2015 Masters Field List
Spieth, Jordan (12,17,18), United States of America
- Masters Tournament Champions (Lifetime)
- US Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
- British Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
- PGA Champions (Honorary, non-competing after 5 years)
- Winners of The Players Championship (Three years)
- Current US Amateur Champion (6-A) (Honorary, non-competing after 1 year) and the runner-up (6-B) to the current US Amateur Champion
- Current British Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after 1 year)
- Current Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion
- Current Latin America Amateur Champion
- Current US Amateur Public Links Champion
- Current US Mid-Amateur Champion
- The first 12 players, including ties, in the previous year's Masters Tournament
- The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's US Open Championship
- The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's British Open Championship
- The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's PGA Championship
- Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters
- Those qualifying for the previous year's season-ending Tour Championship
- The 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
- The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament
Past Champions Not Expected To Play in 2015
- Tommy Aaron
- Jack Burke Jr.
- Charles Coody
- Nick Faldo
- Raymond Floyd
- Doug Ford
- Bob Goalby
- Jack Nicklaus
- Arnold Palmer
- Gary Player
- Craig Stadler
- Fuzzy Zoeller
Albatrosses are the rarest of birds on golf courses. In the 36 years since the Arnold Palmer Invitational was founded, no one had ever recorded one -- until Daniel Berger did it Saturday.
Make that two in two days.
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At the par-5 16th in Sunday's final round, Zach Johnson hit this 5-iron from 207 yards. And watch what happens:
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 22, 2015
According to the NBC Golf Channel broadcast, fewer than 125 albatrosses have been recorded on the PGA Tour since 1970. And yet Berger and Johnson accomplished it in back-to-back rounds this weekend at Bay Hill.
Johnson says he saw the tournament host on the 16th tee and went over to shake his hand. He figured some of the Palmer magic rubbed off on him. Johnson shot 66.
U.S. OPEN ACE: Zach Johnson makes a hole-in-one at Pinehurst No. 2
It was only the seventh time since the PGA Tour began keeping records in 1983 that two players made a double eagle in the same tournament. The last time was in 2007 at The Players Championship.
A rare commonality, to be sure. Some people call them double eagles. In this instance, it's more like albatross-albatross.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
While much of the attention Saturday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was focused on Daniel Berger's amazing albatross -- and rightly so -- Kevin Na had two highlight-worthy shots of his own, on consecutive holes.
First, he sinks this 50-foot putt at No. 15:
And then one hole later, he does this from the bunker:
That birdie-eagle run allowed Na to finish with a third-round 69, keeping him within striking distance of leader Henrik Stenson, who had two birdies and an eagle down the home stretch.
Keegan Bradley came oh-so-close to a hole-in-one Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational when his shot at the par-3 seventh hole first makes a beeline for the cup … and then puts on the brakes.
IDENTICAL ACES: J.B. Holmes, Dustin Johnson at Doral
Watch the video for yourself:
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A tap-in birdie is the next best thing. But being able to walk off with a 1 on your scorecard is pretty sweet.
Surely you don't need the reminder, but just in case -- March Madness is upon us.
Thursday, Day 1 of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, was one of the most exciting in recent memory.
One of the best underdog performances came from Georgia State University, a No. 14 seed, which knocked off No. 3 Baylor -- 57-56 -- thanks to this 3-pointer in the closing seconds by R.J. Hunter (son of head coach R.J. Hunter, who tore his Achilles last week celebrating the team's tournament championship, and fell off his seat when his son made the shot yesterday as you can see in the video.
So what does all this have to do with golf?
Fair question. And here's your answer -- check out the Georgia State University men's golf team celebration after Hunter buried the three:
— Georgia State Golf (@GaStateGolf) March 19, 2015
That was awesome.
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