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A tour staple since 1938, the event has switched from a traditional stroke-play event to a two-man team format as a way to increase player and fan interest.
The governing bodies will favor a player’s “reasonable judgment” over the precision of video evidence in making rules decisions.
Their spring line harks back to the wild polyester looks of the 1970s.
Scott McCarron had three wins in his entire PGA Tour career. Since a spur-of-the-moment, golf-centric wedding, he has three wins on the senior circuit.
At Pennsylvania’s Latrobe Country Club, where Palmer grew up and which he eventually bought, reminders of him are everywhere as it begins its first season following his death.
With typical recovery time from single-level fusion surgery said to be six months, Woods will go another year without playing in a major.
A series of contretemps, including a player’s boycott and a rules imbroglio, have placed the tour squarely in the intersection of politics and sport.
The director Jason Connery’s staid biopic is about the 19th-century golf pioneer Tom Morris and his son, with class conflict as a backdrop.
Sergio García had long felt the disdain of fans put off by his attitude. But with a more mellow approach and an underdog’s charm, he won them over at the Masters.
Led by Sergio Garcia of Spain, golfers from Europe occupied five of the first eight places.
Woods, a four-time Masters champion who has been battling back issues, could learn from an example set by Arnold Palmer.
Spieth trailed by 10 strokes after the first round but has used an aggressive approach to reduce that deficit to two entering the final round.
Only five men have won a career Grand Slam. To become the sixth, McIlroy must figure out how to ignore the distraction and concentrate on winning the Masters.
Mickelson and Spieth finished the second round of the Masters tied, so they will tee off together in a pairing that is sure to attract a following.
For more than an hour Friday, García mysteriously lost two strokes from his second-round score, but he tied with Charley Hoffman for the clubhouse lead at four-under.
As gusts of up to 40 miles per hour bedeviled most players, Hoffman shot a remarkable seven-under-par 65, birdieing nine holes, including all four par-3s.
Spieth, done in by a quadruple bogey on the 12th hole in the final round at Augusta last year, parred the hole Thursday, but had a quadruple bogey on the 15th.
Johnson, the world’s top-ranked golfer, sustained a lower back injury in a fall down the stairs of his rental home near the course Wednesday.
For the first time since 2006, Palmer was not alongside Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player for the ceremonial tee shots at Augusta National Golf Club.
There will never be another Arnold Palmer. But many of his endearing qualities can be found in the men competing at the Masters. Together they form golf’s composite King.