Apr 15, 2024 - News

🏌️ Buckeye masters the Masters

Neal Shipley hits a golf ball with sand flying up.

Neal Shipley plays a bunker shot at the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

OSU golfer Neal Shipley won the Augusta National Silver Cup, awarded to the lowest amateur score at the prestigious Masters tournament.

😮 Stunning stat: The grad student, who already has a masters degree in data analytics, shot a better round than his Sunday playing partner, Tiger Woods.

What they're saying: In a press conference, Shipley called the experience a "dream week."

  • When a reporter asked why crowds gravitated toward him, Shipley replied: "Normal lookin' dude with long hair, I don't really look like most golfers. I think I just have a great attitude on the golf course.
  • "I kinda show my emotion and I think that's kinda why people like me."
Neal Shipley and Tiger Woods shake hands on the golf course.
The playing partners were chatty during their Sunday round, Shipley said, talking about golf and Woods' family. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

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