Golf

Sandy Lyle, of Scotland, walks on the fourth fairway during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 10, 2019 - 7:23 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Matt Wallace won the par-3 contest at Augusta National by acing the eighth hole and winning a three-hole playoff with 61-year-old Sandy Lyle. Wallace's hole-in-one was one of four in Wednesday's family-friendly event that precedes the Masters, leaving him tied with Lyle at 5-...
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Patrick Reed gets a ball from his caddie at the practice area for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 10, 2019 - 2:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Call him The Imperfect Champion. Warts and all, Patrick Reed enters the Masters as the reigning holder of the green jacket. He's an anomaly at staid, ol' Augusta National, which has always preferred bland and homogenized winners, who'll always say the right things without saying...
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Jordan Spieth hits from the bunker to the second green during his practice round for the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 2:27 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods is a winner again, making him even more appealing at the Masters. "I've worked my way back into one of the players that can win events," he said. Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite — perhaps even the sentimental favorite. Facing a fifth chance at completing the...
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Francesco Molinari, of Italy, watches his tee shot on the second hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 8, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 10, 2019 - 2:37 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Francesco Molinari still recalls his first experience at the Masters, especially the nerves of trying to pick the right club for the par-3 12th, all while having defending champion Tiger Woods in the same group. That was 13 years ago. He was caddying for his brother, Edoardo,...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, practices on the driving range at the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 09, 2019 - 7:33 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy feels as prepared as ever for the Masters. He is spending more time with his nose in a book than with his hands on a putter. "The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandino is among the best books he has read in the last year. He has been working with Brad Faxon...
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Corey Conners hits a chip shot on the practice green at the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 09, 2019 - 6:57 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — As the man in the green jacket recounted the incredulous events of the past week, Corey Conners cocked his head to one side and smiled ever so slightly. Almost as if he couldn't believe it, either. A little over a week ago, Conners snatched the last spot in the Valero Texas Open...
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Tiger Woods gets a ball from his caddie on the driving range at the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 09, 2019 - 6:28 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods won't be the only big winner if he finishes on top of the leaderboard at the Masters. A bettor in Las Vegas will pocket nearly $1.2 million if Woods wins the Masters for the first time since 2005. The unidentified gambler placed an $85,000 wager on Woods on Tuesday...
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Tiger Woods smiles on the driving range at the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 09, 2019 - 5:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods had the putting green pretty much to himself as storms approached Augusta National on Monday. As a handful of fans lingered to watch, he stroked the 5-footers that always seemed to go in during his prime. It's been 14 years since enough went in to win on the fabled...
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FILE - In this April 15, 1979 file photo ,Ed Sneed, early leader in the final day of the Masters, hits out of the sand on number 6. Sneed bogeyed the hole in Augusta, Ga. He wound up bogeying the last three holes and losing in a playoff. (AP Photo/File)
April 09, 2019 - 4:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Ed Sneed sat on a sofa in Butler Cabin at Augusta National looking as though he didn't know what hit him. He had a three-shot lead with three holes to play in the 1979 Masters and didn't do anything horribly wrong, except nothing went right. He finished with three straight...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 1999, file photo, eight founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) pose at a celebration of the association's 50th anniversary in New York. Back row from left are Marilynn Smith, Marlene Hagge, Alice Bauer, Louise Suggs and Betty Jameson. Front row from left are Bettye Sanoff, Shirley Spork and Patty Berg. Marilynn Smith died Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was 89.(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)
April 09, 2019 - 10:39 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marilyn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. She was 89. She died in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends, the LPGA...
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