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Tarlac – Finn Teemu Putkonen made up for his late meltdown in the previous round with a strong finish yesterday, birdying two of the last three holes to shoot an eagle-spiked 68 and snatch the third round lead from Guido Van der Valk in the ICTSI Luisita Championship here yesterday.

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Augusta, United States—Tiger Woods enters the Masters confident he can capture his 15th major title and fifth green jacket after contending in the past two majors and ending a five-year victory drought.

The 14-time major winner rebounded from spinal fusion surgery to win his 80th career US PGA title in last year’s Tour Championship after threatening at the British Open and PGA Championship. 

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Sta. Rosa, Laguna—A power-packed cast headed by Asia’s former No. 1, a slew of aces from Thailand, Australia, the US and 10 other countries, and a crack local crew sets out for what promises to be a slam-bang start in the Solaire Philippine Open beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, April 3) at The Country Club here.

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Asian Games gold medalist Yuka Saso returns to the scene of her latest triumph to challenge the best of LPGA of Taiwan (TLPGA) and the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour (LPGT) as she toughens up the cast in the rich ICTSI Manila Golf Ladies Classic starting today (Wednesday, April 10) at the Manila Golf Club inside the posh Forbes Park.

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Augusta, United States—Seventeen-year-old Yuka Saso fired a closing 69 to place joint third in the first-ever Augusta National Women’s Amateur tournament, Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).

Saso fired the solid closing round but it was not enough to catch up to winner Jennifer Kupcho, the NCAA champion from Wake Forest. 

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Silang, Cavite—Juvic Pagunsan finally unleashed the kind of game expected from a player of his caliber, shooting a five-under 66 and storming to a whopping four-stroke lead over a late-charging Angelo Que in the third round of the ICTSI Riviera Golf Challenge at the Langer course here yesterday.

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Silang, Cavite— Rey Pagunsan hit a late birdie at the front to card a one-under 70 to catch Jhonnel Ababa at the helm, one stroke ahead of a mix of aces that stumbled at the finish at the start of the windy ICTSI Riviera Golf Challenge here yesterday. 

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