Augusta National’s new look: A tree assessment

Our Bradley S. Klein offers up his perspective on the many changes to Augusta National, all seemingly caused by the harsh, cold winter that hit the area in February – felling the Eisenhower Tree and many others.

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 . . .

Notes: '88 loss still stings for Calcavecchia

Mark Calcavecchia isn't shy about his heartbreak over losing the 1988 Masters after Sandy Lyle somehow managed to birdie the 18th hole to win in dramatic fashion.

Faldo on first Masters win: 'It felt like destiny'

On this day 25 years ago, Nick Faldo improvised and hit the first of three Masters high notes.

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.

Spieth picks Crenshaw's mind about Augusta

Jordan Spieth is in love with Augusta National just like every other golfer with a pulse, but he has managed to focus enough to lean on a fellow Texas Longhorn, Ben Crenshaw, for some advice on course navigation.

Mickelson says Augusta National "frees" him up

Phil Mickelson is scuffling a bit coming into the Masters, but there is something about the landscape here at Augusta National that makes him feel that he can accomplish anything.

McCabe: Veteran credits Casper for saving his life

Clebe McClary was ready to give up, lying in a hospital bed in Japan, having lost his left arm and left eye in Vietnam. And then a visit from PGA Tour great Billy Casper changed the course of McClary's life. On Tuesday, they reunited for the first time in 46 years.

Masters defense, and bugs, on Scott's plate

Yes, Adam Scott is serving up bugs -- fancy that -- at the Champions' Dinner at Augusta National. But his important jobs this week are to chase the World No. 1 ranking and the title of back-to-back Masters winner.

In prime, Rose says now is time to win majors

Justin Rose believes the time to win majors is now. Players can qualify their 20s as a learning curve, Rose said. But after that, there’s no excuse.

Fun-loving Stenson takes Augusta's greens seriously

Henrik Stenson was a bundle of laughs on Tuesday at Augusta National, but knows that it will take a serious putting display to secure Sweden's first male major championship.

2014 Masters: Upward, downward trends in rankings

Who is trending in the right direction heading into this week’s Masters? Who's moving in the wrong direction? Find out!

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.

Once Masters low am, Matsuyama sees lofty goal

Hideki Matsuyama has experienced the winners' ceremony at Augusta National as the low amateur in 2011. The Japanese standout now sees a new status within his reach: Masters champion.

A gesture Toski can accept: Revisit Augusta

"He never lets me pay him a dime," Ken Duke says of instructor Bob Toski, 87. But in 2009, when Duke qualified for his first Masters, Toski thought of a gesture he'd accept: "Take me to Augusta," he asked.

Elder Stadler beams with pride in son's success

While their relationship has been strained in recent years, Craig and Kevin Stadler seem to be putting aside any differences to enjoy their making history at the 2014 Masters.

Reed taking on history with first Masters trip

Patrick Reed knows that only three first-timers have ever won at Augusta National, but the confident 23-year-old isn't one to back down from a challenge.

Masters Roundtable: Predictions for Augusta

Today's Masters Roundtable offer up our staff's picks to win and contend from three groups of players taking aim at Augusta National in 2014.

Scott returns to Augusta 'well-grounded'

Other than adding a splash of green to his wardrobe, Adam Scott returns to Augusta National ‘well grounded.’

Odds: Scott, McIlroy installed as co-favorites

With Tiger Woods on the bench for the first major of the year, Las Vegas has instilled defending champion Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy as co-favorites to win the 2014 Masters.