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  • Thursday, April 11, 2013
  • Sergio Garcia Marc Leishman share Masters first round lead

    Sergio Garcia scrambled his way to an afternoon 66 to grab a share of the first-round lead with Marc Leishman. The day ended with 32 of the 93 players under par.

  • Welshman Jamie Donaldson aces par 3 sixth at Masters

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Jamie Donaldson has made a hole-in-one at the Masters. The Welsh golfer aced the sixth hole during Thursday's opening round. He becomes the fifth golfer to make a 1 at the 180-yard hole known as Juniper. And it's the first since Chris DiMarco in 2004. Overall, it was...

  • Jack Nicklaus never had deep Masters conversation with Tiger

    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Jack Nicklaus has shared his secrets and strategy about Augusta National with anyone who wanted to learn from a six-time Masters champion, a list that includes Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Nicolas Colsaerts. But not Tiger Woods. Nicklaus said...

  • 2013 Masters first round under way

    By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- So much for local knowledge at the Masters. Marc Leishman had played two whole rounds at Augusta National. He was the leader on Day 1. David Lynn had never played in the first major of the year. He was two shots back. With all eyes on...

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Ted Potter wins Par 3 Contest, edging Matt Kuchar in OT

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Ted Potter Jr. won the Par 3 Contest at Augusta National, the light-hearted precursor to the first major of the year. Potter won on the second playoff hole Wednesday, making a birdie at No. 9 to beat Matt Kuchar. Phil Mickelson was eliminated on...

  • Always difficult, Augusta doesn't play favorites

    Tiger Woods is the odds-on favorite to win this week. The trouble is, Augusta National doesn't play favorites, which means the Masters is completely up for grabs.

  • Masters change allows more winners in field

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Masters found a way to keep its field small while bringing in more PGA Tour winners. The PGA Tour is going to a wraparound schedule that starts in October, meaning the six events held in the fall will be part of the FedExCup season. Augusta...

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Jack Nicklaus recalls 55 memorable years at Masters

    By Jim Litke, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jack Nicklaus loves absolutely everything about Augusta National. But being reminded how many years have elapsed since he won the first time, let alone the first time he made the drive up Magnolia Lane? Not so much. Nicklaus sat in the interview...

  • Bubba Watson's pine straw is patrons' must-see spot

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Amen Corner has some competition. There's a new must-see spot at Augusta National -- Bubba's pine straw. A steady stream of fans are flocking to the hollow right of the 10th fairway, where Bubba Watson struck that amazing pitching wedge...

  • Notebook: Guan Tianlang impresses Masters veterans without hitting a shot

    By Nancy Armour, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- At 14, Tiger Woods was running cross-country and trying to stay on top of his homework. Adam Scott was psyched to finish second against a field of 17-year-olds. Rory McIlroy had thoughts of playing in the Masters, but it was the European Young...