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January 21, 2021

2020 Masters

Tiger Woods and the fight with his body, his game and his motivation

Tiger Woods left the grounds at Augusta National on Sunday afternoon without his green jacket, knowing all too well that he might not ever have the opportunity to take it with him again. Oh, it will always be there for him in the Champions Locker Room, waiting for his next......

How two brothers went from ‘Dumb and Dumber’ to winning the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The stories are legendary, and not all that flattering. Dustin Johnson and his brother, Austin, look like an excellent team now, a Masters green jacket and a ridiculously good 2020 golf year amid a pandemic all the proof you need. But when Dustin decided to hire his......

How Dustin Johnson got his second major in a one-of-a-kind Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dustin Johnson stood on the sixth tee box Sunday morning at Augusta National having just carded back-to-back bogeys after making only two bogeys in his first 57 holes of this Masters. Johnson drew back his 8-iron, cleared whatever was in his head, which he admits is typically......

No matter the month, another Masters is headed toward a weekend full of drama

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A Masters in November promised to be much different, and that was before a ball was ever launched into the air. No ropes, no bleachers, no fans, no roars. No azaleas, although there are camellias. Instead of a first cut, there is true rough. And those two-tee......

Spurrier’s ace, Saban’s caddie jinx and more tales of college football coaches playing Augusta National

5:10 AM ET Chris Low Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of Tennessee Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Even for some of college......

Bryson DeChambeau tried being ‘greedy’ and Augusta National wasn’t having it

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bryson DeChambeau finally located his tee shot in the pine straw left of the fairway on the 14th hole at Augusta National on Thursday. Brawny Bryson turned his head and asked no one in particular, “That caught a tree obviously, right?” Yes, that one and quite a......

Tiger Woods doesn’t seem ready to give back the green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods waited 19 months to defend his Masters title. On Thursday, he had to wait three more hours thanks to a weather delay that hit not long after play began in the first round at Augusta National. Tiger Woods’ defense of his Masters title will begin......

Happy birthday! Jon Rahm skips one across the pond for his second ace of the week in Masters practice

AUGUSTA, GA. — Jon Rahm might be using up all his good shots before the Masters even starts. First, there was this on Monday at the par-3 fourth hole at Augusta National. Impressive, right? Not until you see what went down Tuesday, which just so happened to be Rahm’s 26th......

The 12 things you didn’t know about Tiger Woods’ win at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods won his 15th major championship title at the Masters last year. But you knew that. And you knew it was his first major in 11 years. And you knew it was his fifth Masters victory. And you knew 14 years had passed since he last......

‘Everybody just stopped … we were watching history.’ From Nick Saban to Bill Murray, stars recall Tiger’s 2019 Masters win

Editor’s note: This was originally published on April 8. A year later, even Tiger Woods says the reaction to his win at the 2019 Masters “blew his mind.” We asked some of the most recognizable names on the planet — celebrities, athletes, coaches, a former secretary of state — to......

A quieter Masters might be just what Rory McIlroy needs

The question is inevitable, and Rory McIlroy always handles it with insight and reflection, never showing any hint of frustration or annoyance. For five years, ever since he won The Open at Royal Liverpool, it has lingered over every Masters. A victory at Augusta National means completing the career Grand......

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