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Paul Casey

Expect a big crowd at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Nick Watney won a World Golf Championships event last month. He has taken a lead into the final round of a major and worked his way around Augusta National a few times over the years.

This week, that qualifies the California native as someone worth watching. And to Watney's lament, not much else.

"I wish," he quipped, "that if they mention your name before the tournament, you could start 2-under par or something."

Even that might leave the top of the Masters leaderboard top-heavy as its 75th edition tees off Thursday.

Tiger Woods is laboring without a victory in the last 17 months as he overhauls everything about his swing. A...

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