The Masters Blog

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.

Youths target winning putt at Augusta

The Drive, Chip and Putt finals will give youngsters from throughout the U.S. an opportunity this Sunday to feel the sort of magic that allows Masters winner to walk a little taller when they visit Augusta National each spring.

Cabrera's sportsmanship to Scott began years ago

Angel Cabrera’s thumbs-up to Adam Scott was a highly-visible display of sportsmanship on the second hole of their Masters playoff. It was foreshadowed in 2009 when Cabrera told a slumping Scott, “You’re a great, great player.”

Back to the grind? Not before our Sunday awards

The Masters is over. I don’t know if I can stand it, returning to real life. And I’m not the only one. But here are the Sunday awards from Augusta National.

Quick quotes: Cabrera, Day, Tiger, more

Those who came close to winning the Masters spoke candidly after their rounds. Here's a sampling of their words after Sunday's final round at Augusta National:

Complete transcript: Masters champion Adam Scott

Masters official Craig Heatley, a New Zealander, conducted the main post-round interview for the media with 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott, which also included questions from reporters on hand:

Congratulations for Scott rain down on web

Almost as quickly as Angel Cabrera was doling out a hug on the 10th green, pro and top amateur golfers were quick to line up their congratulatory posts on social media for new Masters champ Adam Scott

McIlroy bounces back, sees form returning

With so much attention given to Rory McIlroy's struggles in recent months, he said after his final-round 69 at the Masters he can see his top form returning to him.

Bubba's easygoing day interrupted by a 10

Bubba Watson's Sunday 77 at the Masters was punctuated by a 10 on the par-3 12th hole in Amen Corner. He wasn't the only one who suffered the feat, as Kevin Na preceded him with the score.

Guan: 'Most difficult course in the world'

Tianlang Guan, at 14 the youngest to win low-amateur honors at the Masters, never made worse than bogey at Augusta and never had a three-putt.

Social-media buzz about Augusta softens ... mostly

Masters Sunday provided a return to a more conventional weekend-morning feel a day after it had Twitter and other social-media sites aflame Saturday morning.

Kuchar climbs closer to lead at Augusta

Matt Kuchar’s name on the Masters leaderboard once again is no illusion after he birdied all four par-5s and posted a 3-under 69 during Saturday's third round.

Peers on Twitter react to Tiger's Masters incident

Players and people close to the PGA Tour have taken their opinions to Twitter about the Tiger Woods situation at the Masters. Take a look at what people have said.

Tiger has overcome bigger deficit in Masters

Tiger Woods' two-shot penalty dropped him five shots behind 36-hole Masters leader Jason Day, who says: "He can make that up in nine holes."

Tough 36 holes for amateurs, Cal's Weaver included

For Cal junior Michael Weaver and the rest of the amateur players at the Masters, it was a tough 36 holes as only 14-year-old Tianlang Guan made the cut at Augusta.

Lyle finds way to weekend play in major again

Scotsman Sandy Lyle made his first Masters cut since finishing T-20 in 2009; he is off the pace of leader Jason Day by seven shots at Augusta.

Johnson finds unusual struggles on back nine

The Masters is the only major where Dustin Johnson has never collected a top-10 finish, although his long, right-to-left tee shots usually allow him to take advantage of the par-5s.

Tianlang Guan awaits cut line at Masters

Tianlang Guan finishes near the changing cut line and awaits his fate after his second round at The Masters.

Cabrera succeeds, yet says Augusta 'never easy'

At 4 under after the second round of the Masters, Angel Cabrera birdies five holes on the back nine Friday.

Winds, hole locations put teeth back in Augusta

Many Masters golfers, including Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson, found themselves giving strokes back to Augusta National early Friday. “The wind and the pin placements are definitely trickier than yesterday,” said Thorbjorn Olesen.