News Archive

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • Bumper crop of Masters rookies debuts in style on Augusta National

    By Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jonas Blixt played all kinds of courses in golf's minor leagues before graduating to the PGA Tour and quickly grabbing two wins.  Even so, he wasn't quite prepared for what Augusta National offered in his Masters...

  • 2014 Masters First Round

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.  With his green jacket upstairs in the locker room for Masters champions, Scott made only one bad swing that cost him...

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014
  • Notebook: Masters chief Billy Payne supports women joining R&A

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – The Royal & Ancient Golf Club announced last week that its 2,400 members would vote in September on whether to accept females for the first time, a proposal that Secretary Peter Dawson said appears to have ample support.  That includes Augusta National Chairman...

  • Ryan Moore wins Masters Par 3 Contest at 6 under

    By Mark Long, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – With friends and family members in tow, Ryan Moore made memories at the Masters on Wednesday.  Moore shot a 6-under 21 to win the Par 3 Contest at Augusta National, calling it a "perfect practice day."  No one should...

  • Masters prepares to tee off amid as much mystery and anticipation as ever

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.  On the putting green in a quiet moment of practice was 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, one of a record 24...

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014
  • Phil Mickelson at ease in pursuit of fourth Masters

    By Jim Litke, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – There was a time around here when Phil Mickelson's nerves were stretched so tight, you could bounce a coin off them and have it land in Atlanta.  That was exactly 10 years, five majors and three green jackets ago. He arrived that week 0...

  • Notebook: The Masters that made Rory McIlroy cry

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – Rory McIlroy had one of the greatest recoveries in 2011 when he blew a four-shot lead in the final round of the Masters by shooting 80, and then bounced back two months later to set the scoring record in the U.S. Open in his first major...

  • For Arnold Palmer, memories of Masters arent all golf

    By Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – The memories at the Masters aren't just about golf for Arnold Palmer.  He rolls off names from the past as if he had just seen them earlier in the day. He can tell you not only how many people were at the champions' dinners in...

  • Without Tiger Woods on hand, this Masters has the rare feeling that almost anyone can win

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.  Phil Mickelson. Rory McIlroy. Adam Scott.  It was typical of any...

  • Adam Scott returns to Masters, scene of his greatest triumph, to go for world No. 1

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – Adam Scott is relishing every part of being Masters champion.  The drive up Magnolia Lane. A couple of practice rounds with his dad. Wearing the green jacket. And, certainly, the champions dinner Tuesday night.  But before anyone gets worked up about having to eat...