Augusta (Ga)

TOKYO — Hideki Matsuyama has never been a fan of the spotlight. Even as he rose to become Japan’s most successful male golfer, he did his best to avoid the attention lavished on the every move of other Japanese athletes...
  • April 12, 2021
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — As an undergraduate at Wake Forest, Will Zalatoris received an invitation familiar to members of the golf team: Come play at Augusta National Golf Club. When he did in 2017, he recalled recently, he stood on the...
  • April 11, 2021
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[Follow live updates from the 2021 Masters final round.] AUGUSTA, Ga. — José María Olazábal hit a tee shot at Augusta National Golf Club’s 12th hole one day this week, jokingly bowed to the spectators and meandered toward the green...
  • April 11, 2021
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth was walking down the 17th hole at Augusta National Golf Club on Friday when a voice from the crowd lining the fairway cried out, “Welcome back!” Spieth turned his head in the direction of the...
  • April 11, 2021
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — The old man working near No. 2 knew. He had to have known, because everyone knew. The roar on Saturday afternoon had all the hallmarks of a classic moment being made at the Masters Tournament: the sharp...
  • April 11, 2021
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — To most every player at the Masters Tournament, the 530-yard, water-guarded hole called Firethorn is a back-nine destination for earning back a stroke. To Bernd Wiesberger, that hole, No. 15 at Augusta National Golf Club, can teeter...
  • April 9, 2021
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — A golf course does not have feelings. Or does it? It would be the easiest way to explain the revenge Augusta National Golf Club exacted on the field in the first round of the Masters tournament on...
  • April 8, 2021
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — With the sun rising over his shoulders, Lee Elder was introduced to a crowd of several hundred on the first tee of the Masters Tournament on Thursday morning. Forty-six years earlier, on roughly the same spot at...
  • April 8, 2021
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“I thought I was all right and I thought I could bring my ‘A’ game and come out here and win,” he said. He finished in a tie for 44th. “Course knowledge really does help,” he said this week. “Obviously...
  • April 8, 2021
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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, two of Tiger Woods’s closest friends on the PGA Tour, said Tuesday that they had recently visited Woods at his Florida home and were encouraged by how he was handling the recovery...
  • April 6, 2021
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