Cameron Young shoots 8-under 63 in RBC Heritage debut
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — (AP) — Cameron Young showed it doesn't always take years of practice to go low at Harbour Town Golf Links, shooting an 8-under 63 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in his RBC Heritage debut. Young had only heard of Harbour Town's treacherous gauntlet of tight, tree-lined fairways and small greens that demand accuracy. A bit of advice: Stay aggressive, particularly with a loaded RBC Heritage field in pursuit. Masters champion Scottie Scheffler is not playing the RBC Heritage. Morgan Hoffmann played his first PGA Tour round since October 2019 after stepping away due to muscular dystrophy.wftv.com
For Scheffler, a new world awaits as the Masters champion
I mean, it’s Augusta National. Scheffler was on one side, starting his march toward a first Masters win. Scott Scheffler, the new Masters winner’s father, was there that year and the vehicle he was driving died. He was there to watch Bubba Watson, and the car the the senior Scheffler drove to Augusta “expired” on the trip. The new Masters champion woke up unable to control his tears on Sunday, the enormity of the moment briefly getting to him.wftv.com
Masters notebook: For Champ, 10th place means a 2023 invite
That's a perk that comes with winning at Augusta National. Cameron Champ knows he can play at Augusta National in 2023. Champ finished tied for 10th at the Masters, and that means he’ll be invited back next season. "It's huge," said Champ, whose Masters invite this year came by winning the 3M Open last July. Tiger Woods’ first Masters win came on his third visit to Augusta National.wftv.com
Live Updates | A 2-shot swing for leaders at the Masters
And just like that, Scheffler's three-shot edge entering the final round was down to one. Woods shot a 6-over round of 78 on Sunday in the final round. Woods was limping throughout his final round, and the limp seemed much worse Sunday than it was earlier in the Masters. ___2:45 p.m.Masters rookie Min Woo Lee is off to a hot start in the final round of the tournament. Forecasters expect a warmer day for the final round of the Masters.wftv.com
Live Updates | Smith gets within 1 of Scheffler at Masters
Smith made birdie on each of his first two holes on Sunday at Augusta National. And just like that, Scheffler's three-shot edge entering the final round was down to one. ___3 p.m.Tiger Woods walked up the 18th fairway, removed his cap and acknowledged roars from the patrons at Augusta National. Woods shot a 6-over round of 78 on Sunday in the final round. Woods was limping throughout his final round, and the limp seemed much worse Sunday than it was earlier in the Masters.wftv.com
Scheffler survives wild, windy cold day to lead Masters by 3
Scheffler looked oblivious to the harsh conditions Saturday, at one point stretching his lead to six shots. He held on during a wild and windy ride along the back nine at Augusta National, escaping with bogey from the trees on the 18th for a 1-under 71 and a three-shot lead over Cameron Smith. Tiger Woods wanted to find a way to get into red numbers and wound up with his worst score ever at the Masters, a 78 that will be remembered for his first four-putt at Augusta National. Hopefully, everything just falls into place.”Woods finished as Scheffler was still comfortably ahead, and the five-time Masters champion feels as though he has seen this before. Jordan Spieth won and had a pair of runner-up finishes when he won his green jacket in 2015.wftv.com
Live Updates | Smith has best round of day at tough Masters
He still has a four-stroke lead over Cameron Smith, who is shooting the best round of the day at 4 under with the final hole to go. Smith got as close as three shots off the lead, but Scheffler has maintained distance on the field throughout the day. ___5:15 p.m.On a day when it's been tough to go low, Scottie Scheffler is turning in another dominant performance at Augusta National. ___3:45 p.m.Chasing his first major championship, Scottie Scheffler is looking to protect a big lead in the third round of the Masters. It is sunny, it is chilly and the third round of the Masters has started at Augusta National.wftv.com
Live Updates | Scheffler tries to protect big Masters lead
The 25-year-old Scheffler made a comfortable par at the first hole and he's still five shots clear of the field. First-round leader Sungjae Im started off with a double bogey to drop seven shots behind Scheffler. 5 for a double bogey and made the turn at 3 over for the day and a daunting 12 shots off the lead. That dropped him 11 shots off the lead before Scottie Scheffler even teed off. Scheffler is at 8 under, five shots clear of the field and matching the largest 36-hole lead in tournament history.wftv.com
Live Updates | Not much movement on Moving Day at Masters
Scottie Scheffler came into the day with a record-tying five-stroke lead through 36 holes. The Masters winner gets a gold medal, a green jacket, a lifetime invitation back to Augusta National and a sterling silver trophy. The Masters purse and first-place check now match what is offered at the first two stops of the FedEx Cup Playoffs — the St. Jude Championship and the BMW Championship. Woods entered this week with $9,556,069 won in his Masters career, by far the most in tournament history. It is sunny, it is chilly and the third round of the Masters has started at Augusta National.wftv.com
Live Updates | Tiger Woods tees off in Round 3 of Masters
The Masters winner gets a gold medal, a green jacket, a lifetime invitation back to Augusta National and a sterling silver trophy. The Masters purse and first-place check now match what is offered at the first two stops of the FedEx Cup Playoffs — the St. Jude Championship and the BMW Championship. If Tiger Woods finishes eighth or better, he'll eclipse $10 million in career Masters earnings alone. Woods entered this week with $9,556,069 won in his Masters career, by far the most in tournament history. It is sunny, it is chilly and the third round of the Masters has started at Augusta National.wftv.com
Live Updates | Par looks like good score in Masters Round 3
