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Spieth, McIlroy set for Augusta weekend showdown

Defending champion Jordan Spieth had his first tough day at Augusta National, carding a 2-over 74, narrowly hanging on to the lead on a challenging day for the players at the 80th Masters. Spieth, who had produced 5 consecutive rounds under par, at the Masters thus far, struggled with his putting as the greens became more demanding.

It all started rather well for the 22 year old American as he picked up a couple of early strokes to move to 8-under par and looked on course for running away with the title once again. However, things were to change as the day progressed with Spieth dropping four shots and needed to drain a 15-foot putt on the final hole to actually preserve his place at the top of the leaderboard as Rory McIlroy closed in.


Spectacular Spieth starts Augusta Masters in style

22 year old Jordan Spieth started the defence of his Masters title in fine style on Thursday, producing a bogey free round of 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead at Augusta National on the opening day of the tournament. Only three other golfers have ever won back-to-back Masters titles - Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods & Nick Faldo. Incredibly enough, Spieth has now gone five straight rounds at the top of the leaderboard at the Masters.

For a brief period today it looked like Spieth would face competition from the man who has recently usurped the no.1 ranking from him, Jason Day, however, the Australian, who was at 5-under at the turn, imploded at the back end of his round to finish the day at even par.


Lahiri delighted to return to Augusta

A relaxed Anirban Lahiri of India is looking forward to his second appearance at The Masters Tournament, saying his debut last year has prepared him for the challenge next week.

The reigning Asian Tour number one, who will be the only Indian playing at The Masters, finished tied 49th last year and is excited to return to the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club. 


It's a Brand New Day for Jason: A Major Champion

He's been on the verge of winning a major three times previously, and Australia's top golfer, Jason, finally had his Day in the sun as the 27 year old produced a 67 in the Final Round of the US PGA Championship to win his maiden Major title, that too with a record score of 20-under par.

Coming into the final round with a 2-stroke lead over arguably the golfer of the year, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day extended his lead over the newly crowned World No.1, by producing 7 birdies on yet another remarkable day for scoring.


India's Lahiri enjoys memorable top-5 finish at PGA Championship

Asian Tour star Anirban Lahiri wrote a small slice of Indian sporting history with an eye-catching equal fifth place finish at the PGA Championship on Sunday as he reinforced his growing reputation in world golf.

The 28-year-old fired a closing four-under-par 68 for a 13-under-par 275 aggregate to enjoy his best ever outing in a Major and surpassed countryman Jeev Milkha Singh’s tied ninth finish at the 2008 PGA Championship.


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