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Spieth Stuns With Masters Win

Jordan Spieth makes history at Augusta National

(Newser) - Jordan Spieth got more than redemption and a green jacket today. He took his place among the best in the game with a Masters victory for the ages. One year after he lost a bid to become the youngest player to win the Masters, the 21-year-old Texan turned in one... More »

14-Year-Old Heads to Masters

China's Guan Tianlang becomes youngest player to qualify

(Newser) - At next year's Masters, there's a new kid in town: China's Guan Tianlang today won the Asia-Pacific Championship at the tender age of 14, becoming the youngest golfer ever to qualify to take a swing at Augusta National, reports the AP . Guan, who's in the eighth... More »

Augusta National Adds 1st Women

Condoleezza Rice, Darla Moore become first female members

(Newser) - For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members. The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in... More »

Tiger Woods Starts Strong, Ignores Plane Banner

He doesn't appear rusty on the front nine

(Newser) - Tiger Woods didn't seem to have much rust in the early going today at the Masters. He got a nice ovation from the gallery before teeing off on the first hole, which he acknowledged with a smile and tip of his cap. He began with a pair of pars before... More »

Tiger Beats Crowds to Augusta

Scandal-battered golfer gets in some early practice for the Masters

(Newser) - A day before his eagerly awaited press conference, Tiger Woods hit the links at Augusta National this afternoon. Sporting what appear to be the beginnings of a goatee, the scandal-plagued superstar unexpectedly arrived around 1pm and played nine holes with Mark O'Meara. "He's one of the toughest guys mentally... More »

Why Tiger's Comeback Is Sexist

Inside Woods' much-hyped Masters comeback

(Newser) - Tiger Woods’ return to golf is sure to be a ( much-watched ) zoo, and if you want to be there in person to witness it, it just might set you back $2,400. That’s how high resale ticket prices for the Masters have gone since Woods’ announcement, TMZ... More »

Cabrera Wins in 3-Way Playoff

(Newser) - Angel Cabrera claimed the second major championship of his career today, winning the Masters on the second hole of a three-way playoff. Cabrera, the 2007 US Open winner, pulled off a remarkable par at No. 18 after hitting his tee shot behind a tree. Kenny Perry, set to take home... More »

All Eyes on Tiger as Masters Kicks Off

(Newser) - Arnold Palmer stepped up to the first tee this morning in Augusta, Ga., and got the Masters started, launching a four-day frenzy of speculation about whether Tiger Woods is completely recovered from knee surgery. Palmer, the major tournament’s honorary starter, drove his shot up the right side of the... More »

Norman Beats Odds, Returns to Augusta

(Newser) - Greg Norman is surprised to be returning to the Masters at 54, and even though the Shark says he's “going in there with low expectations,” he’ll still play to win, Golf Digest reports. Chief among his worries is pacing himself on the new, lengthier course—“a... More »

Tiger Woods Out for a Month

Surgery on left knee won't keep him out of US Open

(Newser) - Tiger Woods had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today to repair cartilage damage, his second operation in five years on the same knee. He is expected to miss at least a month while he recovers. The surgery, announced on his Web site, came two days after Woods finished two... More »

My So-Called Masters

Augusta victor Immelman, like Johnson in 2007, a relative unknown

(Newser) - Trevor Immelman, winner of just one prior PGA tour, became the second straight upstart to claim the Masters at the Augusta National club, after Zach Johnson won it in 2007—an odds-defying trend in the relatively staid world of golf championships. ESPN golf columnist Bob Harig notes that Immelman led... More »

Immelman Leads a Masters Full of Surprises

Snedeker, Mickelson hot on his trail; Tiger sits seven back

(Newser) - Trevor Immelman, who only four months ago was in a hospital in South Africa to recover from a benign tumor that doctors removed from his diaphragm, shot a second consecutive 4-under 68 to build a one-shot lead over Snedeker after two rounds of the Masters. Tiger Woods, at 1-under, needs... More »

Rose, Immelman Tied for Masters Round One Lead

Tiger Woods shoots even-par, four strokes back

(Newser) - Justin Rose and Trevor Immelman shot 4-under 68s for the clubhouse lead in the first round of the Masters today. On a warm, sunny opening day that featured Ian Poulter's hole-in-one, a solid start to Zach Johnson's title defense and Tiger Woods poised for a run at another green jacket,... More »

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