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Masters 2007
Augusta - 5-8 April, 2007
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Zach Johnson
Johnson is the first man since 1990 to win from outside the last group
"This is very, very surreal. I have dreamt about it for years."
Masters champion Zach Johnson, describing what one suspects every golf fan who ever lived has dreamt about at some point.

"This being Easter, Jesus was with me every step. I felt him. It was awesome."
Johnson reveals how he did it.

"This was not disappointing today. I threw it away the two days (Thursday and Saturday) I finished with two bogeys."
Tiger Woods reflects on missing a fifth Green Jacket, or at least a play-off for one, by two shots.

"I never felt very comfortable. You may not know where Tiger is but you can feel him. It wasn't over until he hit his second shot on 18."
Johnson on the animal magnetism of Tiger Woods.

"Somewhere along the way he got it into another gear. If he's not Superman, who is he? Superman's brother maybe."
Augusta local Vaughn Taylor on close friend Zach Johnson.

"I'm Zach Johnson and I'm from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That's about it. I'm a normal guy. I feel honoured to play golf for a living."
Johnson denies he is Superman, but then so did Clark Kent.

"I said to myself after five or six holes, 'Let's make it one of the best comebacks Augusta has ever seen'."
It wasn't quite, but Justin Rose showed some real grit at Augusta until his challenge died following a double bogey on the 17th.

"I'm already thinking about the US Open, I'd like nothing more than to come back with a victory."
Defending champion Phil Mickelson had an outside chance going into the final day but fell away with a 77.

"I will walk away from this tournament knowing I have a game capable of winning the Masters."
Padraig Harrington tied for seventh place but was undone by a bogey on the long 15th, the hole he had struggled with all week, taking eight, four, seven and six.

"I thought it could be my year to win here."
Luke Donald reflects on what might have been after triple-bogeying the ninth to see his challenge falter.

"I was kind of thinking I had a better chance of winning the par-three than I did the tournament. It's got to happen at some point so let's try to win both. It was a long chip."
Johnson again (sorry, but he did win) on how he had a chip to win the par-three contest. The winner of that has never gone on to clinch the Masters in the same year.

"The course was ultimately the beast this week."
Overnight leader Stuart "Apples" Appleby reflects on what the 2007 Masters will be remembered for most.


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