News Archive

  • Friday, April 11, 2014
  • Notebook: Fred Couples' round stirs memories of '92 at Masters

    By Mark Long, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – Fred Couples' luck on No. 12 at Augusta National seems to have no expiration date.  Couples got another huge break on the short and tricky hole Friday, stirring memories of his famous shot there in 1992.  Couples hit a 9-iron from...

  • Jordan Spieth making Masters look like child's play

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jordan Spieth already has proven to be a quick study.  A PGA Tour winner before he even had a card. The youngest American to play in the Presidents Cup. And in his first appearance at the Masters, the 20-year-old Texan looks like...

  • Fred Couples leads 'old guy' charge into weekend at Masters

    By Jim Litke, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – Fred Couples won't have to worry about squeezing in a few extra practice rounds for the upcoming Greater Gwinnett Championship on the Champions Tour. He'll be honing his game this weekend at a much tougher venue.  The...

  • Struggling Phil Mickelson misses first cut in 17 years

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson will be watching the final two rounds of the Masters from home for the first time in 17 years.  And it's no mystery why.  "It's tough to overcome those big numbers," Mickelson said Friday after a...

  • Eisenhower Tree missed, but scores on 17 same

    By Jim Litke, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – Trees usually don't get eulogized. This one did, more than once.  Golfers and Masters officials alike talked about the soaring loblolly pine known as the Eisenhower Tree as if it were a deceased family member. The Augusta National...

  • 2014 Masters second round

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.  Watson took...

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • Notebook: Old guys get it done in first round of Masters

    By Mark Long, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – In a tournament packed with a bunch of young newcomers, the 50-and-over crowd made a bit of a stand in the first round of the Masters.  Miguel Angel Jimenez was leading the tournament for a time before stumbling on the back nine. Fred...

  • Bubba Watson shows he's ready to win another jacket

    By Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – Bubba Watson won one Masters with a shot out of the trees that will live forever in tournament lore. He'd like to take an easier path to a second green jacket.  Watson got a good start on doing just that Thursday with the only...

  • Haas family's Masters bloodlines run deep

    By Jim Litke, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – If connections were all it took to make a splash at the Masters, Bill Haas would have contended long before now.  "We've had a bunch of family play here," said Haas, whose opening-round 68 catapulted him into the...

  • Phil Mickelson opens Masters with one wild ride

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – Back and forth the ball went, passing the cup four times in all, simply refusing to go down.  When Phil Mickelson finally finished with the seventh hole, he had a triple bogey on his scorecard.  That summed up Lefty's wild...