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Mickelson tweaks Kuchar on his drive into Augusta National

Apr. 13, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Phil Mickelson brought his best stuff to the Masters, at least the drive down Magnolia Lane. Mickelson was paired Saturday was Matt Kuchar, a good friend and one of the few players for whom Mickelson never has an answer during their banter. Lefty posted to Twitter his drive into Augusta...

Tiger makes a Masters logjam look even larger

Apr. 12, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods ran into the long leg of the law and escaped with a most unlikely birdie. He just couldn't take the next step — one more birdie on a back nine filled with so many chances — to join the largest 36-hole logjam in Masters history. Golf's best worked their way to...

Koepka, DeChambeau share lead at the Masters

Apr. 11, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau believes science was at work late in the afternoon at Augusta National, creating a force in the atmosphere where big roars from great shots filter through the back nine. An easier description: Another exciting finish at the Masters, this time on a Thursday. Brooks...

A glance at the Masters

Apr. 11, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A glance at the first round of the Masters: LEADING: Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, tied at 6-under 66. JUST BEHIND: Phil Mickelson is one back after a 67, followed by Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson at 68. WHERE'S TIGER? Tiger Woods is four shots behind, tied for 11th with nine...

Masters: What's wrong with Jordan Spieth?

Apr. 11, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth has become an afterthought on the PGA Tour. Even at the course where he usually plays so well. Adding another entry to his yearlong slump, Spieth struggled to a 3-over 75 Thursday in the opening round of the Masters and was a whopping nine shots off the lead. Not exactly...

The Latest: Koepka, DeChambeau scorch back nine, share lead

Apr. 11, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau each shot a 6-under 66 and are tied for the first-round lead at the Masters. Koepka and DeChambeau followed a similar path Thursday, making the turn at 1-under before scorching the back nine of...

After winning small events, Harding makes most of big stage

Apr. 11, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Harding of South Africa spent most of his Masters debut Thursday atop the leaderboard, and that's not an unusual position for him over the past year. No one else at Augusta National can claim five victories and three runner-up finishes since the last Masters. Then again, few...

Masters Notebook: Matt Wallace wins par-3 contest

Apr. 10, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Matt Wallace won the par-3 contest at Augusta National by acing the eighth hole and winning a three-hole playoff with 61-year-old Sandy Lyle. Wallace's hole-in-one was one of four in Wednesday's family-friendly event that precedes the Masters, leaving him tied with Lyle at 5-under 22....

Column: Warts and all, Reed returns as a Masters champion

Apr. 10, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Call him The Imperfect Champion. Warts and all, Patrick Reed enters the Masters as the reigning holder of the green jacket. He's an anomaly at staid, ol' Augusta National, which has always preferred bland and homogenized winners, who'll always say the right things without saying much of...

Spieth hopeful Masters memories can help him end slump

Apr. 10, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods is a winner again, making him even more appealing at the Masters. "I've worked my way back into one of the players that can win events," he said. Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite — perhaps even the sentimental favorite. Facing a fifth chance at completing the...