News Archive

  • Monday, April 8, 2013
  • PGA, Masters Tournament Foundation and USGA create Drive Chip & Putt Championship

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- In an effort to promote interest and participation in the game of golf, the Masters Tournament Foundation, United States Golf Association (USGA) and The PGA of America announced Monday the creation of the Drive Chip & Putt Championship, a free, nationwide junior skills...

  • Sunday, April 7, 2013
  • Phil Mickelson plays practice round with Condi Rice

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Phil Mickelson has won three green jackets, and he was the one asking all the questions Sunday during a practice round at the Masters. In his group was Augusta National's newest member -- former Secretary of State Condoleezza...

  • Bet leads to diamond ring for caddie's wife

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press The artistic, majestic wedge out of the trees and onto the 10th green at Augusta National. The tearful celebration. Slipping into that beautiful green jacket for the first time in Butler Cabin. The trophy presentation. Bubba Watson finally had a chance to catch...

  • Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Geoff Ogilvy misses Masters, despite extra effort

    HUMBLE, Texas (AP) -- A trip to the Masters wasn't meant to be for Geoff Ogilvy, though not from a lack of effort. Starting with the Humana Challenge, he played 10 tournaments out of 11 weeks in a bid to get into the top 50 in world rankings by the end of the Shell Houston Open. The only week...

  • Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Henrik Stenson cracks top 50 to earn Masters invite

    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer HUMBLE, Texas (AP) -- Henrik Stenson didn't get the trophy at the Houston Open. He gladly settled for an invitation to the Masters. Stenson, who eight months ago was No. 133 in the world, closed with a 6-under 66 on Sunday in the Houston Open and was the...

  • Points wins Shell Houston Open, makes Masters field

    By CHRIS DUNCAN, AP Sports Writer HUMBLE, Texas (AP) -- The Masters was always on D.A. Points' mind, even with the start of his year going nowhere. He took care of that with one clutch putt. Points sank a 13-footer to save par on the 72nd hole Sunday, winning the rain-delayed Houston Open by...

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Five golfers who could claim first major at Masters

    Four of the last six Masters champions have been first-time major winners, including the last two in Charl Schwartzel and Bubba Watson. Here's a look at five players, including Matt Kuchar, who could claim their first major at Augusta National.