Tag Archives: Augusta National

Mar
25
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Notah Begay, Golf Channel analyst and BFF to Tiger Woods, spoke with Scott Rude of 120 Sports in a phone interview and said that Woods has seen “steady improvement” in his game in the last couple of weeks and that there’s a “50/50″ chance the 14-time major champion will tee it up at Augusta National for the Masters.

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Mar
19
2015

The other week, Rory McIlroy said during the WGC-Cadillac Championship, referring to his golf game, “There’s no need to panic.” In his first two starts on U.S. soil thus far in 2015, he missed the cut at the Honda Classic and then notched a back-door top-10 (T9) finish at Doral — but he didn’t play anywhere up to the world’s no. 1’s high standards. After the slow start to the season, McIlroy saw progress in his game in the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

In the interim — when he wasn’t playing golf with Tom Brady at Augusta National — his swing coach Michael Bannon paid him a visit last week to help McIlroy work on his game. 

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Mar
5
2015

Must be nice to be Tom Brady — he goes home to Gisele every day and he leads his team to Super Bowl championships. Besides that, he also gets invitations to play Augusta National with the no. 1 ranked golfer in the world.

(I’m not really sure why I decided to use the picture above, as it’s New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrating his team’s Super Bowl win at the victory parade in Boston. But I digress.)

Rory McIlroy has planned his annual trip to play Augusta National Golf Club for next week in preparation to get a few rounds under his belt before the season’s first major in April. During his press conference prior to the Cadillac Championship on Wednesday, McIlroy said the trip was more “social.”

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Apr
3
2014
Countdown to the Masters...

Countdown to the Masters…

ESPN golf analysts Andy North, Curtis Strange and Paul Azinger participated in a media conference call today to discuss next week’s Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. They talked about Tiger Woods and his back surgery, the rising stars on the PGA Tour, their favorites for the year’s first major and much more. 
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Mar
25
2014
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
Woods' back up in the air

Woods’ back up in the air

Tiger Woods still isn’t sure if he will be able to play in the Masters in two weeks time due to his nagging back injurywhich is reportedly a bulging disk.

On Monday he made an appearance at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. to give an announcement regarding the future of his tournament, but he also spoke about whether he’d be ready to compete at Augusta National, according to multiple reports.

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Jan
22
2014
We're growing golf!
Following the template started in 2009 when the organizations created the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC), the Masters Tournament, along with the R&A and the USGA, announced the formation of the Latin America Amateur Championship (LAAC), which will debut in 2015.

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Apr
12
2013

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Tianlang Guan, the 14-year-old amateur from China, received a one-shot penalty for slow play on the 17th hole during the second round of The Masters.

Guan took a bogey on the hole instead of a par. He somehow kept his composure and managed to par the difficult 18th and post a three-over 75, four-over 36-hole total. For now, Guan is inside the cut line (because he’s within ten shots of the leader), but it won’t be pretty if he misses by, say, one.

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