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Danny Willett wins the Masters

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As he played the back nine, Danny Willett knew the chances of winning the 2016 Masters were not good. He trailed defending Jordan Spieth by five shots. All he could do was play his best. When Spieth rolled in his fourth consecutive birdie on the ninth hole, he seemed on his way to becoming the fourth player to ever defend their title. But inexplicably, Spieth had the type of meltdown inexperienced  professionals are apt to suffer. Certainly not the number…

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Jordan Spieth falters, but still holds Masters’ 54-hole lead

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Saturday is traditionally known as “moving day” in professional golf tournaments. Contenders play well enough in the third round to set themselves up for a possible victory on Sunday. Saturday at the Masters was also moving day, but instead of moving up, the contenders went up and down. This was especially true of defending champion Jordan Spieth. Spieth, the world’s second-ranked player, leads at three under par, but a terrible finish shrank his margin from four strokes to only one.…

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Year in Review: Jordan Spieth is top PGA story for 2015

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The PGA Tour crowned a new champion in 2015 and by all indications, this will not be his last. Jordan Spieth won two major tournaments, the first two of his career, and had a chance to win all four. Spieth’s victory at the Masters in April, vaulted him to international prominence. The golfing world pays attention when anyone puts on the victor’s Green Jacket. Tampa Bay area fans, however, got a look at a budding superstar four weeks earlier. At…

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