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Tributes pour in for US Open winner Justin Rose


68 Majors and moons and moons since...since! #Englishgolfers. Congratulations @justinrose99 US Open Champ "Good/great golfing today"!


Wow @justinrose99 has won the US Open. Thrilled for him! Sports personality of the year?


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Australian Adam Scott wins Masters golf tournament

Australia's Adam Scott.

Adam Scott ended decades of Australian disappointment when he became the first player from his country to win the Masters with a gripping playoff victory over Angel Cabrera at a rain-soaked Augusta National.

Scott sealed the win with a 15-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole, the par-four 10th, moments after Argentine Cabrera had narrowly missed his attempt from 18 feet.


Golf teen sensation makes history and cut in Masters

Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship winner, 14 year old Guan Tianlang of China hits his tee shot . Credit: REUTERS/Brian Snyder

China's teenage golf sensation Guan Tianlang incurred the wrath of Masters officials on Friday, receiving a rare penalty that almost ended his amazing debut in the year's opening major.

Rules officials imposed a one-stroke penalty on the 14-year-old for playing too slowly during his second round at Augusta National, but he survived to make the cut and seal the award for the best amateur player.

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Youngest ever Masters player was 'a little nervous'

Chinese schoolboy Guan Tianlang, the youngest player in Masters history, carded a first round of 73 today to lead the contest to finish top amateur at Augusta National.

Guan Tianlang of China celebrates sinking a birdie on the 18th green during first round play in the 2013 Masters
Guan Tianlang of China celebrates sinking a birdie on the 18th green during first round play in the 2013 Masters Credit: Reuters

The 14-year-old recorded three bogeys and one birdie in a front nine of 38 but came back in 35 with two bogeys and three birdies, the last coming from just off the green on the 18th.

"I was a little bit nervous on the first tee but after a great tee shot on the third everything felt comfortable," said Guan, who played nine holes of practice with Tiger Woods earlier this week.

"I just want to enjoy the tournament and have some fun and hopefully play some good shots."

Pro golfer Bubba Watson 'launches hovering golf cart'

US professional golfer Bubba Watson has apparently collaborated with sports clothing firm Oakley to build a hovercraft golf cart.

In a video posted online, the US Open winner can be seen cruising around a golf course in the hovercraft and even floating over the surface of a pond.

A pundit, identified as hovercraft expert Chris Fitzgerald, explains how the pressure exerted by the cart is 33 times less than a human foot, making it perfect for putting greens.

The fact that the video was uploaded a day after April Fools' Day has aroused some suspicion, but USA Today insists it is genuine.

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12-year-old boy qualifies for European Tour event

A 12-year-old Chinese schoolboy has become the youngest player to qualify for a European Tour event.

A person playing golf.
Ye Wocheng became the youngest player to qualify for a European Tour event. Credit: Jens BAŒttner/DPA/Press Association Images

Despite a late wobble in the Western China qualifier, Ye Wocheng defied his age and experience to grab his place at the Volvo China Open which starts on May 2.

The amateur golfer, who lives in the industrial city of Dongguan in Guangdong Province, had his father caddying him as he broke the record of compatriot Guan Tianlang, who competed at the tour last year at the age of 13.

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