News for Saturday, April 9, 2011
Did anyone notice Choi?
K.J. Choi provided plenty of fireworks to stay in contention at the Masters, but thanks to a pairing with Tiger, did anyone notice? Nick Masuda weighs in with some thoughts heard in the gallery Saturday at Augusta.
Woods stumbles at Augusta
After looking like his old self in his Friday 66, Tiger Woods once again failed to back up a good round on Saturday – stumbling to a 74 after a poor putting performance.
Schwartzel's work ethic pays off
Charl Schwartzel is not a player afraid to get his hands dirty. As Sean Martin writes, the South African's hard work is paying off this week as he gives chase to leader Rory McIlroy.
Win or lose on Sunday, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy has a busy week ahead. He is set to play in the Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, and his agent, Chubby Chandler, says his 21-year-old prodigy will be there.
Saturday's Masters awards
With Saturday's rounds in the books, it's time for another round of awards from James Achenbach. Bo Van Pelt can be happy to pick up his first of the week as the low American.
McIlroy builds lead to four
Rory McIlroy extended his lead to four shots Saturday with a 2-under 70 at Augusta National. The 21-year-old is at 12 under, and is chasing a wire-to-wire victory.
Sam Urzetta, who won the 1950 U.S. Amateur championship, died Friday morning of congestive heart failure, according to The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, which cited the family. He was 85.
Masters Notes: Saturday
Nick Watney entered the Masters as a favorite, but will enter the final round near the bottom of the leaderboard. Jim McCabe has the details, plus other notes from Saturday at Augusta.
Ernie Els says tour officials have agreed to change dates of the South African Open this fall so that it won’t be held on the same week as the Presidents Cup in Australia.
ESPN gets it right with Masters Memory
In between the focus on birdies and bogeys this week at Augusta, ESPN asked its viewers to take a serious look back at Jack Nicklaus' 1986 Masters victory. Martin Kaufmann explains why it was worth the watch.
Photos: Masters Saturday
Saturday, in photos: The play is underway and moving along briskly, with looming thunderstorms threatening the leaders around 2 p.m. This morning's pictures:
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Amy Mickelson back at Augusta
A year removed from finding out she has cancer, Amy Mickelson is back at Augusta National to support her husband. "I can't believe how much I've missed this place," she said on Friday.
Blog: Cabrera in contention
Angel Cabrera put his name in the mix Saturday at Augusta. He's trying to earn a third career PGA Tour victory, which also would mean three major victories. Jeff Babineau takes a look at this rare scenario.