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U.S. Masters Sunday: Who has the balls to hit an eagle on the 13th?

by Paddy Power Admin | April 14, 2013

So far we’ve seen the rule-makers bitch-slap a child and offer a reprieve to the world number one.

Yes, get the popcorn* in. It’s the Sunday of the U.S. Masters and despite messing around with his balls Tiger Woods is still in the hunt.

Brandt Snedeker, Angel Cabrera, Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Jason Day and Matt Kuchar take up the first six places heading into the final day. Tiger Woods is chasing down that pack with the very real possibility that an Aussie could win the Masters.

Paddy Power is paying the first six places which makes things particularly interesting on the final day. Today, we’re also rolling out a new betting-in-running Money-Back Special. If your player eagles the 13th and fails to win the U.S. Masters, yep, you’ve guessed it, you’ll get your money back. Watch our ad for an explanation.

So far, early leader Dustin Johnson and Danish swinger Thorbjorn Olesen have eagled the 13th, part of Augusta’s famous Amen Corner. But that iconic four-hole stretch on the back nine is what will make or break the Masters winner today as the leaders go for broke. Phil Mickelson declared:

Having that opportunity to be in the thick of it and to feel that excitement, to feel that pressure, to grace Amen Corner knowing that you need birdies, and trying to win a Green Jacket, that is the greatest thrill a golfer can possibly experience.

GOLF: U.S. Masters 2013

An eagle on the 13th separates the men from the boys who are prepared to settle on the lame par five. Mickelson says it’s his favourite hole: “I just think that the shot value that’s required there, the lie that is challenging, takes creativity. It’s hard to understand, especially on TV, but even in person, how much above your feet that ball is for a right handed player and how much below it is for a left handed player. Looks simple enough, big greens, just knock it on; it’s a tough shot.”

Popcorn *Beer and pizza


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