News Archive

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • British players seek to reestablish dominance

    By Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- There was a time not long ago when Britain's golfers ruled Augusta National like no other country. Now, the latest group of talented Brits is determined to end the empire's 17-year drought at the Masters. England's Justin Rose ranks...

  • Tiger Woods game and health both in major shape

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Around every corner at Augusta National is another reminder that Tiger Woods isn't getting any younger. He played a practice round with a teenager from China who wasn't even born when Woods won his first Masters. He was introduced at his...

  • Rory McIlroy looking to restart tumultuous season

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Three months into the season, Rory McIlroy feels as if it's already been a long year. The splashy announcement of his Nike deal, and the commercial with Tiger Woods that raised hopes of a big rivalry. The missed cut in Abu Dhabi. The...

  • Adam Scott consistent contender with anchored stroke

    By Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It's no coincidence that Adam Scott has played better in majors since finding consistency on the putting greens -- and he credits his anchored putting stroke for the improvement. Scott has finished tied for second and eighth the past two...

  • What are your Masters traditions

    We all know that the Masters is a tradition unlike any other. We also know that many of you have your own Masters traditions for tournament week. This week, we asked our friends in PGA.com Facebook Nation to reveal their Masters traditions. You'll have a hard time topping the No. 1 response.

  • Monday, April 8, 2013
  • Steve Stricker turns to Tiger Woods for advice on Augusta National

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Steve Stricker wouldn't mind if Tiger Woods returned the favor, only it's not that easy. Woods is back to No. 1 in the world, a return to the top that received a boost last month at Doral when Stricker worked with him for nearly an hour...

  • Guan Tianlang, 14, looking to have fun in Masters debut

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Guan Tianlang is in good company this week at Augusta National. He played a practice round Monday with two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, then headed out in the afternoon with Tiger Woods. He has a game lined up Tuesday with Tom Watson, an...

  • Russell Henley brings home-state hopes to first Masters

    By Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Russell Henley's head was on a swivel Monday at Augusta National, scanning the gallery for friends, family or anyone else yelling "Go Dawgs." The former Georgia Bulldog and Peach State native is playing in his first Masters. He is...

  • Big-hitting Nicolas Colsaerts ready for first Masters

    By Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Nicolas Colsaerts ran into Jack Nicklaus Jr. last week and asked what advice he had about the Masters. It didn't take long for the younger Nicklaus to answer: ''I would just talk to Dad,'' he said. An hour or so later,...

  • Darren Clarke out of Masters, citing hamstring injury

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Former British Open champion Darren Clarke has withdrawn from the Masters because of a hamstring injury. Clarke pulled a hamstring while on vacation in the Bahamas just more than a week ago. He pulled out of the Texas Open last week with hopes that rest and treatment would...