishes at Augusta, but that was back in the 1990s. Love tied for sixth at the U.S. Open last year to get into the Masters, and he knows time is running out on earning a green jacket.

Vijay Singh, 48. He won the Masters in 2000 and seems to be rounding into shape this year after a dry spell. He already has a tie for third and a second this season. When Singh gets hot, he stays hot.

Tom Watson, 61. Okay, he's not a 40-something, but never count Watson out. He contended at the British Open two years ago and has won at Augusta. Can you imagine the roars if Watson is in contention on the back nine Sunday?

Novak Djokovic Thrashes Out Rafael Nadal in the Miami Masters 2011

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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met in the championship match on Sunday in the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open.

The 2011 Sony Ericsson Open (Miami Masters) has concluded and Novak Djokovic, true to the form that he has been on for the last few months, has won as he took down the prestigious hard court title 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) over world number one Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic, as he did at ATP Indian Wells, persevered despite losing the first set to Nadal as the Serb produced an impressive comeback. Djokovic has fought well in the second and third set to accomplish a marvelous victory against the world no.1 and winning his fourth title of the season.

Djokovic found the rhythm in the second set and played well, especially in the service games and said that it was one of the best matches, which he has played for a long time and think everybody enjoyed it, even us playing.

It was very close, and up to the last stroke, we really didn’t know which way it’s going to go. He wanted to make Nadal play an extra shot, not to give him a lot of free points and try to get some free points out of the serve, which wasn’t happening to start with.

Nadal said that Djokovic was there fighting until the last point. Nothing left in my body right now, so that’s the sport and says that he love these kinds of matches and smiling said that, for sure he loves to win, not lose. But from everything you learn. He had a fantastic American hard court season, two finals and is ready for clay.

Graeme McDowell looking to reverse fortunes

By his own admission, world number four Graeme McDowell’s Masters record is not great. He has played three times (2005, 2009 and 2010) and finished missed cut, tied for 17th and missed cut.

“When I came here first in 2005,” he said, “I took one look at the course and thought ‘Are you kidding me? How do I get around this place?’ I had four three-putts in my first 11 holes of competition. But then, you learn things.

I watched how Ben Crenshaw putted his way around here; and that was a masterclass. The more I come to this place, the more my awareness continues to increase.”

Having reached the position he has in the world, and after his incredible year last year when he not only won the US Open but also sank the winning putt in the Ryder Cup, McDowell is fancied by many this week.

He is paired with Tiger Woods, a pairing he admits would have fazed him a couple of years ago. “I played with Tiger in the third round here a couple of years ago. You have to get used to the buzz which surrounds him both outside and inside the ropes.”

McDowell thinks the winning score could be as low as 15-under; and says that the course at the moment looks to be playing like the ‘fun’ Augusta, not the ‘scary’Augusta.

He also has huge belief in himself after last year.

“I may not have been born with the talent of Tiger (Woods), or Rory (McIlroy) or Sergio (Garcia) but I now know after what I achieved last year that I am good enough to win this thing.”

Masters 2011 tournament

The 2011 Masters Tournament will be the 75th Masters Tournament and is scheduled to be played from April 7 to 10 at Augusta National Golf Club. This will be first major championship of the 2011 season.


The Masters has the smallest field of the major championships. Officially the Masters remains an invitation event, but there is now a qualification process. In theory, the club could simply decline to invite a qualified player. Each player is classified according to the first category by which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.

Golfers who qualify based solely on their performance in amateur tournaments (categories 6 to 10) must remain amateurs on the starting day of the tournament to be eligible to play