Complete coverage of the 2010 Masters Tournament

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 11, 2010, 9:57 am

Masters Tournament

April 11, 2010
Hoggard: Mickelson's Masters to Remember
Mickelson claims third green jacket
Tiger Tracks: Bailing on Tiger
Shag Bag: A tradition like no other
Shag Bag: Els licking his Masters' wounds
Tiger Tracks: Reactions to Tiger temper
Shag Bag: Pins and prognostications
Shag Bag: Early bird
Shag Bag: Barnes waiting for ‘one hot moment’
Shag Bag: It's all about the roars
Shag Bag: Lefty took his lumps in Masters' prep
Tiger Tracks: Regular red
Shag Bag: Only at the Masters
Tiger Tracks: Nine not divine for Woods
Tiger Tracks: Woods finally finds his smile on this tough Sunday
Shag Bag: Couples' rickety back isn't slowing him
Tiger Tracks: Woods has blistered back nine before
Tiger Tracks: Event start
Shag Bag: Choi standing up in Tiger's world
Shag Bag: A new Thrill
Shag Bag: Couples' dream sinks at 12th this time
Shag Bag: Watson expecting news on U.S. Open invite this week
Tiger Tracks: Woods closes week with wild round
Shag Bag: One final roar for Mickelson
Woods finishes Masters in 4th place in return to golf
Another close call at a major for Westwood
Kim's game shines brighter than his belt buckle
Photos of the Week
Shag Bag: The Thrill returns
Tiger Tracks: What’s next for Woods?

April 10, 2010
Shag Bag: Three consecutive eagles would have been a record
Tiger Tracks: Woods sums up his third round
Tiger Tracks: Woods doesn't remember cursing
Notes: Poulter 'not happy'; Hollywood at Augusta
Mell: Lefty's Magic Carpet Ride
Hoggard: Reasons to Roar
Old man Couples playing like a youngster
Tiger trails Westwood, Lefty at Augusta
Shag Bag: Twenty-seven unforgettable minutes
Shag Bag: ‘Delicate little beast’ bites Marino
Tiger Tracks: Divine nine
Manassero heading back to high school after Augusta
Tiger Tracks: Woods lets loose profanity
Tiger Tracks: Woods finally birdies first hole on a Saturday
Tiger Tracks: Fast start
Shag Bag: Mickelson's family lifts Lefty's spirits
Tiger Tracks: Practice makes . . .
Shag Bag: Price is right
Tiger Tracks: Tiger taking his sweet time
Shag Bag: Rebound king
Shag Bag: Augusta National on $5
Tiger Tracks: Tiger Watch
Shag Bag: Manassero turning pro next month
Tiger Tracks: Choi’s second chance
Tiger Tracks: Woods wins green jackets on Saturdays
Shag Bag: Transformed Choi

April 9, 2010
Cut Line: The Wrap on Woods
Mell: Woods-Mickelson sequel possible
Hoggard: English Two-Ball
Poulter leads, Woods two back
Couples backs up thanks to bad back
Notes: Barnes finds comfort zone in majors
Manassero, 16, youngest to make Masters cut
Well, well, well, look who's back near the top
Tiger Tracks: Par 5s key for Woods
Tiger Tracks: Cleared for landing
Shag Bag: Fashion sense
Shag Bag: Jaidee makes early exit
Shag Bag: Early course assessment from Watney
Shag Bag: Where are all the roars?
Tiger Tracks - Tiger and his pace in Masters' victories
Tiger Tracks - Woods isn't ruining their day
Woods' return draws record viewership
Tiger Tracks - Tiger literally reaches out to tiny patron
Tiger Tracks - Woods scrambles his way around front nine
Tiger Tracks - Wrong cup for Kuchar
Tiger Tracks - Woods' 68 could have been lower
Tiger Tracks - Woods’ wild ride
Shag Bag - Big Friday for Gay
Shag Bag - Augusta showing its teeth
Tiger Tracks - No putting contest
Tiger Tracks - Early start for Woods
Tiger Tracks - Chilly reception on Day 2

April 8, 2010
Mell: Even Watson can't believe it this time
Shag Bag: Gone fishing
Shag Bag: Nicklaus, Palmer get Masters started
Tiger Tracks: Palmer backs Payne's Tiger stance
Shag Bags: Winds blown
Shag Bag: All in the family
Shag Bag: Reading the wind
Tiger Tracks: Woods ignores taunting banner
Shag Bag: Watson's son wins prize in Amen Corner
Tiger Tracks: Early start for Tiger
Tiger Tracks: Tiger gets off to solid start
Shag Bag: Watson's son wins prize in Amen Corner
Tiger Tracks: Eventful start for Woods
Shag Bag: Phil’s change of fortunes
Tiger Tracks: A birdie and a smile
Couples leads Mickelson, Woods at Masters
Mell: Remarkable Return
Hoggard: Fairytale Beginning
Oldies but goodies in Round 1
Woods receives warm reception in return
Shag Bag: Storm no problem for Augusta

