PGA News Archive
Friday, April 07, 2017
By Doug Ferguson AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Rickie Fowler only wanted to make sure the wind didn't blow him away over two tough rounds at the Masters. More than just survive on Friday, he posted a 5-under 67 that gave him a share of the lead for the first time in a major. He has plenty of company.
By T.J. Auclair Death. Taxes. Fred Couples making noise at Augusta National. Those are pretty much three certainties in life right there. On Friday, 57-year-old Fred Couples -- the 1992 Masters champion -- was up to his old tricks again, dazzling the masses at Augusta National.
By T.J. Auclair Surprisingly, there had been no eagles at the par-5 15th hole at Augusta National this week late into Round 2. South Africa's Branden Grace changed all that.
By T.J. Auclair It may go down as the worst break in the 2017 Masters. Luckily for Rory McIlroy, it only happened at the end of his second round on Friday and he still has 36 holes ahead of him. On the par-4 18th hole, McIlroy went pin-hunting.
By Matt S. Craig In 1935 the Masters was not yet "THE MASTERS." Each hole was not yet memorized and scrutinized and adored. All of the legends and moments had not yet been made at Augusta National. But in its second year, on this date 82 years ago, the tournament got exactly that.
By T.J. Auclair Rickie Fowler hasn't yet won a major championship, but was on the top of mind for many heading into the Masters this week. After shots like this one for eagle on the second hole in Round 2, it's not hard to understand why:
By T.J. Auclair Jason Dufner didn't hit the flashiest chip you'll ever see at the par-3 16th hole at Augusta National in the second round of the Masters on Friday, but it sure doesn't get more textbook.
By T.J. Auclair Only one major championship eludes Rory McIlroy in his quest for a career grand slam -- the Masters.
By T.J. Auclair The storyline for the first two days of the 2017 Masters has been the brutal winds. As if Augusta National Golf Club isn't difficult enough, the wind is playing games with the competitors.
By T.J. Auclair It doesn't matter if you're a weekend warrior or the defending Masters champion... shanks happen.
By Dan McDonald Sitting at 240 yards, you could make an argument that the par-3 4th hole at Augusta National is the toughest par 3 on the course.
By Eric Russell AUGUSTA, GA — Amen Corner did it again — more specifically No. 11 did. It's where Thomas Pieters' round started to came undone when he came up well short of the green with his approach and then two-putted for bogey once he got on the green.
By Daniel Wilco Have yourself a Masters, William McGirt. The Masters rookie finished the first round at 3-under for sole possession of second place. And his second round is off to a great start as well.
By Josh Kendall AUGUSTA, Ga. — George McCutchen had foresight, back when foresight mattered here. As an undergrad at South Carolina in the late 1950s, he got his first taste of the Masters and figured he was never going to be able to get his fill of the place.
By Trevor Gliwski, PGA Editor's note: With the players battling gusting winds during the 2017 Masters, we're re-running these wind tips from PGA Professional Trevor Gliwski. We hope they help you out the next time you tee it up on a windy day.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
By Doug Ferguson AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Dustin Johnson withdrawing from the Masters was shocking enough. Then Charley Hoffman delivered a surprise of his own.
By Pete Iacobelli AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) -- Ernie Els is content knowing this is likely his final Masters, no matter how good he felt about his strong start at Augusta National on Thursday.
By T.J. Auclair Two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson was 1-over par when he reached the par-3 16th at Augusta National on Thursday in the first round of the Masters. Miraculously, he walked off the green at that same mark.
By T.J. Auclair Jordan Spieth's short resume at the Masters is nothing short of staggering. In three starts, Spieth has gone T2-Win-T2. With a record like that, it's no surprise the Texan was a favorite coming into this week at Augusta National.
By Matt S. Craig Augusta National is full of iconic holes, but none are quite as memorable as the par-3 12th. Any golfer in the field would be happy walking away with simply a dry golf ball.
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