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Rickie Fowler hits on the second fairway during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Fowler among those still not a lock for Masters invitation

Nov. 17, 2020 6:21 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — For the better part of the last decade, a tradition unlike any other for Rickie Fowler was getting that envelope around the holidays inviting him to the Masters. Now that's in jeopardy. Fowler tied for 29th in the Masters and dropped two spots in the world ranking to No. 48. He has...

Dustin Johnson holds the trophy after being presented with his first green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Dustin Johnson buries some major memories, wins the Masters

Nov. 15, 2020 5:57 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — In this one-of-a-kind Masters that had no fans and no roars, Dustin Johnson made sure it had no drama. And when he polished off his five-shot victory Sunday with lowest score in tournament history, he had no words. Only tears. Looking smart in his Masters green jacket he dreamed his...

Andy Ogletree poses with his low amateur trophy following the Masters golf tournament Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Masters thrills for rookies: Meeting Tiger, and sandwiches

Nov. 15, 2020 5:49 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Amateur Andy Ogletree was getting ready to tee off in the Masters for the first time when his playing partner, a fellow U.S. Amateur champion, came up to introduce himself. Guy by the name of Tiger Woods. “Before I teed off, he kind of came up and embraced me and said,...

Dustin Johnson tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The Latest: DJ coasts to 5-shot win and 1st Masters title

Nov. 15, 2020 2:58 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the final golf major of the year (all times EST): ___ 2:55 p.m. Dustin Johnson has won the Masters, shooting a 68 in the final round to finish at 20-under par and win the pandemic-delayed tournament by five strokes. The 2016 U.S. Open champion claimed his...

Dustin Johnson holds up his ball on the 18th green after his third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Final round: Johnson's toughest opponent could be himself

Nov. 15, 2020 3:14 AM EST

Watching Dustin Johnson play, it’s hard to tell whether he’s four shots ahead or behind. He doesn’t anguish over bad shots and rarely celebrates good ones. He’s the same no matter the size of the stage. This week, there were plenty of reasons for that ease. Johnson arrived at Augusta...

MASTERS '20: A brief look at Saturday at the Masters

Nov. 14, 2020 7:12 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — LEADING: Dustin Johnson had a 7-under 65 and led by four shots at 16-under 200. CHASING: Sungjae Im, Abraham Ancer and Cameron Smith were at 12-under 204. RECORDS: Johnson tied the 54-hole record at the Masters set by Jordan Spieth in 2015. The 36-hole cut was at even-par 144, also a...

Rory McIlroy hits out of the bunker to the second green during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

McIlroy shoots 67, but unlucky No. 13 costs him at Masters

Nov. 14, 2020 6:16 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Stuck in the bushes. Behind a tree. Caught in the branches. Rory McIlroy saw every part of the 13th hole at Augusta National this week — except for the middle of the fairway. On Saturday, he turned a 9-foot birdie chance into a three-putt bogey and cost himself any chance at a...

Dustin Johnson watches his shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Latest: Johnson ties Masters' 54-hole record at 16 under

Nov. 14, 2020 5:19 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the final golf major of the year (all times EST): ___ 5:10 p.m. Dustin Johnson tied the Masters' 54-hole record at 16-under 200, shooting a 7-under 65 in the third round. Johnson matched the mark set by Jordan Spieth in his 2015 victory. Johnson is the first...

MASTERS '20: A brief look at the 2nd round from Augusta

Nov. 13, 2020 8:49 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — LEADING: Dustin Johnson (70), Justin Thomas (69), Abraham Ancer (67) and Cameron Smith (68) at 9-under 135. CHASING ON THE COURSE: Hideki Matsuyama (3 holes left) and Jon Rahm (6 holes left) were at 8 under. TRAILING: Patrick Cantlay (66) and Sungjae Im (70) were at 136. DELAYS: The...

Dustin Johnson hits out of a bunker on the eighth hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Johnson, Thomas part of 4-way share atop Masters leaderboard

Nov. 13, 2020 7:57 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The buzz was back Friday at Augusta National, loud as ever. It wasn't from any of the patrons because they're not allowed in this most usual Masters in November. It came from the constant humming of motors of the sub-air system beneath the soft turf in an attempt to make the course a...