Back against the wall: Injured Day soldiers through at Masters

Augusta, Georgia: Jason Day walked the fairways like an old man. He picked the ball out of the hole like an even older man. He took a back injury into the Masters, and aggravated it before his round when he bent down to give his daughter Lucy a kiss. Then, after a bunker shot adjacent … Continue reading "Back against the wall: Injured Day soldiers through at Masters"

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Tiger Woods tripped by security guard at Masters

Augusta, Georgia: Tiger Woods getting tripped over by a security guard was just one of several bizarre incidents during an eventful second round at the Masters in Augusta. Woods had just played a miraculous approach shot from the trees to the par-4 14th hole, when a member of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation tried to … Continue reading "Tiger Woods tripped by security guard at Masters"

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Koepka and DeChambeau share lead, Scott's hot start, Day's injury woe

Augusta, Georgia: Three-time major winner Brooks Koepka and fellow American Bryson DeChambeau share the lead at the Masters after carding rounds of six-under 66 on the first day. Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson finished with five birdies in seven for a five-under 67 – his lowest opening round since he won in 2010. Replay England’s … Continue reading "Koepka and DeChambeau share lead, Scott's hot start, Day's injury woe"

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Smith masters the art of keeping calm in bid for Green Jacket

Augusta, Georgia: Not much troubles Cameron Smith. Except one thing. We’ll come to that later. The 25-year-old Australian has a PGA Tour victory to his credit – as well as two Australian PGA titles, and last year wowed the Augusta galleries with his incredible shot-making in finishing fifth. He played the back nine on Sunday … Continue reading "Smith masters the art of keeping calm in bid for Green Jacket"

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Australia's Cameron Smith grouped with Rory McIlroy for Masters

Australia's Cameron Smith is confident he can repay a big compliment after being placed in a marquee group with history-chasing Rory McIlroy at the Masters. Smith will play the first two rounds alongside world No.3 McIlroy, as the Northern Irishman attempts to complete a career grand slam, as well as American star Rickie Fowler, the … Continue reading "Australia's Cameron Smith grouped with Rory McIlroy for Masters"

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Day defies crippling back pain at Masters

Augusta, Georgia: Jason Day has defied crippling back pain to be in contention at Augusta National but his Masters campaign is in mortal danger. The former world No.1 somehow posted a two-under-par 70 on day one and sits only four shots from the lead despite aggravating his chronic back injury and needing medical treatment just … Continue reading "Day defies crippling back pain at Masters"

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The curious case of Patrick Reed, the Masters' most unpopular defending champ

Patrick Reed has had the best year of his life after winning last year’s US Masters. To celebrate, his Green Jacket is always within sight. “I position the jacket everywhere I go so every time I wake up I see it and every time I come home I see it,” he said. As is tradition, … Continue reading "The curious case of Patrick Reed, the Masters' most unpopular defending champ"

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'Reckless self-sabotage': Golf star Koepka lashed over weight loss

American star Brooks Koepka has been handed extra motivation to land his third golf major title in 10 months at the Masters after being slammed over weight loss. The strapping Koepka revealed in March he had dropped about 10 kilograms since November. He also lost some edge from his game, with just one top-20 finish … Continue reading "'Reckless self-sabotage': Golf star Koepka lashed over weight loss"

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Bad weather could shorten Masters practice

Adam Scott's habitual radar-watching as an avid surfer has come in handy as wild weather in Augusta threatens to take a full day of practice away from Masters hopefuls. A combination of rain, strong winds and thunderstorms forced tournament officials to suspend practice on Monday and send patrons from the hallowed turf of Augusta National … Continue reading "Bad weather could shorten Masters practice"

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