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Schwartzel wins the Masters after a wild day
AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 04/10/11 | PAUL NEWBERRY

Posted on 04/10/2011 4:25:32 PM PDT by arderkrag

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Charl Schwartzel has won the Masters by two strokes over Adam Scott and Jason Day after a wild final day at Augusta National.

The 26-year-old South African closed with four straight birdies, making a 20-footer at the final hole to wrap up a 6-under 66. He finished 14-under 274, enough to deny Australia its first green jacket.

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TOPICS: Hobbies; Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: augusta; golf; masters; schwartzel
Congrats to the man. I thought that Tiger would walk away with it for a while - it was some kind of ride towards the end.
1 posted on 04/10/2011 4:25:35 PM PDT by arderkrag
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To: arderkrag

wow! What a game! Congratulations to Schwartzel! But I surely miss the old timers.


2 posted on 04/10/2011 4:34:05 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: arderkrag

...real good crop of young lions out there now, Tigger’s gonna have a hard time with the youngsters.


3 posted on 04/10/2011 4:37:20 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: arderkrag; PJ-Comix; mikrofon; martin_fierro; franksolich; Cletus.D.Yokel; bcsco
Four straight birdies on the last four holes! Very exciting. He made no mistakes getting to the green, and then he NAILED some long and difficult putts.

And in recognition of his exciting victory, I, Charlie Henrickson, announce that we are hereby awarding Charl Schwartzel an honorary "-ie" and inducting him into the venerable LEAGUE OF CHARLIES, of which I am the chairman.

(Oh, needless to say, we have expelled that dishonorable Sheen fellow.)

4 posted on 04/10/2011 4:41:20 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Charlie Henrickson, Chairman, League of Charlies)
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To: Doogle

I was impressed with that Jason Day kid. Too bad for Rory McIlroy, though, who completely fell apart.


5 posted on 04/10/2011 4:42:45 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Charlie Henrickson, Chairman, League of Charlies)
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To: Paperdoll; martin_fierro
I was kinda pulling for one of the older guys, Angel Cabrera from Argentina, who looks like a guy you'd like to sit around and have a beer with.

But Schwartzel made quite a charge, and I was cheering for him and saying "Wow!" after those long putts.

6 posted on 04/10/2011 4:47:23 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Charlie Henrickson, Chairman, League of Charlies)
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I was hurtin’ for Rory as I’m sure a lot of people were. But, this was as good a finish as I can remember. Today’s back nine did Bobby Jones proud.


7 posted on 04/10/2011 4:53:33 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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Awesome final round! Masters weekend might actually be my favorite weekend of the year.
8 posted on 04/10/2011 4:57:14 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Baynative
Too bad for Rory McIlroy, though, who completely fell apart.

It's doubtful that anyone will EVER fall apart the way that Greg Norman did fifteen years ago.

9 posted on 04/10/2011 4:58:29 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: arderkrag

Breaking news: Tiger Woods fails to win Masters.


10 posted on 04/10/2011 4:59:06 PM PDT by omega4179 (Our Dear Son, Excellency, Baraka Hussein Abu Oumama...)
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To: omega4179

Tiger Woods is the Barry Bonds of golf.


11 posted on 04/10/2011 5:01:16 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Charlie Henrickson, Chairman, League of Charlies)
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To: Baynative

It was quite exciting. When the pack is bunched, a guy who birdies 15, 16, 17, and 18 usually wins.

I was most impressed by Adam Scott’s up-and-down from the wrong-hole bunker on 17. Didn’t help, as it turned out.


12 posted on 04/10/2011 5:03:24 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Baynative

I was hurtin’ for Rory as I’m sure a lot of people were. But, this was as good a finish as I can remember. Today’s back nine did Bobby Jones proud.”

Good tourney - this kid was steady as a rock down the stretch. Laddie and Ernie Els say we will be hearing a lot from him.


13 posted on 04/10/2011 5:05:00 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Money...can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them." - Rand)
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To: arderkrag

And two of those last four holes were par 4! Amazing.


14 posted on 04/10/2011 5:15:28 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: arderkrag

I couldn’t be more pleased that “Tiger” FAILED.


15 posted on 04/10/2011 5:15:43 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama: peace prize winner, warmonger, golfer.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

16 posted on 04/10/2011 5:24:43 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Too bad for Rory McIlroy, though, who completely fell apart.

For such a young kid in such a prestigous tournament, playing as well as he was up till the final round, that is gonna leave a major mental scar......

17 posted on 04/10/2011 5:36:40 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Our technology has surpassed our humanity........AE)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Tiger Woods is the Barry Bonds of golf.

