News for Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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.
The Wichita State men's golf team won last month's UCF Rio Pinar Invitational, and the Shockers haven't looked back since.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rude on Schwartzel
Monkey glands? Yep, it's on Charl Schwartzel's Champions Dinner menu. Um, yummy?
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.
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
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.
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.
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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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.
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.