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Column: From 2006 in the world to the final round of Masters

Apr. 10, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The kid yawned. Nothing really remarkable about that except when and where it happened: Will Zalatoris was in contention and standing in the middle of the 13th fairway at Augusta National, one of the last places on the planet where sleepy will do. ...

On a suddenly soggy day at Augusta, some guys fail to adjust

Apr. 10, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — After thunderstorms rumbled through Augusta National, the treacherous greens suddenly got a lot more inviting. Only one player really took advantage of the soggy turn in the weather Saturday. While Japan's Hideki Matsuyama surged...

Finau gets a call during Masters delay, from Tom Brady

Apr. 10, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Cell phones are almost entirely forbidden at Augusta National, so imagine Tony Finau’s surprise Saturday when he got told during a weather delay that someone wanted to talk with him. It was a FaceTime call. From Tom Brady. ...

A masterpiece from Hideki Matsuyama to take Masters lead

Apr. 10, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The storms that stopped play for a little more than hour Saturday at the Masters were expected. The masterpiece delivered by Hideki Matsuyama after the break was not. Matsuyama played the final eight holes in 6-under par, turning a two-shot deficit...

For the 1st time, Japan is home to a leader of the Masters

Apr. 10, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Japan has been sending golfers to the Masters since 1936, with about three dozen players combining for well over 100 appearances at Augusta National. And none had ever finished a round atop the leaderboard. Until Saturday. ...

Xander Schauffele, again, right in major mix at Masters

Apr. 10, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Xander Schauffele is in what has become familiar territory. He’s close to the top of the leaderboard in a major championship. He’s hoping Sunday isn’t more of the same when it comes to finishes. Schauffele shot a 4-under 68...

Masters Glance

Apr. 10, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A brief look at the third round Saturday at the Masters (all times EDT): LEADING: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan shot a 7-under 65 — the best round of his Masters career — to take a four-stroke lead at 11-under 205 heading to the final round. ...

The Latest: Matsuyama up by 4 going into Masters final round

Apr. 10, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the first golf major of the year (all times EDT): ___ 7:45 p.m. The third round of the Masters is over, and Hideki Matsuyama has a four-shot lead over Xander Schauffele, Marc...

Protest near Masters pushes back against Georgia voting law

Apr. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — About two dozen protesters turned out near Augusta National on Saturday, objecting to Georgia's new voting law during the third round of the Masters. The group held signs that said “Let Us Vote” and “Protect Georgia Voting Rights,” drawing...

Masters Day 2: As Rose wilts, a pursuing pack closes in

Apr. 10, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

Justin Rose probably should have stayed in bed. The Englishman ended Day 2 at the Masters in the same place he began — atop the leaderboard — only to discover the objects in his mirror were suddenly a lot closer than they appeared. “For sure,” Rose said, “I...