Tag Archives: Augusta National Golf Club

May
6
2014
The Drop heard 'round the golf world

The Drop heard ’round the golf world

The improper drop that Tiger Woods made on the 15th at Augusta National Golf Club during the second round of last year’s Masters just won’t go away.

Don’t ever expect it to, either. It’s in the history books, and thus far, it’s arguably the most (in)famous drop and/or controversial pardon ever. Let’s put it this way — it’s on the same level as the time when Bobby Jones called a penalty on himself, but unfortunately, the circumstances don’t paint Woods to be a hero filled with integrity. 

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Apr
29
2014
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

As if you haven’t seen enough videos of me from the Masters, right? Well, here’s my “official” reel. Pass it along to your friends, particularly TV executives and producers!

The reel was meant to (and might still) include a byte from this standup, where I’m talking about a “Masters to forget” for Rory McIlroy…

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Apr
22
2014
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, many of you have asked where you could see my TV work. Well, I have some of the raw footage we shot and I asked my producer from Fox Sports International (Asia) if I could post it — and great news, he gave me the go-ahead!

In the video above, it starts with some of the work I did on Friday, bounces to a piece from Saturday, and then goes backward from Thursday to Tuesday. Pardon the slides that are placeholders for the editors in the studio to insert the footage/b-roll.

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Apr
20
2014
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
Bubba Watson celebrates with his caddie Teddy Scott

Bubba Watson celebrates with his caddie Teddy Scott

Hey, guys! Miss me? Sorry I’ve been MIA. It felt really weird not being able to write during the Masters last week, but I literally had no time after working 14-hour (-plus) days as an on-air reporter for Fox Sports International. Which was an incredible experience and one that I’ve pretty much dreamt of since I started this site five years ago — it was like seeing the culmination of all the hard work I’ve put in (but, of course, I still have a long ways to go!).

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Apr
9
2014
Ernie Els Phil Mickelson

Oldies but goodies

The pairings have been set for the first and second round of the Masters. Let’s see what the Green Jackets have put together for this year… Well, per usual, they’re not *that* intriguing, but there is one that’s fantastic. Yep, you’ve guessed it: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Patrick “Top 5” Reed.

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Apr
7
2014
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
Patrons exiting the premises

Patrons exiting the premises

Stormy and wet weather on Monday halted practice rounds and closed the doors to Augusta National as patrons were asked to exit the premises. The Masters regulates that practice rounds begin no earlier than 8am, and play was suspended at 10am when sirens sounded across the course, so not much was accomplished. 

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Dec
19
2013
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
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On Monday, Christmas came early for 14 players who earned invitations to Augusta National next April via finishing in the end-of-the-year top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Of course there are still two ways to qualify, but for now, here’s a list of the 90-man field who have secured spots into the season’s first major. Only 113 days to go! 

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Dec
16
2013
God.

God.

There are many ways to qualify — excuse me, receive an invitation to the hallowed grounds of Augusta National to play in the Masters Tournament every April. Well, actually, there are 19 different ways, one of which is to finish in the top 50 in the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year.

Well, finally, there are no more golf tournaments with world ranking points this year — that list was published on Monday, and 14 players were added to the 2014 Masters field. 

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May
1
2013
The Drop

The Drop

The USGA and R&A issued a statement on Wednesday explaining the ruling that saved Tiger Woods from disqualification at the Masters for taking an illegal drop. Basically, the governing bodies clarified that it will not serve as a precedent for waiving the penalty (disqualification) for signing an incorrect scorecard (see below under “Scope of Committee Discretion to Waive a Penalty of Disqualification for Failure to Return Correct Score”).

Pros (and amateur competitors) must still make sure they return an accurate score, so you can’t pull a “Tiger” — who was extended a lifeline because Fred Ridley, Masters tournament competition committee chairman, made an “erroneous” application of the rule. I know, darn it!

Here is the statement in full:

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