Rumford scores spectacular win at Ballantine’s Championship

Rumford joins a growing list of Australian golfer's who have won in 2013.

Brett Rumford played some forgettable shots during his final few holes at the European Tour's Ballantine's Championship in South Korea yesterday, but it was his approach to the first playoff hole that will be remembered for many years.

It would be an understatement to say that Rumford's Achilles heel is the driver. His driving accuracy has always floated just above 50% but manages to stay in tournaments thanks to a great short game.
Rumford was struggling with the driver again during the final round of the Ballantine's Championship and appeared to hit himself out of the tournament on the 17th hole. With a two shot lead, Rumford found the trees on the left and was forced to take a penalty drop finishing the hole with double bogey.

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Steve Williams chats about The Masters, and that putt

Steve Williams chats to NZ TV about The Masters.
Steve Williams, caddy for Adam Scott has proved a little elusive since Scott’s remarkable Masters victory.
Williams has now been on the bag for 14 major wins, 13 with Tiger Woods and one with Adam Scott. He was also on the bag when Raymond Floyd lost a playoff at 1990 Masters to Nick Faldo.
Williams shunned the spotlight following the dramatic victory. He agreed to an interview on Triple M radio earlier this week but New Zealand’s 3News caught up with him as he arrived back home.

Williams reveals that Adam Scott will definitely be the last golfer he caddies for and will be looking to cut back on his full time commitments at the end of 2014.

Check out the full 15 minute video interview. Williams sounds positively jolly which from what I heard can be rare.

10 things we learned from the 2013 Masters

Adam Scott's historic Masters victory taught us a few things.

1. Adam Scott is a genuine golfing superstar
A lot of people questioned whether Scott could bounce back from the heartbreak at Royal Lytham at last year's Open Championship and he proved to everyone, and himself that he could.
He must have had thoughts of his final four hole capitulation in the back of his mind on Sunday but we didn't see any sign of it.
Scott was often listed as one of the best golfer's never to win a major. He no longer appears on that list.

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2013 Masters: Another Adam Scott interview

This time ESPN interviews Adam Scott with a green jacket on.

2013 Masters: Final round wrap video

FoxSports and the great Brenton Speed wrap up the final round of the 2013 Masters.

2013 Masters: Adam Scott post-round interview video

Courtesy of FoxSports comes this great wrap of Adam Scott’s post-round interview after victory at The Masters.

And how good is this. Adam Scott speaking ahead of the 2002 Masters.

2013 Masters: Aussies line up for green jacket

Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and Jason Day have positioned themselves for a shot at claiming Australia's first ever green jacket  at the 2013 Masters.

2013 Masters scores (through three rounds)
-7 Brandt Snedeker
    Angel Cabrera
-6 Adam Scott
     Marc Leishman
-5 Jason Day
-4 Matt Kuchar
-3 Tim Clark
     Tiger Woods
-2  Rickie Fowler
     Steve Stricker
     Bernard Langer
     Lee Westwood
     Jim Furyk
American Brandt Snedeker and former Masters champion Angel Cabrera will form the final pairing at tomorrow's final round of the 2013 Masters.
Australian golfers Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and Jason Day jostled for position around the top of the leaderboard all day and it wasn't until the final two holes when they relinquished top position as Snedeker and Cabrera took the lead courtesy of some great birdies over the closing holes.
We are looking at a very interesting leaderboard, with the likes of Tiger Woods, Tim Clark and Lee Westwood still very much in the hunt for the green jacket. Perhaps the most amazing aspect of the leaderboard is the presence of two time Masters champion, Bernard Langer (1985, 1993).
So what about the Aussies? Do we dare to dream?

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