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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Mike Weir
David Hearn huddled with Mike Weir at the Canadian Open about learning from near-misses.
A capsule look at 20 players expected to contend in the PGA Championship Aug. 8-11 at Oak Hill Country Club (players listed in predicted order of finish):
Hunter Mahan birdied the final three holes Friday for an 8-under 64 and a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Canadian Open.
Mike Weir and the other Canadians in the Canadian Open field are well aware that it has been 59 years since a Canadian won the national championship.
Former tournament champion Chris Kirk and 20-time PGA Tour winner Davis Love III highlight the field at the Sanderson Farms Classic at Annandale Golf Club.
Former Masters champion Mike Weir has done just enough at qualifying to earn a spot at the U.S. Open.
Weir lost in a playoff at the main Ohio qualifier and was first alternate. Also getting into the U.S. Open as a qualifying alternate were Ryan Palmer, Ryan Yip, Rikard Karlberg and Harold Varner III.
Six former Masters winners and another quintet who each won at least one of the three other major championships won't be around for the weekend at Augusta.
Jack Nicklaus loves absolutely everything about this place.
Notable pairings include Tiger Woods with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy at 10:45 a.m., and 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson with Ian Poulter and Steven Fox at 10:34.
The 93 players who have qualified and are expected to compete in the 77th Masters, to be played April 11-14 at Augusta National Golf Club. Players listed in only first category for which they are eligible. One spot still open for the winner of the Texas Open if not eligible.
Bubba Watson held his right arm out to his side and hung his head as his tee shot sailed toward the woods to the right of the 10th fairway at Augusta National. For a moment, it looked as though he would be the latest victim of what perennially is the toughest hole at the Masters.
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The two unlikely sudden-death playoff opponents in the 2003 Masters Tournament were at the center of the golf world when they walked onto the 10th tee of the Augusta National Golf Club late on a Sunday afternoon to settle the issue with a 73rd hole.
The two unlikely sudden-death playoff opponents in the 2003 Masters Tournament walked onto the 10th tee of Augusta National Golf Club late Sunday afternoon to settle the issue with a 73rd hole.