News for Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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News 2010 April 7

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Thumbs up: Pac 10 | Thumbs down: Okla. St.

It’s my favorite day of the week: Wednesday. Time to give some praise, and dish out some harsh reality.

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Masters in 3-D a sight to behold

entered a new dimension in the media center: He watched the Par-3 Contest in 3-D. Oh, what a sight.

I didn’t have time to make it out to the Par 3 Contest this afternoon, so I settled for the next-best thing. I watched it in 3-D.

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Martin hopes for feel-good amateur story

Inspiring amateur tale

There’s a massive billboard of amateur Ben Martin on display this week in his hometown of Greenwood, S.C. But that’s not the only sign that he could become the next feel-good amateur story at the Masters. Sean Martin reports.

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Players talk favorite Masters memories

asked 13 players at Augusta National to talk about their most vivid Masters memory.

When Tiger Woods decided to make the Masters his coming out party, many in the media thought it would be the greatest thing in golf. With the folderol of Monday over, I asked several of this year’s other competitors to talk about their most vivid Masters memory.

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Masters chairman: Tiger ‘disappointed’ us

reports that Masters chairman Billy Payne had strong words for Tiger Woods in his annual press conference Wednesday at Augusta.

The vast majority of “wow” moments at the Masters happen on the finely manicured golf course. Actions usually trump words here amongst the towering pines. But every now and then, the stringing of oral sentences can raise eyebrows and create headlines and divert the focus from crisply struck shots.

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Cabrera’s dish a hit at Champions Dinner

says Angel Cabrera’s Champions Dinner was a hit. Find out what he served. (And here’s a hint: It wasn’t duck.)

Based on early reviews, it sounds like an Angel Cabrera victory Sunday would be a huge hit with former champions. Apparently, the man can put together a menu.

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REPLAY: Golfweek.com’s Masters Chat

Struggling with fantasy golf picks? Bored at work? Curious what pimento cheese sandwiches taste like? Chat with Golfweek’s writers covering the Masters at Augusta National today from 1-5 p.m. EST.

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Flesch ‘loves’ Augusta, and has proof

says three men have finished in the top 10 in the past two Masters, including Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. You’ll never guess the third.

Three men have finished in the top 10 in the past two Masters. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are two. The other?

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Paddy at work: A wonderful sight

describes one of the most wonderful sights so far this week at Augusta National: Padraig Harrington at work.

Call it Happy Hour for a golf junkie. More specifically, a Masters junkie, but in the warm embrace of a Tuesday twilight, the stroll around Augusta National Golf Club produced a tranquil sight that was worth two gentle hours of your time: Padraig Harrington at work.

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Hate to be Rude: Uncertainty in Augusta

Hate to be Rude

With many questions surrounding the games of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, look elsewhere for a favorite, writes Jeff Rude. How does Retief Goosen sound?

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Woods’ Masters pairings over the years

takes a closer look at Tiger Woods’ opening-rounds Masters pairings from the last 15 years.

Through 15 Masters, Tiger Woods has been paired with 26 players in the first round, including Matt Kuchar (1998), the same guy Woods will be paired with Thursday in his return to golf. K.J. Choi will also join the group.