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From the Archives — Masterful Performance

With a 5-under 66 in the first round of The Open Championship at Muirfield, Zach Johnson has put himself in early contention to win his second major championship. Read our “From the Archives” story on Johnson after he won his first major in 2007…

For many golf fans, the final round of the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, is the high holy day of professional sports. It’s a chance to worship all things green and beautiful in the aptly named Cathedral of Golf.

But for 2007 champion Zach Johnson, his stunning victory on April 8, was a chance to win the most prestigious of golf tournaments, the Masters, while worshiping the true Master…

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A Heavenly Future

Bubba Watson’s phone rang. His dad was calling. “If this is truth, if God is truth—you better start practicing,” Gerry said once Bubba picked up the phone. “Why do I need to practice?” said a confounded Bubba, who was having his best PGA Tour season yet.

“You better practice because by the time you get to heaven, I’m going to be so good at golf…” Continue reading

SPORTS YAPP Episode #40 – Bubbacast

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Today on the show:

Bryce is joined by staff writer Steve Copeland to yapp about the Masters.

-Steve sheds light on Bubba’s personality and talks about his interview with Bubba for the magazine.

-Bryce talks about Bubba’s future and his potential impact on the golf world.

-Bryce and Steve discuss Bubba’s faith and the fact a Christian won on Easter.

-Bryce and Steve yapp about Bubba’s crying!!

-It’s a Bubba love-fest on the latest edition of SPORTS YAPP, aka, a Bubbacast!

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Around the Net – Bubba wins the Masters, Tim Tebow speaks at Easter service, Pena back with Rays

Bubba Watson wins the Masters

Bubba Watson won the 2012 Masters, clinching the tournament win after a two-hole playoff against Louis Oosthuizen. Watson, who was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Sports Spectrum, finished at 10-under and won his first major tournament.

When asked about how special it was to win on Easter, Bubba said: “Yeah, this is the day Jesus is risen…”

Tim Tebow speaks to thousands at Easter service

15,000 people showed up for an Easter service in Georgetown, Texas with Tim Tebow as the guest speaker. Celebration Church hosted the service and their pastor, Joe Champion, and Tebow talked for about 20 minutes.

“It’s OK to be outspoken about your faith…

Carlos Pena makes return to Rays, gets 7 RBIs verses the Yankees

Carlos Pena made a big return to the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend. Pena had 7 RBIs against for the Rays in their series vs. the New York Yankees.

Pena was featured in Sports Spectrum in the Summer 2009 issue and said this about his relationship with Christ…

Christian Athletes in the Headlines

Masters winner Watson not ashamed of his Christian faith (BillyGraham.org)

C.J. McCollum: Why I’m returning to Lehigh for my senior year (Sporting News)

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SPORTS YAPP Episode #39 – Interview with Scott Lehman from In His Grip

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Today on the show:

Scott Lehman from In His Grip Golf  joins us to discuss faith, golf, the Masters, and Tiger Woods.

-Hear Scott’s testimony and why he started In His Grip Golf.

-Scott tells us about caddying for Zach Johnson and then connecting with him this week.

-Scott gives us some stories about Tuesday at the Masters.

-Find out what Scott thinks about Tiger Woods and how Scott is praying for him.

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