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.
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.
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.”
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.
Augusta National’s steep slopes are a little slicker this morning as the anticipated rain has arrived. White signs with the words “Caution: Slippery When Wet” lined where spectators walk right of the first fairway.
Michael Weaver’s dad encouraged him to be assertive this week when it came to introducing himself to people. How did Weaver respond? He asked Rory McIlroy on the range if he could join him for a nine-hole practice round.
Sean Martin enjoys looking at the practice-round pairings. They give you an insight into which players enjoy each other's company, which ones want to mentor their younger competitors and who likes to go it solo.
Steven Fox got a peek at Phil Mickelson’s little black book for Augusta and called it phenomenal. For an amateur who has seen the place a dozen times, having a three-time champion share his short-game secrets is sacred stuff.
How does a player – especially an amateur making his Masters debut - arrange a practice round with Tiger Woods at Augusta National? Just ask. It worked for T.J. Vogel, the U.S. Amateur Public Links champion.
Justin Rose hasn't missed a cut in seven starts at the Masters. Yet he's never won a green jacket, either, which is why the 32-year-old is looking to finally put everything together this year at Augusta National.
It was at Augusta in 1958 that Arnie's Army was born. It's now 2013 and "Pete's Army" is being formed. The regular on the Web.com Tour, John Peterson, who qualified by tying for fourth at the 2012 U.S. Open had tee shirts designed for the week.