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- Notes: Watney fails to find spark at Augusta: Despite entering as one of the favorites, Nick Watney is near the bottom of the leaderboard entering Sunday’s final round.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 10
- Did you know: Masters champ Charl Schwartzel: Get to know Masters champion Charl Schwartzel.
- Schwartzel credits father for Masters title: The Masters champion says his father’s lessons on staying calm and emphasizing simplicity helped him get the win.
- 5 Things: The keys to Schwartzel’s Masters title: Five factors that led up to Schwartzel winning the 2011 Masters.
- Tait: McIlroy will bounce back from Masters collapse: McIlroy’s upbringing and humble approach to his golf game will help him take his Masters letdown as a learning experience and come back stronger than ever.
- Photos: Augusta National during the final round on Sunday.
- Achenbach: Final-round awards: The Masters has ended and Achenbach has finalized his decisions. From the “I came out of nowhere” award to the “I need a visit from the putting angel” award, his votes are in.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
- Achenbach: Saturday’s Masters awards: With another round in the books, James Achenbach is ready to dish out another round of Masters awards, with Bo Van Pelt receiving his first for “Low American.”
- Masters Blog: Stay up to date on Saturday’s round with Golfweek’s running blog.
- Amy Mickelson back in her element at Augusta: A year removed from finding out she has cancer, Amy Mickelson is back at Augusta National to support her husband.
- Photos: Around Augusta National on Saturday
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
- Achenbach: More Masters awards for Round 2: A tradition unlike any other? James Achenbach’s daily Masters awards.
- Babineau: Blog: Paddy injures neck, roots for Rory: After Padraig Harrington bowed out of the Masters, he expressed confidence in young Rory McIlroy.
- Miceli: Have Crenshaw, Jackson played last Masters?: That was the lingering question after Crenshaw, 59, walked off the 18th green Friday alongside his longtime Augusta caddie, Carl Jackson.
- Masters Blog: Schwartzel takes advantage of legends’ lessons: Thanks to a few tips from Jack Nicklaus and Ernie Els, Charl Schwartzel is putting together a fantastic week at Augusta.
- Babineau: A Couples victory would be one for the ages: Fred Couples knows every corner of Augusta National, so it comes as no surprise that even at 51 and with an ailing back, Boom Boom is on the front page of the leaderboard.
- Martin: Matsuyama performance helps Asian Amateur: Many were skeptical of the decision to award the winner of the Asian Amateur an exemption into the Masters, but Hideki Matsuyama’s strong performance this week will only help validate that decision.
- Photos: Round 3 at the Masters
- Masuda: Yang goes out fast, finishes slow: After a breakfast of Korean rice, Y.E. Yang blitzed the field early, making four front-nine birdies. A shaky putter down the stretch left him in a tie for fourth.
- Masuda: Choi’s equipment changes paying off at Augusta: K.J. Choi made the decision earlier in the week to use four hybrids to get the ball in the air and land it soft. The decision seems to be working.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
- 5 Things: McIlroy, Quiros share lead at Masters: Sean Martin with five things you need to know from Day 1 at the Masters.
- Masters blog: No. 1 can be a deadly start: Three of the first six players (Ross Fisher, Alex Cejka and Sandy Lyle) made bogey on the opening hole.
- Babineau Lefty scrambles to opening 70 at Augusta: Phil Mickelson shot 70 Thursday on a day when his ballstriking left him scrambling for par. He’s still right in the mix at Augusta.
- Rude: Kaymer chooses odd time for a swing change: Martin Kaymer rode a bullet fade to the top of the world rankings, but worked a draw into his bag for Augusta. It hasn’t worked out too well.
- Achenbach: Passing out Round 1 Masters awards: Round 1 of the Masters is in the books and after some studying of the stats, here are a few awards.
- Miceli: USGA, R&A announce new interpretation of DQ rule
- McCabe: Nerves still get the best of Palmer, Nicklaus Augusta National is not known for softening players’ nerves. That’s why Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus still were amped up 56 years after their first trip to No. 1 tee.
- Photos: Round 1 at the Masters
- Martin: McIlroy in familiar territory after 65 at Augusta: Rory McIlroy learned some valuable lessons from his opening 63 at last year’s British Open. After a first-round 65 at Augusta, he should at least have weather on his side in Round 2.
- McCabe: Notes: Chung chooses coach as caddie: David Chung was a nervous wreck, so Anthony Kim advised him to put his coach on the bag.
- Masuda: Distracted Japanese players will play on: Japan was hit with another devastating earthquake on Thursday morning, leaving the Japanese players at the Masters with much more than golf to worry about.
