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Masters 2016: Danny Willett pips Jordan Spieth to Green Jacket at Augusta

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Masters 2016: Danny Willett pips Jordan Spieth to Green Jacket at Augusta

By Jonathan Jurejko

BBC Sport

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Danny Willett’s best shots as he wins the title

Masters final leaderboard (US unless stated)

-5 D Willett (Eng) -2 L Westwood (Eng), J Spieth; -1 P Casey (Eng), JB Holmes, D Johnson; Level M Fitzpatrick (Eng), S Kjeldsen (Den), H Matsuyama (Jpn)

Selected others: +1 J Day (Aus), J Rose (Eng), R McIlroy (NI); +5 J Donaldson (Wal); +6 B Langer (Ger)

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Danny Willett claimed a shock Masters win with a superb five-under-par 67 as 2015 champion Jordan Spieth crumbled during a thrilling final round.
The Englishman, 28, won his first major by three shots on five under to become the first British victor in 20 years.
Overnight leader Spieth, 22, led by five shots as he approached the 10th at Augusta, but the American dramatically dropped six shots in three holes.
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He ended with a one-over 73, tying for second with England’s Lee Westwood.
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Westwood’s three-under-par 69 gave him his second Masters runners-up finish on two under, with Paul Casey, another Englishman, one shot further back in a tie for fourth.
Spieth will be left ruing a remarkable collapse on the iconic par-three 12th, twice finding the water in front of the green as he carded a quadruple bogey seven – to follow successive bogeys on the 10th and 11th holes.
That catapulted Sheffield’s Willett, who was playing the par-five 15th, into the outright lead – one that he would not relinquish after signing for the joint-lowest round of the final day.
Willett’s rapid rise
Willett is one of the golf’s rising stars, having climbed from outside the top 100 to inside the top 10 in less than two years.
But few would have predicted a first major win in only his second appearance on the unforgiving Augusta course, especially because the Yorkshireman’s participation at the Masters had been in doubt, with his wife Nicole due to give birth on the final day.

  

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South African golfer, Hayden Porteous put himself on the golfing in style as he carded -5 under in his first six holes, with eagles on the par five four and six.
 
Hayden, who is ranked 249th in the world and qualified by winning the Jo’burg open, then followed that feat with a birdie on the seventh and left making fans in the process.
 
Porteous won many amateur tournaments in South Africa, including the South African Stroke Play in 2012 and 2013. He was the top-ranked South African player when he turned professional in 2013.

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It has been a great start for South Africa Golfers at the Masters tournament with Porteous leading the tournament on -6(9) with a 30 on the front nine holes. Sterne also well placed at -4(11) and Oosthuizen getting an Ace on the fourteenth hole continuing his great form on par 3s.
 

Earlier South African golfer, Hayden Porteous put himself on the golfing in style as he carded -5 under in his first six holes, with eagles on the par five four and six.
 

Hayden, who is ranked 249th in the world and qualified by winning the Jo’burg open, then followed that feat with a birdie on the seventh and left making fans in the process.
 

Porteous won many amateur tournaments in South Africa, including the South African Stroke Play in 2012 and 2013. He was the top-ranked South African player when he turned professional in 2013.

Johnson Injures Back On Day 1 of Masters 

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According to Dustin Johnson’s agent, David Winkle at Hambric Sports, the following statement was released : 

“At roughly 3:00 pm today, Dustin took a serious fall on a staircase in his Augusta rental home. He landed very hard on his lower back and is now resting, although quite uncomfortably. He has been advised to remain immobile and begin a regimen of anti-inflammatory medication and icing, with the hope of being able to play tomorrow.

“I will refrain from commenting further until I know more about Dustin’s condition.”

US Masters 2017 Day Three: Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose lead, Adam Scott in contention

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US Masters 2017 Day Three: Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose lead, Adam Scott in contention
US Masters 2017 Day Three: Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose lead, Adam Scott in contention

US MASTERS: We are all set for a mouth-watering final day at Augusta as Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose lead the way, ahead of American young guns Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler. Australia’s Adam Scott is right in the hunt, too, just three shots back.
LEADERBOARD: -6 Justin Rose; Sergio Garcia -5 Rickie Fowler -4 Charley Hoffman, Ryan Moore, Jordan Spieth -3 Adam Scott -2 Charl Schwartzel; -1 Lee Westwood, Thomas Pieters; Others: +3 Day; +9 Leishman, Luck (A)