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Tiger Woods watches his ball as he misses a birdie putt on the eighth hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 13, 2020 - 2:27 am
Considering all the things they do control, it’s comforting to know the weather remains beyond the reach of the green jackets at Augusta National. Already short on daylight after the pandemic pushed the Masters back from April to November, they looked on helplessly as early thunderstorms stole...
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Paul Casey hits out of the 7th fairway during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 12, 2020 - 7:26 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Already seven months behind schedule because of the pandemic, the most unusual Masters was 30 minutes old Thursday when the silence was interrupted by a rumble down by Amen Corner. No roars this week. Just thunder. And then a weather delay of nearly three hours. All that, and it...
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Tiger Woods tees off on the first hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 12, 2020 - 5:52 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods usually takes a day or two to get going at Augusta National. Not this time. Defying his lackluster form not to mention a history of slow starts at these hallowed grounds, Woods shot a bogey-free 4-under 68 on Thursday in the opening round of the Masters, a...
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Bryson DeChambeau, caddies and officials look for his ball in the bushes on the 13th hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
November 12, 2020 - 5:47 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau isn’t afraid to let it rip — with his clubs or his mouth. Both caused him some trouble at the Masters this week. The reigning U.S. Open champion raised eyebrows at Augusta National when he said he thought of the par-72 course as a par 67 because of his ability...
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Tiger Woods watches his ball as he misses a birdie putt on the eighth hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 12, 2020 - 4:17 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the final golf major of the year (all times EST): ___ 4:15 p.m. Tiger Woods has always been a notoriously slow starter at Augusta National, even while winning five green jackets. Not this year. The defending champion shot a bogey-free, 4-under 68 in...
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Jack Nicklaus waves after hitting a ceremonial first ball before the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 12, 2020 - 10:30 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Umbrellas replaced azaleas and the whirring of a drone filled in for the chirping of springtime birds on Thursday when the first fall Masters teed off at Augusta National. Darkness and drizzle greeted Hall of Famers Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus for the honorary opening tee...
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Bryson DeChambeau hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during a practice round at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 12, 2020 - 3:43 am
Bryson DeChambeau is golf’s latest litmus test, hammering drives that sound and soar like mortar fire and cut corners in ways golf-course designers and his fellow pros never dreamed. By the time the Masters ends Sunday, fans might still be debating whether that’s good for the game. Either way,...
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Sung Kang, of South Korea, walks with his caddie along the 13th fairway during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 11, 2020 - 5:51 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The map showed an outlined area not far from Augusta National, only this isn’t another neighborhood the club plans to purchase. It’s the historic Harrisburg and Laney Walker area that the Masters and its partners are trying to save. Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley...
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Sung Kang, of South Korea, walks with his caddie along the 13th fairway during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 11, 2020 - 4:22 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Any optimism that the next Masters will be restored to its full glory of spring blooms and the endless chorus of cheers was dampened only by the reality of the calendar and the recent spikes in coronavirus cases. It has been eight months since Augusta National said it was...
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Bryson DeChambeau tees off on the third hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 11, 2020 - 3:07 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The cart picking up golf balls on the practice range at Augusta National can only go so far. Club members were swapping tales Tuesday about the staff who reached the end of the range and had to sort through azalea bushes more than 350 yards away to pick up a few more balls. The...
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