Tiger Woods makes Masters his 15th and most improbable major

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions Dinner, unsure he would ever play another round […]

Woods in final group at Sunday Masters, 2 shots behind leader Molinari

Augusta, Georgia (AP) – Francesco Molinari was one many players who enjoyed the conditions at Augusta National during a birdie barrage in the third round of the Masters. The Italian shot a bogey-free, 6-under 66 and has a two-shot lead going into Sunday’s final round. He’s at 13-under for the tournament. Tiger Woods (67) and Tony […]

Tiger makes a Masters logjam look even larger

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 […]

Reed builds 3-shot lead over McIlroy at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The only thunder was on the ground, not in the sky, a series of ear-splitting roars for Patrick Reed and his two eagles, Rory McIlroy and his final birdie, and everyone else who tried desperately to keep up with them in the Masters. “The roars … it’s hard not to know […]

Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Justin Rose had a back-nine charge so common at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia finally caught a good break in a major. Jordan Spieth got his name high on those famous white leaderboards, the only spot he has ever occupied on the weekend at the Masters. Saturday […]

Masters traffic jam: Contenders galore at Augusta National

PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fans of dominant, wire-to-wire performances and runaway winners, this Masters is not for them. Forget a Tiger Woods’ style blowout. Unlike that performance 20 years ago, Augusta National has a traffic jam atop the leaderboard that will likely take the entire weekend to untangle. Sergio Garcia […]

Fowler shoots 64 for 1-shot lead at Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Rickie Fowler shot an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead over Sung Kang after the first round of the Houston Open on Thursday. Fowler had his best round in six appearances at the tournament, topping a previous low score of 68. Fowler overcame damp conditions and a chilly, breezy morning to […]

Adam Hadwin hangs on at Innisbrook, earns Masters spot 

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PALM HARBOR, Fla., March 12 — Adam Hadwin is skipping his first World Golf Championship and asking for a refund for his honeymoon to Tahiti. He couldn’t be happier. Seven weeks after he shot a 59, and two weeks before his wedding, Hadwin added another eventful chapter to his amazing year. He […]

Nicklaus says Woods’ status is puzzling 

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jack Nicklaus says he was “painting a picture” when he suggested after a practice round with Tiger Woods at the 1996 Masters that Woods had the game to win at least 10 green jackets. He referred to Woods as a “puzzle” on Sunday at […]