Golf News: Goldie’s Take ~ Post Masters


If you just won $1,620,000.00, a really kool green jacket and your second Master’s title in 3 years, any idea where you’d eat your post game meal?

Well, if your anything like 2014 Masters Champ Bubba Watson you’d choose a late night visit to you favorite spot “Waffle House” and in true Bubba fashion tweet a selfie from your table in the early morning hours with your wife Angie and best friend Judah Smith, a Pastor from Seattle.

Can’t argue with that choice!  After playing in the seesaw up and down Sunday Finale at Augusta National trailing Jordan Spieth up until about the 7th hole,  buckling down and firing a 3 under 69 to coast home with a 3 shot win over 20 year old Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt,  you’d probably be mighty hungry for some down home Southern cookin’ too.

Highlight of the day?  Bubba’s 2 year old son Caleb toddling out onto the green to greet his Daddy after his Victory.  If you recall, when Bubba won the 2012 Masters he had just adopted his son.

  Click on the podcast player below to hear 2014 Masters Champ Bubba Watson explain “Bubba Golf” and the conditions at Augusta!



For the second year in a row, an Australian is leaving the Masters with a trophy.

Finishing the tournament at 10 over, Oliver Goss, currently a Sophomore at The University of Tennessee, won the Silver Cup as Low Amateur.  He joins Jim Ferrier (1940) as the only Australians to earn the honor.

Heading into the Masters Tournament Goss told reporters that, “there are certain points in your career, certain tournaments that do change your game, and I think this is one of them, this is the pinnacle of golf, so I can’t see how this couldn’t change your game.  I’m looking to learn a lot after this week.”

Boston locals may remember Ollie from last summer’s US AMATEUR Championship held at The Country Club in Brookline.  Ollie lost to England’s Matt Fitzgerald 4-3 after a grueling 7 days of stroke and match play thus receiving invites to 2014 Masters Tournament and 2014 US Open Championship at Pinehurst No. 2 in June.

The game of Golf sure has been good to young Ollie who celebrated his 20th birthday on Saturday with a party at Augusta!  “Probably the last six birthdays, I’ve always spent it on the road playing.  And I think it’s something I got used to, kind of, through my teenage years.  But this has been the best birthday!” said Goss.


While competing at the 2013 US Am Championship last summer in Brookline, Ollie even had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game at Fenway!  The dream of many a diehard Boston sports fan!

Oliver Goss throws out the first pitch at Fenway

Oliver Goss throws out the first pitch at Fenway


Hoping to become the first Amateur since Matt Kucher in 1998 to garner low Am honors at The Masters and The US Open, Ollie’s decided to put off his decision on turning pro until after Pinehurst.  I have a feeling there are great things to come for Mr. Oliver Goss!

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About Liza Churchill

2018 Marks WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill’s 10th New England golf season covering the local South Shore, Regional and National Golf Beat as a member of WATD’s Sports Team!