News for Tuesday, April 9, 2013
While Jack Nicklaus still believes Tiger Woods will break his record of 18 majors, Nicklaus concedes Woods' great spring could be for naught in predicting major success if he doesn’t win his fifth title this week.
European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter, 37, is confident he will be feel similar good vibes at crunch time during the Masters.
Phil Mickelson plays the Shell Houston Open, which is traditionally held the week before the Masters, but the Valero Texas Open was inserted between the two events this year.
As a student of the pro game our Bradley S. Klein knows most of the guys on Tour are so good and of such quality in shot-making and scoring that they can win just about anywhere -- hence the myth of Tiger-proofing Augusta National.
Brandt Snedeker's health has been a big topic leading up to the Masters. But Snedeker made one thing clear Tuesday at Augusta: he's 100 percent healthy.
Tiger Woods clearly is more equipped to win the Masters than at any point since 2005, when he won his fourth and most recent green jacket – and says there's balance to be seen in his life.
Steven Fox got a peek at Phil Mickelson’s little black book for Augusta and called it phenomenal. For an amateur who has seen the place a dozen times, having a three-time champion share his short-game secrets is sacred stuff.
Phil Mickelson’s supercharged Masters 2-wood is really a driver disguised as a fairway wood, Mickelson divulged Tuesday during a press conference.
How does a player – especially an amateur making his Masters debut - arrange a practice round with Tiger Woods at Augusta National? Just ask. It worked for T.J. Vogel, the U.S. Amateur Public Links champion.
While neither has a green jacket in his closest, Rickie Fowler and Luke Donald are both stylish players and threats to win this season's first major championship.
Never mind the green jacket in which he wrapped up adopted son Caleb last year – Bubba Watson wouldn't say no to a plaque at the spot of his famous hooked wedge during last year's playoff.
To commemorate the season's first major championship, TaylorMade began designing a unique, Masters-themed logo in 2003 and putting it on golf bags, hats, club headcovers and other memorabilia that are given to staff players.
This year's changes to Augusta National were limited to the 14th hole, the only one on the course without a bunker. The oft-overlooked par 4 is sandwiched between the back nine's two dramatic par 5s.
Justin Rose hasn't missed a cut in seven starts at the Masters. Yet he's never won a green jacket, either, which is why the 32-year-old is looking to finally put everything together this year at Augusta National.
People talk about Rory McIlroy’s big swing. They talk about his length off the tee. They talk about the height of his shots. They talk about his fearlessness. But nobody talks about his intelligence. And they should.
World No. 4 Luke Donald says he's focusing on – what else at Augusta – his work with the putter. Preparation beside the green also has been a priority.
Tiger Woods' quest for a fifth green jacket will begin at 10:45 a.m. Thursday. That's when he'll tee off with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy. Defending Masters champion Bubba Watson will tee off 11 minutes earlier. Check out the groupings.
“Listen, I love golf,” 2002 PGA Championship winner Rich Beem said of accepting his Par-3 Contest invite, “and the Masters is special.” Plus: Tiger Woods' skip shot at Augusta, and more.
The 2012 Haskins Award winner and Alabama star, Justin Thomas, joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.
Adam Scott once struggled in majors, but has two major top-10s in each of the past two seasons, including a second-place finish at the 2011 Masters.
Rory McIlroy's girlfriend, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, will carry the handful of clubs necessary to navigate Augusta National's par-3 course.
Yet another example that the Masters is unlike any other tournament: Many players make sure they try and duplicate memorable shots from previous tournaments.
It’s becoming an annual affair, these international players having lunch to pick Jack Nicklaus’ brain before the Masters. Charl Schwartzel in 2011, Rory McIlroy last year, Nicolas Colsaerts this year.
Callaway officials confirmed the Phrankenwood (a 2-wood) was the "mystery" club referenced by Phil Mickelson in Houston; they do not know whether he will carry it during the Masters.
It’s easy to identify the favorite for this year’s Masters. We like to go deep here at Golfweek.com, though. Therefore we give you this list of 10 “sleepers” to consider.
While the next two days and the weekend look beautiful according to weather.com, we might run into some problems during Rounds 1 and 2. A look at the forecast.
To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Nicolas Colsaerts.
Bubba Watson can charm and confound. He wields a pink driver yet often shies from attention. He runs hot and cold. One year after his signature victory at Augusta, he returns as a misunderstood champion.
Ten years after a career-defining loss at Augusta, Len Mattiace finds strength in the experience.
Mike Weir has won only twice since the 2003 Masters, the latest in 2007, and his brand of precision golf has abandoned him. He missed the cut in all 14 tournaments he entered in 2012, and his Tour privileges have been reduced to playing out of the “past champion” category.
To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Ted Potter Jr.
To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Michael Weaver.
To get you ready for the 2013 Masters, we are breaking down the amateurs and first-timers that will play at Augusta National starting on Thursday, April 11. Today's installment: Thaworn Wiratchant.