MASTERS: Rain washes out first day at Augusta National

Posted by: MBR on Tue Apr 8th, 2014 7:51 am
MASTERS: Rain washes out first day at Augusta NationalWinter weather has changed the look of the course since last year.AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday. Augusta National was open for only two hours because of storms, still enough time for a few players to see some of the changes to the golf course — even though this was supposed to be a year with really no change at all... ... onal_.html
Posted by: MBR on Thu Apr 10th, 2014 5:28 am
Three Maine men become fixtures at the MastersThe three fans have attended the tournament together for years.By Tom Chard A ticket to the Masters is one of the toughest to obtain in all of sports, yet three southern Maine men have made the pilgrimage to Augusta, Ga., for years. While golf fans will be glued to their televisions starting Thursday for the first major of the year, Scott Brown, David Ray and David Chipman will have front-row seats at Augusta National Golf Club.Read more: ... ters_.html
Posted by: MBR on Thu Apr 10th, 2014 5:41 am
First-timers set to master the MastersGolfers who never have played at Augusta say they have a chance, and that’s a big change.By Paul Newberry AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth speaks with reverence when hanging out with the greats of the game at Augusta National. It’s always “Mr. Watson” this, “Mr. Crenshaw” that. But in his first trip to the Masters, Spieth feels he’s got as good a chance as anyone to capture a green jacket. That’s the way it is with these kids today. They’re not very patient...Read more: ... ters_.html
Posted by: MBR on Fri Apr 11th, 2014 7:26 am
The Masters: Defending champion trails Haas by strokeBy Doug Ferguson AUGUSTA, Ga. — No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable. With his green jacket upstairs in the locker room for Masters champions, Scott made only one bad swing that cost him two shots in a round of 3-under 69. It was the lowest opening score by a defending champion in 13 years, and it left Scott one shot behind leader Bill Haas on an otherwise demanding day...Read more: ... troke.html
Posted by: MBR on Sat Apr 12th, 2014 5:05 am
Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree at the MastersThe fan favorite takes a 3-shot lead into the weekend, while Phil Mickelson misses the cut for the first time in 17 years.By Paul Newberry AUGUSTA, Ga. – Bubba Watson likes the way he looks in green. He wants to get that color back in his wardrobe. Watson surged to the Masters lead with a spree of birdies on the back side Friday, positioning him for a weekend run at his second green jacket in three years. “I’m trying to get the jacket back,” Watson said. “I want that feeling again.”...Read more: ... champ.html
Posted by: MBR on Sun Apr 13th, 2014 6:37 am
Spieth, Watson tied for lead at the MastersTwenty-year-old Jordan Spieth is making quite a bid to become golf’s youngest major champion in more than 80 years.By Paul Newberry AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even without golf’s biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast golf course to even look at a leaderboard until he couldn’t avoid them over the closing holes of a wild round...Read more: ... ters_.html
Posted by: MBR on Mon Apr 14th, 2014 6:15 am
Bubba tames Augusta for 2nd Masters titleHis easy win shows he’s even better-suited to wear the green jacket.By Doug Ferguson AUGUSTA, Ga. — In order to feel the pressure of The Masters, there must be people to provide it. Indeed, in order for The Masters to feel like The Masters, there must be those moments when one roar is trumped by another, a full house suddenly and impossibly outdone by a straight flush. It is what defines spring Sundays at Augusta National Golf Club...Read more: ... turn_.html
Posted by: MBR on Mon Apr 14th, 2014 6:16 am
Masters notes: Old guard’s finishes give this round a hint of nostalgiaThe Associated PressAUGUSTA, Ga. — Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples made the Masters one for the ages – the older ages for sure. The 50-somethings were good early and late at Augusta National, providing the leaderboard with a little nostalgia throughout golf’s first major. “I think it’s a statement,” Langer said. “There’s a lot of good over-50 players. We can compete at the highest level, even on a very, very long golf course like this one.”...Read more: ... algia.html