News for Tuesday, April 3, 2012


News 2012 April 3


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5 Things: The Tiger & Rory Show at Augusta

5 Things: Masters Tuesday

5 Things: Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods packed the media room for their scheduled press conferences, but one seemed to walk away on Tuesday with more obstacles than the other.

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Shockers claim their third consecutive crown

The Wichita State men's golf team won last month's UCF Rio Pinar Invitational, and the Shockers haven't looked back since.

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Cantlay tries to keep mindset simple at Masters

Martin on Cantlay

Top amateur Patrick Cantlay has seen success at every level of golf, but will face a different beast on Thursday: Augusta National. And he plans to treat it like any other day.

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McCabe: Masters mystique is alive and well

says Augusta presents what many other corners of the golf world can't offer: a chance to simply enjoy the game.

Jim McCabe: With no cell phones or distractions, Augusta National presents what many other corners of the golf world can't offer: a chance to simply enjoy the game itself.

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McIlroy will be tested with Cabrera pairing

McIlroy paired with Cabrera

In 2011, Rory McIlroy says that Angel Cabrera's speed on the course threw him off his own game. He'll get a chance to prove he's learned from that in the first two rounds in 2012.

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Handing out Tuesday's Masters awards

Achenbach: Tuesday's best

Ready for a laugh or two? Our Jim Achenbach hands out his daily awards, with a special tip of the cap to Keegan Bradley and Lee Westwood for some laugh-out-loud moments.

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Rude: All systems go for Tiger Woods

Rude on Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods revealed some bad news for the rest of the field on Tuesday: His game is headed in the right direction. And this time, our Jeff Rude says, you can believe him.

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Soft Augusta? Mickelson sees 'birdie-fest'

Mickelson sees 'birdie-fest'

With more rain in the forecast, Phil Mickelson says experience at Augusta National may mean very little this week because everyone will be able to attack soft greens.

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Toy Box: Mahan wins two titles with Ping

Toy Box notes: Hunter Mahan won for the second time in 2012 at the Shell Houston Open. He won with the same Ping clubs he had in his bag for his victory at the WGC-Accenture Match Play in February.

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Monkey glands? Yep, it's on the menu

Rude on Schwartzel

Monkey glands? Yep, it's on Charl Schwartzel's Champions Dinner menu. Um, yummy?

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Donald trying to fly under radar to win Masters

Masters: Luke Donald

Luke Donald says he has two advantages over the field: His short game and the fact that he can go about his own business. Still, a win on Sunday would change a lot for the current World No. 1.

Fashion Q&A: Bill Draddy, Zero Restriction

We all know the saying: April showers bring May flowers. And that means sometimes the gung-ho golfer has to put up with wet conditions

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Player of the week: Shannon Brooks

Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va., shot 8-under 141 (77-64) at Hunting Hawk GC in Glen Allen, Va. to win the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls’ Golf Tour Richmond Classic by five strokes.

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Pairings and tee times announced at Masters

Masters announces pairings

Tiger Woods will tee off at 10:35 a.m. on Thursday, while Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy will take to the tee more than three hours later. Check out the pairings and tee times.

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Johnson withdraws from Masters due to injury

Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Masters due to back pain, which flared up after he picked up a jet ski at his home in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Our Alex Miceli says that this isn't a new problem for Johnson.

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2012 U.S. Open: Play our Fantasy Pick 'Em and win!

Fantasy Pick 'Em

Want to win prizes from Cobra/Puma? Big Green Egg? Golf Pride? EA Sports? SeeMore Putters? Well, then you have to play our Fantasy Pick 'Em Challenge! Click here to pick!

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Notes: Westwood says it isn't two-horse race

Notes: Lee Westwood

Masters notebook: Lee Westwood says don't count on the Masters being a two-horse race, while Charl Schwartzel sets the Champions Dinner menu.

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McIlroy says his game is in a 'great place'

McIlroy at the Masters

Rory McIlroy laughed off his 2011 Masters collapse on Tuesday, and says he no longer looks at Augusta National as a place where he might win. He simply expects to win.