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Jordan Spieth sets new 36-hole Masters scoring record
Jordan Spieth looks like a man on a mission at Augusta National this week and that mission is to win the green jacket come Sunday evening. The 21-year-old backed up his magnificent 8-under 64 in Round 1 with a dazzling 6-under 66 in Round 2 on Friday.
10 Apr 2015 - 2:55pm - 0 Comments
Henrik Stenson snaps club in frustration at Masters
Henrik Stenson may not have a major championship on his resume, but he's three-quarters of the way to a career grand slam when it comes to club snapping.
10 Apr 2015 - 2:33pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods remains top theater at the Masters
AUGUSTA -- Whether he's driving a tee shot into the woods ("I played the wrong shot there") or rediscovering magic with his short game ("It's my strength again"), at least one thing about Tiger Woods remained a constant Thursday: He's great theater.
10 Apr 2015 - 11:38am - 0 Comments
Watch: Thongchai Jaidee holes out from 98 yards
Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee earned himself a pair of crystal goblets early in the second round of the Masters on Friday. Playing the par-4 third hole, Jaidee holed out his second shot from 98 yards for an eagle.
10 Apr 2015 - 11:24am - 0 Comments
Looking back: 10-year anniversary of the famous Tiger Woods Masters chip
Where does the time go? Hard to believe, but it was 10 years ago today -- April 10, 2005 -- during the final round of the Masters that Tiger Woods hit one of his all-time highlight-reel shots.
10 Apr 2015 - 9:07am - 0 Comments
2015 Masters: Top 5 surprises from Round 1
After a spectacular first day from the 79th Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, here are the five biggest surprises from Round 1:
9 Apr 2015 - 7:07pm - 0 Comments
Watch: Matt Kuchar chips in for eagle on No. 13
The par-5 13th hole at Augusta National -- the final hole on the three-hole Amen Corner loop -- is arguably the most beautiful on the course. And that's saying something, because there are so many gorgeous holes out there.
9 Apr 2015 - 5:01pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy successfully avoids celebrity trap
Augusta, Ga. -- He became known internationally as a teen phenom, became the top-ranked player in the world, dated an internationally famous female athlete, embraced weightlifting and strung together an impressive run of major championships at a remarkably young age.
9 Apr 2015 - 1:22pm - 0 Comments
Turn back the clock: Tom Watson opens with 1-under 71
If there's one thing we've learned through the years at Augusta National, it's that it pays to have experience.
9 Apr 2015 - 1:18pm - 0 Comments
Danny Willett holes roller coaster, 64-foot putt for eagle
The greens at Augusta National are just so undulating and so fast. Take this putt you're about to see form Danny Willett on the par-5 13th for instance.
9 Apr 2015 - 11:59am - 0 Comments
Beautiful approach sets up short eagle putt for Charley Hoffman
The great thing about the two par 5s on Augusta National's back nine -- Nos. 13 and 15 -- is they're both terrific risk/reward holes. Hit a great drive? You have a legit shot to reach the green in two. However, mishit that approach and doom beckons in the form of water.
9 Apr 2015 - 11:42am - 0 Comments
Life imitates art for Erik Compton at the Masters
It's been a long, remarkable journey for 35-year-old Masters rookie Erik Compton to earn his spot at Augusta National. Compton punched his ticket to Augusta after a tie for second a year ago in the U.S. Open.
9 Apr 2015 - 8:31am - 0 Comments
Augusta National is chief rival for players
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- When defending Masters champion Bubba Watson looks at the leaderboard today, he will see many golfers trying to rip the (green) jacket off his back. What he won't see is his chief rival.
9 Apr 2015 - 6:08am - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods, with his kids, plays Par 3 for first time since 2004
For the first time since 2004, Tiger Woods teed it up in the Masters Par 3 Contest on Wednesday afternoon. Woods played alongside friends Steve Stricker and Mark O'Meara. The reason for the decision? His children.
8 Apr 2015 - 4:05pm - 0 Comments
Jack Nicklaus scores ace in Masters Par 3 Contest
By Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press Six-time Masters champion and all-time leading major winner Jack Nicklaus may be 75 years old, but he still has a way of wowing the patrons at Augusta National.
8 Apr 2015 - 3:49pm - 0 Comments
Bubba Watson's Champions Dinner menu
An annual tradition at the Masters -- its most exclusive tradition -- is the Tuesday night Champions Dinner.
8 Apr 2015 - 1:08pm - 0 Comments
South Carolina's Johnson makes changes for the better coming into Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It has been an eventful year for Dustin Johnson. Since the 2014 Masters Tournament, the South Carolina native had his first child, a son with fiancee Paulina Gretzky -- a model and daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.
8 Apr 2015 - 10:47am - 0 Comments
Watch: Vijay Singh's skip-across-the-water ace at the Masters
The Masters has so many great, fun traditions. Two of those fun on-course traditions that come before the actual tournament proper begins are the Par 3 Contest and the skipping-the-ball-across-the-water on the par-3 16th hole during practice rounds.
8 Apr 2015 - 9:13am - 0 Comments
What the "edge" means to golfers
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- In Michael Bamberger's fascinating new book, "Men in Green," he recalls a candid conversation with Arnold Palmer in which the man who started it all in golf explained the difference between guys who win a tournament or two and those who dominate.
8 Apr 2015 - 6:07am - 0 Comments