News for Sunday, April 12, 2009


News 2009 April 12


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Notes: Merrick earns trip to ’10 Masters

The first time John Merrick visited Augusta National, he got a lecture from one of the green jackets.

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Katayama wins over fans at Augusta

Shingo Katayama is still quite the showman. It’s just been eight years between performances.

Another major eludes Campbell’s grasp

Just as he did at the PGA Championship in 2003, Chad Campbell had to watch Sunday as someone else won a major that could have been his. Making it sting even more was that it was the Masters.

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Woods, Lefty combine for epic duel

They battled each other as though no one else was playing, and for many of those lucky enough to be at Augusta National on Easter Sunday, no one else was. Every shot seemed to spark a new roar echoing through the Georgia pines, and every birdie brought new hope that this might be the most magical Masters of them all.

Mighty Duck: Cabrera wins Masters

Angel Cabrera outlasted Kenny Perry on the second playoff hole Sunday at Augusta to win the Masters. ‘El Pato,’ Spanish for ‘The Duck,’ as Cabrera is known, closed with 71, and now adds a green jacket to his 2007 U.S. Open title.

Cabrera's Masters victory was worth the wait

On a heavenly Easter Sunday at Augusta National, golf fans stopped waiting for the roars and the fun to return, stopped waiting for the choir to come back to church; Argentina, meanwhile, stopped waiting for the green jacket it first set eyes on 41 years ago, when Roberto De Vicenzo inadvertently signed for a higher score and finished second by a stroke.

N.C. State’s Hill, Duke post big victories

North Carolina State sophomore Matt Hill captured his fourth individual title of the season at the River Landing Intercollegiate Saturday, while Duke rallied from a seven-shot deficit to claim the team title