- McCabe: Elbow injury might cause Clark to withdraw: Tim Clark wouldn’t be trying to battle through his injuries and play this week if it wasn’t the Masters.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
- Five Things: Donald wins Par 3 Contest: Can Luke Donald reverse the curse of the Masters Par 3 Contest?
- Masters blog: Did you know? Stump your buddies with these interesting Masters facts.
- Video: On the Town: Courses near Augusta.
- McCabe: Notes: McDowell skips Par 3 for soccer match: Graeme McDowell skipped the Masters Par 3 contest for good reason: His beloved Manchester United is playing in the Champions League quarterfinals.
- Babineau: Fleck, 89, returns to Augusta for Par 3 Contest: Jack Fleck, the 1955 U.S. Open champion who will turn 90 this year, was on the grounds at the Masters for the first time in 45 years.
- Photos: Take a look at the images from Wednesday’s Par 3 Contest.
- Photos: Check out photos from Wednesday’s practice round.
- Poll: Which amateur has the best chance of winning a green jacket?
- Golfweek, TourPlayers.com announce partnership
- Masters chat: Wednesday at Augusta: Readers ask questions about everything from Tiger to the Par 3 contest.
- Hate to be Rude: Nicklaus still in control: The Golden Bear holds court on days past at Augusta.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5
- Masters blog: Does history favor Tiger? Golfweek’s writers bring you updates in real time on the stories surrounding the day.
- Five questions with Tiger Woods: The four-time Masters champion spent some time with reporters Tuesday at Augusta National.
- Martin: 5 things: Tuesday at Augusta National was all about the weather.
- Masters Question and Answer: Peter Uihlein
- Masters Question and Answer: Jack Nicklaus
- McCabe: Mickelson in comfort zone at Augusta: Phil Mickelson is at peace when wrapped in the Augusta National confines, and that means a Masters champ quick with the wit.
- McCabe: Masters Notes: Storm shakes things up at Augusta National
- Masters chat: Sean Martin logs in from the Masters to answer any reader questions.
- Tait: England’s Dougherty stays positive despite slump: Amid all the talk about European chances at this year’s Masters, Nick Dougherty will be conspicuous by his absence.
- Rude: Westwood arrives after scare in Houston: Lee Westwood’s plane ride from Houston to Augusta, Ga., wasn’t so smooth.
- Achenbach: Mickelson to use two drivers again at Augusta: Relying on a strategy he used in 2006, Lefty will carry two Callaway drivers this week.
- Staff: Fantasy Tip Sheet: The Masters
- McCabe: Fresh attitude helps Paddy prepare for Augusta: He hasn’t won a major since the 2008 PGA, but is Padraig Harrington rounding into form?
- Tee times: Rounds 1-2 at the Masters: See who will be paired together for the first two rounds of the 2011 Masters.
- Storms delay start of Tuesday practice round: A round of thunderstorms left some cleanup at Augusta National: Photos
MONDAY, APRIL 4
- Photos: Monday at the Masters: Images from a perfect spring day at Augusta.
- Fans can apply for 2012 Masters tickets now
- Plenty of volatility in World Rankings at the Masters
- Martin: Ishikawa playing for more than himself: The 19-year-old wants to inspire the people of his homeland, who are still struggling with the effects of last month’s earthquake.
- Notes: Fowler confronted with new rule: Rickie Fowler quickly found out that rules are rules at Augusta National.
- McCabe: ‘Mr. 59’ among Monday sights at Augusta: Whether it was a return trip or the first time around, players had a perfect day at golf’s grandest theater Monday.
- Masters Chat: Fantasy Picks: Senior Writer Sean Martin broke down the field and answered reader’s fantasy golf questions in our first Masters Chat of the week.
- Perfect fit: Made for each other: Mickelson and Augusta: It’s tough to explain Phil Mickelson’s connection to Augusta National. To put it simply, the two were made for each other.
- Peter Uihlein’s Masters Diary: ‘I’m as prepared as I can be’: In his first entry, 2010 U.S. Amateur champion Peter Uihlein recaps his first trip to Augusta and reveals who he will play with in the Par 3 Contest.
- Tait: The time is now for European Masters champ: With the World Rankings stacked with Europeans, Alistair Tait says things are heading towards a foreign Masters champion.
- Fans can apply for 2012 tickets now: Fans can now submit an application for 2012 practice round tickets, as well as a small number of daily tournament tickets
- Martin: World Golf Ranking has unified world’s tours: Twenty-five years after the World Rankings debuted at the 1986 Masters they have provided the golf world with a clear look at who is No. 1.
GOLFWEEK REFLECTS ON 1986 MASTERS
Even 25 years later, Jack Nicklaus’ improbable win at the 1986 Masters resonates as one of golf’s greatest moments. On the anniversary of the victory, Golfweek writers reflect on some of the day’s shining moments. Click here to read our collection of memories.