With unseasonably cool temperatures and a stiff breeze whipping across the course, par will likely be a good score in the third round of the Masters. 2 to get back to even par overall, but only three other players are below par in the early stages of the round. The Masters winner gets a gold medal, a green jacket, a lifetime invitation back to Augusta National and a sterling silver trophy. The Masters purse and first-place check now match what is offered at the first two stops of the FedEx Cup Playoffs — the St. Jude Championship and the BMW Championship. It is sunny, it is chilly and the third round of the Masters has started at Augusta National.wftv.com
Masters Day 1: Tiger Woods returned, and order was restored
Except for the fact that it was off a club swung by Tiger Woods. That’s basically average for Woods at Augusta National; literally, his career average in 91 tournament rounds at the place is 70.9. No place does it better than the open-air museum of golf that is Augusta National. So was Tiger Woods. “This is only one round,” Woods said.wftv.com
Masters notebook: Weir, Hughes share win at Par 3 contest
And as it turns out, even Augusta National isn’t immune from an increasingly common issue these days. The Georgia Peach Ice Cream Sandwich — possibly one of the finest $2 desserts in the free world — hasn’t been available at Augusta National this week. “We have had some modest price increases,” Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said. The par-4 11th at Augusta National is now longer than the par-5 13th. “We are going to go forward on our own timetable and make changes we think to,” Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said.wftv.com
Dude Perfect trades irons for irreverence at the Masters
Bryson DeChambeau stood on the tee box, studied the 500ish yards between himself and the green on the 11th hole at the outer reaches of Augusta National, picked his club of choice from his blue golf bag and let loose. “Fore!” DeChambeau said with a laugh, because what else is there to do when you take on Amen Corner with a tennis racket? DeChambeau's tour around one of the most famed stretches of one of the most famed courses on the planet last month didn't include a golf club.news.yahoo.com
The Masters values tradition, but course change is constant
It started with heavy equipment — brought onto Augusta National to remove a massive tree from its former home near the 15th tee. While some traditions at Augusta National are hardly ever altered and some rules are downright absolute, the course itself has a long history of evolving with the times. Courses had to adjust with all of that, and most have, Augusta National certainly among them. Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said one byproduct of that was the potential for perhaps a new pin placement than the usual spots on those greens. Put simply, even golfers who know — or knew — every nuance of Augusta National have had to re-learn some things on the fly for this week.wftv.com
25 years later: The shot that might have launched the legend of Tiger Woods, and changed golf forever
In addition to the storyline of it likely being Tiger Woods' first tournament since a car accident, this year also marks the 25th anniversary of his first Masters and major tournament win that forever changed the game of golf.
Good friends, Spieth and Thomas have same Masters goal
Justin Thomas is just as frustrated he has only won one major championship — and it didn’t come with a green jacket. If their motivations this week at the Masters are similar it shouldn’t come as much surprise. I think I honestly didn’t think as much of it until I saw it,” Thomas said. He’s the closest friend on the tour with Woods, who considers Thomas much like a little brother. Thomas has always admired Spieth’s putting, which always seems to go up a level once he gets to the Masters.wftv.com
Afterthought: DeChambeau looks to regain swagger at Masters
Match Play Golf Bryson DeChambeau watches his shot from the sixth tee during the third round of the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Friday, March 25, 2022, in Austin, Texas. DeChambeau has been limited by hip and hand ailments in recent months, which leaves him at less than full strength and a bit of an afterthought heading into the Masters. A year ago, when the Masters returned to its usual spot in the spring, DeChambeau turned in another lackluster showing. He only returned two weeks ago for the Match Play World Golf Championship, where he lost two matches and tied another to finish last in his group. “We’re finally moving in a direction that I feel is positive for me being able to win again,” DeChambeau said.wftv.com
Masters plans for a limited number of spectators in April
FILE - Dustin Johnson waves after winning the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., in a Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, file photo. Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the club intends to allow a limited number of spectators for the Masters on April 8-11, provided it can be done safely, given the coronavirus pandemic. Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley said Tuesday the club intends to allow a limited number of spectators for the Masters on April 8-11, provided it can be done safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ridley said holding the Masters with only essential personnel made the club confident in its ability to stage a major championship with limited fans. For the Augusta National Women's Amateur and the Drive, Chip and Putt Finals, limited patrons would be allowed, most likely family members.
The Latest: DJ coasts to 5-shot win and 1st Masters title
___12:20 p.m.Dustin Johnson has made the turn in the final round of the Masters with a two-shot lead over Cameron Smith. That broke a stretch of 33 consecutive holes without a bogey going back to the second round. The Masters leader three-putted from just off the front of the green at the par-3 fourth hole in the final round. The final round of the Masters began with another weather delay, this one only 10 minutes because of fog. Johnson is the 16th player to lead by four shots or more going into the final round at Augusta National.
