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Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann soaks in Augusta as part of historic women’s golf tournament

When I received my invitation to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur championship at the end of January, first I was speechless, but obviously super excited. I couldn’t wait to get …

Doug Ferguson: A Masters win more about the past than the future

The first green jacket was all about the future. The fifth green jacket Tiger Woods won Sunday at the Masters was more about the past, best measured by a powerful …

UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Wisconsin man’s wager on Tiger Woods earns him more than $1.2M

A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before risked $85,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters and is now more than a million dollars …

Tiger Woods a major champion again, and race to Jack Nicklaus back on

No comeback by Tiger Woods was ever going to be complete without a major. Now the question becomes how many more he can win.

UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019

Tiger Woods makes Masters 15th and most improbable major

Tiger Woods took his fifth Masters title, his first since the 2008 U.S. Open, capping a remarkable recovery from debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems.

Tim Dahlberg: Tiger in the mix for breakfast at the Masters

Breakfast at the Masters can’t come soon enough. So get the pimento cheese sandwiches and coffee ready. Don’t forget something for all the heartburn – and all the heartache.

Jason Day, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen stuck in neutral on day for going low

On a day for going low at the Masters, Jason Day, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen were stuck in neutral. It might cost them a shot at the green jacket. …

UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019

Masters notebook: Phil Mickelson tweaks Matt Kuchar on his drive into Augusta National

Phil Mickelson brought his best stuff to the Masters, at least the drive down Magnolia Lane. Mickelson was paired Saturday was Matt Kuchar, a good friend and one of the …

UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019

Francesco Molinari builds 2-shot lead over Tiger Woods, Tony Finau in Masters

Francesco Molinari blocked out the buzz from Tiger Woods charging up the leaderboard at the Masters and produced more solid golf that only looked spectacular on his scorecard. Molinari played …

Outside Masters, Washington Road bustles in its tacky glory

Given the airs that Augusta National puts on for those watching at home, one would think the Masters is contested in some genteel countryside. That assessment couldn’t be further from …

The Masters drawing that helped free a man from prison

Valentino Dixon’s introduction to golf came when the warden dropped by his 6-by-10 cell at Attica Correctional Facility in New York with a photo of the iconic 12th hole at …

Sounds of Spring: Dave Loggins’ song ‘Augusta’ endures at Masters

Dave Loggins had a prolific songwriting career in the 1970s and 80s but his most enduring song might be ‘Augusta,’ which has been featured in the CBS Masters promos and …

Adam Scott takes a risk and it pays off with Masters lead

Adam Scott had a choice to make during the second round of the Masters. He had some time to do it. Scott came out of a 29-minute storm delay Friday …

Charles Howell III making the most of his Masters return

Charles Howell III has waited a long time to get back to the Masters. He’s taking advantage of his opportunity, shooting a 5-under 67 on Friday in the second round. …

Paul Newberry: Golf’s most endearing charm: Fending off Father Time

Phil Mickelson flashed the faraway look of a man approaching a half-century of life, clearly pondering where the time went. “It goes by fast,” he reminisced, glancing toward the rolling …

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Tiger Woods makes a Masters logjam look even larger

Tiger Woods made the largest logjam in Masters history look even bigger by making Augusta National sound as loud as ever. Even on a Friday, in the rain. He was …

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

Masters notebook: Zach Johnson’s practice swing doesn’t miss the ball

In his 15 years at the Masters, in his two decades as a pro, Zach Johnson had never experienced a shot like this. He had never hit one that short, …

Injured while kissing daughter, Jason Day gets a lot better at Masters

Injured while leaning to give his daughter a kiss, Jason Day feels a lot better after shooting 67 on Friday in the second round of the Masters.

Masters: What’s wrong with Jordan Spieth?

Jordan Spieth has become an afterthought on the PGA Tour. Even at the course where he usually plays so well.

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau share lead at the Masters

No need to wait until Sunday for the Masters to come to life. Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson delivered enough excitement over the final two hours Thursday for …

Tim Dahlberg: Briefly, Tiger Woods was back atop the Masters leaderboard

The name on top of the leaderboard on a steamy Thursday afternoon was as familiar as the shouts of encouragement that followed Tiger Woods everywhere he went in the opening …

Jon Rahm back in contention at Augusta after 3-under 69

Jon Rahm shot a 3-under 69 to finish among the first-round leaders at the Masters. It’s the second straight year he could be in contention. This time he’ll have a …

After winning small events, Justin Harding makes most of big stage

Justin Harding of South Africa spent most of his Masters debut atop the leaderboard. He’s used to leading, but not on a stage like Augusta National. No one in the …

Masters Notebook: Matt Wallace wins par-3 contest

Matt Wallace won the par-3 contest at Augusta National by acing the eighth hole and winning a three-hole playoff with 61-year-old Sandy Lyle. He is the ninth player – and …

Paul Newberry: Warts and all, Patrick Reed returns as a Masters champion

Call him The Imperfect Champion. Warts and all, Patrick Reed enters the Masters as the reigning holder of the green jacket.

Francesco Molinari an intimidating presence through his trophies

Francesco Molinari still recalls his first experience at the Masters, especially the nerves of trying to pick the right club for the par-3 12th, all while having defending champion Tiger …

Doug Ferguson: Patrick Reed’s defense of Masters title starts early

Patrick Reed won’t have to wait until next April to defend his title in the Masters. Even as he slipped into a green jacket, he was perceived more as a …

UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018

Patrick Reed too tough to catch, wins Masters by one stroke

Patrick Reed became famous playing for his country. He won for himself Sunday and became a Masters champion.

Tim Dahlberg: Rickie Fowler tries to stay in the moment at the Masters

He’s been trying his best to stay in the moment, something that hasn’t always come easy for Rickie Fowler. His friends have won major championships, and he’s celebrated with them, …

UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018

Putting woes stifle Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas on moving day at the Masters

Dustin Johnson burned the edges. Jordan Spieth lipped out more than his fair share. Justin Thomas just never got comfortable on the greens.