News Archive

  • Saturday, April 13, 2013
  • Masters Notebook: Bubba Watson wants to enjoy last round as champion

    By Nancy Armour, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Bubba Watson is about to be replaced. The defending Masters champion made up some ground with a 2-under 70 on Saturday. But at nine strokes back, and with some big names in front of him, he knows his chances of winning a second straight green...

  • Tiger Woods stays in Masters hunt after penalty for bad drop

    Tiger Woods accepted his two-shot penalty for a bad drop Saturday morning, then responded with a third-round 70 that left him only four shots off the lead after 54 holes.

  • Rory McIlroy loses five shots in mid-round stumble at Masters

    By Nancy Armour, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- No sooner had Rory McIlroy moved into contention than he took himself out. The world's No. 2 player dropped five shots in five holes Saturday afternoon, and had to par his last two holes just to break 80. At 5-over for the tournament, he...

  • Australians in top five want to end Masters oh-fer

    By Nancy Armour, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Aussies have had enough of their oh-fer at Augusta National. Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and Jason Day are in the top five heading into Sunday's final round at the Masters, giving the Australians perhaps their best chance at ending their...

  • Guan Tianlang shoots 77, says 'think I played pretty good'

    By Nancy Armour, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Guan Tianlang had plenty of adult supervision at the Masters. Rules officials kept a close eye on the 14-year-old on Saturday, a day after a penalty for slow play nearly kept him from playing the weekend, as he shot a 77. The youngest player to...

  • Masters Third Round Story

    Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and fast-rising Brandt Snedeker top the scoreboard after three eventful rounds. But another 11 players are within five shots of them.    

  • USGA rule regarding Tiger Woods' ball drop

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) -- U.S. Golf Association rules applied by Augusta National Golf Club in assessing Tiger Woods a two-stroke penalty for an illegal drop in Friday's second round. THE ISSUE 26-1. Relief For Ball In Water Hazard It is a question of fact whether a ball that has not been...

  • Augusta National Official Statement on Tiger Woods penalty

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) -- Tiger Woods was assessed a two-stroke penalty Saturday for his drop in the second round of the Masters, but was not disqualified. Below is the Masters' statement on the decision: "Yesterday afternoon, the Rules Committee was made aware of a possible Rules...

  • Tiger Woods penalty drop results in two stroke penalty

    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) -- Tiger Woods got a reprieve Saturday in the Masters when he was given a two-shot penalty for a bad drop but was allowed to stay in the tournament. Woods' shot on the par-5 15th hole of the second round hit the flag stick and bounced...

  • Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Woods loses Masters momentum after hitting flagstick

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tiger Woods knew this day should've turned out so much better. He was cruising toward the end of the second round at the Masters on Friday, in a share of the lead and looking every bit like the player who would be in control heading to the...