Augusta Masters

  • Rory McIlroy finishes Masters in top 10 April 14, 2014

    Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top-10 finish at Augusta National. A day after he suffered the embarrassment of being beaten by a non-competing amateur marker, McIlroy provided a reminder of what is capable of...
  • Bubba Watson wins second Masters title April 14, 2014

    Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta National on Sunday. Trailing the prodigiously talented Spieth by two strokes after seven holes, the left-handed Watson took advantage of a faltering...
  • Bubba Watson still confident after tough day at Masters April 13, 2014

    Bubba Watson would've preferred to play better, of course. He's not complaining too much, though. Not when he has a share of the lead heading to the final round of the Masters. Watson struggled to a 2-over 74 on Saturday after two straight rounds in the 60s, his card marred by...
  • Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson tied for lead at the Masters April 13, 2014

    Even without golf's biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at the Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast...
  • Phil Mickelson heads long list of big names to miss Masters cut April 12, 2014

    Triple champion Phil Mickelson led a host of big names to miss the cut at the Masters on Friday as the American failed to advance to the third round at Augusta National for the first time in 17 years. Former winners Charl Schwartzel (2011), Zach Johnson (2007), Angel Cabrera (2009) and...
  • Oosthuizen grabs share of Masters lead with early eagle April 11, 2014

    Augusta: Louis Oosthuizen, who lost an epic playoff at the Masters two years ago, grabbed a share of the lead at Augusta National on Friday with an eagle in his second round. With most players still struggling to cope with the lightning fast greens, the South African joined overnight leader Bill...
  • Patience a virtue for Rory McIlroy in Masters sunshine April 11, 2014

    Three years after suffering a final-round meltdown at the Masters, Rory McIlroy got back into contention for the year's opening major with an impressive display of patience and grinding golf on Thursday. On a sun-baked Augusta National layout where danger lurked at every corner because of swirling winds and quickening greens,...
  • Haas leads way at Masters, deja vu for Adam Scott April 11, 2014

    Former FedExCup champion Bill Haas posted his lowest score in a major to snatch the lead midway through the Masters first round on Thursday while holder Adam Scott experienced a real sense of deja vu. The 31-year-old Haas, whose great uncle Bob Goalby landed the coveted Green Jacket in 1968, recovered...
  • 'Big Three' get 78th Masters under way in bright sunshine April 10, 2014

    Augusta: In front of a huge crowd, the 'Big Three' of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player launched the 78th Masters on Thursday while Adam Scott prepared to begin his title defence later in the day. On a glorious morning of bright sunshine at Augusta National, four-times champion Palmer, three-times...
  • Tiger Wood's absence leaves 78th Masters wide open April 10, 2014

    As the first of the year's four majors, the Masters has always been keenly anticipated and this week's edition should be one of the most open in decades with the absence of world number one Tiger Woods. Former world number one Rory McIlroy has predicted that 70 players in the field...
  • Rory McIlroy confident of better showing at Masters April 9, 2014

    Georgia: Rory McIlroy is living proof that time has a way of healing almost everything. Three years ago, McIlroy was reduced to tears when he blew his chance of winning the Masters after a spectacular final-round collapse. Leading by four shots at the start of the last day, McIlroy closed with...
  • Palmer expects Tiger to be a force in future majors April 4, 2014

    Arnold Palmer said on Thursday he expects Tiger Woods to bounce back from his recent surgery for a pinched nerve in his back and once again challenge to win major championships. Palmer, a seven-time major champion, said that while he did not know the specific nature of the surgery he felt...
  • Tiger Woods to miss Masters after back surgery April 1, 2014

    Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday he would miss next week's Masters after undergoing back surgery for a pinched nerve that has troubled him for months. The world number one pulled out of his traditional Masters warm-up event in Florida last month and released a statement on his website on Tuesday saying...
  • Palmer expects ailing Tiger to be 'dangerous' at Augusta March 21, 2014

    Arnold Palmer said on Thursday Tiger Woods will be "dangerous" at next month's Masters but acknowledged that doubts surround the health of the 14-times major champion. Woods withdrew from this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida, a tournament he has won a mind-boggling eight times, citing back spasms that plagued him...
  • Tiger Woods thinking of Augusta at Honda Classic February 27, 2014

    Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy will play in the same tournament for the first time this year when they contest the Honda Classic starting in south Florida on Thursday. The $6 million PGA Tour event used to be the weak link on the four-stop PGA Tour Florida...
  • Ruling correct on Woods at Augusta: Nicklaus April 25, 2013

