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Masters 2017: Jordan Spieth's opening-round 75 includes quadruple-bogey 9

Jordan Spieth
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Jordan Spieth's 75 in the first round of the Masters on Thursday was his highest score in 13 rounds played at the tournament.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Thursday, April 06, 2017 | 6:13 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Yuta Ikeda chips in at No. 12, gets left hanging by caddie

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After an excellent chip-in birdie at the daunting 12th hole at Augusta National, Yuta Ikeda goes for a congratulatory high five from his playing parter's caddie and gets denied.
By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Published: Thursday, April 06, 2017 | 5:27 p.m.

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.


Masters 2017: Bernd Wiesberger saves par from off the green at No. 12

Bernd Wiesberger
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There are "good" pars and there are "great" pars. The par Bernd Wiesberger made at No. 12 on Thursday was of the "great" variety.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Thursday, April 06, 2017 | 4:09 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Masters 2017: Dustin Johnson withdraws due to injury

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Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Masters one minute before his 2:03 tee time on Thursday.
By T.J. Auclair
PGA.com
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Published: Thursday, April 06, 2017 | 2:10 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Masters 2017: Phil Mickelson holes 42-foot putt for eagle

Phil Mickelson
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Phil Mickelson -- a three-time Masters champion -- is off to a fine start in Round 1 at Augusta National.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Thursday, April 06, 2017 | 12:22 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Masters 2017: Martin Kaymer chips in for eagle on par-5 second hole

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After a bogey at the first hole on Thursday, Martin Kaymer bounced back with an eagle on the par-5 second at Augusta National.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Thursday, April 06, 2017 | 11:50 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Masters 2017: Here's how you can use a hybrid around the green like Adam Hadwin did

Adam Hadwin
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Rather than chip, or putt, from just off the green at the par-3 fourth hole in the first round of the Masters on Thursday, Canadian Adam Hadwin opted for a hybrid. The decision was a good one, as he knocked it in for an unlikely birdie.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Thursday, April 06, 2017 | 11:26 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Masters 2017: Predictions, forecasts and the keys to winning this week at Augusta

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Are you ready for Masters week? We sure are. Check out our predictions for how things will go down in the season's first major next week at Augusta National Golf Club.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 | 10:19 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Golf tips: How to play from uneven lies

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During Masters week, you're going to see loads of shots from uneven lies -- downhill, uphill and sidehill. Here's what you need to do when you're faced with such a shot.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 | 8:57 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Golf tips: How to play from tough lies, like pine straw

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You're going to see plenty of shots hit from the pine straw at Augusta National during Masters week. Here we explain how to execute the shot if you ever find your own golf ball on some pine straw.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 | 8:55 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


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