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🏌🏻 Tiger's Plan To Master Augusta

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Good morning. Stephan Jaeger had a dream run at the Houston Open, bagging his maiden PGA Tour title - here’s the equipment he used and the prize money breakdown at the tournament.

Plus, check out the gear that helped Nelly Korda win three consecutive LPGA Tour titles and the purse breakdown at the Ford Championship.

Meanwhile, a narrow miss in our top picks as Scottie Scheffler (our pick to win the tournament) finished T-2.

Today's Trivia: Nelly Korda has won 3 times in her first 4 LPGA starts of 2024. Who was the last American to achieve this feat? Answer at the end of the email.

⛳️ This Day In History: In 1930, Bobby Jones won the Southeastern Open in Atlanta and would go on to win the Grand Slam that year. And more than half a century later in 1984, Fred Couples at age 24 won the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass by one shot over Lee Trevino.

Korda Beats Scheffler To Historic 3-peat

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Two players entered the weekend with a historic three-peat on the line - only one of them prevailed.

Scottie Scheffler was looking to be the 1st to win 3 straight starts on the PGA Tour since Dustin Johnson in 2017, he failed.

Nelly Korda became the first to win 3 straight LPGA starts since Ariya Jutanugarn in 2016.

⛳️ PGA Tour: Houston Open

πŸ“ŒΒ Stephan Jaeger won his maiden PGA Tour title by one-shot ahead of World No 1 Scheffler, defending champion Tony Finau and a bunch of underdogs - Moore, Detry and Tosti.

πŸ“Œ Jaeger has now gained entry into the four remaining Signature Events on the PGA Tour calendar besides securing a maiden appearance at the Masters next week.

πŸ“Œ Jaeger dedicated his victory to his father, who died just over two years ago, during the week of the 2022 Players Championship.

Click here to watch Round 4 highlights.

⛳️ LPGA Tour: Ford Championship

πŸ“ŒΒ Nelly Korda became the first LPGA player to win three consecutive tournaments since 2016, winning by two strokes over Australian rookie Hira Naveed.

πŸ“Œ Korda is the first player to take home three LPGA Tour titles before April 1 since Yani Tseng (2012) and first American since JoAnne Carner (1980).

πŸ“Œ Lydia Ko needed a victory to enter the World Hall of Fame but fell short once again, finishing T-13. Lilia Vu finished T-21.

Click here to watch Round 4 highlights.

Worth Mentioning

Tiger Prepares To Master The Augusta Challenge

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Tiger Woods has taken an early trip to Augusta National ahead of the Masters next week. This certainly confirms his 26th participation at the Major.

Woods' Gulfstream G550 jet landed at 10:30 am ET on Saturday. He then enjoyed a round with Ryder Cup team-mate Justin Thomas and the Augusta National chief on the course.

The 5-time Masters winner will have ample time to acclimatize to the conditions and play more rounds before the tournament starts on April 11.

Tiger Woods' Stellar Record At The Masters:

βœ… Youngest Champion: Woods was 21 years, 3 months, 14 days when he won the 1997 Masters.

βœ… Widest Margin of Victory: Woods beat Tom Kite by 12 shots in 1997, breaking the nine-stroke cushion Jack Nicklaus enjoyed with his 1965 win.

βœ… Consecutive Winners: Woods (2001,2002) is part of an exclusive club of players to win Masters titles back to back alongside Jack Nicklaus (1965, 1966) and Nick Faldo (1989, 1990).

βœ… Highest Earner: Woods has pocketed $9,588,236 in Masters earnings in his career, about $1.4 million more than Mickelson and nearly $4.3 million more than Spieth, who ranks third.

βœ… Longest Active Cut Streak: Woods does own the longest active streak at 22, having never missed a Masters cut as a professional since his debut in 1997 through his last appearance in 2022.

What else is making news

PGA Tour Champions:Β Retief Goosen wins Galleri Classic to grab first title in two years at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.

Olympics: Brooks Koepka, Tyrrell Hatton and Louis Oosthuizen are among six golfers who have reportedly requested to be left out of the 2024 Olympics in Paris, with no reason given.

DP World Tour: Former world No. 1 amateur Keita Nakajima wins Hero Indian Open.

Ladies European Tour:Β Mariajo Uribe won the LET's Women’s NSW Open at Magenta Shores Golf & Country Club.

Baby No 3: Jon Rahm announces wife Kelley is pregnant with their third child. The Rahms didn’t disclose any other details such as the sex of the baby or the due date.

10 Best Rounds In The History Of Professional Golf

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Each of these rounds of golf is quite remarkable, and for different reasons.

πŸš€Β Johnny Miller - 63(1973): The American was the first player to shoot a 63 in a Major Championship (US Open) – and it came at Oakmont in Pennsylvania, which is widely regarded as one of the toughest golf courses in America.

πŸš€ Henrik Stenson - 63 (2016): Stenson played this incredible round in The Open Championship at Royal Troon. His final-round of 63 matched the lowest round in a Major at the time.

πŸš€ Annika Sorenstam - 59(2001): The Swede accomplished a first in women’s golf by shooting a 59 during the second round of the Standard Register Ping in Phoenix in 2001.

πŸš€ Jack Nicklaus - 65(1986): Nicklaus registered this epic round in The Masters at Augusta National. He came home in six-under-par (30) on the back nine, in what was one of the famous venue’s greatest ever moments

πŸš€ Michelle Wie West - 68(2004): Wie West shot 68 as a 14-year-old amateur in the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, narrowly missing on making the cut at what was a PGA Tour event by just one stroke.

The Perfect Putting Setup

In this video, learn how to improve your putting stroke with the perfect setup from Todd Kolb. Learn lag putting tips and distance control to make more consistent putts on the green.

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Trivia Answer: Kathy Whitworth (1969).