Masters Golf Tournament

Augusta National Golf Club is shown on what would've been the first practice round for the Masters, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. They are cities defined by their signature sporting events. When you hear Augusta, you instantly think of the Masters. When Omaha comes up, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. For these cities and others, the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic is an especially tough blow.(Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
April 07, 2020 - 7:04 pm
They are cities defined by iconic sporting events. When Augusta comes up, one instantly thinks of the Masters. If Omaha is mentioned, it’s often in the same breath with the College World Series. It's hard to imagine Louisville without the Kentucky Derby. In the coming weeks, The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017, file photo, Trevor Immelman of South Africa, hits from a bunker on the second hole during the first round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Immelman has been named International captain for the 2021 Presidents Cup matches in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 07, 2020 - 12:57 pm
Trevor Immelman of South Africa has big shoes to fill as the next International captain for the Presidents Cup, and that goes beyond a figure of speech. Immelman was introduced Tuesday as the seventh player — and third South African — to be captain of a team cobbled together from every country...
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FILE - In this April 12, 1954, file photo, Sam Snead, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., tees off in an 18-hole Masters playoff at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Snead and Ben Hogan, standing behind, second from left, tied the day before in the championship. In what was voted the sixth-best Masters, Snead won his third green jacket. (AP Photo/File)
April 07, 2020 - 9:24 am
A survey of 15 golf writers voted on the top Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1954 Masters was voted No. 6. The following story moved on April 12, 1954. ___ AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Sam Snead gambled with...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, a board displays odds for different bets on the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. The sports books are closed, and the only things left to bet on mobile apps are virtual racing and Russian ping pong. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 06, 2020 - 5:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nobody would have given odds on this. Inside the glittering casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, the slot machines were turned off and the sportsbooks were dark. On what would have been the biggest Monday of the year for bookies, not a dollar changed hands. No big national...
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Augusta National Golf Club, seen down Magnolia Lane, is well manicured on what would have been the first practice round for the Masters golf tournament, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. The 2020 Masters, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, is slated to take place on Nov. 12-15. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
April 06, 2020 - 4:59 pm
The Masters goes from that annual rite of spring to two weeks before Thanksgiving. The U.S. Open now is scheduled in September for the first time since amateur Francis Ouimet took down Britain’s best at Brookline in 1913 to put golf on the map in America. And the oldest championship of them all won...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) is pursued by Denver Broncos defensive tackle Shelby Harris (96) during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. The coronavirus pandemic has forced NFL teams to make free agent decisions without the benefit of meeting players face to face. That suppressed the market for plenty of lower-tier free agents such as Harris who signed a one-year deal for $2.5 million with a chance to earn another $750,000. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 05, 2020 - 3:31 pm
The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened. The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if San Diego State was a Final Four contender or if Tiger Woods would have defended his green jacket at the Masters. There was no opening day in baseball. The odds are...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2011, file photo, golf fans watch practice on the par three 16th hole during a practice round for the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Augusta National decided Friday, March 13, 2020, to postpone the Masters because of the spread of the coronavirus. Club chairman Fred Ridley says he hopes postponing the event puts Augusta National in the best position to host the Masters and its other two events at some later date. Ridley did not say when it would be held. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP, File)
March 17, 2020 - 6:30 pm
First the Masters, now the PGA Championship. Two days after a federal recommendation to not hold events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks, the PGA of America decided to postpone the second major of the year, which was set for May 14-17 at Harding Park in San Francisco. The PGA...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Fred Ridley watches the honorary first tee shots before the first round at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Augusta National decided Friday, March 13, 2020, to postpone the Masters because of the spread of the coronavirus. Club chairman Fred Ridley says he hopes postponing the event puts Augusta National in the best position to host the Masters and its other two events at some later date. Ridley did not say when it would be held.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
March 16, 2020 - 5:39 pm
Augusta National first postponed the Masters. Now the home of the Masters is closing its club. Golf Digest obtained a letter from Chairman Fred Ridley to Augusta National members that says the club will close by the end of the week because of increasing concerns over the new coronavirus and how it...
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The Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club, sits empty Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington. The NHL is following the NBA's lead and suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 13, 2020 - 10:38 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The Toronto Raptors say all members of their travel party — players, coaches, staff — have tested negative for the coronavirus, with one result still pending. The Raptors were tested in Toronto...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 9 de abril de 2019, aficionados ingresan para presenciar una ronda de prácticas del Masters de golf en Augusta, Georgia. In this April 9, 2019, file photo, fans arrive for a practice round that's under a weather warning at the Masters golf. (AP Foto/Matt Slocum, archivo)
March 13, 2020 - 6:35 pm
The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston Marathon, were postponed. There was at least some relief Friday that those events are expected to take place later in the year, unlike the stunning announcement the day before...
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