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CHAMPION CHARL TAKES THE GREEN JACKET WITH A BRILLIANT FINISH THAT PUTTS HIM IN MASTERS HALL OF FAME IN STYLE

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Schwartzel wins 2011 Masters – the first champion to close with four straight birdies

Schwartzel wins 2011 Masters – the first champion to close with four straight birdies

BY JOHN GUBBA

How cool was that. With 2 putts to win the Masters at Augusta, Charl Schwartzel sunk a near 20-footer to win it in style – and crown one of the most exciting final day’s play in the history of golf’s greatest tournament in majestic fashion.

There is something extra special about the Masters. But you know you have been privileged to witness a piece of genuine sporting greatness when a new hero emerges to claim glory in such swashbuckling manner.

Champion Charl is truly a worthy winner after sinking four consecutive birdies at the final four holes of a round that was illuminated by a dazzling array of amazing shots.

While overnight leader Rory McIlroy, who led by four shots at the start but suffered total meltdown and one of golf’s greatest collapses with a final round of 80, Schwartzel emerged from the pack to become the first South African to wear the famous Green Jacket since the legendary Gary Player 50 years ago.

It was an amazing end to a remarkable round of golf and an incredible final day at the Masters as Schwartzel wrapped up an amazing six-under par 66 to finish on 14 under – two shots clear of Ausrtralians Adam Scott (67)  and Jason Day (68) who tied on 12 under.

McIlroy, who started on 12 under, dropped six shots in three holes on his way to 80. Another Australian, Geoff Ogilvy, tied for fourth on 10 under with America’s Tiger Woods and England’s Luke Donald.

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CAN ANYONE STOP FORMULA 1 WORLD CHAMPION SEBASTIAN VETTEL RETAINING HIS CROWN?

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Sebastian Vettel - catch me if you can

Sebastian Vettel - catch me if you can

BY JOHN GUBBA

After just two races in the 2011 Formula 1 season the big question is – who can stop defending world champion Sebastian Vettel?

Red Bull’s Vettel was in a class of his own to win a dramatic Malaysian Grand Prix. McLaren’s Jenson Button was runner-up to go second in the championship and Renault’s Nick Heidfeld was third.

In the overall standings Button moves ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who survived a late clash with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso as they disputed third and the 2008 Champion finished seventh behind Alonso after a late tyre stop.

Britain’s former world champions Hamilton and Button will surely push Vettel all the way. But it’s hard to bet against the 23-year-old German who became the youngest ever world champion in November

Overall standing: 1, Vettel – 50 pts; 2, Button – 26 pts; 3, Hamilton – 24 pts.

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