No evidence, heresay only from his distractors, you're equally full of shit..........

18 posted on 04/10/2011 5:38:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Our technology has surpassed our humanity........AE)
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To: martin_fierro

Fantastic...do your thing...


19 posted on 04/10/2011 6:03:39 PM PDT by sternup
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To: arderkrag

I’d have preferred seeing Tiger take the tournament. Go America! But Charles’ magnificent playing carried the day. Great tourment, great to watch, and it made my day.


20 posted on 04/10/2011 6:43:36 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Charles Henrickson

I’ll honor you that ‘League of Charles’ but I’ll also root for an American win in the next Masters, or anytime during this season. It’s sad Tiger has to sustain the American field. Nothing against him, but that says little for the balance of our players. LET’S GET GOING PEOPLE! PLAY GOLF!!!


21 posted on 04/10/2011 6:46:39 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: wagglebee
Masters weekend might actually be my favorite weekend of the year.

It's been mine for as long as I can remember. Amen Corner, the tough greens, the history of the tournament, it's fantastic. I WANT A GREEN JACKET!

22 posted on 04/10/2011 6:49:01 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: omega4179
Breaking news: Tiger Woods fails to win Masters.

He did a hell of a lot better than you did...

23 posted on 04/10/2011 6:49:55 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Charles Henrickson
Tiger Woods is the Barry Bonds of golf.

Tiger Woods' presence today showed he's still a factor in any player's mind. He didn't win but he placed 3rd. That's one heck of an accomplishment after what he's been through. And, he was the only American in contention. I'll root for him any time over these invaders...

24 posted on 04/10/2011 6:54:16 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: newzjunkey
I couldn’t be more pleased that “Tiger” FAILED.

Don't like Americans, I guess...

25 posted on 04/10/2011 6:55:28 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: martin_fierro
"I'd rather watch print dry"

Spend a lot of time in front of the mirror?

26 posted on 04/10/2011 6:57:07 PM PDT by bcsco
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After “what he’s been through”? As if he was a victim?

His performance on the golf course is legendary. Too bad he’s lowered people’s opinion of him with his own destructive behavior.

It was a great golf day, and that course is so beautiful.


27 posted on 04/10/2011 7:04:21 PM PDT by Helen
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Tiger Woods is the Barry Bonds of golf. No evidence, heresay only from his distractors, you're equally full of shit..........

Hey Tiger worshipper, even 25% of his peers believe it, which means the number is actually higher. Keep kneeling before a false god.

Do you think Tiger used HGH or other performance-enhancing drugs? Yes: 24% No: 76%

28 posted on 04/10/2011 7:05:31 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111:10))
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To: bcsco
Don't like Americans, I guess...

Not ones who are on the juice.....swing change, or another cycle? What a joke.

29 posted on 04/10/2011 7:07:43 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111:10))
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Not ones who are on the juice

And not ones who curse after nearly every bad shot, either. Remember last year at Tiger's first post-personal-debacle press conference when he addressed his lousy on-course behavior and maintained he'd change it? Seems he's become even worse since then. It's obvious he has very little self control, either on or off the golf course.

30 posted on 04/10/2011 11:48:06 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Charles Henrickson

“Tiger Woods is the Barry Bonds of golf.”

Good Line - except Barry Bonds is more gracious.

Tiger is surly. Never credits the opposition. Gives one word interviews and skulks off. And is way too full of himself.

May be hoping too much that he never wins another major.

Congrats to Charl Schwarzel - a great player with a gentleman’s grace. Funny thing is I had this weird feeling and told my son he would win. At start of the tournament his odds were 100 to 1. Got to go with those feelings.


31 posted on 04/12/2011 11:49:58 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: bcsco

“after what he’s been through” ????????????????????

awwww the poor guy. guess he never saw it coming.

like he didn’t have anything to do with it

Maybe you’ll get lucky and Eliot Spitzer wins the Masters next year.

Why do people root for reprehensible people?


32 posted on 04/12/2011 11:58:46 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: A'elian' nation
Why do people root for reprehensible people?

I wrote why I rooted for him. He was the only American in contention. Pay attention.

33 posted on 04/12/2011 12:23:51 PM PDT by bcsco
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I don’t root for reprehensible people - American or not.

How about Jim Furyk ? Phil Michelson ? Donald Duck ?

I’m not really jumping all over you bcsco, I used to like the Tiger, but I stopped liking him even before his public troubles. His interviews showed that he had a big chip on his shoulder. And I’ve never ever heard him compliment another player. It was always about him. That bugged me.

I’d rather have a good man win than a bad American.


34 posted on 04/12/2011 1:52:46 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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