1. Miguel Angel Jimenez leads first round in Champions debut


    DULUTH, Ga. — Miguel Angel Jimenez's first round on the Champions Tour went quite well.

  2. Golfer attacked by hornets at Malaysian Open


    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.

    Pablo Larrazabal, left, jumps into a lake after being attacked by hornets at the Malaysian Open.
  3. Matt Kuchar among three tied for RBC Heritage lead


    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday.

    Matt Kuchar, who tied for fifth at the Masters on Sunday, shares the first-round RBC Heritage lead at 5-under 66.
  4. Bubba Watson wins second Masters


    AUGUSTA, Ga.

    In order to feel the pressure of the Masters, there must be people to provide it. Indeed, in order for the Masters to feel like the Masters, there must be moments when one roar is trumped by another, a full house suddenly and impossibly outdone by a straight flush. It is what defines spring Sundays …

    Bubba Watson holds his 2-year-old son, Caleb, as he leaves the 18th hole after winning the Masters by three shots over Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt.
  5. Masters quickly goes wrong for Jordan Spieth


    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth showed no nerves before Sunday's final round, high-fiving Justin Rose's swing coach Sean Foley, bantering with playing partner Bubba Watson and appearing completely in his element, a 20-year-old ready to prove that experience matters as much as the color of …

    After his two-shot lead disintegrates on the eighth hole, Jordan Spieth reacts to a poor approach on No. 9, which he bogeys.
  6. Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth share Masters lead after Round 3


    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Give a good listen to Bubba Watson, to what he says and how he says it. Then do the same with Jordan Spieth. Then try to pick out who is the older, more accomplished golfer.

    Bubba Watson lines up a putt on the par-5 13th before making par in a round of 2-over 74 that includes five bogeys.
  7. Rory McIlroy loses Masters round to amateur partner


    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy birdied three of his final four holes in the Masters' third round Saturday, shooting 1-under 71, but he lost the matchup with his amateur playing partner.

    Rory McIlroy, left, has a laugh with Jeff Knox, a noncompeting marker who shoots 70 to McIlroy’s 71.
  8. Bubba Watson leads Masters after Round 2


    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and that has positioned him for another green jacket.

    Rory McIlroy exits the azaleas on the green at the par-5 13th after a sprinkler head sends his second shot there. He bogeys, shoots 77, still makes the 4-over cut.
  9. Phil Mickelson misses first Masters cut since 1997


    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Phil Mickel­son will be watching the final two rounds of the Masters from home for the first time in 17 years.

    And it's no mystery why.

    TWINS? An English man thinks Rory McIlroy, left, looks like his chocolate Danish, so he bet $1,675 on a McIlroy Masters win.
  10. Adam Scott double bogeys after cheers


    AUGUSTA, Ga. — The only wart on an otherwise clean card for defending Masters champion Adam Scott in the first round was double bogey at No. 12, where he hit it in the water.

    A MATCH: Rory McIlroy, right, says he told tennis-player fiancee Caroline Wozniacki to dye her hair to “match the azaleas.”



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