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Lee Westwood comes up short on the 13th at Augusta. (Getty Images)

Lost in Bubbarama, Oosty's Albatross, Phil's Pholly and KickGate was the fact that Lee Westwood gave himself a fairly decent chance of winning the Masters.

Yes, Lee Westwood, the guy who's now lost 54 consecutive majors. As GolfTalkCentral notes, Westy is now in the market for a new putting coach after giving Phil Kenyon the boot.

"I don't know how much difference Kenyon's made," said Chubby Chandler, Westwood's manager. "I don't think he's made any. Whether that stays the same or not, hmmm. But Lee will keep working."

How critical was Westwood's putting? This: He finished two strokes off the lead. But he took128 putts, while Bubba Watson needed 120 to win, and Phil Mickelson got out the door with only 107 putts. Westwood ranked 59th in putting among the 62 players who made the cut.

A late charge, where he dropped four birdies over the last six holes, helped put him on the outskirts of contention. Better play throughout the week would have had him in charge.

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