News Archive

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014
  • Five best Masters debuts from Day to Zoeller

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – Billy Horschel won the Zurich Classic two weeks after the Masters last year, and thus became first on the list of players who earned their first trip to Augusta National. He just had no idea how long the list would grow.  Derek Ernst...

  • Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Changes evident even on a shortened first day

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. – The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.  Augusta National was open for only two hours because of storms, still enough time for a few players to see some of the changes to the golf course – even...

  • Key anniversaries at the 2014 Masters

    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the Masters: 75 years ago (1939): Ralph Guldahl technically became the first winner of The Masters because the name of the tournament was changed in 1939 from the Augusta National Invitation...

  • 2014 Masters Trivia Quiz

    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- How well do you know the Masters? Try this quiz: 1. Which player had the lowest final round to win the Masters? a.) Mike Weir b.) Gary Player c.) Jack Nicklaus ------ 2. Who is the oldest Masters champion? a.) Jack Nicklaus b.) Raymond...

  • Friday, April 4, 2014
  • Tiger's surgery, new Masters favorites and a first for youth golfers

    By Ted Bishop PGA of America President Is it the end of an era or the beginning of a new one? It's hard to imagine Tiger Woods regaining the dominating form that he once enjoyed in professional golf under any circumstances at the age of 38. The golf world was jolted this week with the news...

  • A chat with the oldest living Masters champion Jackie Burke Jr

    It's been 58 years since Jackie Burke, Jr. staged the greatest final-round Masters comeback ever. Burke, 91, is the oldest living Masters champion, but time has not dimmed his memories.

  • Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • This Masters feels more wide open than ever

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press This Masters is all about a green jacket, not a red shirt.  Tiger Woods, who has slipped that coveted coat over his Sunday shirt four times, was finishing up high school in southern California the last time he wasn't at Augusta National for the Masters....

  • With Woods missing and youngsters rising, Masters primed for newcomer to claim jacket

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Fuzzy Zoeller has lost track of how many interviews he's given before the Masters, surprising for a guy who plays a limited schedule on the Champions Tour and stopped competing at Augusta National five years ago.  He doesn't need to follow golf to...

  • Eisenhower Tree, famous landmark on 17th hole at Augusta, looms large in its absence

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Most players walking up the hill toward the 17th fairway at Augusta National can't help but notice the famous Eisenhower Tree: A loblolly pine, far enough from the tee to be a nuisance, sprawling at 65 feet and getting taller by the year.  What got...

  • Who is your pick to win the Masters, and why? Our Facebook friends tell us

    By John Holmes, Senior Interactive Producer Spring is here, the azaleas are in bloom, the grass is perfectly green and manicured. All this means one thing: It's Masters time.  So who you got? We asked our Facebook friends for their fearless predictions of who will don the green jacket on...