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First 50-plus winner of a major could be around the corner

By Tony Jimenez AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - The outstanding displays by veteran trio Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples at the 78th Masters suggest that a 50-something major champion could be just around the corner. American Julius Boros is the oldest winner of a 'Big Four' event, having triumphed in the 1968 U.S. PGA Championship at the age of 48, but his record has been in danger of falling several times in recent years.

Golf: Watson outduels Spieth for second Masters title

Big-driving Bubba Watson captured his second Masters title in three years on Sunday, pulling away from Jordan Spieth on the back nine for a three-stroke victory at Augusta National. The 35-year-old American fired a three-under par 69 Sunday to finish 72 holes on eight-under 280 and take his second major title, the top prize of $1.62 million from a record $9 million purse and another green jacket. "I never loved green so much," Watson said. "After giving away that jacket last year, I wanted it back."

Ryder Cup comeback is ageless Jimenez's next target

By Tony Jimenez AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - No sooner had the seemingly ageless Miguel Angel Jimenez secured fourth place at the 78th Masters on Sunday than he turned his attention to winning back a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team. The Spaniard capped a memorable week by reeling off four birdies in the last nine holes to finish with a 71 and a four-under-par total of 284, four behind championship winner Bubba Watson of the United States.

Golf: Watson outduels Spieth for second Masters title

Big-driving Bubba Watson captured his second Masters title in three years on Sunday, pulling away from Jordan Spieth on the back nine for a three-stroke victory at Augusta National. The 35-year-old American fired a three-under par 69 Sunday to finish 72 holes on eight-under 288 and take his second major title, the top prize of $1.62 million from a record $9 million purse and another green jacket. "I never loved green so much," Watson said. "After giving away that jacket last year, I wanted it back."

Golf: List of Masters past winners

List of last 20 winners of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Course after Bubba Watson's win on Sunday: (USA) unless otherwise stated) 2014- Bubba Watson (USA) 2013- Adam Scott (AUS) 2012- Bubba Watson 2011- Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 2010- Phil Mickelson 2009- Angel Cabrera (ARG) 2008- Trevor Immelman (RSA) 2007- Zach Johnson 2006- Phil Mickelson 2005- Tiger Woods 2004- Phil Mickelson 2003- Mike Weir (CAN) 2002- Tiger Woods 2001- Tiger Woods

Golf: Watson outduels Spieth for second Masters title

Big-driving Bubba Watson captured his second Masters title in three years on Sunday, pulling away from Jordan Spieth on the back nine for a three-stroke victory at Augusta National. The 35-year-old American fired a three-under par 69 Sunday to finish 72 holes on eight-under 280 and take his second major title, the top prize of $1.62 million from a record $9 million purse and another green jacket. "I never loved green so much," Watson said. "After giving away that jacket last year, I wanted it back."

Golf: Watson outduels Spieth for second Masters title

Big-driving Bubba Watson captured his second Masters title in three years on Sunday, pulling away from Jordan Spieth on the back nine for a three-stroke victory at Augusta National. The 35-year-old American fired a three-under par 69 Sunday to finish 72 holes on eight-under 288 and take his second major title, the top prize of $1.62 million from a record $9 million purse and another green jacket. "I never loved green so much," Watson said. "After giving away that jacket last year, I wanted it back."

Golf: Spieth and Kuchar share lead at Masters

Americans Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar shared the lead at six under on the final day of the Masters at Augusta National on Sunday. Spieth, joint leader overnight along with Bubba Watson, birdied the second to get to six under, while seconds later Kuchar joined him there by chipping in at the third. Watson, who led by five strokes early on in Saturday's third round, made a bogey at the third to go two strokes off the pace.

Golf: Watson, Spieth begin final-round Masters drama

US prodigy Jordan Spieth and 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson teed off in Sunday's final pairing at the 78th Masters as tension built for a back-nine showdown at Augusta National. Spieth, the 54-hole co-leader with fellow American Watson on five-under par 211, looked to become the youngest Masters winner at age 20 and the first tournament newcomer to capture a green jacket since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979.

Golf: European hopes alive at Masters

Hopes of a first European winner at the Masters in 15 years were alive after Saturday's third round with five players under par and within range of joint leaders Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson. Leading the way is Swedish rookie Jonas Blixt, who has surprised many at Augusta National this week with the quality of his golf, and Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez, who has surprised many that he is still competitive at 50.
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