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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James Achenbach is in the midst of covering his 44th Masters and took a few moments to offer up his Monday awards, strictly restricted to the handful of press conferences since play was washed out at Augusta National.
The inaugural Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship featured 88 youngsters who had advanced through a competition backed by the PGA of America and USGA -- and was turned into a home run by Augusta National’s total support.
Plenty of big names in golf have failed to bring their "A" game along on their inaugural trip to Augusta National. This year's crop of Masters rookies ranges from PGA Tour winners Jordan Spieth and Kevin Stadler to foreign amateur-title winners Garrick Porteous and Chang-Woo Lee.