American Bubba Watson stopped Louis Oosthuizen from becoming the third South African to wear a green jacket in the last five years by defeating him in a play off to clinch the 76th U.S. Masters title at Augusta.
Peter Hanson of Sweden fired a 65 nine under to take a one shot lead over his closest rival at this time Phil Mickelson who fired a 66 eight under, in the third round of the Masters at Augusta.
Golf veteran Fred Couples who shot a 67 for the day shares the top spot with fellow American Jason Dufner on five under in the second round at Augusta.
World no. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Richard Gasquet of France 7-5, 6-3 and advanced himself into the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open.
Former world no.1 Tiger Woods has assured that he would be ready to compete in the Masters while others doubt in his bill of health to compete.
After missing three months from the game due to a leg injury, Tiger Woods has yet to stabilize his rhythm.
Tiger Woods who finished in a tie for fourth place in just concluded 2011 Masters at Augusta National has shown that he is back to recovery towards his old deadly form.
Phil Mickelson is the Masters’ defending champion though, this is his first time to be ahead of Woods in the rankings since 1997.
Phil Mickelson shot a 65 to earn his first victory in the Masters final round, 2011 Shell Houston Open.
The sponsors of Tiger Woods, who stood by him and the marketers who stand to get big exposures from the big masters audience have waited the return of Tiger Woods in the golf competition matches.
Woods dropped out from competition last fall after revelation of his infidelities that made the headlines which left his image tarnished because of the incident.