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The 5 best Masters Sundays from the last 20 years

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We may have to wait a few extra months for the 2020 Masters, but thanks to the Masters YouTube channel, we can still enjoy full broadcasts from the final round of previous years.

With the weekend upon us, here’s my top-5 Masters Sundays from the last 20 years, which are packed full of excitement and primed to be re-visited, with all five featuring late drama.

*2019 not included as it is the last Masters played and therefore extremely fresh in the minds of all golf fans. It makes the 2021 list!*

2004

More than half a dozen players began the day with hopes of donning the green jacket in 2004, but it was two greats of the game that forged clear from the pack with truly sensational play. After rocky starts, Els and Mickelson threw everything at each other in a battle for the ages where both men were truly “in the zone.”

It was also the Sunday where we got one of the most iconic 18th hole celebrations of all time.

2005

Chris DiMarco, remember him? You won’t forget him again if you re-watch the 2005 final round. The fiery DiMarco wen from a three-shot deficit against Woods heading into the back-9, to a chip on 18 that was inches away from perhaps winning him a green jacket.

This was an epic showdown where a prime Tiger was pushed as hard as he had ever been previously at Augusta.

2009

It’s not often you get gifted two tournaments in one on a Sunday at the Masters with both being as gripping as the other. Both seven shots behind starting the final round, Mickelson and Woods put on a show making birdie after birdie to make the impossible look likely.

They ultimately fell short, but the drama didn’t let down with a dramatic finish resulting in a three-man playoff between Angel Cabrera, Kenny Perry, and Chad Campbell.

If you’ve forgotten how the playoff played out, then the respect you’re going to have for Angel Cabrera when you see the position he saved par from during the first playoff hole will be through the roof.

2011

A Rory McIlroy collapse, a scintillating Tiger charge, two Australians landing heavyweight blows, a frequently changing leaderboard, and a South African with the most outrageous start and finish to a final round.

Simply put, one of the most entertaining Sundays ever seen at Augusta National.

2013

No golf course could ever look so good in the rain. 2013’s Sunday was a spectacle which saw a late collapse, a mighty curse broken and what would have been probably the best winner’s celebration ever on 18 if it wasn’t followed by one of the greatest approach shots ever seen at the last.

Yet another brilliant and dramatic playoff closed the book on another Masters, and if you don’t remember all the shots from the two-hole playoff, then it will blow your mind to see just how close Adam Scott came to suffering yet more major heartbreak.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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GolfWRX Classifieds (07/08/20): TP Mills, Titleist TS4, Miura irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member GreenDot1001 – Miura MC 501 Irons

Pure forged Miura 501’s, what more could you ask for in an iron that has to go through more quality checks than a packed parachute.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Miura 501’s

Member Golfva28 – Hand Made TP Mills Putter

The term handmade gets thrown around a lot but this putter is the definition of one-of-one, seriously handcrafted, won’t see another one like it. So if it catches your eye, act fast!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Hand Made TP Mills

Member rickdarris2004 – Titleist TS4 driver

If you struggle with too much height and spin and need something to knock you flight down faster than a Mike Tyson left jab – this is the combo for you.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Titleist TS4

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Tiger Woods reveals his at home putting practice routine

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In Episode 8 of GolfTV’s and Golf Digest’s mini-series “At home with Tiger Woods”, the 15-time major champion explained his primary putting practice routines when at home in South Florida.

Explaining to GolfTV’s Henni Koyack, Woods revealed how he consistently focuses on his putting from 6 feet and in before going straight into a heavy workload of lag putting.

“I end up doing a few sets of chalk lines from probably about 6 feet and in. I work on my start line (and) I try and get that dialed in. And then I really don’t spend a whole lot of time in the 8-15 foot range.

Once I get a lot of my dialed-in time on my putting, then I’ll lag putt a lot and start trying to get my feel in my fingers and how I like to release the putter and feel it in my stroke. I like to do designated tee drill, line drill and then lag putt to death.”

Woods also explained to viewers that he likes to keep his home green running at a “baseline” of 13 on the stimpmeter, which he finds easiest to then make adjustments from at tournament events.

“So, here I like to keep the greens running about 13. And then we go to certain tournaments, and they’re faster. Ok, I make the adjustments. At certain tournaments, they’re slower. But, I use a baseline right around 13. 

At golf courses, the greens have gotten so much faster over the years. Like the standard, it used to be like 10. Maybe 10.5 was a really fast green. But now, some greens are getting up to 14 or so. So, I like to keep mine on the faster side.”

Check out “At home with Tiger Woods – Ep 8″ here.

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (7.8.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

PXG irons finished in a shined copper with a satin face from The Golf Garage.

Great shots of the slopes at Gamble Sands.

Nike blades in oil can copper.

Jimmy Walker’s Scotty ready for action.

‘Smokey Vokey’

Great clean up work on this blade from Embrace.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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