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U.S. Open: The Last Time...

Interesting Factoids on the Eve of the Open
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On the eve of the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, we've compiled some statistical tidbits:

Last foreign winner: 
Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland, 2011 

Last to defend title successfully: 
Curtis Strange, 1989 

Last to win three consecutive U.S. Opens: 
Willie Anderson, 1903-05 

Last winner to win the U.S. Open on first attempt: 
Francis Ouimet, 1913 

10 Amazing Golf Stats from The Players Championship

Tiger Wins, Sergio Gags, and All Is Well on Tour
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<p> Tiger Woods Wins, Sergio Gags, and All Is Well on Tour</p>
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Some Twitter comedian observed that Tiger Woods apparently retained ownership of Sergio Garcia in his pre-nup with Elin. That's harsh, but this much remains clear: Even after his perceived struggles of the last few major-less seasons, Tiger is far more prepared for the big moment than Garcia.

Adam Scott Wins The Masters

Scott Erases Demons at Angel's Expense
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CBS broadcast Ian Baker-Finch summed it up for his elated countrymen: From Down Under to the top of the world.

Adam Scott has his long-awaited first major, and Australia has its long-awaited first Masters, all on the strength of an anchored putter that for much of Masters Sunday had been nothing but dead weight for Scott.

"To make a couple of putts to win The Masters is just an amazing feeling," Scott said in Butler Cabin.

The Greatest Shots in Masters History

7 Epic Moments from Golf's Greatest Tournament
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We don’t have footage of Gene Sarazen’s famous double eagle from 1935, but on Masters Sunday 2012, we saw something just as good and just as rare — Louis Oosthuizen's double eagle, the first at the par-5 second hole in Masters history. Later, Bubba Watson joined our countdown with his stunning recovery shot from the pine straw in the playoff. Here are our choices for the seven greatest shots in Masters history.

Top 20 Golfers for 2013 Majors: No. 2 Tiger Woods

Athlon Counts Down the 20 Golfers to Watch for Majors Season
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<p> Athlon Counts Down the 20 Golfers to Watch for Majors Season</p>
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They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2013 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 20 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

No. 2: Tiger Woods

PGA Tour Players Talk Anonymously About Tiger, Phil and More

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<p> PGA Tour Golfers Talk Anonymously About Tiger, Phil and More</p>

Ever wonder what the members of the world’s golfing elite really think about some of the game’s hot-button issues? Sick of the clichéd answers they sometimes trot out in the effort to not make any waves? You’re in luck.

We took the occasion of the 2012 Tour Championship to pose an anonymous survey to 10 of the PGA Tour’s elite players, making sure to get a mixture from around the world, to find the unvarnished truth. Do guys prefer the company of Tiger or Phil? Is it truly time to ban the anchored putter? What, if anything, intimidates the best in the world?

11 Amazing Stats from Tiger Woods' Win at Bay Hill

Tiger Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational for Record-Tying 8th Time
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Yep, Tiger Woods is back. In fact, he's just had one of the better days of a career that's had more shining moments than a decade's worth of NCAA Tournaments. Here's a rundown of Tiger's weekend, by the numbers. And I think we can officially retire that stupid question (Is he back?) once and for all.

Tiger Woods Wins his 17th WGC Trophy

Woods' Cadillac Win Proves He's Still the Cadillac of Golfers
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We all know about Tiger Woods' record in golf's major championships. For years now, we've been pounded over the head with Woods' pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' record major championship haul. But Tiger has a record of his own that even the Golden Bear would envy.