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Takeaways From the 2014 Masters

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The 2014 Masters is in the books and Bubba Watson is the champion. The man took home his second green jacket today. I am sure many fans were cheering for 20-year-old Jordan Spieth to pull off the unthinkable, but one of Tiger Woods’ records will still stay, well, a record.

Now that it is all over, let’s take a look at 10 takeaways from the 2014 Masters.

Bubba Watson Isn’t a One-Hit Wonder

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Bubba Watson Isn’t a One-Hit Wonder

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Bubba Watson did it again! He won his second major. It just so happened to be his second victory at the Masters.

Golf World May Have a New Young Star on the Rise

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Golf World May Have a New Young Star on the Rise

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Jordan Spieth did not win, but he still managed to finish in second place (tied). Not bad for a 20-year-old. He has now finished in the top 10 five times this season. The golf world could have a new young star.

Rickie Fowler Will Have His Time

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Rickie Fowler Will Have His Time

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Rickie Fowler finished tied for fifth place. He isn’t quite there yet, but he is getting close. Fowler has all of the talent in the world and his time will come. Maybe sooner than a lot of us may think.

Rory McIlroy Still Has Some Work to Do

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Rory McIlroy Still Has Some Work to Do

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Rory McIlroy had a decent day. He shot a 69 and ended up finishing in the top 10. He still has some work to do if he plans on becoming the superstar of this sport once again, though.

Tiger Woods Remains No. 1 For a Little While Longer

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Tiger Woods Remains No. 1 For a Little While Longer

Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods could have lost his No. 1 World Ranking this week, but he managed to hold onto it. However, that ranking very well could get taken over very soon.

Phil Mickelson Among the Biggest Names to Miss the Cut

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Phil Mickelson Among the Biggest Names to Miss the Cut

Phil Mickelson
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There were quite a few big names in golf who missed the cut at the Masters. Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald and Zach Johnson all missed out on playing this weekend, but Phil Mickelson was the biggest name to miss the cut.

There is No True No. 1 in Golf

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There is No True No. 1 in Golf

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Sure, Tiger Woods is the No. 1 golfer in the world and players like Adam Scott are knocking at his door, but there is no true No. 1 in golf. Any single player could win at any single tournament.

The days of Woods being the most dominant golfer in this sport seem to be gone. Well, as long as he is injured that is.

Lee Westwood Can Still Hang With the Best of Them

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Lee Westwood Can Still Hang With the Best of Them

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Once upon a time, Lee Westwood was the No. 1 golfer in the world. He has dropped pretty far down the list ever since. However, he proved at the 2014 Masters that he can still hang with the best of them.

Westwood finished in seventh place. Hopefully that is the spark he needed to get back on track. With that in mind, Westwood did finish in eighth place at last year’s Masters and in third place at The Open Championship.

Bubba Watson is in Store For a Big Year

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Bubba Watson is in Store For a Big Year

Bubba Watson
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This may be more of a prediction than a takeaway, but Bubba Watson is in store for a big year. He kind of already is having a big year. After all, Watson has won two tournaments this season.

Golf Needs Tiger Woods

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Golf Needs Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods
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The Masters was awesome this weekend, but it just wasn’t the same without Tiger Woods. The Masters needs Mr. Woods and so does golf in general. Until he plans on retiring, which hopefully won’t be for a long time, the golf world will rely heavily on Tiger Woods.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.