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Beth Ann Nichols

Senior Writer

Beth Ann Nichols (nee Baldry) joined Golfweek in 2002, just days after graduating from Florida Southern College where she played golf for the Mocs. Nichols joined the staff as an assistant editor and was later named managing editor of Golfweek.com. She became a senior writer in the fall of 2006 and covers the LPGA. Nichols is a product of muni golf, growing up at Cleveland Heights Golf Course in Lakeland, Fla. She married Ben Nichols in December 2013 and resides in Orlando.
 
• Favorite story you’ve written: A where-are-they-now piece on golfers from the West Point class of 2005. All have served overseas.
• Favorite golf memory: Playing golf with my dad at Pebble. I’ve never seen him so happy.
• Best round: 72, The Palms GC, Mesquite Nev. (Lance Ringler was my partner!)
• Dream vacation: Eating chocolate on the Swiss Alps.

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Nichols: This Bubba Watson has matured

Two years ago, Bubba Watson won a green jacket, but was more focused on trying to become a dad to his newly adopted son. Fast forward to Sunday, the now two-time Masters champ is everything he wanted to be -- and more.

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Spieth, 20, strives for normalcy as 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.

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Matt Fitzpatrick misses cut after chance on 18

Matt Fitzpatrick missed the cut by one after a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Augusta National slid past the cup.

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Amateur Goss shows clutch ability Friday at Masters

Amateur Oliver Goss scrambled to shoot 1-under 71 in the swirling wind on Friday at the Masters, and will now have a tee time on Saturday – his 20th birthday – at Augusta National.

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Haas charts own path to early Masters lead

Jay Haas, a 16-time winner on the Champions Tour, only gets to see his son Bill play a handful of times each year. Thursday, father watched son take the early first-round Masters lead.

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Couples comes to Masters to contend

This marks Fred Couples’ 30th Masters appearance – and in his previous 29 starts at Augusta National, he has missed the cut only twice (2008 and ’09).

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Niebrugge's Masters plan: Keep it simple

The goals for Jordan Niebrugge in this week's Masters are simple: Earn low amateur honors and finish in the top 12 and ties to get an invite back to Augusta National.

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Weir holes one on 16, but won't call it ace

The roar could be heard by the clubhouse. It was a Sunday type of roar, with lasting applause, and Augusta patrons knew it had to be an ace. But Mike Weir’s not counting his 10th hole-in-one, which came on a practice shot.

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In prime, Rose says now is time to win majors

Justin Rose believes the time to win majors is now. Players can qualify their 20s as a learning curve, Rose said. But after that, there’s no excuse.

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Lexi's leap: Thompson wins Kraft Nabisco

Lexi Thompson’s romp at the Kraft Nabisco Championship on April 6 gives her four LPGA titles at the tender age of 19.

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