News for Saturday, April 12, 2014
Jordan Spieth's cool, Bubba Watson's flair lead Masters after third round at Augusta on Saturday
Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday to tie Bubba Watson for the third-round Masters lead at Augusta National.
Rude: Bubba falters and opens the gates to wild Masters Sunday
Bubba Watson failed to put his foot on the collective throats of his Masters competition, letting back in the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar. We're in for a wild ride on Sunday at Augusta National.
Short games lift Washington in contention at Western
Washington’s 2-over 702 total through 36 holes of the Transamerica/WFG Western Intercollegiate is a testament to the Huskies' collective short games. That and mental fortitude.
Nichols: Spieth, 20, strives for normalcy as his star status rises
Jordan Spieth simply wanted to feel the pressures of contending at a major on Sunday, but he'll be thrown into the pressure cooker at the Masters as the co-leader. His upbringing and circle of family and friends show why he is ready for this moment.
Matt Kuchar's Saturday 68 at Masters lifts hope of 1st major win
With three consecutive birdies at Augusta National's Nos. 13-15 to cap off a 68 in the third round of the Masters, Matt Kuchar has lifted his hopes of winning his first major title.
Rickie Fowler's swing changes paying off at Augusta National
When Rickie Fowler began to work with Butch Harmon in December, their goal was to be able to compete in the majors. After a 5-under 67 Saturday, consider it mission accomplished.
Ringler's walk: Rahm's 1st birdie comes after 8 holes at Pasatiempo
Golfweek writer Lance Ringler wanted to see how long it would take Arizona State's Jon Rahm to make a birdie at Pasatiemp during the Western Intercollegiate on Saturday.
Jonas Blixt's roller-coaster ride ends smoothly at Augusta
Jonas Blixt is not a big fan of actual roller coasters, but his up-and-down play on Saturday showed that he can withstand the turbulence to stay in contention.
5 Things: Ian Poulter frustrated at Masters third round; par 3 unbeaten; more from Augusta
Difficulties during the third round left Ian Poulter, Steve Stricker, Bill Haas and Darren Clarke searching for answers – not to mention the entire Masters field at the day's unbeatable hole. Here are 5 Things to know from Augusta.
Achie's Awards: From Mr. Elastic to Mr. Polite
Our James Achenbach gives a tip of the cap to Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Thomas Bjorn and Matt Kuchar – most for reasons you would never know by simply watching this tournament on television.
Masters: Tee times, final round at Augusta National
Here are the complete tee times and pairings for Sunday's final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
Tracker: Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson lead Masters after third round at Augusta National
Bubba Watson will be out to uphold his three-shot lead in Saturday's third round of the Masters, while players from Adam Scott to Jordan Spieth to Fred Couples and more will give chase. Follow the action at Augusta here!
Carlos Ortiz, Nathan Green share lead at Mexico Championship
Carlos Ortiz closed birdie-eagle to cap a 6-under 66 and grab a share of the third-round lead Saturday at the Web.com Tour's El Bosque Mexico Championship.
Gary Woodland's wild ride captivates Masters in third round at Augusta National
With a record-tying front-nine 30 at Augusta National, Gary Woodland sure took advantage of "moving day" at the Masters -- "He put a rush into this place," as his father put it.
Cal grabs lead halfway through Day 1 at Western Intercollegiate
All eight Cal players shot 73 or better as the Golden Bears took a two-shot lead after the first round of the Transamerica/WFG Western Intercollegiate Saturday in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Jimenez leads the charge for 50-somethings at Augusta National
Miguel Angel Jimenez is one of six players over 50 who made the cut at the Masters -- his tournament-best 66 vaulted the Spaniard up the leaderboard and into contention for his first major title.
Rory McIlroy on 'marker' Jeff Knox: 'He beat me by one'
Rory McIlroy played with a nameless man Saturday at the Masters. But that mystery man's play had people buzzing to figure out who he was -- none other than Augusta National course-record holder Jeff Knox.
Masters Musings: Saturday's thoughts on Augusta
Plenty of pros took to Twitter early Saturday – there was even a trivia contest via leader Bubba Watson's account – to talk about the Masters. Here is a smattering of the chattering.
SCORES: The Masters, Round 3
Follow the Round 3 leaderboard at the 2014 Masters at Augusta National.
Fowler identifies Watson's secret weapon – and he's pretty cute
Rickie Fowler is well aware of Bubba Watson's secret weapon when it comes to his rise on the course since his 2012 Masters victory -- his 2-year-old son, Caleb.
Vegas installs Bubba Watson as 3-2 pick to win 2nd Masters
After shooting 4-under 68 at Augusta National and taking a three-stroke lead into Saturday’s third round of the Masters, Bubba Watson has been installed as a 3-2 favorite in Las Vegas to win his second green jacket.