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Leishman earns Masters berth with win in Palmer's tournament

By Doug Ferguson on March 19, 2017 - 8:50 pm
Marc Leishman kept shifting his eyes toward the glare coming from the silver Arnold Palmer Invitational trophy at his side. Beyond the shiny prize, between two images of Palmer, was a black banner with six words that defined how Palmer approached the game.

Kisner more settled

By David Westin on March 19, 2017 - 3:13 am
Kevin Kisner knows he’ll be more settled for his second Masters Tournament appearance. He hopes the wind will follow suit.

Thomas hopes to keep hot hand going into Masters

By Scott Michaux on March 19, 2017 - 3:10 am
By January, Justin Thomas had already won three times this season, successfully defended his first title, won in back-to-back weeks, shot 59 and set a PGA Tour tournament scoring record.

Westwood hopes to top 2016

By Scott Michaux on March 18, 2017 - 12:48 am
Lee Westwood barely qualified for the 2016 Masters, so barely missing another opportunity to win a major was more therapeutic than stinging.

Garcia's game improves

By Scott Michaux on March 18, 2017 - 12:37 am
Sergio Garcia, 37, is no longer the carefree “El Nino” who first arrived at the Masters as an amateur in 1999 and a few months later as a teenage professional dueled with Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship.

Happy Birthday Bobby Jones

By John Boyette on March 17, 2017 - 1:56 am
A new exhibit about the career of Bobby Jones opens just in time for the golf great’s birthday.

Throwback Thursday: Palmer's wins

By From Staff Reports on March 16, 2017 - 1:27 am
The 2017 Masters will be the first without Arnold Palmer in decades, but as Jack Nicklaus said last year, Palmer will always play a big role. “Whether he is swinging a club or not makes no difference, because no Masters Tournament will ever start without fond memories of the impact Arnold has made there,” Nicklaus said. Palmer quit playing in 2004 after 50 consecutive starts, and he ended his participation in the Par-3 Contest two years ago. But Palmer’s four victories at Augusta National Go...

Berger has been a quick study at Augusta National

By David Westin on March 15, 2017 - 2:25 am
Daniel Berger didn’t walk away from his first Masters Tournament empty-handed. His second round last year tied for the low score of the day and earned him a crystal vase. Now he wants more.

Reed’s Ryder Cup heroics could pay off in a major way

By David Westin on March 15, 2017 - 2:21 am
Patrick Reed’s superb Ryder Cup record in his two appearances might serve him well when he gets into a battle for a major championship such as the Masters Tournament.

Honorary invitees welcome at Masters, but not to play

By Doug Ferguson on March 13, 2017 - 4:28 pm
Already the smallest field among majors, the Masters is shrinking the field for the Par-3 Contest.

Hadwin wins to earn Masters invite

By David Westin on March 12, 2017 - 9:30 pm
Adam Hadwin had no problem saying the words “Masters Tournament” on Sunday after hanging on to win the Valspar Championship.

Michaux: The Tiger we want

By Scott Michaux on March 12, 2017 - 12:56 am
PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Hope and optimism are fragile things. As fragile these days as Tiger Woods’ body.

Remembering those who died since 2016 Masters

By John Boyette on March 11, 2017 - 9:18 pm
Col. David Leonard Davis, who served as tournament director at the Masters after a distinguished military career, died Aug. 3. He was 94.

Michaux: Locals on bubble

By Scott Michaux on March 11, 2017 - 1:50 am
PALM HARBOR, Fla. — It’s the season of bubbles, and nobody knows that better than golfer Charles Howell.

2011 Masters champ Schwartzel's Valspar title defense in jeopardy

Created on March 8, 2017 - 8:35 pm
2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel is the defending champion at this week's Valspar Championship.

Few changes have been made to golf course in last decade

By John Boyette on March 6, 2017 - 10:43 pm
After sweeping changes to Augusta National in 2002 and further revisions in 2006, it's been more than a decade since Masters Tournament officials made any serious changes to the golf course.

Celebrating Clifford Roberts' birthday

By From Staff Reports on March 5, 2017 - 11:37 pm
Happy birthday, Clifford Roberts.The man who co-founded Augusta National and the Masters alongside Bobby Jones was born in 1894 in Morning Sun, Iowa.He would go on to serve as Masters chairman from the tournament’s inception in 1934 until 1976, and he is credited with many of the innovations that set the event apart from all the rest....

Johnson validates rise to No. 1 with WGC victory

By Doug Ferguson on March 5, 2017 - 11:30 pm
Dustin Johnson captured his fourth World Golf Championships title Sunday by blowing by some of golf’s biggest names and then delivering his best shot at the end to secure a one-shot victory over Tommy Fleetwood of England.

Masters has international flavor

By John Boyette on March 4, 2017 - 4:10 pm
Golfers who were born outside of the United States are now the norm, not the exception, at the Masters Tournament.

Demaret's three wins recalled

By John Boyette on March 3, 2017 - 9:35 pm
Most folks don't know much about Jimmy Demaret.
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