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Els invited to Augusta National, but not to play Masters

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kane sets Premier League mark with 39 goals in calendar year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img SPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAugusta National occasionally awards exemptions to international players, but those typically are given to players who are not full PGA Tour members and have multiple avenues to qualify on their own. Among ways for PGA Tour members to qualify for the Masters are winning tournaments that offer full FedEx Cup points, reaching the Tour Championship or getting into the top 50 in the world ranking at various cutoff points.“The inclusion of Honorary Invitees has been a great tradition at the Masters Tournament for many years,” Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said. “This coming year the list includes Ernie Els, and we are once again excited to welcome him and all of these distinguished guests to Augusta National in April.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments The Masters pays homage to major champions more than any of the other majors by giving them special access as honorary invitees that includes two clubhouse badges, a $1,000 honorarium and a gift to commemorate them being there.Honorary invitees used to be able to play practice rounds and compete in the Par 3 Tournament, a practice that ended last year.Els failed to qualify for the 2012 Masters and was not given a special exemption.ADVERTISEMENT Instead, the 48-year-old South African received a letter welcoming him as an honorary invitee. His five-year exemption into the Masters from winning the 2012 British Open ended last year. Augusta National has a tradition of inviting past major champions as honorary guests for the week.Els tweeted Monday: “Wanted to clarify my excitement getting an invite from @TheMasters. Work continues to qualify to compete!FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown AP FILE PHOTOErnie Els says he received an invitation to Augusta National for the first week in April. It just wasn’t an invitation to play in the Masters.Els had to clarify a tweet from Sunday that said: “Thank you for a Great Xmas present! @TheMasters Can’t wait!” That led several media sites to post stories that Els, a four-time major champion, had received a special exemption into the Masters.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READlast_img read more

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Real Madrid, Man U pay price for fielding weakened teams

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Tonight, it is job done in a difficult group,” said Mourinho, whose team is now assured of facing one of the following group winners: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Porto or Paris Saint-Germain.United was one of four English teams to reach the knockout stage for the second straight season. This was the first year when 16 group-stage places were guaranteed for the Big 4 leagues in Europe — Spain, England, Germany and Italy. The four countries put 12 teams in total into the round of 16, the draw for which is on Monday.MADRID HUMBLEDWith the Club World Cup only a week away, Madrid coach Santiago Solari rested most of his key players and used several others who hadn’t started much this season, including Francisco “Isco” Alarcon and Marco Asensio.There was no intensity to Madrid’s play CSKA capitalized, completing a home-and-away double over the titleholders that still didn’t lift the Russian team off last place. Viktoria Plzen beat Roma 2-1 to finish in front, with CSKA needing to better Plzen’s result in the Czech Republic.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fedor Chalov and Georgi Schennikov scored late in the first half for CSKA, and Arnor Sigurdsson added another after the break.“It’s sad … to beat Real Madrid, earn seven points, but finish bottom and get eliminated from Europe,” CSKA coach Viktor Goncharenko said.MISSED CHANCEMourinho might also have had one eye on an upcoming game, with United playing great rival Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.His understrength team still featured Pogba, France’s World Cup-winning midfielder who has fallen out of favor with Mourinho and started on the bench for the last two Premier League games.Pogba’s chances of getting back in the starting lineup for the weekend won’t have been helped by his bad miss when the score was 0-0, prodding the ball wide from inside the six-yard box.Carlos Soler put Valencia in front with a driven first-time finish after latching onto Jones’ clearing header in the 17th, and the United center back made an even bigger error for the second goal in the 47th. Jones slid in to clear the ball as he chased down Valencia striker Michy Batshuayi, but only succeeded in slotting it past Sergio Romero from 20 meters with the goalkeeper having come off his line.Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back in the 87th for United.Ronaldo played the whole game for Juventus, which was undone by goals from veteran Young Boys forward Guillaume Hoarau in the 30th and 68th minutes. Paulo Dybala cut the deficit in the 80th.LYON THROUGH Only one qualification place was up for grabs on the final night of group play and it was a straight shootout in freezing sleet between Lyon and Shakhtar Donetsk, which was forced to play its home game in Kiev after it was relocated due to martial law in various regions of Ukraine.Nabil Fekir’s 65th-minute goal earned Lyon a 1-1 draw that preserved second place in Group F behind Manchester City, which beat Hoffenheim 2-1 thanks to Leroy Sane’s double to seal top spot.Shakhtar dropped into the Europa LeagueBAYERN TOPBayern Munich’s wild 3-3 draw at Ajax — featuring four goals from the 82nd minute, including an equalizer for Ajax five minutes into stoppage time — earned the German champion first place in Group E above the Dutch team. Both sides had already qualified.Benfica was already assured of third place and a Euroa League spot before beating AEK Athens 1-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Best of the best No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s a painful result,” Madrid left back Marcelo said.At least that embarrassing loss didn’t stop the defending champions from topping their group. United didn’t have that luxury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLike Madrid, United selected a largely second-string lineup with qualification secure, even though Jose Mourinho’s team still had a chance of climbing above Juventus to first place with a win.With Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus surprisingly losing 2-1 at Swiss club Young Boys, United could have finished top — only to lose by the same score line at the Mestalla. Adding to United’s misery, Phil Jones scored an own-goal from outside his own area and Paul Pogba missed a great chance from around four yards out. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Real forward Vinicius Junior looks up as CSKA players celebrate in background their side’s third goal, during the Champions League, Group G soccer match between Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)Two of European soccer’s grandest clubs paid the price for fielding weakened teams on the final night of Champions League group play, with Real Madrid slumping to a record home loss and Manchester United squandering a surprise opportunity to top its group.On an evening when Lyon celebrated becoming the 16th and last team to qualify for the knockout stage, Madrid’s players were jeered off the field at the Santiago Bernabeu after a 3-0 defeat to CSKA Moscow — its heaviest loss in more than 250 home games in European competition.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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