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The World Has Its First Japanese Winner of the Masters

Hideki Matsuyama wears the green jacket

(Newser) - Hideki Matsuyama delivered golf-mad Japan the grandest and greenest prize of all. Ten years after Matsuyama made a sterling debut as the best amateur at Augusta National, he claimed the ultimate trophy Sunday with a victory in the Masters to become the first Japanese winner of the green jacket, the...

Johnson Defies History With Masters Win

The No. 1-ranked player finishes at 20-under 268

(Newser) - Nothing ever comes easily for Dustin Johnson in the majors, except for when he slipped his arms through that Masters green jacket Sunday, the AP reports. Johnson overcame a jittery start that conjured memories of past majors he failed to finish off. He turned that into a command performance, making...

Insane Shot Gives Golfer a Birthday to Remember
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You're Not Going to Believe This Hole-in-One

Jon Rahm skips ball across pond at Augusta National—on his birthday, no less

(Newser) - It's tradition for golfers to try to skip their ball across the pond before the 16th hole at Augusta National Golf Club during practice rounds, per ESPN . In doing so, Jon Rahm may have made the shot of his life, and on his 26th birthday no less. The Spanish...

2 More Big Sports Events Are Postponed

Boston Marathon and the Masters

(Newser) - The list of famed sports events canceled because of the spreading coronavirus grew again Friday. The Boston Marathon now is scheduled for Sept. 14 instead of April 20. And the Masters golf tournament, which was to run April 9-12 at Augusta National, is postponed indefinitely. "Our priority right now...

Tiger Woods Wins Masters in Stunning Comeback

The once-great golfer proves he's great again

(Newser) - Tiger Woods achieved an incredible career comeback Sunday by winning his fifth Masters and his first major tournament in nearly 11 years, ESPN reports. And he did it in dramatic fashion, beginning the final round at 2 down against Italy's Francesco Molinari, the reigning Open champ, and playing an...

Bizarre Course Hazard Befalls Tiger Woods at Masters

A security guard slips, then slides into the golfer's ankle on the course at Masters

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is very much in the hunt at the Masters, just one stroke behind the leaders after two rounds. And that's despite a strange occurrence on the 14th hole that appeared to injure him, at least briefly. After Woods launched his second shot, a security guard trying to...

You've Probably Never Heard a Golfer Talk Quite Like This

'Mad scientist' Bryson DeChambeau is rising in rankings with a very calculated approach

(Newser) - Golfer Bryson DeChambeau is off to a strong start at this week's Masters, which probably isn't a surprise to those following the 25-year-old's fast ascent up the world rankings. He's currently ranked sixth, and DeChambeau's unusual approach to the game is drawing lots of attention....

Patrick Reed Wins the Masters
'Captain America'
Wins the Masters

'Captain America' Wins the Masters

Patrick Reed does it, in a notably fuchsia shirt

(Newser) - Patrick Reed became famous playing for his country. He won for himself Sunday and became a Masters champion. It was never easy, just the way Reed likes it. Rory McIlroy came after him early. Jordan Spieth roared to life with a final-round charge and briefly caught Reed with a 35-foot...

Suddenly, Tiger Woods Has Masters Abuzz Again

He's seen as a strong contender this weekend after all but disappearing from golf

(Newser) - The Masters gets underway Thursday, and club chairman Fred Ridley says he can't remember any previous one generating so much buzz. The main reason: Tiger Woods, who has returned to competition after a fourth back surgery and suddenly looks very much like a 14-time major champion capable of resuming...

Golfer's Fall Down the Stairs Shakes Up Masters

No. 1 golfer Dustin Johnson slips and hurts his back

(Newser) - The first golfers at the Masters teed off Thursday morning, but the tournament's biggest development may have occurred before the first shot. On Wednesday, the No. 1 golfer in the world slipped on steps at his rental home in Augusta, Ga., and wrenched his back, reports ESPN . That would...

In Major Shock, Willett Wins the Masters

Defending Masters champion Jordan Spieth threw it away

(Newser) - Danny Willett in a green jacket was hard to believe considering he wasn't even sure he could play the Masters two weeks ago. No one was more stunned than Jordan Spieth. Nine holes away from another wire-to-wire victory, the defending Masters champion threw it away Sunday with a collapse...

Spieth Stuns With Masters Win
 Spieth Stuns With Masters Win 

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...

Adam Scott First Aussie to Win Masters

He beats Angel Cabrera in a playoff

(Newser) - Adam Scott has become the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a rainy day at Augusta National. The Masters went to a sudden-death playoff for the second year in a row when Scott and Cabrera made matching birdies on...

Tiger Woods Loses 2 Strokes Before Golf Even Begins

He gets penalized for a bad drop yesterday

(Newser) - The Masters' rules-keepers aren't letting much slide this year, no matter how big the name. Tiger Woods got penalized two strokes before the start of the third round this morning after officials reviewed a drop he took on the 15th hole yesterday, reports ESPN . It's a huge penalty,...

Kid, 14, Makes Cut Despite Penalty; Tiger Near Lead

Guan Tianlang survives after 1-stroke penalty for slow play

(Newser) - The two big story lines from the Masters continue to deliver:
  • Guan Tianlang: The 14-year-old from China, already the youngest player ever to tee off at the event, made the cut at 4-over. This despite the fact that he got penalized one stroke on the 17th for slow play. (It
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3 Dead as Storm Sweeps South
 3 Dead as Storm Sweeps South 

3 Dead as Storm Sweeps South

System headed for the Carolinas

(Newser) - The severe storm system sweeping through the Deep South has now killed at least three people and left tens of thousands without power as it makes its way toward the Carolinas and the East Coast, the AP reports. After wreaking havoc in Missouri and Arkansas on Wednesday, the storm swept...

Tiger in the Mix; 14-Year-Old Makes History

Woods is 4 shots back, as China's Guan Tianlang becomes youngest at Masters

(Newser) - The first round of the Masters is in the books, with Australia's Marc Leishman and Spain's Sergio Garcia tied for the lead at 6-under, reports AP . But the big story line of Tiger Woods is very much alive—he's just four shots off the lead. Meanwhile, 14-year-old...

14-Year-Old Heads to Masters
 14-Year-Old Heads to Masters 

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...

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...

Watson Wins Playoff Over Oosthuizen

Bubba Watson takes green jacket with 'unbelievable shot'

(Newser) - Trapped in the trees, Bubba Watson had no chance. Good thing he's one of those guys who never hits the ball straight. Unable to even see the green from where he was standing, Watson curled a shot from out of the pine straw and safely onto the 10th green...

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