2014 Masters

Watson's growth transcends his rise as a golfer

Our James Achenbach on Bubba Watson: At 35, Watson has reached a point in his life where he can clearly and thoroughly explain his feelings and emotions. He can talk about his principles and beliefs. He has joined hands with a world far beyond golf.

Rude: Augusta National should Bubba-proof course

Senior writer Jeff Rude believes Augusta National should Bubba-proof the golf course, just as it did for Tiger Woods.

Ageless master Toski settles into the right position again

Bob Toski continues to have an amazing effect on the golf world.

Masters 2014: A look back through the numbers

There were plenty of interesting numbers to dissect at the conclusion of play at the 2014 Masters, including who showed the most prowess on the four par 5s for the week.

Notes: Defending title at Masters nearly impossible

Much was made of Adam Scott’s tough task of successfully defending his Masters title – and for good reason. Statistics shows that it’s the toughest of the majors to defend.

Masters ratings suffer despite Watson's comeback

Enthralling as Bubba Watson's shotmaking was Sunday during his Masters victory, it couldn't overcome several factors that led to a ratings drop on CBS and ESPN.

Masters musings: Tweeters congratulate Bubba Watson

Monday's musings from the world of golf focused largely on Bubba Watson's Masters win. Here are a few highlights from the Twitter feeds of top pros and figures of the game:

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.)

Achie's Awards: Mayor, fan club and more

The Masters championship edition of Achie's Awards, closing out a dramatic week at Augusta National, include a mayoral honor, a fan-club fete and a newcomer's notation.

Notes: Langer lingers longer; Watson's approach

Bernhard Langer talks about a top-10 Masters finish after 50; a past champ tells what he saw in Bubba Watson's performance to claim his 2nd green jacket; plus more news and notes from Augusta National.

Nichols: This Bubba Watson has matured

Two years ago, Bubba Watson won a green jacket, but was more focused on trying to become a dad to his newly adopted son. Fast forward to Sunday, the now two-time Masters champ is everything he wanted to be -- and more.

Klein: Watson's Masters win, view from the couch

Sunday was left to a sort of rivalry between youth and experience to make something memorable of the Masters. Notice we didn’t say wisdom, not the way Bubba Watson plays, though it earned him the championship.

5 Things: Watson again; Spieth fades; more

Back-to-back two-shot swings to end the front nine and a bogey by Jordan Spieth in Amen Corner put Bubba Watson on a course for his second Masters championship. Here are 5 Things to know from Augusta.

Scott struggles with putter, grinds his way to 72

Adam Scott struggled with his putter all weekend and grinded his way to a T-14 finish after an even-par 72 on Sunday at the Masters.

Tracker: Bubba Watson wins second Masters

Taking the lead at the turn, then full control in Amen Corner, Watson – who had led by three after Friday's second round – earned his second Masters victory in three years. Recap the highlights here!

McIlroy (69) secures career-best Masters finish

Rory McIlroy set a goal for himself on Saturday to secure his career-best finish at the Masters. Behind a 3-under 69, the World No. 9 was able to accomplish that.

Masters 2014: The official prize money

The purse at the Masters is undisclosed for much of the week, but on Sunday at Augusta National, the tournament released the details of what players will take home this week.

Mize offers insight on course, makes Masters pick

Larry Mize offers up early insight on Augusta National's Sunday setup and makes his green-jacket pick after his 7-over 79 on Sunday at the Masters.

Masters: 10 Things to watch Sunday at Augusta

From the lack of major championships to how the players in the red stack up against each other, we take a look at 10 Things you need to know before the leaders tee off on Sunday at the Masters.

Masters Sunday: Our staff predictions

From Rickie Fowler to Adam Scott to Matt Kuchar, our staff takes a look at whom they believe will be wearing a green jacket on Sunday night.