Spieth wins Masters in scintillating fashion

Apr 13, 2015

Spieth wins Masters in scintillating fashion

Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. This was a Masters for the ages. Not since Tiger Woods in 1997 has a 21-year-old ...

Matsuyama finishes fifth at Masters

Apr 13, 2015

Matsuyama finishes fifth at Masters

Hideki Matsuyama turned in his best round yet at the Masters and a fifth-place finish has him setting his sights even higher at Augusta National. “I would really like to become a Masters champion one day,” Matsuyama said Sunday. In his fourth Masters, Matsuayama ...

Spieth keeps lead at Masters

Apr 12, 2015

Spieth keeps lead at Masters

Jordan Spieth seized control of the Masters with a performance not seen since another 21-year-old, Tiger Woods, first blazed his way around Augusta National. Spieth made four birdies in five holes on the back nine to stretch his lead to seven shots. Standing on ...

Spieth grabs five-shot lead at halfway point of Masters

Apr 11, 2015

Spieth grabs five-shot lead at halfway point of Masters

Jordan Spieth made Friday feel like Sunday at the Masters. Fans rose to their feet and applauded when Spieth walked onto the 12th tee, and for the next two hours, ovations greeted him on tee boxes and greens. The red number next to his ...

Augusta favorites wary as Tiger lurks

Apr 8, 2015

Augusta favorites wary as Tiger lurks

Tiger Woods last won a major title in 2008 and hasn’t won the Masters in a decade, but top-ranked Rory McIlroy will be watching out for him this week all the same. The 79th Masters opens Thursday at Augusta National with McIlroy seeking his ...

Tiger ends mystery, will play in Masters

Apr 4, 2015

Tiger ends mystery, will play in Masters

Tiger Woods stopped the speculation about his game by letting everyone see for themselves. He said Friday he will play next week in the Masters. Golf’s biggest attraction and four-time Masters champion played two practice rounds at Augusta National this week before a simple ...

Watson reclaims Masters title

Apr 14, 2014

Watson reclaims Masters title

Bubba Watson’s second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago. The only daring shot Watson hit was one he really didn’t need. The wild swing in momentum came on the front nine, not the back nine of Augusta ...

Haas grabs lead at Masters

Apr 11, 2014

Haas grabs lead at Masters

Adam Scott shot the lowest opening score by a defending Masters champion in 13 years, with his 3-under 69 in Thursday’s first round putting him one shot behind leader Bill Haas. Scott could have had the outright lead, with his one bad swing of ...

Masters seems a bit empty without Tiger

Apr 10, 2014

Masters seems a bit empty without Tiger

The legends usually fade away gracefully here, part of the reason why the absence of Tiger Woods at the Masters seems so jarring. He wasn’t at the Champions Dinner Tuesday night, won’t be on the first tee Thursday morning. Someone else will be putting ...

Seniors can still make Koshien dream come true

Dec 23, 2013

Seniors can still make Koshien dream come true

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Makoto Chogahara, 48, is making it possible for former high school baseball players to once again chase their dream of playing in Koshien Stadium, home of the national tournament. Chogahara, an associate professor at Kobe University’s Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, founded ...