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    If you're looking for a reason to think Jordan Spieth could really become the youngest winner of the Masters ever, it might have come on the par-3 4th hole.

    Spieth, who birdied the par-5 second hole but had struggled to find the fairway early in his final round, hit his tee shot on the par-3 4th hole in the front bunker and had a tough shot to get it up and down and save par.

    The youngster just needed the "up" part of that, holing the shot for an unexpected birdie and an extended Masters lead. It was one of those shots we tend to see on the final day of the Masters, and the sort of birdie that could propel him to his first ever major championship.

    Spieth, at just 20-years-old, is trying to become the youngest Masters champion ever, and after coming into Sunday tied at the top with Bubba Watson, has extended his lead thanks to shots like this one.

    Follow the leaderboard right here for the remainder of the day, as we get set to crown a new Masters champion in just a few hours.

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  • AUGUSTA, Ga. — It's by no means certain, but if Jordan Spieth, age 20, was able to pull off the improbable and win the Masters on Sunday, he'd join an impressive club of young victors, champions who won their sport's highest honors while still basically overgrown kids. Let's run down some of the great young talent who made their marks early:

    Youngest to win a Masters: Tiger Woods, 1997. He was 21 years old, and won by 12 strokes. Chances are Spieth won't beat the second mark, but he very well could top the first.

    Youngest to win Wimbledon: Boris Becker won the men's singles championship in 1985 at age 17. Lottie Dod won the women's singles in 1885 at age 15, as we all well remember.

    Youngest to win the Daytona 500: Trevor Bayne won the 2011 Daytona 500 at the tender age of 20 years and one day, becoming the first driver since the race's beginnings to win Daytona in his first attempt.

    Youngest Olympic gold medalist, individual event: Kusuo Kitamura of Japan won the 1,500-meter freestyle

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  • We are 54 holes in at the 2014 Masters, and with only one round to play the odds have tightened up on a leaderboard that is completely wide open.

    Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth are both tied atop at 5-under, but one of those names isn't a favorite with just one round to play, according to the oddsmakers.

    The good folks at sent over the updated lines, so check out who the favorite is and who you think should get your vote of confidence as we head into the best day of the entire golf calendar.

    Enjoy the final round at Augusta, everyone, and hopefully the ending will be dramatic as the last two years as we put the finishing touches on the opening major championship of the season.

    ODDS to Win (updated after Rd 3):
    Bubba Watson 5/2
    Matt Kuchar 5/2
    Jordan Spieth 7/2
    Rickie Fowler 10/1
    Jonas Blixt 12/1
    Lee Westwood 12/1
    Miguel Angel Jimenez 20/1
    Jim Furyk 25/1
    Thomas Bjorn 30/1
    Justin Rose 30/1
    John Senden 60/1
    Ian Poulter 60/1
    Fred Couples 60/1
    Kevin Stadler 80/1
    Adam Scott
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  • AUGUSTA, Ga. — Each year when The Masters kicks off and the eyes of the sporting world turn to Augusta, this town on the banks of the Savannah River does all it can to capture the attention of tourists. Restaurants, liquor stores and exotic dance clubs run Masters-themed specials. Billboards throughout town try to lure in golf patrons with a few extra bucks to spend. And this year, some politically-minded folk are getting in on the bad-golf-pun act.

    Breitbart brings us this photo of some golf-themed anti-Obama posters popping up here and there around Augusta. It's important to note that Augusta Country Club, pictured in the photo above, is NOT Augusta National, home of the Masters, but is immediately adjacent to the home of the Masters.

    "If you like your handicap, you can keep your handicap," reads one, a reference to Obama's infamous and not-entirely-true "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" line used while promoting the Affordable Care Act. Another reads "Sub Par,"

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  • AUGUSTA, Ga. — If you're following the tired old cliché about the Masters not beginning until the back nine on Sunday, you're missing some fine golf. Yes, there's no Tiger, and Phil tapped out Friday night. But we've still got star power young and old up and down the leaderboard. Below, we run down the leading contenders for this year's Masters.

