Apr
9
2015

Coming into the season’s first major at Augusta National, Jordan Spieth was the hottest player with two runner-up finishes and a win in his last three starts on the PGA Tour. He kept his strong form going in the opening round of the Masters, firing an impressive eight-under 64 to take a three-shot lead over Charley Hoffman, Justin Rose, Ernie Els and Jason Day.

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Apr
9
2015

Tiger Woods and his Olympic skier girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, along with his adorable children Sam and Charlie, who were in his caddies in the Masters Par-3 Contest, stole the spotlight for most of the festivities on Wednesday afternoon. It was the first time Woods decided to be a regular human being like his fellow competitors and play in the fun and lighthearted event since 2004.

While all eyes were on Woods and his family, Jack Nicklaus took center stage when he aced the 123-yard fourth hole, with his shot landing past the pin and spinning back into the cup. At 75 years young, Nicklaus showed he’s still got game. Interesting enough, it was Nicklaus’ first hole-in-one at Augusta National — on either course — in 56 years of playing here.

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Apr
7
2015
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

Tiger Woods feels that he’s ready to play — and most important, compete — at this week’s Masters. A cheery and particularly upbeat Woods, who wasn’t certain to make the start until his official announcement last Friday, created a stir on Monday afternoon when he showed up at Augusta National to practice and play 11 holes, especially for his dance moves as he rocked out to some hip-hop on the chipping/pitching range.

Considering Woods hasn’t been spotted publicly on the golf course since February 5 when he withdrew after 11 holes in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open, Woods’ game reportedly looked quite sharp. He also spent a significant amount of time working on his chipping in the practice area and on the golf course.

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Apr
7
2015

The first and second round tee times and pairings for the Masters have been released — which are never that exciting, like they are at, say, the U.S. Open, but hey, it’s the season’s first major, and as you may have heard once or twice, the tournament doesn’t start until the back nine on Sunday.

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Apr
6
2015

Jordan Spieth’s last three starts have resulted in a win at the Valspar Championship, a runner-up finish at the Valero Texas Open, and finally, a tied for second at the Shell Houston Open on Sunday. Spieth is undoubtedly the hottest player and arguably the most clutch golfer heading into this week’s Masters, the first major of the season.

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Apr
5
2015

Brittany Lincicome earned her second jump into Poppie’s Pond when it was all said and done after a thrilling finish at the ANA Inspiration, the LPGA’s first major of the season. Lincicome, who overcame a four-shot deficit at the start of the day and didn’t realize the significance at the time, rolled in a 10-footer for eagle on the par-5 18th in regulation — yep, the 72nd hole — to get to nine-under for the championship.

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Apr
3
2015

Or, wait? Perhaps the nightmare is just starting? As we know, anything that involves Tiger Woods creates more chaos and the present situation only amplifies it, but one thing’s for sure, Augusta National will be abuzz with Woods’ return next week at the Masters.

Following a report that Tiger Woods was back on the practice range at Augusta National on Friday after he shot a 74 on Tuesday at the oh-so-hallowed grounds of the season’s first major, Woods announced via his website that it was official — he is indeed returning to competition at the Masters.

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