2014 Masters Blog

From Magnolia Lane, Watson hits Waffle House

The first Masters champions dinner for Bubba Watson after his 2014 victory? Waffle House. (Hold all your victory-hangover jokes, please.)

Watson, Fowler friendship built on wackiness

Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson were a match made in Golf Boys heaven, but their relationship goes a lot deeper than music videos and bold apparel choices.

Leader's bag: Jordan Spieth at 2014 Masters

Here is a complete list of the clubs that Jordan Spieth is using at the Masters.

Achie's Awards: From Mr. Elastic to Mr. Polite

Our James Achenbach gives a tip of the cap to Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Thomas Bjorn and Matt Kuchar – most for reasons you would never know by simply watching this tournament on television.

Fowler IDs Watson's adorable secret weapon

Rickie Fowler is well aware of Bubba Watson's secret weapon when it comes to his rise on the course since his 2012 Masters victory -- his 2-year-old son, Caleb.

Achie's Awards: From a magic caddie to the losing spirit

Brian Tam caddied for amateur Tianlang Guan and led him to making the cut in 2013. What does he do for an encore? He leads another amateur, Oliver Goss, to the weekend as well.

McIlroy shaky in making cut on the number

Rory McIlroy struggled to a 5-over 77 on Friday at Augusta National, barely making the cut and grabbing Saturday's first tee time with a marker.

Matt Fitzpatrick misses cut after chance on 18

Matt Fitzpatrick missed the cut by one after a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Augusta National slid past the cup.

Bjorn's 2nd-round prowess continues at Masters

There's something about the second round at Augusta National that seems to resonate with Thomas Bjorn. The Dane fired a 4-under 68 -- currently the best round of the day -- to vault from 1 over to 3 under and is firmly in contention.

Achie's Awards: From a 'moron' to brutal honesty

Our James Achenbach reflects on the day that was on Thursday at Augusta National, handing out awards to the likes of Mike Davis, Fred Couples, Craig Stadler and Jonas Blixt.

Fitzpatrick, 19, overcomes nerves to hold his own

Playing alongside Adam Scott, 19-year-old amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick overcame a nervous start to manage a 4-over 76 – and used the round to learn from the defending Masters champ.

Fowler opens Mickelson's eyes in Masters practice

Rickie Fowler has shined during practice at Augusta National for the 2014 Masters -- but he insists his T-6 in Houston is more telling.

A different tack on predicting the Masters winner

Why should folks from Australia or Northern Ireland feel a bit better about their chances this week? Our Jim McCabe explains . . .

Masters 2014: What's on tap for Wednesday

Wednesday is definitely the calm before the storm, but the Par 3 Contest and Billy Payne's annual address still give plenty to look forward to as players get their final preparation in for the Masters.

Fitzpatrick adds some experience on his bag at Augusta

Matthew Fitzpatrick had to change caddies this week due to some physical ailments for his normal looper, Loren Duncan. Enter Ricky Elliott, who has seen Augusta National plenty of times carrying Ben Curtis' sticks.

Zach Johnson: Learning curve at Augusta is steep

There are 24 first-timers in the field this week at the Masters and Zach Johnson knows exactly how they'll feel come Thursday, as there is plenty to learn by simply playing Augusta National.

Weir holes one on 16, but won't call it ace

The roar could be heard by the clubhouse. It was a Sunday type of roar, with lasting applause, and Augusta patrons knew it had to be an ace. But Mike Weir’s not counting his 10th hole-in-one, which came on a practice shot.

Nicklaus isn't wavering: Woods will break record

Long on the record as thinking Tiger Woods will set the all-time record for wins in majors, the man who holds that mark -- Jack Nicklaus -- still thinks it will happen despite Woods' recent back surgery.

Masters: Tee times at Augusta, second round

Among the favorites, Rory McIlroy will play in the same group as Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth as Phil Mickelson shares an Augusta National tee time with Ernie Els and Justin Rose during the opening two rounds of the Masters.

Timeline: Notable Masters through the years

Looking back from 2014, there are several milestone years to observe. They include Arnold Palmer's final Masters victory and some international firsts.