Golf

FILE - In this April 14, 2019 file photo, Tiger Woods hugs his family after winning the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. His reaction when he won, with his children there, stood out among the other 14 majors Woods has won. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
April 12, 2020 - 9:53 am
Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green as a Masters champion for the fifth time, a major champion for the 15th time, and the sensation was unlike anything he had ever felt. More memorable than any shot — the 8-iron that trickled by the hole at the 16th was the decisive blow — was the purposeful...
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FILE - In this April 14, 1986, file photo, Jack Nicklaus reacts as he finishes on the 18th to win the Masters Championship at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/File)
April 12, 2020 - 1:02 am
Jack Nicklaus was down, playing poorly, and his pride was hurt. The unwelcome, hurting question kept coming: “When are you going to retire?” But it was a newspaper article which really enraged golf’s Golden Bear. “It said I was dead, washed up, through, with no chance whatsoever. I was sizzling. I...
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FILE - At left, in an April 12, 1987, file photo, Larry Mize jumps in the air after making the winning shot in a sudden death playoff over Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman to win the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. At right, also in an April 12, 1987, file photo, Greg Norman reacts to a missed birdie shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the Masters in Augusta. (AP Photo/File)
April 11, 2020 - 5:20 pm
Every hole has a tale about the Masters. The playlist of shots is longer than any of the other majors because everyone knows Augusta National so well, players and fans alike. Every club has a story, too. What follows are some of the most memorable shots at the Masters from every club in the bag...
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FILE - In this April 13, 1997, file photo, Masters champion Tiger Woods receives his Green Jacket from last year's winner Nick Faldo, left, at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. ``Phenomenal performance,″ Nick Faldo, last year’s winner, told Woods. ``Welcome to the green jacket.″ (AP Photo/ Dave Martin, File)
April 11, 2020 - 1:49 am
A panel of 15 golf writers were asked to vote on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1997 Masters was voted No. 2. The following story moved on was on April 13, 1997. ___ By RON SIRAK AP...
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FILE - In this April 14, 1996, file photo, Nick Faldo hugs Greg Norman, left, as they finish up on the 18th hole of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Faldo came from behind to beat Norman by five strokes to win his third Masters. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
April 10, 2020 - 6:29 pm
For every fist pump from Tiger Woods, there are images of Greg Norman's lonely walk across Hogan Bridge as he loses the last of his six-shot lead and heads for more heartache at the Masters. Jack Nicklaus had his famous charge on the back nine. Ed Sneed infamously lost a three-shot lead with bogeys...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga. It was voted the third best Masters. Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 10, 2020 - 2:42 am
A panel of 15 golf writers were asked to vote on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 Masters was voted No. 3. The following story moved on was on April 14, 2019. ___ By DOUG FERGUSON...
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A brief shower passes by as a golf course sign highlights coronavirus preparedness Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Edina, Minn. Golf courses in Minnesota must remain closed until May 4 as part of the governor's extended stay-at-home order. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
April 10, 2020 - 2:33 am
It was probably just coincidence that Nevada’s governor issued an order closing golf courses just a few hours after a newspaper photographer tweeted a picture of O.J. Simpson playing 18 holes in Las Vegas. Simpson himself seemed resigned to it, tweeting in a video later that extraordinary times...
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FILE - In this April 8, 1935, file photo, golfer Gene Sarazen, center, receives a check for $1,500 from sportswriter Grantland Rice, left, for winning the Augusta National Invitation Tournament in Augusta, Ga. Sarazen beat Craig Wood, right, to win the tournament. The Masters wasn't even the Masters in 1935. It was the Augusta National Invitation Tournament, the second edition. Craig Wood was the presumed winner, in the clubhouse at 282, until one shot changed everything. (AP Photo/File)
April 09, 2020 - 4:13 pm
Gene Sarazen hit the shot that put the Masters on the map. Jack Nicklaus made the ground shake with a charge that gave meaning to the Masters not really starting until the back nine on Sunday. Arnold Palmer had his army. Sam Snead slipped on the first green jacket. There is no Masters this week...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Patrick Reed, left, helps Tiger Woods with his green jacket after Woods won the Masters golf tournament, in Augusta, Ga. The annual rite of spring for golf won't happen this year. The Masters has been postponed until a later date. Augusta National did not indicate when the Masters would be played. That means there will be no golf at least for the next month. The Masters began in 1934 and only World War II has kept it from being played. This was the biggest shoe to drop for golf. The PGA Tour already canceled the next three events leading up to the Masters. Tiger Woods was to be going after his sixth green jacket. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
April 09, 2020 - 11:07 am
Tiger Woods felt strong and fit enough to compete for another green jacket. He could sense the adrenaline starting to flow, along with a strange sensation. He was grumpy. Instead of flying to Augusta National for the Masters this week, he was home in Florida, where the only competition for a green...
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FILE - In this April 13, 1975, file photo, Jack Nicklaus, foreground, and his caddie celebrate a birdie putt on the 16th hole at Augusta National en route to Nicklaus' unprecedented fifth Masters victory in Augusta, Ga. This Masters was voted fourth-best of all time by a panel of voters. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, File)
April 09, 2020 - 2:26 am
A survey of 15 golf writers voted on the top best Masters. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1975 Masters was voted No. 4. The following story moved on April 13, 1975. ___ By WILL GRIMSLEY AP Special Correspondent...
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