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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 140 - The Masters
THE ‘TIGER SLAM’, 2001 T HERE have been four albatrosses scored in Masters history with Louis Oosthuizen joining the elite club with this effort on the par-5 2nd in 2012. Of the four magical shots, the South African’s was the first captured in its entirety by TV cameras. The shot propelled Ooosthuizen from 7-under to 10-under, which is where he stayed through 18 holes before he was beaten in a playoff by Bubba Watson. OOSTHUIZEN’S ALBATROSS, 2012 9 T HE first time this saying was applied to golf was during the second Masters in 1935. With four holes remaining, Gene Sarazen trailed Craig Wood by three. At the par-5 15th, Sarazen holed his second shot using a 4-wood for an albatross. He parred the remaining holes to finish tied with Wood, who he went on to beat in a 36-hole playoff. Sarazen’s victory made him the first of only five players to win all four majors. SARAZEN'S “SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD", 1935 6 F OUR back nine birdies on Sunday saw Bubba Watson finish tied with Louis Oosthuizen.The pair halved the first playoff hole, the 18th, with pars before heading down the par-4 10th hole. Both players hit their drives right of the fairway, with Watson’s tee shot finishing deep in the trees and leaving no clear shot to the green. Watson pulled off a miraculous recovery, hooking a gap wedge some 35 metres over the 150 metres to the centre of the green. His ball finished 15 feet from the flag, which was good enough for a two-putt par and the win. WATSON’S WEDGE ESCAPE, 2012 8 T IGER Woods' third Masters victory meant he uniquely held all four major titles at the same time. His four-round score of 272 has been bettered only three times in Masters history – once by Woods himself in 1997, with 270. 7
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