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Nicklaus cautions from experience against a Masters letdown

Tiger Woods built his comeback around the Masters , as was the case even in healthier years. He took a step back at Augusta National, not breaking par until the final round and finishing 16 shots behind Patrick Reed , the most he has trailed the Masters winner. Woods wasn't alone in his disappointment....

  • Patrick Reed has a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy going into final round of Masters

    Patrick Reed has a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy going into final round of Masters

    If Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed had gone head-to-head in match play on Saturday afternoon at Augusta National, it would have been a thrilling display. The Irishman would have led for all but three holes, been matched at all-square through 15, and ultimately have beaten the American 2-up. You say...

  • Patrick Reed-Rory McIlroy pairing Sunday could be Masterful

    Patrick Reed-Rory McIlroy pairing Sunday could be Masterful

    You think Rory McIlroy’s eagle chip-in on No. 8 elicited roars from the Masters patrons? You should have heard how the European media reacted to McIlroy holing out on 18. No cheering in the Press Building? Some of that reaction can be attributed to patriotism. But don’t discount the desire for...

  • Woods laughs off Masters struggles while Mickelson fumes

    Woods laughs off Masters struggles while Mickelson fumes

    The pressure was off Tiger Woods. He wasn’t going to win the Masters. And so the smiles returned as he made his way around Augusta National in the third round Saturday. Woods still couldn’t dial in his iron shots well enough to score better than an even-par 72 to stand in a tie for 40th at 4 over,...

  • Patrick Reed goes low to take second-round lead at Masters

    Patrick Reed goes low to take second-round lead at Masters

    Phil Mickelson strolled to the interview area with a huge smile, asking: “How’s it going, guys?” The temptation was to reply: “Wait, didn’t you just shoot 79?” Mickelson had a rough Friday at the Masters, but he was hardly alone. Tiger Woods came home in 75, barely making the cut. First-round leader...

  • A ‘momentous decision’ awaits Masters officials at hole No. 13

    A ‘momentous decision’ awaits Masters officials at hole No. 13

    Three words uttered more than a half-century ago could determine whether one of golf’s most picturesque par 5s undergoes a major change. A momentous decision, wrote Masters founder Bobby Jones in “Golf Is My Game” in 1960. Jones believed Augusta National’s 13th hole should present a dilemma to...

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