AUGUSTA, Ga. — Nobody at the Masters wants it to rain this week. Phil Mickelson least of all. But we have different reasons for hoping it stays dry at Augusta National. Last year, when Jordan Spieth was running away with the 2015 Masters, Tiger Woods noted that he wasn’t... Read more
The Masters Par 3 Contest on Wednesday is one of the truly unique events in golf. The world’s best golfers take to the Par 3 course at Augusta National that has the same look and feel of the big course — only shrunken down — for a chance to... Read more
It’s tough to imagine that Rory McIlroy could fly under the radar, but that’s exactly what has happened at this year’s Masters. And that’s why McIlroy will be in the best position he’s ever been to pick up his first green jacket. Andrew Redington/Getty Images Michael Collins ESPN Senior... Read more
For all his self-admitted shortcomings, Bubba Watson draws crowds and fans for the way he attacks a golf course. His eccentric, yet highly effective, golf game will be on display at the Masters starting Thursday. Harry How/Getty Images Kevin Van Valkenburg ESPN Senior Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even though... Read more
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth will be the youngest person at the Masters Champions Dinner on Tuesday night by nearly a decade. Spieth, at 22, is almost 10 years younger than the next-youngest (Charl Schwartzel at 31). That’s fine by the defending champ. He spoke openly and with vulnerability... Read more
The 2016 Masters will begin with the honorary group of Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus on the first tee Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. ET. Once the trio is done with the ceremonial start to the tournament, the rest of the field, starting with recent field addition... Read more
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Round 1 and 2 tee times and pairings have been released and there are some good (but not great) ones. Jordan Spieth will play with the most-heralded amateur in recent memory, and we will get a sneaky great smokeshow from a group that’s not getting... Read more
AUGUSTA, Ga. — I asked my pal Sean Martin this week to give me a lis tof the best amateur careers after Tiger Woods finished his up in 1996. Martin is an amateur golf wonk, and I was struggling to come up with comparisons for Bryson DeChambeau’s Masters debut... Read more
On Friday at The Masters, leaders will position themselves for the weekend with dozens playing with ultimate urgency in hopes of making the cut. Weather could be a factor for Friday in Augusta, according to early week weather report from The Masters. With the potential for soggy conditions from... Read more
AUGUSTA, Ga. — I’ll never forget my first trip to Augusta National as a patron. It was 2007. Freezing cold and rainy. Zach Johnson (somehow) won that year. The 20 first-time invites to this year’s Masters will likely have unique memories surpassing mine, but I find it hard to... Read more