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The Players Championship is the biggest tournament in the world without the label of being a major.  Once again, we have a star studded leader board going into the weekend.  This tournament is really shaping up to have a great finish.  It has a major championship type leader board with Sergio Garcia currently in the lead.  Tiger Woods is just one shot off the pace and Rory is lurking just a few shots back as well, just to name a few.  The TPC at Sawgrass has been playing fairly easy this year and yielding low numbers to the field. These low scores are the only thing that holds this tournament back from having the ultimate "Major" feel to it, but I suspect that it will toughen up a bit through the weekend.  Players have to successfully navigate the infamous island green on 17 and tough 18th hole to finish as a champion.  Under this kind of pressure, there isn't a lead big enough to feel comfortable but it sure makes for great television.  This begs the question, should The Players Championship be the fifth major championship?  With this difficult of a last few closing holes and a field that has every top player year in and out, shouldn't it be a major?  The players regard it as such, so why not the PGA Tour?  Will Sergio win and still be regarded one of the best to never have won a major, or will Tiger win and it go as just another one of his 77 PGA Tour victories? This will not count in the chase of Jack's major championship record but shouldn't it?  The winner has to beat all of the best in the world at a venue that would give them nightmare about finishing, sounds like some major qualifications to me.  When I look at a list of the past victors and see all big names, it makes me lean toward it being the fifth major, but what do you think?

Day 1 Results

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Day 2 Results

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Congrats to Adam Scott for the sensational victory at the Masters.  He is the first Austrailian to put on the green jacket.  He made a good birdie on 18 and the second playoff hole for the win.  He putting was very clutch.  What will happen to his game when they ban the long putter?  Will Scott be become even better or regress on the difficult greens of August National?

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This week is the superbowl of golf, The Masters!  The green jacket is up for grabs again this year.  Bubba Watson shocked us with a hooked wedge from the pine straw for the victory.  Will we see another amazing finish at the most magical golf course in the world?  Will Tiger finally win a major after a 5 year drought?  There are many questions that will be answered by late Sunday afternoon and I can't wait to watch, but who do you think will win?

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Congratulations to D.A. Points for his victory at the 2013 Shell Houston Open.  The tournament was hosted by Redstone golf course in Humble, TX and was the second PGA Tour vicotory of D.A.'s career.  Points made a 15 footer to fire a final round 66 and fend off many big name pros knocking on the door step.  Once again, the Shell Houston Open lived up to its billing as one of the best tournaments on the PGA Tour.  Next up is the Valero Texas Open and Augusta National, any early favorites for the Masters?

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