News for Saturday, April 7, 2012


News 2012 April 7


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Garcia: 'I'm not good enough' to win a major

After carding a 3-over 75 on Saturday, Sergio Garcia tells Spanish reporters: 'I'm not good enough' to win a major championship.

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Third-round leader Hanson plans to retire in '16

Miceli on Peter Hanson

Peter Hanson has a chance to win his first major on Sunday, holding a one-shot lead at the Masters. He needs to cash in while he can if he sticks to his plan of retiring after the 2016 Olympics.

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2012 Masters: Final-round pairings and tee times

The tee times and pairings for the final round at the 76th Masters:

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Woodland toughs it out despite wrist injury

Woodland injures wrist

Jeff Babineau: Gary Woodland should have withdrawn after nine holes because of an injured wrist. But he refused. He was determined to finish what he started on Saturday.

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McIlroy among players humbled by Augusta

Stars collapse

Rory McIlroy entered Saturday's round as a favorite, but left without much of a chance. It's another story of falling prey to Augusta's bite.

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The Achie Awards: The Masters, Round 3

Masters, Round 3

Matt Kuchar might be four shots off the lead in Augusta, but that doesn't mean he can't earn an Achie Award for Mr. Popularity.

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Couples' third round kills shot at Masters glory

Fred Couples' hopes for middle-aged Masters glory ended Saturday with a third-round 75.

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Mickelson takes risks, and it pays off

Mickelson fires a 66

Sean Martin: Phil Mickelson doesn't do conservative. And, on Saturday, his style of play led him to a 6-under 66 that puts him in Sunday's final group looking for a fourth Masters title.

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5 things: Hanson, Mickelson steal the spotlight

Masters: 5 things

Phil Mickelson (pictured) and Peter Hanson lit up Augusta National on Saturday and will be paired together in Sunday's final group. Mickelson trails Hanson by one. 5 things

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Masters Tracker: Round 3 from Augusta

Round 3 at Augusta

Peter Hanson shot the round of the week Saturday, a 7-under 65, for the overnight lead at the Masters. Phil Mickelson is close behind. Masters Tracker.

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Notes: Snedeker's hot putter leads to 68

Notes: Snedeker's 68

Notebook: Brandt Snedeker knows exactly why he was able to shoot a 4-under 68 and leap into contention on Saturday at Augusta National: His putting.

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Dream win by Mahan could end nightmare

Mahan fires 4-under 68

Hunter Mahan has tried to exorcise his Ryder Cup demons by winning golf tournaments. Maybe a green jacket will help everyone else forget too.

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Palmetto: Myers Park wins championship

Myers Park's lineup excels

Palmetto HS Golf Championship: Myers Park High won the Palmetto High School Golf Championship by 16 strokes, shooting 10-over 298 at at The Legends Resort's Parkland Course. Providence Academy junior Christian Chican earned medalist honors with a 71.

Cal wins fourth title of the season at Thunderbird

California won the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on April 7 for its fourth win of the season. The Golden Bears also set a tournament record with their final-round 10-under 274.

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Tiger shoots 72 but says he's not out of it

Tiger fires 72

Whether he was trying to convince himself of it or not, Tiger Woods says that he still has a chance on Sunday despite his even-par 72 and 3-over total.

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Enso represents new frontier in club fitting

Club fitting and analysis

Golf club fitting has come a long, long way from the days of trial and error. But in today's era of launch monitors and swing analyzers, the Enso from Fujikua represents the new frontier.