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Golf: Aussie Goss extends global Masters amateur run

Australian Oliver Goss celebrated his last day as a teenager Friday by firing a one-under 71 to make the cut at the Masters and capture the low amateur's Silver Cup. Goss opened with a 76 but battled back with a one-under 71 at Augusta National to make the cut on three-over 147 on the eve of his 20th birthday. "That's the last thing I'm thinking about, 20th birthday tomorrow," Goss said. "I'm just absolutely excited to be playing on the weekend."

Golf: Will Dufner-ing in green jacket be new net craze?

Jason Dufner, whose photograph seated slouching on a floor became an internet sensation, might just be "Dufnering" in a green jacket after this week's 78th Masters. The 37-year-old American enters the year's first major at Augusta National as the most recent major champion, having won last year's PGA Championship. His second-round 63 last year at Oak Hill tied the record low round in any major.

Coetzee sets pace in Qatar, Webster makes albatross start

(Reuters) - South African George Coetzee fired a blistering eight-under-par 64 to lead the Qatar Masters after the first round on Wednesday. Coetzee made an eagle and seven birdies to move a shot clear of compatriot Dawie van der Walt and Briton Steve Webster, who started his round with a spectacular albatross at the par-five 10th hole. "It was 254 yards to the pin, slightly into the wind off the left," the Englishman told the European PGA Tour website.

Golf: Coetzee leads in Qatar despite Webster albatross

Steve Webster shot a sensational albatross on his very first hole at the Qatar Masters on Wednesday but despite his feat the opening round lead was held by South Africa's George Coetzee after a late birdie blitz. Englishman Webster, who started out on the par five 10th tee, saw his five-wood approach from 254 yards disappear into the cup. But despite that feat he eventually had to settle for a share of second place with Dawie Van der Walt after Coetzee finished with three consecutive birdies to take a one-shot lead with an eight-under 64.

Golf: Karlsson a natural at shooting birdies

Nailing a few birdies is fun - whether it's on a golf course or on a shooting range. Just ask Robert Karlsson. The 2010 Qatar Masters champion proved he is more than a decent hand with a rifle when he went clay-pigeon shooting in Doha on Tuesday. The Swede, who has won 11 times on the European Tour, showed pinpoint accuracy by hitting multiple targets as he geared up for the Qatar Masters beginning Wednesday.

Golf: Defending champ Johnson shares Champions lead

Defending champ Dustin Johnson seized a share of the lead after shooting a four-under 69 in the third round of the USPGA Tour's Tournament of Champions on Sunday. Web Simpson and Jordan Spieth, who is the reigning USPGA Tour rookie of the year, joined Johnson atop the leaderboard after shooting a 68 and 69 respectively. The trio are all at 14-under 205 at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort.

Golf: Eagle caps improbable US fightback at Presidents Cup

Zach Johnson holed a 115-yard wedge shot at the 15th hole for a match-clinching eagle to cap a US comeback win at the Presidents Cup that dimmed hopes for an Internationals rally. Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion, and 2013 PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner were 2-down after seven holes Saturday before winning six of the last eight for an improbable 4 and 3 alternate-shot triumph over South African Richard Sterne and Australian Marc Leishman.

Johnson and Dufner clinch comeback win in perfect style

By Simon Evans DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Zach Johnson holed a spectacular 115-yard wedge shot for eagle to secure a comeback victory with Jason Dufner against Internationals Marc Leishman and Richard Sterne at the Presidents Cup on Saturday. The 4&3 win was the only match in the fourth session of the biennial team competition to finish on a rain-affected day and helped push the United States into a strong lead by 11-1/2 points to 6-1/2 at Muirfield Village.

Cup captain Couples says Johnson 'fine' despite flu scare

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Zach Johnson joined up with his United States team mates ahead of this week's Presidents Cup despite suffering from the flu for the past three days, United States captain Fred Couples said on Tuesday. The 2007 Masters champion arrived in Columbus a day after his team mates, missing the official team photo taken earlier on Tuesday not expected practice with the team.

Golf: PGA Tour's Texas swing precedes Masters

Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson and Jason Dufner will all have major titles to defend as the USPGA Tour announced their 2013-14 schedule on Monday. The first five events, known as the Fall series, of the season will be played in October and November. Once January comes around, the tour starts the first weekend in Hawaii with the Tournament of Champions, which will run January 3-6. The following week the tour heads to Waialae in Hawaii for the Sony Open, before switching to the western United States for the west coast swing portion of the season.
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