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Golf Australia Express : May 2013
MAJOR DRAMAS ED’S WELCOME EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Damian Shutie email@example.com EDITORIAL TEAM Mark Allen Adrian Ballantyne Will Hone Damian Shutie INSTRUCTIONAL EDITOR Mark Allen CONTACT US EDITORIAL - firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING - email@example.com OTG Mag is produced and published by OTG Media Pty. Ltd © 2013 All Rights Reserved WHAT A MASSIVE month it's been in golf. And pretty much all of it stemmed from the year's first major. Adam Scott made a hungry nation incredibly proud, achieving the unthinkable at Augusta by winning a green jacket, as an Australian no less. Who'd have thunk it ever possible? Question is, can our top- ranked player now use the momentum of his first major to catapult him into the elite group of multiple major winning Australians? Be sure to read our feature on that very question, delving into what history has shown us thus far and whether Scotty can back up now that the monkey is off the back. (And thank god I'll never have to write another 'No Australian has ever won the Masters' article ever again. For that Scotty, I am truly indebted to you.) As always, Augusta National provided us with plenty of controversy. First we saw the ugly––and arguably cruel–– slow play penalty dished out to 14-year-old amateur Guan Tianglang in Round 1 at the 17th hole. You couldn't help but feel for the teen, although he's no doubt won a legion of fans through the humility and grace with which he conducted himself following the ruling. Funny to note when quizzed about the penalty after his round, Tiger Woods said, "Well, rules are rules," showing little if any empathy for the scrawny kid. How ironic those words would become in just 24 Augustan hours. Then we saw Woods literally drop the ball at the 15th hole in Round 2. The moment his second Nike 20XI left his hand marked the beginning of one of the most confusing series of decisions ever made in the history of golf——ones we will be talking about for many years to come. Read Mark Allen's view on what the US press has labelled 'dropgate' inside this issue. It's an interesting take on what many saw simply as an unforgivable decision by Tiger to play on in Round 3. (And seriously, when will we move on from throwing the 'gate' suffix after every controversy? My word it's cliched, lazy journalism.) But I digress. April has finally finished and golf is only going to get better in the next few months. And I for one love the thought of that prospect. Enjoy the issue. See you on the green. DAMIAN SHUTIE Editor-in-Chief firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @OTGmag CONGRATULATIONS TO: YOU ARE THE WINNER OF OUR STAFF BAG COMP FROM APRIL. THANKS AGAIN TO THE GUYS AT THE HOUSE OF GOLF. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Staff Bag Winner WHAVE CHEN from Camberwell, VIC
April 2013-The Masters
June 2013-US OPEN