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    SPORTS
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
East Oregonian
Page 3B
College Football
Golf
Ducks opening
spring practice
to the public
Spieth looks to make new Masters
memories after meltdown in 2016
By ANNE M. PETERSON
Associated Press
Oregon is trying something a little different
for a few practices this spring: new coach Willie
Taggart is welcoming the public.
Oregon will practice in front of fans at
Kilkenny Field on campus on Friday morning
and Saturday afternoon, then again at Portland’s
Jesuit High School on April 15. The Ducks
warn however that inclement weather could
force the open practices to be rescheduled.
Taggart said Tuesday that he was excited to
get started, joking it was like Christmas time.
“I think we have some awesome kids here
— I shouldn’t call them kids, but young men
— that really want to win. And they really want
to do it the right way,” he said.
Taggart is taking over an Oregon team
that finished last season 4-8 overall and at the
bottom of the Pac-12 North standings at 2-7 —
snapping a run of nine straight winning seasons
in conference play.
Three days after a loss to rival Oregon
State in the final game of the season, Oregon
dismissed coach Mark Helfrich. Taggart, head
coach at South Florida for the past four years,
was hired in December.
Taggart guided South Florida to a 10-2
mark last season and a spot in the Birmingham
Bowl. He is the first coach Oregon has hired
from outside the school since 1976. The Ducks’
previous three coaches — Mike Bellotti, Chip
Kelly and Helfrich — were assistants who were
promoted.
Kelly closed spring practices to the fans and
media in 2012.
This season fans could get a look at
newly arrived freshman quarterback Braxton
Burmeister, who enrolled in school early and
will compete for the job with incumbent Justin
Herbert, as well as Travis Jonsen and Terry
Wilson Jr.
Herbert threw for 1,936 yards and 19 touch-
downs in eight games as a freshman last season.
Taggart praised Herbert, who he said had a
4.1 grade point average for the winter term.
“At the end of the day I want to see who can
lead this football team, who can get this team
to rally around him, and play for the quarter-
back,” he said. “Each winning team out there,
that’s what the quarterback does. It’s not just
the offensive guys to rally behind him, but the
defensive guys as well, the whole football team.
I’m looking for the guy that can do that.”
Oregon opens practice on Wednesday and
the Spring Game is Apr 29 at Autzen Stadium.
By PAUL NEWBERRY
Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Ga. — On a
warm, sunny afternoon in Amen
Corner, Jordan Spieth stepped
up to No. 12 and stuck it right
next to the flag.
A year too late.
“I really could’ve used that
one 12 months ago,” Spieth
quipped Tuesday, mustering a
smile before heading over the
Hogan Bridge to take care of a
tap-in delivered with an Arnold
Palmer-like flourish.
The
Augusta
National
patrons roared with laughter.
But for anyone who takes a
bit of self-deprecation during
a practice round as a sign that
Spieth has gotten over the green
jacket that got away, think again.
The sting is still there.
You can hear it in his voice.
“Certainly you don’t want to
hold stuff in,” Spieth said. “That
would be crazy.”
If not for a meltdown at the
shortest hole on the course, a
mere 155 yards, the 23-year-old
would’ve been talking Tuesday
about his quest to become the
first player to win the Masters
three years in a row.
Instead, he was reminiscing
again about the biggest disap-
pointment of his young, flour-
ishing career.
In 2016, Spieth made the
turn on the final day with a
commanding five-shot lead. He
gave away some of that cushion
with back-to-back bogeys at the
10th and 11th, but it was at the
par-3 12th, the devilish little
hole known as Golden Bell, that
he lost the tournament .
First, he splashed his tee
shot into Rae’s Creek. Then,
from the drop zone, he chunked
another one into the water. Just
like that, he was on the way to a
quadruple-bogey 7 that ensured
it would always be one of those
Masters remembered more for
how it was lost than how it was
won. (In case you’ve forgotten,
Jordan
Spieth
lines
up his
putt
on the
14th
hole
during
a prac-
tice
round
for the
Mas-
ters
golf
tour-
na-
ment
Tues-
day,
April
4, 2017,
in Au-
gusta,
Ga.
AP Photo/
Charlie
Riedel
the beneficiary of Spieth’s
collapse was England’s Danny
Willett , who is the first to
acknowledge “it was a strange
one last year.”)
Back in December, when
Spieth returned to Augusta
National for the first time since
that fateful day to play a round
with friends, he was thinking
about what happened on the
last day of the Masters. When
he played the 12th on Tuesday,
in front of a large gallery but
merely for practice, it was on his
mind again.
When the tournament begins,
he expects more of the same.
“It will surely be there and
it has been there,” said Spieth,
wearing a green shirt that would
be a perfect match for the
jacket he hopes to don again on
Sunday. “It is one of the many
tournaments I’ve lost given a
certain performance on a hole
or a stretch of holes. It happens
in this game. I stepped up today,
first day back with the crowds,
and hit it to about (a foot away),
which is nice. Obviously, it’s not
the tournament.”
While the 12th will always
be a part of Spieth’s story at the
Masters, his feel for this place is
far more positive than negative.
He’s played this tournament
three times and never finished
lower than second. This is where
he captured his first major with
a dominating 18-under score
in 2015, sparking a run at the
Grand Slam and one of the
greatest years in golf history.
Even the hole where it all
fell apart has provided plenty
of good vibes. Before the finale
a year ago, Spieth had played
The Masters
• Thursday-Sunday
• Augusta National Golf
Club, Augusta, Georgia
• TV: ESPN (Rounds 1-2),
CBS (Rounds 3 and 4)
Golden Bell at 1-under through
his first 11 rounds at the Masters,
including three birdies.
“I really thoroughly enjoy
this place and this week,” he
insisted. “I seem to have more
fun each year when I play this
golf course.”
Spieth’s enthusiasm got more
pronounced when asked specifi-
cally what makes this course so
appealing to him.
“I like the elevation changes,
the sidehill lies, the pull to
Rae’s Creek,” he said, not even
pausing for humorous effect.
“It’s imaginative golf. It’s feel
golf. I really enjoy that. When
I go away from technical and
toward feel, it’s an advantage
for me.”
He certainly looks like one
of the players to beat this week,
even though he ceded the No.
1 spot in the world rankings to
Dustin Johnson .
“I’m excited about the oppor-
tunity ahead, which is now I can
go back and really tear this golf
course up ... really create more
great memories on the back
nine of Augusta,” he said. “If
it happens this year, fantastic.
I will do all I can to see all the
positives and grind it out like
we did in 2015. And if it doesn’t
happen this year, then I’ll be
ready the next year to do it.”
When Spieth made that little
joke Tuesday at the 12th, it felt
like a cathartic moment.
Yeah, it still hurts.
But he’s not afraid of Amen
Corner.
“Looking forward to getting
out there,” he said, sounding a
bit defiant, “and taking it right
over the bunker just like my
strategy for any other hole.”
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