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Rory McIlroy puts blinders on for shot at career grand slam
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — He's the No. 1 player in the world, winner of the last two majors and star of a poignant new Nike commercial he admits to having watched — but only once.
7 Apr 2015 - 10:17pm - 0 Comments
Bubba seeks 3rd green jacket: 'If I can do it, anybody can'
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson was strolling up to the ninth green, toward the Augusta National clubhouse and that towering oak tree, when he was struck by a fact that still seems a bit unreal. He's won the Masters not just once, but twice.
7 Apr 2015 - 8:24pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods to play in Par 3 competition at the Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — This is one competition Tiger Woods doesn't mind losing. He's playing in the Par 3 Tournament at the Masters. Woods typically skips the Wednesday afternoon tradition at Augusta National. But he had a couple of reasons to play this year.
7 Apr 2015 - 8:18pm - 0 Comments
New generation of golfers trained by Tiger
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods was that larger-than-life figure in a red shirt who was always winning. At least it seemed that way to a growing television audience that included a bunch of kids from all over the world. Rory McIlroy was one of them. So was Jordan Spieth.
7 Apr 2015 - 8:06pm - 0 Comments
2015 Masters: 10 players to watch
Finally. It's here -- the season's first major championship, the Masters. It's been eight long months since the last major, when Rory McIlroy took the PGA Championship at Valhalla. Since then, anyone who loves golf has been dying for the Masters to get here.
7 Apr 2015 - 10:10am - 0 Comments
Compton's story keeps UGA in Masters limelight
AUGUSTA -- Erik Compton was playing his Masters practice round with Jim Furyk on Monday morning when he spotted his dad on the third hole. The sighting of Peter Compton unleashed something in father and son and created a scene that Compton described as "a little emotional."
7 Apr 2015 - 3:07am - 0 Comments
Woods remains big draw at Augusta National
Though he's no longer thought to be an automatic favorite to contend, Tiger Woods still drew the biggest gallery on Monday. He started hitting practice balls around 3:30 p.m. and the people began to gather, scrutinizing every chip and drive.
7 Apr 2015 - 3:06am - 0 Comments
Nike's new golf ad 'Ripple' highlights Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy recently admitted that he not only idolized Tiger Woods growing up, but he wrote a letter to his hero telling him he'd be his rival one day.
6 Apr 2015 - 10:21am - 0 Comments
Fire destroys Canadian golf ball recycling plant
Some four million golf balls went up in flames when the manufacturing plant of a Canadian company burned to the ground Saturday morning northeast of Montreal.
5 Apr 2015 - 2:16pm - 0 Comments
Watch: Patrick Reed's amazing ace
Patrick Reed seemed to be favoring his knee Friday en route to a second-round 71 at the Shell Houston Open.  But if his knee was bothering him any Saturday afternoon, it wasn't apparent -- particularly after he made a hole-in-one at the par-3 16th. Watch this:
4 Apr 2015 - 1:48pm - 0 Comments
Watch: Lee Westwood holes out from 104 yards for eagle
Hole-outs are just so much fun to watch. But, let's face it -- some are a lot cooler than others.
3 Apr 2015 - 3:13pm - 0 Comments
Your favorites to win the Masters
The people have spoken. After posing the question "Who's your favorite to win the Masters?" we received hundreds of answers from our 320,000+ friends in Facebook Nation.
3 Apr 2015 - 1:50pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods returns from leave of absence to play in the Masters
The Tiger Woods leave of absence from the PGA Tour will end just in time for the season's first major.
3 Apr 2015 - 3:21am - 0 Comments
Sergio Garcia and Patrick Reed pull off almost identical birdie chip-ins
The par-3 ninth hole at the Golf Club of Houston generally isn't regarded as the club's signature hole – but it sure is today, thanks to a pair of amazing chip-ins for birdie in the first round of the Shell Houston Open.   Hometown boy Patrick
2 Apr 2015 - 4:59pm - 0 Comments
Patrick Reed finishes round with spectacular birdie pitch
It's a home game for Patrick Reed this week at the Shell Houston Open.
2 Apr 2015 - 3:22pm - 0 Comments
Keegan Bradley sends out special Masters caddie invitation
One of the great traditions during Masters week is the playing of the Par-3 Contest the day before the actual tournament starts.
2 Apr 2015 - 1:17pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson chips in for birdie to start Houston Open
Outside of a runner-up finish at the 2014 PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson hasn't played his best golf over the last 15 months. He missed the cut at the Masters a year ago for just the second time in his career.
2 Apr 2015 - 12:34pm - 0 Comments
Watch: Iceberg golf looks insane
Seth Haley, a filmmaker and photographer, posted this incredibly cool video to YouTube on Wednesday of Joshua Nowicki (another photographer), using a stand up paddle board and icebergs to play "Iceberg Golf" on Lake Michigan:
2 Apr 2015 - 10:45am - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods' decision on Masters will tell a lot about state of his game
Tiger Woods came to town Tuesday on an exploratory mission.
1 Apr 2015 - 2:07pm - 0 Comments