Jordan Spieth: A Rising Star Grounded in Normalcy

Masters Golf

AUGUSTA, Ga.—The green jacket is all Jordan Spieth needs for an identity. He is the Masters champion. It’s just not going to help him get...

  • Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the14th hole during the round two of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Five to Watch This Week at the Masters

    Augusta, GA—When the first round of the 79th edition of The Masters gets underway it will likely mean for the first time in nearly 20... Read more

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    Masters Offers a Major Learning Curve for Most Players

    AUGUSTA, Ga.—Tiger Woods was the exception. Ben Crenshaw was closer to the rule. Woods joined up with Crenshaw to play the back nine Wednesday on... Read more

  • Former Masters champions Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus won 13 Masters titles between. (David Cannon/Getty Images)

    Forever Champions at the Masters

    AUGUSTA, GA—In the sports world, the celebration of past athletic achievements is often relegated to a different time than the actual main event. Often such stars... Read more

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    Bubba Seeks 3rd Green Jacket

    AUGUSTA, Ga.—Bubba Watson was strolling up to the ninth green, toward the Augusta National clubhouse and that towering oak tree, when he was struck by... Read more

  • Arnold Palmer (L) helps Jack Nicklaus into the traditional green jacket after Nicklaus' nine-stroke victory at Augusta National Golf Club, April 11, 1965. (AP Photo)

    50th Anniversary of Historic Nicklaus Win at Augusta

    AUGUSTA, Ga.—Given the rightful fanfare attached to Rory McIlroy’s attempt to win his first Masters this week and with it becoming only the sixth member... Read more

  • A general view of patrons at the 18th green during the second round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    Augusta’s Uncompromising Closing Hole

    Augusta, GA—When people speak about The Masters and the famous holes there, the discussion invariably centers on the trio of golf holes dubbed “Amen corner.” Named by... Read more

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    Tiger’s Playing, What’s Next?

    Augusta, GA—The announcement Friday by Tiger Woods stating he would be returning to competition at this year’s Masters raises the stakes for the winner of... Read more

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    Q&A With Dan Jenkins, Author of ‘Unplayable Lies’

    * Excerpt from “Unplayable Lies” … It’s easy enough to blame America for the six-hour round, the infernal plumb-bob, the blimp-size driver, the island green, and... Read more

  • Patrick Reed celebrates his one-stroke victory on the 18th green during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral on March 9, 2014 in Doral, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

    The Decider…Doral’s Uncompromising 18th Hole

    MIAMI, FL.—In 1962 when Doral came into being as a mega golf resort the main attention centered around two key elements—the amount of water in play... Read more

  • Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt on the par 3, 15th hole during the final round of the 2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 1, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (David Cannon/Getty Images)

    McIlroy’s Mission

    Being No. 1 in any sport automatically means a focal point of extreme attention. As the planet’s top golfer, Rory McIlroy is now having to come to terms... Read more

  • Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the second hole during round three of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    McIlroy Looking to Keep Momentum to the Masters

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—Fans stood three-deep and formed a corridor from the 18th green at PGA National as they tried to get an autograph, a... Read more

  • The on again, off again saga of Tiger Woods continues. Does he have the resolve to overcome the worst he has ever played professionally? Can he once again scale the heights of the golf world? (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

    Tiger’s Passion? Punt or Play in 2015?

    NEW YORK, NY—The core of any athlete rests squarely on the passion he or she supplies to the sport they play. Talent is no doubt... Read more

  • Tiger Woods is driven off the course in a cart after withdrawing during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Tiger Woods Withdraws Because of Tightness in Lower Back

    SAN DIEGO— In an ominous start to his season, Tiger Woods walked off the course after 11 holes Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open because... Read more

  • Robert Allenby, of Australia, lines up his ball on the third green during the second round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Friday, Jan, 16, 2015, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Hugh Gentry)

    Allenby Says He Was Beaten, Robbed After Missing Hawaii Cut

    HONOLULU— Australian golfer Robert Allenby says he was robbed, beaten and dumped in a park after missing the cut in the Sony Open, leaving him... Read more

  • Daniel Summerhays hits out of a bunker on the 11th green during the second round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Thursday, Jan, 16, 2015, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Hugh Gentry)

    Kuchar, Simpson, Thomas Tied for Lead at Sony Open

    HONOLULU— PGA Tour rookie Justin Thomas made an 18-foot eagle putt on his last hole Friday for a 9-under 61 to join Webb Simpson and... Read more

  • Europe’s Rory McIlroy celebrates winning his match against Rickie Fowler of the US on the 14th hole during the singles match on the final day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

    Rory McIlroy Is European Tour Golfer of the Year

    VIRGINIA WATER, England— Rory McIlroy has been chosen as the European Tour player of the year, capping a season in which he won two majors,... Read more

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