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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. ...

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...

Koepka misses Masters cut, says he's going to take a break

Apr. 09, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Brooks Koepka is going to take a long break. A month and a half might be about right. Koepka, who missed the cut at the Masters after trying to play less than a month removed from knee surgery, said Friday that he might not try to compete again until...

Column: Finau has quite a resume except for glaring omission

Apr. 09, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tony Finau has put together quite a resume. With one glaring omission. A consequential victory. “I’ve had a really successful career,” Finau said, “but not quite a winning career.” ...

The Latest: Rose says his 65 sounds easier than it was

Apr. 08, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters (all times local): 8 p.m. Justin Rose finished talking about his seven birdies and an eagle over 10 holes and said, “Sounds easy.” It wasn't. Not only did he...

Column: Payback for Elder, but he'll never be paid in full

Apr. 08, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Lee Elder was 40 years old when he made history as the first Black player to tee it up at the Masters, after so many prime years had already been stolen from him by the scourge of racism. When Augusta National finally extended him the long-overdue...

With a wave and smile, Lee Elder helps open the Masters

Apr. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The applause started when Lee Elder’s golf cart began moving toward the first tee. It only got louder when he arrived and slowly made his way to his seat. And moments later, Masters Chairman Fred Ridley said words 46 years in the making. ...

Green jackets fight back: Masters course 'where we want it.'

Apr. 08, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The shortest championship reign in Masters history will end when Dustin Johnson steps onto the first tee. The tournament has always been a how-low-can-you-go affair, but the pandemic-related shift to last November handed greater control of the course...

Nearly 30 years later, Couples gives 1992 driver to Masters

Apr. 07, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fred Couples for years was the only Masters champion who failed to take part in one of the many traditions at Augusta National, mainly because he didn't know it existed. Dating to the first winner in 1934, every champion has donated a club that was...