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  • Francesco Molinari holds two shot lead heading into Masters final round

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 14 April 2019

    Reigning Open Champion Francesco Molinari leads Tiger Woods and Tony Finau by two shots heading in to the final round of the Masters Francesco Molinari broke free of a congested leaderboard on a day of low scoring to gain a two shot lead heading in to the final round of The Masters with a bogey-free six-under 66.  "Obviously very, very happy again,"...

  • What's it like to play with Masters marker Jeff Knox?

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 13 April 2019

    What is it like to play with Augusta National marker Jeff Knox? Eddie Pepperell explains... Eddie Pepperell was the first man out in round three of the Masters, and it meant a welcomed tradition for the Englishman: a tee time with marker Jeff Knox.  Knox, who has become something of a legendary figure at Augusta National, has played with (and beaten) some...

  • History made on Saturday at the Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 13 April 2019

    For the first time in tournament history there were multiple rounds of 64 or lower at the Masters. And they all happened during the third round on Saturday at Augusta National. After heavy rainfall earlier in the week and persistent showers during the the first few days. the normal defences at Augusta were down, and players took advantage of the softer...

  • 2019 Masters prize money breakdown

    Saturday, 13 April 2019

    The 2019 Masters winner will receive over $2million for the first time in the tournament's history as prize fund increases The total prize money for those professionals competing in the 2019 Masters Tournament has been announced as $11,500,000, which is an increase in $500,000 from 2018. Last year, champion Patrick Reed received $1.98 million for his first major victory, but this year's winner...

  • Rory McIlroy: "I'm actually happy to be where I'm at"

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 13 April 2019

    Rory McIlroy said he's happy about his position heading in to the weekend despite being seven shots behind the leaders Rory McIlroy spent his press conference earlier in the week telling media that he's been practicing meditation and has a renewed sense of perspective when it comes to looking at results. As much was evident after posting a second round one-under 71...

  • Masters 2019: The best stats from round 2

    Saturday, 13 April 2019

    A record number make the cut, Phil reaches a Masters milestone, and an amateur tops the driving distance stats on day two • A record number (65 out of 87) players made the cut for the weekend at the Masters: The previous record was 64 in 1966.  • Play was suspended during the afternoon for a short time. It was the first time...

  • 2019 Masters: Third round pairings, tee times

    Saturday, 13 April 2019

    Third Round: Featured Groups 9:55 a.m. (14:55pm BST):  Henrik Stenson, Haotong Li 11:05 a.m. (16:05pm BST): Marc Leishman, Rory McIlroy 13:45 p.m (18:45pm BST): Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson 14:05 p.m. (19:05pm BST): Tiger Woods, Ian Poulter Third Round Tee Times: US/ UK (BST) 9:05 a.m / 14:05pm -- Eddie Pepperell 9:15 a.m / 14:15pm) -- Branden Grace, Emiliano Grillo 9:25 a.m / 14:25pm -- Zach Johnson,...

  • Friday at the Masters: A stacked leaderboard of major champions, Spieth and Thomas bounce back and five MUST see moments

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 13 April 2019

    Recapping Friday at the Masters: A stacked leaderboard of major champions, Spieth and Thomas bounce back and five MUST see moments It's all to play for this weekend as a leaderboard full of some of the best players in the world head in to the weekend firmly in contention to win the first major of the year.  Here's what you missed from day...

  • Five major champions lead after round 2 of the Masters: Tiger, DJ one shot back

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 13 April 2019

    Five major champions sit at the top of the leaderboard as Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods form part of chasing pack after round two of the Masters The second round at Augusta National was full of excitement and quality golf amid changing weather conditions as five major champions finished the day with a share of the lead on seven under par.  Francesco...

  • WATCH: Security guard slides in to Tiger Woods

    Saturday, 13 April 2019

    There's a no running rule at Augusta National for a reason, as demonstrated by an over zealous security guard who almost took out Tiger Woods during the second round of the Masters.  Ironically, the security guard was trying to protect the 14-time major champion from the crowds after he hit his approach shot, but slipped in the wet conditions and clattered...