    Ohio: Jack Nicklaus thinks Tiger Woods got the proper ruling at the Masters. However, he's not so sure he agrees with the slowplay penalty given to 14yearold Chinese phenomenon Guan Tianlang. Woods' third shot on the par5 15th in the second round hit the flagstick and ricocheted back into the water....
  • I gave my best at the 18th hole: Adam Scott April 16, 2013

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Augusta Masters winner Adam Scott reflects on the big win. ...
  • Masters victory lifts Adam Scott to third in world rankings April 15, 2013

    Adam Scott has climbed to a joint careerhigh number three in the world rankings following his dramatic Masters victory on Sunday. Scott became the first Australian to win at Augusta after sinking a 15foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to clinch a playoff victory over Angel Cabrera. He edged past...
  • Adam was one of my top 3 picks for Augusta: Shiv Kapur April 15, 2013

    The Indian golfer talks about Adam Scott becoming the first Australian to win the Augusta Masters. ...
  • Tiger Woods left to reflect on Masters misfortune April 15, 2013

    Augusta, Georgia: Tiger Woods was left to reflect on his bad luck after finishing tied for fourth at the Masters on Sunday. The world number one shot a final round 70 to finish at fiveunder, four strokes behind the eventual winner, Australia's Adam Scott, but things might have been different...
  • Adam Scott becomes the first Australian to win Masters April 15, 2013

    Augusta, Georgia: Adam Scott finished the job this time and put an end to more than a halfcentury of Australian misery at the Masters. With the two biggest putts of his career, Scott holed a 20footer for birdie on the 18th hole of regulation that put him into a playoff...
  • Tiger Woods back at the centre of another Twitter storm April 14, 2013

    Augusta: Tiger Woods again found himself at the centre of controversy and a target of Twitterverse on Saturday when he avoided disqualification from the Masters after taking an illegal drop in the second round. While golf's rules are clear that a disqualification was in order, Woods escaped with a twoshot penalty...
  • Snedeker, Cabrera tied for lead at Masters April 14, 2013

    Augusta: The longest, strangest day at the Masters for Tiger Woods began with a text message from his agent Saturday morning to meet with Augusta National officials nearly six hours before his tee time. It ended some 10 hours later with a relieved fist pump for a key par that...
  • Woods given twoshot penalty for improper Augusta drop April 13, 2013

    Augusta: Tiger Woods avoided possible disqualification from the Masters on Saturday when he was assessed a twostroke penalty for taking an improper drop during Friday's second round. The world number one, a hot favourite at Augusta National where he is a fourtimes champion, earned his reprieve after being reviewed by officials...
  • Day seizes oneshot lead, China prodigy makes cut at Augusta April 13, 2013

    Augusta: Jason Day put himself in prime position once again to end Australia's Masters jinx when he fired a fourunderpar 68 to seize the lead at the halfway mark of the year's first major championship on Friday. Day curled in a 13foot birdie putt at the parthree 16th hole to break...
  • Garcia and Leishman lead Masters, Tiger Woods lurks April 12, 2013

    Augusta: Sergio Garcia and surprise package Marc Leishman seized joint control in Thursday's opening round at the Masters, though tournament favourite Tiger Woods was lurking just four shots off the pace. On a mainly overcast day at Augusta National where there was very little wind, Spaniard Garcia and Australian Leishman fired...
  • Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy set for Masters title bid April 11, 2013

    Augusta: With a resurgent Tiger Woods once again on the prowl and Rory McIlroy seemingly back in form, golf fans eagerly await the start of the 77th Masters which is now only hours away at Augusta National. The year's opening major is always the most heavily anticipated of the four and,...
  • Masters widens weekend field, sidesteps putter controversy April 11, 2013

    Augusta, Georgia: The Masters is widening the weekend field for this week's tournament and granting automatic entry next year to more PGA Tour winners, Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said on Wednesday. The cut for the 93player field will be expanded by six to the top 50 and ties, along...
  • I don't see myself a rival to Tiger Woods, says Rory McIlroy April 10, 2013

    Augusta: Golf fans have drooled in anticipation of a onetwo rivalry between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, but the moptopped Northern Irishman said on Tuesday that talk was premature. "I don't see myself a rival to Tiger or to anyone," McIlroy said on Tuesday before a practice round at Augusta National...
  • Woods to tee off with Donald and Piercy at Masters April 10, 2013

    Augusta: Hot favourite and fourtimes champion Tiger Woods has been grouped with Britain's Luke Donald and American Scott Piercy for the first two rounds of this week's Masters. Woods, who has won three events in just five starts on the 2013 PGA Tour, is scheduled to tee off at 10:45...