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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Bubba Watson's Champions Dinner menu
An annual tradition at the Masters -- its most exclusive tradition -- is the Tuesday night Champions Dinner.
Jeff Knox living the Average Joe's Masters dream
Jeff Knox is a legend at Augusta National. Though the 49-year-old has never been a competitor in the Masters, he's racked up his share of tee times during tournament week, playing as a non-competing marker.
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.
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.
PGA Professional Jimmy Wright recalls Masters appearance
A PGA Professional with a powerful swing, Jimmy Wright drove down Magnolia Lane in April 1970 to play in his first Masters, having earned his invitation to the prestigious tournament by finishing fourth in the PGA Championship the summer before.
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.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Monday, April 06, 2015
Ping to sell 5,000 pink G30 drivers, share proceeds with Bubba Watson Foundation
  Over the past six months or so, the G30 driver from Ping has emerged as a true success story, as it has become golf's best-selling driver over that time period.
Tiger Woods arrives at Masters, and guessing game begins in earnest
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Masters A to Z: Everything you need to know about Augusta National
  To begin building your appetite for this week's Masters, here's an A to Z guide that I update every year for the tournament, held at Augusta National Golf Club:   A: Amen Corner.
Erik Compton playing Masters with a lot of heart(s) – he's on his third
  AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – We're suckers for athletes who play with a lot of heart.
How much is J.B. Holmes' putter worth?
  J.B. Holmes won the Shell Houston Open with one of the strangest statistical splits in recent PGA Tour history.
Five young golfers, from Spieth to Henley, to watch at 2015 Masters
  Led by Jordan Spieth, several young American golfers could have an impact at this week's Masters.
10 storylines to follow at the 2015 Masters at Augusta National
  Masters Week – among the most magical on the sports calendar – is upon us.