  • Jason Day discusses quality of life, blowing in to balloons amid back issues at The Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 12 April 2019

    Jason Day says that he has to blow in to a balloon to realign his ribcage as he discusses back issues in detail after playing his way in to contention after the second round of The Masters Jason Day has suffered with recurring back problems since he was a teenager, and his latest set-back came just two minutes before the opening...

  • Francesco Molinari's says 'massive difference' on greens behind best ever round at Augusta

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 12 April 2019

    Francesco Molinari says his improved performance with his putter in the last 12 months was the key to his best ever round at The Masters on Friday Francesco Molinari grabbed a share of the second round lead at the first major of the year after posting a bogey-free five-under-par 67, his best ever performance at Augusta National. His round included birdies on...

  • World No.1 Justin Rose misses cut at the Masters

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 12 April 2019

    World No.1 Justin Rose makes surprise exit from Masters after finishing at four-over-par for the first two rounds at Augusta National If you had asked anyone about who they would tip to do well this week, Justin Rose would have been a name floated around with confidence as a man to back.  It was an easy prediction: The World No.1 had posted...

  • Zach Johnson's hilarious Masters moment is a must see

    Friday, 12 April 2019

    WATCH: Zach Johnson's bizzarre but hilarious practice swing mistake during the second round of The Masters Zach Johnson was making a practice swing on the 13th tee when he accidentally clipped his ball, which then richochetted off the marker and forward a few yards.  His playing partner Ian Poulter summed it up perfectly for everyone: "I’ve never, ever seen that!" Fortunately for Johnson,...

  • 2019 Masters: Weather forecast

    Friday, 12 April 2019

    Early tee times and groups of three head off on Sunday as severe weather heads for Augusta National  Fourth round tee times Sunday, 14th April 9am Cloudy, 30% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Winds SSE 10-15pm. Temperature 71F (22C).      11am Cloudy, 20% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Winds SSE 15-20pm. Temperature 75F (24C).     1pm Cloudy and breezy. Winds S 15-20, gusting 25mph. Temperature 78F (26C).      3pm Cloudy...

  • 2019 Masters: The best stats from Round 1

    Friday, 12 April 2019

    The stats you need to know from Round 1 of The Masters Some of the best stats from Round 1 of the masters, with a little help from The 15th Club Brooks Koepka, who finished with a six-under 66 to share the first round lead with Bryson DeChambeau, posted the only bogey-free round of the day. It was just his second round...

  • Masters 2019: The best shots from Round 1

    Friday, 12 April 2019

    The best shots from Day 1 of the Masters: Two near aces, chips ins and more The new coverage feature on Masters.com means you can track, and watch, virtually every single shot from the first round of the masters. But just in case you don't want to troll through to find the best ones, we've put together a selection of the...

  • Koepka and DeChambeau both credit preparation as they share Round 1 Masters lead

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 12 April 2019

    Koepka and DeChambeau credit preparation as they top congested leaderboard with one shot lead over Phil Mickelson on first day of the Masters Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau were playing in the final few groups of the day and took advantage of the soft course conditions to break free of a highly congested leaderboard at Augusta National with a pair of...

  • Thursday at the Masters: Big opinions, Koepka and DeChambeau top congested leaderboard and surprising players struggle

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 11 April 2019

    Koepka and DeChambeau top congested leaderboard with one shot lead over Phil Mickelson on first day of the Masters Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau were playing in the final few groups of the day and took advantage of the soft course conditions to break free of a highly congested leaderboard at Augusta National.  At one stage in the day there were nine...

  • Jason Day received on course treatment for his back during Masters first round

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 11 April 2019

    Jason Day received on course treatment for a back injury during the first round of the Masters Jason Day had barely made it to the second hole before he sought out medical treatment for his back during the first round of the Masters on Thursday. After hitting his drive on the par-five second, Day received medical treatment on his back by the...

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