Zach Johnson tames Tiger to win 71st Masters for second PGA Tour victory
Zach Johnson shot a final round 3-under-par 69 yesterday to win the 71st Masters by two strokes. He defeated Retief Goosen, Rory Sabbatini and Tiger Woods, who had the lead early Sunday but was simply outperformed by Johnson down the stretch. Before yesterday, Woods had never lost a major when holding the lead on a Sunday …
“They say giants got to fall at some point,” Johnson said, “and maybe that’s the case. You know, it’s still very surreal in that respect.”
For the 31-year-old golfer from Iowa who didn’t make the cut in the last three majors of 2006, yesterday’s win at Augusta National is only his second on the PGA Tour. It is also a more than a million dollar paycheck for the man who described himself yesterday as a ‘normal guy’ from Cedar Rapids, Iowa …
A 102-year-old golfer from Chico, Calif., became the oldest woman to hit a hole-in-one on a regulation golf course this weekend. Elsie McLean said she and her playing partners couldn’t believe it when she scored an ace on the fourth hole at Chico’s Bidwell Park …
“I said, ‘Oh, my Lord. It can’t be true. It can’t be true.’ I was so excited, and the girls were absolutely overcome,” she said.
At TravelGolf.com, National Golf Editor Tim McDonald writes about traveling between some of Vietnam’s best golf courses in a motorcycle sidecar.
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