Golf

9:34 PM ET AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jason Day‘s bad luck at the Masters continued before Thursday’s opening round, as the Australian star reinjured his back picking up his daughter on the practice green. Day was noticeably hobbled throughout his round but never withdrew and ended up carding a 2-under 70. He’s tied for 11th, four
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8:35 PM ET ESPN News Services AUGUSTA, Ga. — No need to wait until Sunday for the Masters to come to life. Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau delivered enough excitement over the final two hours Thursday for quite an opening act at Augusta National. Koepka, a winner in two of the past three majors, ran
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12:40 PM ET AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods began his 22nd Masters on Thursday morning just two years after believing he was done with competitive golf. Although Woods has acknowledged previously that he was in bad shape physically due to back issues when he attended the 2017 Champions Dinner at Augusta National, he dropped a
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6:50 PM ET ESPN News Services AUGUSTA, Ga. — It took three extra holes, but Matt Wallace is taking home a trophy from the Masters after winning the annual Par 3 contest on Wednesday. Wallace and 61-year-old Sandy Lyle, the 1988 champion who hasn’t made a cut at Augusta the past four years, finished the
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8:08 AM ET AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Masters has given us big-name winners. Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson all have multiple green jackets. There have been some surprises, too, with Mike Weir, Danny Willett and Charl Schwartzel. So who walks away with the green jacket this time? Our crew of
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6:58 PM ET Rory McIlroy wasn’t the favorite at the start of the year to win the Masters, but he is now. McIlroy, a four-time major champion, has 7-1 odds to win his first Masters this week at Augusta National and complete the career grand slam. Dustin Johnson is 10-1, followed by Justin Rose (12-1)
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Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player (honorary starters) 8:15 a.m. Andrew Landry, Adam Long, Corey Conners 8:30 a.m. Kevin Mitchell, Ian Woosnam, Kevin Tway 8:41 a.m. Shane Lowry, Mike Weir, Kevin O’Connell a) 8:52 a.m. Aaron Wise, Justin Harding, Aaron Wise 9:03 a.m. Danny Willett, Brandt Snedeker, Takumi Kanaya (a) 9:14 a.m. Si Woo Kim, J.B. Holmes,
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4:51 PM ET AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bryson DeChambeau was one of the first proponents of leaving the flagstick in while putting on the greens, as the new rules allowed at the start of 2019. And he plans to keep doing so at Augusta National, where the composition is slightly different than a flagstick on the
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4:53 PM ET AUGUSTA, Ga. — Englishman Justin Rose moved ahead of Dustin Johnson for No. 1 in the world on Sunday night, but that might not necessarily be a good thing heading into Masters week. Since the inception of the Official World Golf Rankings in 1986, there have been only four instances — accomplished
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11:23 AM ET AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods‘ preparation for the Masters has already included two nine-hole tours of the course as well as a full practice round last week in which he shot 65 at Augusta National. Woods, 43, a four-time tournament winner, was off the course Monday prior to 11 a.m. before going
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8:35 PM ET Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Corey Conners claimed his first PGA Tour victory and earned an invite to the Masters on Sunday, winning the Valero Texas Open less than a week after qualifying. Conners only entered the tournament field Monday, and he’s the first golfer to win on the PGA Tour after
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3:42 AM ET Associated Press SANYA, China — Officials at the Sanya Championship said Sunday that 28-year-old Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died in his hotel room from “apparent natural causes,” and the PGA Tour Series-China canceled the final round of the tournament. The PGA Tour Series-China said in a statement that Irawan missed the 36-hole
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10:44 PM ET Associated Press RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Jin Young Ko turned a four-stroke deficit into a five-stroke lead in only 10 holes Saturday at the ANA Inspiration. She nearly gave it all back, setting up a final-round shootout in the first major championship of the golf season. Ko ended up with a one-shot
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