    Jordan Spieth (-5): The story of the Masters on Sunday. He's 20 years old; he's been on a rocket ascent that no one could have predicted. Every opportunity that Spieth has had to gag, he's risen to the occasion with uncommon grace and tenacity. If he manages to win in his first appearance, he'll be the first to do so since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979, and he'll eclipse Tiger Woods' mark as the youngest Masters winner ever. No pressure.

    "[Sunday] is about seeing how I can control my game and emotions out on the golf course against guys that have even won here recently," Spieth said. "So they have been in the position. I haven't. Doesn't necessarily

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  • We have just one round remaining at the 2014 Masters, and while it looked like Bubba Watson might run way with this championship after his eagle on the second hole on Saturday, the 2012 Masters champion came back to the field.

    Watson hit a brilliant second shot on the opening par-5 at Augusta National to set up that eagle, but it was a lot tougher for the remainder of his day as he struggled to figure out the speed of the greens and it really hurt his chances of extending this lead.

    He never gave up the lead he carried into the day, though, so it will be Bubba and Jordan Spieth in the final group on Sunday, with both tied at 5-under and a shot ahead of Matt Kuchar and Jonas Blixt.

    Spieth was solid on Saturday, firing a second straight 70 to get himself in the final group at his first Masters with a chance of becoming the youngest winner ever at this major championship. Watson, of course, is looking for a second green jacket, but will need to take advantage of how good he's hitting his

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  • If you've ever wondered how Bubba Watson can be so precise with such a looping, elongated golf swing, it's because of his hand-eye coordination.

    The guy has absolutely incredible timing, and it's one of the reasons he's able to do all the different things he does with a golf club and still produce major championship-worthy golf shots.

    Earlier this year, Watson filmed some "Sportscenter" commericals and during his taping, played a little ping pong in Bristol. But, it wasn't regular table tennis, as Bubba used his actual driver to return shot after shot.

    It's incredibly impressive, and just another example of how good Bubba's hands are and how he's able to do what he does on the golf course.

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  • Before the week began, a lot of people thought Graham DeLaet would have a chance to be the low rookie at Augusta National. It was the Canadian's first go around Augusta, and if you looked at the way he played over the last few months it seemed he might have a chance to do something special this week at only his third major championship start.

    That didn't happen, as DeLaet had an absolutely horrible start, making seven bogeys over his first 10 holes on Thursday, eventually shooting a birdie-free 80 in his first career round at the Masters.

    The 32-year-old had a much better showing of it on Friday, posting a very respectable even-par 72, and while he would miss the cut by a country mile, it was his tweet on Friday night that explains just how special it is to get an invite to this championship.

    DeLaet will have plenty of other chances to improve his showing at Augusta National, but it is that of attitude that

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  • That gentleman above is Jeff Knox. No matter what you're doing this weekend, Jeff's got one up on you.

    Knox is the official Augusta "marker," a tournament representative who plays in the event that an odd number of players make the cut. Many other tournaments simply send that odd man out on his own, but at Augusta, you're always under the care of the club, even out on the course.

    This year, Rory McIlroy was the 51st and final player to make the cut, meaning that Knox got to tee it up Saturday morning with a two-time major champion. Not a bad way to spend a day.

    The purpose of a marker is twofold: to keep the pro's scorecard and to help with the pace of play. Plus, it can get lonely out there on a golf course all by yourself; why not have someone along to pass the time?

    Knox is no chump on the course; no, that would not do at Augusta. He holds the course record at Augusta with a 61, a score he achieved in 2002. (It should be noted that he played from the member tees; from the pro tees,

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  • The second round of the Masters is complete, and with it some very, very interesting happenings around Augusta National.

    Bubba Watson took full control of the Masters, hoping to win for the second time here in the last three years. His round was highlighted by five birdies in a row on his back nine, and he was a short miss on the 18th away from posting the low round of the tournament. Still, Bubba sits at 7-under, three clear of his competitors and in full control of his destiny at Augusta National.

    With Bubba leading, it was up to some of his competitors to make their way up the leaderboard on another tough day at Augusta National.

    John Senden and Thomas Bjorn were both able to post fine rounds to get within three and four shots of the lead, while the timeless Fred Couples posted a second straight 71 to sit at 2-under for the tournament, five back of Bubba.

    The two biggest names chasing Watson are the defending champion, Adam Scott, who despite three early bogeys was able to post

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