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January 24, 2021

Augusta National

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......

How Tiger Woods’ hopes to defend his Masters title came to a likely end

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods walked off Augusta National on a perfect Saturday morning with hope, a real shot to win another Masters and defend the green jacket he won 19 months earlier. He just completed his second round, the one halted by darkness the night before, with seven pars......

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......

The ultimate hole-by-hole guide to Augusta National

Editor’s note: This was originally published on April 4, 2019. All statistics have been updated to reflect action from the 2019 Masters Tournament, won by Tiger Woods. This week, as they are every spring, the visuals from Augusta National and the Masters would have been everywhere. Amen Corner. Magnolia Lane.......

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......

Masters Week: Reliving Tiger Woods’ win and returning to Augusta National

The Masters is, finally, here. After a seven-month delay from its normal April date because coronavirus pandemic, and 19 months since Tiger Woods won the event to claim his fifth green jacket and 15th major championship, the best in the world return to Augusta National. EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT How to watch......

Tales from Augusta National and the other big perk of getting into the Masters

An invitation to the Masters is a cherished memento, physically and practically, for all who receive it, usually around the first of the year. While in almost every case it is expected and a formality, it still signifies something special: the opportunity to compete in one of golf’s most revered......

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