News for Saturday, April 9, 2011


News 2011 April 9


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Did Tiger's presence make Choi go unnoticed?

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.

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Rude: Tiger still a work in progress

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.

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Schwartzel's work ethic pays off at Augusta

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.

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Win or not, McIlroy to honor Malaysian commitment

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.

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Saturday's award-winning performances

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.

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5 things: McIlroy extends lead to four at Augusta

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.

Urzetta, 85, remembered as ‘humble’ champion

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.

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Notes: Watney fails to find the spark at Augusta

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.

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Els: South African Open date to change

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.

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“Father & Sons”: ESPN's best Masters memory

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.

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Photos: Saturday snapshots at Augusta

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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Masters special: Download daily photo editions

Golfweek's Masters editions

The Masters is all about history, and we are chronicling it each day, with special on-demand photo editions that also include one or two of our best stories. Check out our selection by simply clicking here. You can download digitally or get it printed!

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Amy Mickelson back in her element at Augusta

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.

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Masters blog: A rusty Cabrera makes his move

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.