Tiger Woods bested the field in an epic Sunday at the Masters to win his fifth green jacket.
The roars and the magic returned to golf Sunday at the Masters as Tiger Woods, among all the things he has accomplished across a storied career, managed to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.
Groups to watch, how to watch, tee times and stories you need to be aware of and more in our primer for Masters Friday.
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Patrick Reed won his first major title on Sunday at the Masters, outlasting Rickie Fowler by one stroke and staving off a big comeback by Jordan Spieth.
Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth are now tied at the Masters, setting up a scintillating finish in the final round.
An 5-under 31 on the front nine and a slow start from Rory and Patrick Reed have the three-time major champion back in the conversation. The course record is in jeopardy.
Whoever wins the Masters on Sunday will get $1.98 million in prize money out of a total purse of $11 million. Those figures are unchanged from 2017. The Masters is among golf’s most prestigious tournaments, obviously, and it pays out bigger sums than most. But Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the tournament, knows that it’s prestigious, and so does everybody else. That’s why the Masters hasn’t been caught up quite as much as some other tournaments in a purse arms race, where organizers at the sport’s biggest events try to flex their financial muscle to show how big a deal their tournaments are. The U.S. Open paid a record $12 million payout last year. and the Players Championship has made a push to start paying major-like dollars in recent years.
Like legions of golfers his age, young Patrick Reed wanted to grow up to be like Tiger Woods. He took lessons at Hank Haney's ranch in Texas at a time when Haney was teaching Woods. He studied Tiger as if he were a grown-up NFL scout trying to find the secret to an opponent's success. Reed's instructor at the time, Peter Murphy, would tell ESPN.com that his student learned that he didn't just want to play like Tiger; he wanted to act like Tiger, too.
With one swing Saturday, all the duffers in the world had the proof they needed: Even one of the best golfers in the world can swing—and completely miss. And unlike most of you: Phil Mickelson followed the rules and took a stroke on it. Mickelson, a three-time champion here at the Masters, began his third round with a tee shot into the woods. Then he faced a grisly situation where he had to hit off the pine straw and alter his swing because of a nearby tree.
We'll be following along all day to see how Tiger Woods fares in Round 2 at the Masters, updating this running blog throughout. He tees off at 1:27 p.m. with Marc Leishman and Tommy Fleetwood. Woods opened the tournament with a 1-over 73 on Thursday -- his first round at the Masters since 2015.
Defending Masters champion Sergio Garcia has an absolute nightmare at the 15th at Augusta, ending up in the water five times before carding a disastrous 13.
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Fred Couples is likely going to make the cut at the Masters for the 30th time, which would tie Gary Player for the second most in tournament history.
No one wins the Masters on Thursday, but plenty of bets are lost. Take my buddy, Matt, a Sergio Garcia fan who told me a few weeks back that he'd wagered $2,000 on the Spaniard to beat Paul Casey over four rounds at Augusta. Matt is something of a gambling shark. But even sharks get bitten. The first round was in mid-throes when my cell phone rang. Matt calling. Garcia had just gifted more objects to the water than a Greek sailor trying to appease Poseidon, making a very wet 13 on the 15th hole.
A day after dislocating his left ankle celebrating a hole-in-one in the Par-3 Contest and then popping it back into place, Tony Finau made five birdies over 12 holes in the opening round at Augusta National and got to 4 under.
The next four days at the 2018 Masters could be the best major championship ever. It’s certainly being hyped this way. There’s so much potential in so many directions. Here are 50 reasons — big, small, inane -- why the 2018 Masters is going to be so good.