Tag Archives: Augusta National

Apr
14
2015

Great work by Bloomberg’s Mike Buteau and Janet Paskin on putting together a list of 111 members of Augusta National Golf Club. As the sub-headline of the story reads, “Membership in the world’s most exclusive golf club remains one of the most sought after affirmations of corporate success.”

Augusta National goes to great lengths to conceal the identity of its membership, which consists of approximately 300 people, who are some of the most affluent and powerful businessmen — and women since 2012 — in the world.

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Apr
14
2015

Following his historic victory at the Masters on Sunday, Jordan Spieth flew to NYC for the traditional post-victory media lap. On Monday night he appeared on one of the final episodes of Late Show with David Letterman, where he spoke about his incredible win. Naturally, Spieth looked at ease in the spotlight.

Letterman quipped, “At one point, you were 19-under, is that even legal?” Jordan cracked back, “I think you have to be 21…”

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Apr
12
2015
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

In his Masters debut, Jordan Spieth entered the final round tied for the lead with Bubba Watson, but the then-20-year-old Texan wasn’t able to close out and let his first green jacket slip through his fingers. Just a year later, Spieth, who held a four-shot lead heading into Sunday, got his redemption and closed the deal at Augusta National, completing a wire-to-wire victory — the first since Raymond Floyd in 1976 — to capture his first green jacket as well as his first major championship. And, it was one for the ages as Spieth tied, set and broke various records.

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Apr
12
2015

Before Tiger Woods teed off on Sunday, a colleague asked me to predict the 14-time major champion’s final-round score. I said, with much optimism, “66.” Unfortunately for Woods, I correctly called what Rory McIlroy shot — the other guy wearing Nike that played alongside Tiger on Sunday at the Masters.

Woods, who has won four green jackets, posted a lackluster one-over 73 to finish at five-under for the championship, dropping him down the leaderboard 12 spots from T5 to T17.

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Apr
11
2015
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

 

Another day, another scoring record set by Jordan Spieth. The 21-year-old Texan fired a two-under 70 to post a total of 16-under, 200, for the lowest 54-hole score in Masters history, breaking the previous record held by none other than Tiger Woods in 1997 and Raymond Floyd in 1976.

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Apr
10
2015
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

Halt the obituaries and farewell tour columns — Tiger Woods showed on Friday at the Masters that he’s not “done.” In fact, he can still play golf pretty well. Woods, who posted a one-over 73 in the first round, shot a three-under 69 for his first sub-70 score at Augusta National since 2011. 

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Apr
10
2015

A day after almost tying the course record and lowest score at a major championship by posting an eight-under 64, Jordan Spieth followed it up by breaking the Masters tournament 36-hole scoring record. The 21-year-old Texan fired an impressive bogey-free, six-under 66 to post 14-under or 130 at the halfway mark, which was one shot better than the previous best set by Raymond Floyd in 1976.

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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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