The Masters Blog

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.)

Watson, Fowler friendship built on wackiness

Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson were a match made in Golf Boys heaven, but their relationship goes a lot deeper than music videos and bold apparel choices.

Leader's bag: Jordan Spieth at 2014 Masters

Here is a complete list of the clubs that Jordan Spieth is using at the Masters.

Achie's Awards: From Mr. Elastic to Mr. Polite

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.

Fowler IDs Watson's adorable secret weapon

Rickie Fowler is well aware of Bubba Watson's secret weapon when it comes to his rise on the course since his 2012 Masters victory -- his 2-year-old son, Caleb.

Achie's Awards: From a magic caddie to the losing spirit

Brian Tam caddied for amateur Tianlang Guan and led him to making the cut in 2013. What does he do for an encore? He leads another amateur, Oliver Goss, to the weekend as well.

Achie's Awards: From a 'moron' to brutal honesty

Our James Achenbach reflects on the day that was on Thursday at Augusta National, handing out awards to the likes of Mike Davis, Fred Couples, Craig Stadler and Jonas Blixt.

Kevin Stadler outshines father with 2-under 70

After all the talk of the first father-son duo to compete in Masters, Kevin Stadler shot a 2-under 70 in the first-round at Augusta National to outshine his father.

Fowler opens Mickelson's eyes in Masters practice

Rickie Fowler has shined during practice at Augusta National for the 2014 Masters -- but he insists his T-6 in Houston is more telling.

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 . . .

Fitzpatrick adds some experience on his bag at Augusta

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.

Weir holes one on 16, but won't call it ace

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.

Nicklaus isn't wavering: Woods will break record

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.

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.

Masters 2014: What's on tap for Tuesday

So long as Mother Nature cooperates, Tuesday will mark the opening to Masters week for many, with the likes of Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson also doing their annual press conferences.

Achie's Awards: Day to Stricker, a look at Monday's best

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.

Heavy rain, thunderstorms force closure of Augusta National

Due to heavy rain and thunderstorms that hit Augusta mid-morning, Augusta National has decided to close the course for the day, with patrons with practice round tickets promised refunds in May.

What's on tap for Monday at Augusta National

We give you a look at what is planned for the day at Augusta National, with patrons and players likely needing to dodge raindrops for most of Monday.

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.

Drive, Chip and Putt succeeds wildly

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.