The Latest: Johnson ties Masters' 54-hole record at 16 under
He quickly distanced himself from the pack with an eagle on the second hole, then followed with birdies on Nos. Mickelson drove into a batch of pine trees, then actually went backward when his second shot ricocheted off one of the trees. ___12:30 p.m.Dustin Johnson eagled the second hole at Augusta National to move into the lead alone in the Masters. On the 575-yard, par-5 second hole, Johnson followed a 363-yard drive with an approach that ended up 3 feet from the pin. ___8:10 a.m.Vijay Singh has withdrawn from the Masters because of illness after completing 10 holes in the second round.
Ageless wonder Bernhard Langer oldest to make Masters cut
Langer, a two-time Masters champion and ageless wonder, gets to play two more rounds. He became the oldest player to make the 36-hole cut at the Masters, topping the record by Tommy Aaron in 2000 by 33 days. Tiger Woods constantly cites Langer and Fred Couples as examples of Masters champions who can find their way around the course and post good scores. When golf returned from the pandemic in June, Langer teed it up twice on the PGA Tour because the 50-and-older PGA Tour Champions had not resumed. Langer still decided to check on the policy on Tuesday night during the Masters Club dinner for past champions.
Augusta National in November? 5 reasons why this year’s Masters will stand alone in history
If you’re clicking around on the remote control while watching TV this weekend, odds are, you’ll stumble on som sights of Augusta National Golf Club. Yes, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, that will be the case for the first time in the history of the illustrious tournament. Paul Casey of England plays a shot on the second hole during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 09, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith) (Getty Images)One of the reasons the Masters is often the most-rated golf tournament is the stunning sight of azaleas and other flowers throughout the course. No fansThis won’t be any different from any other golf tournament or major sporting event this year.
The Latest: Woods off to bogey-free start in Masters defense
Also, it’s the first bogey-free round for Woods in a major since the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine. The 43-year-old Englishman is leading the Masters after shooting a 7-under 65 in the opening round. But he turned things around in his return to Augusta National, which was delayed for seven months by the coronavirus pandemic. ___2:05 p.m.Tiger Woods is off to a strong start in defense of his Masters championship. He has six top-10 finishes at Augusta National, including a second-place finish in 2010 and a tie for second in 2016.
The Masters in November gives golf a big sendoff
It's November, and I think everybody just has to embrace that we're here and we're playing and that's a great thing." In some respects, this Masters is a celebration of what golf has done and a sendoff the sport has never had. For many, it signaled the start of golf season, whether that meant playing or watching. “All the Masters I've watched over the years in Ireland, the golfing season started normally the weekend of the Masters,” British Open champion Shane Lowry said. “I think when The Open Championship was canceled, I had serious doubts we'd play a Masters this year in 2020,” McIlroy said.
A quiet start to empty week at Augusta National for Masters
Instead of Augusta National members and their guests, the course was filled Monday with Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth, all of them playing a practice round on a course that only looked the same. The COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months forced a reconfigured major championship schedule unlike any other, particularly at the Masters. "The things that will be the same is it still means the same to us all, and maybe even more so because we return to Augusta National every year. This is the Augusta National hardly anyone gets to see. When it means going to Augusta National to get ready for the Masters — April, November, doesn't matter — it takes the sting off.
Garcia withdraws from Masters after positive COVID-19 test
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Sergio Garcia pulled out of the Masters on Monday after informing Augusta National he tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the second player to withdraw following a positive test. Garcia won his only major at the Masters three years ago in his 19th appearance, the most of any player before winning a green jacket. Joaquin Niemann of Chile previously announced over the weekend he tested positive and withdrew. It was the first domestic PGA Tour event that allowed limited spectators on the course. He brings to 15 the number of PGA Tour players who have tested positive since golf returned in June from the COVID-19 pandemic-caused shutdown.
The road to the Masters is a long way from Augusta National
( (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. – This is no ordinary road to the Masters. Four of the top five players in the world are at Shadow Creek, with top-ranked Dustin Johnson pulling out after his positive test for the coronavirus. Rory McIlroy thinks Shadow Creek might be even better than what Florida offers because of the bentgrass greens that are fast with big slopes. “It's not a bad place to prepare for Augusta,” McIlroy said Wednesday. McIlroy is at Shadow Creek and Sherwood the next two weeks.
Coronavirus: Masters ticket prices are dropping fast
A ticket to Augusta National for the Masters is one of the most coveted and exclusive in all sports. If you dont know someone, then you must take your chances via the Masters ticket lottery or the overpriced second-hand market. A one-day badge for Thursdays opening round is going for $1,163 on SeatGeek, half of what it would normally cost. Compared to the SeatGeek prices above, StubHub also shows a significant drop compared to years past. With fears growing about the coronavirus, and the plummeting stock market, get-in prices for the tournament are down 30 percent and at a five-year low, said Jesse Lawrence, the founder of TicketIQ.rssfeeds.usatoday.com