April 7, 2010
Shag Bag: Mickelson hopes kids make it for Par 3
Tiger Tracks: Woods makes final turn with O’Meara
Shag Bag: Cabrera's green jacket entrusted to more than a friend
Tiger Tracks: Just nine for Woods
Hawkins: Bets on the Masters
Shag Bag: Players noticing subtle changes to the course
Augusta chairman says Woods disappointed fans
Tiger Tracks: Augusta National chief chastises Woods
Tiger Tracks: Trading places
Shag Bag: Not like the old days
Shag Bag: Kaymer’s conundrum
Mell: First Impressions
Hoggard: Setting the Table
Shag Bag: Cabrera’s return
Success this season has Ernie Els at ease
Old-timers become thing of the past at Masters
Shag Bag: Tiger shows up, collects GWAA award
Lerner: Hooks and Cuts from Augusta
Notes: Beating Mother Nature; Par-3 Contest

April 6, 2010
Tiger Tracks: Who's Tiger Woods becoming?
Tiger Tracks: Softer side of Tiger
Shag Bag: Floyd retiring from Masters
Tiger Tracks: Loose ends . . .
Fantasy Island: Masters Tournament
Tiger Tracks: The other TW . . .
Shag Bag: There’s no place like (near) home
Tiger Tracks: Tiger Woods' Masters pairing released
Woods’ official return comes during telecast
Thursday tee times at the Masters
Shag Bag: A champion’s menu
Tiger Tracks: Players looking for vulnerability
Tiger Tracks: O'Meara reports on his practice round with Woods
Tiger Tracks: Phil talks Tiger
Mell: Three's Company
Hoggard: Beauty and the Beast
Tiger Tracks: A golden prediction
Duval back st Augusta after ’06 flameout
Cabrera hoping to defend Masters title
Can a Tiger change his stripes?

April 5, 2010
Hoggard: Media asks, Tiger answers questions
Woods changed, but the goal to win is the same
Readers almost even on rooting interest for Woods
Woods' press conference transcript
Tiger Tracks: Pairing prognostications
Tiger Tracks: Tiger's guard coming down
Tiger Tracks: Woods touched by Augusta patrons
Tiger Tracks: Woods' Q&A
Tiger Tracks: Case closed, game on
Tiger Tracks: Woods answers Galea questions
Tiger Tracks: Couples sharper than Woods in practice round
Tiger Tracks: Furyk detects some Tiger nerves
Tiger Tracks: Woods connecting more with patrons
Tiger Tracks: Rubber-necking at Augusta National
Tiger Tracks: Woods and Co. slow and steady
Shag Bag: Where's Angel?
Tiger Tracks: Pairing prognostications
Tiger Tracks: Standing room only, almost
Lerner: It's Time to Play
Hoggard: Beauty and the Beast
Tiger Tracks: A golden prediction

April 4, 2010
Punch Shots: Tiger's big Monday at the Masters
Lerner: The New-Old Augusta
Lerner: Tiger meets, greets, plays Augusta
Woods officially arrives for Masters week
Video: Majors Roundtable: The Masters

April 3, 2010
Hoggard: A Tee Time With Tiger
Poulter an improbable rise to fame

April 2, 2010
Mell: Golf's Greatest Rivalries
Hoggard: 20th Anniversary of Faldo's win
Sim withdraws from Masters

April 1, 2010
Woods takes spotlight off other golfers
Player capsules for 2010 Masters
Key dates in Masters history
Masters Tournament winners
Tiger brings extra buzz to Augusta
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What's in the bag: CareerBuilder winner Rahm

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 22, 2018, 10:37 pm

Jon Rahm defeated Andrew Landry in a playoff to earn his second PGA Tour title at the CareerBuilder Challenge. Here's what's in his bag:

Driver: TaylorMade M4 (9.5 degrees), with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft

Fairway wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees), with Aldila Tour Green 75 TX shaft

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (3), P750 (4-PW), with Project X 6.5 shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52, 56 degrees), Milled Grind Hi-Toe (60 degrees), with Project X 6.5 shafts

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

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Strange irked by Rahm-Landry friendly playoff

By Jason CrookJanuary 22, 2018, 9:45 pm

Curtis Strange knows a thing or two about winning golf tournaments, and based on his reaction to the CareerBuilder Challenge playoff on Sunday, it’s safe to say he did things a little differently while picking up 17 PGA Tour victories in his Hall-of-Fame career.

While Jon Rahm and Andrew Landry were “battling” through four extra holes, Strange, 62, tweeted his issues with the duo’s constant chit-chat and friendly banter down the stretch at La Quinta Country Club, where Rahm eventually came out on top.

The two-time U.S. Open champ then engaged with some followers to explain his point a little more in depth.

So, yeah ... don't think he's changing his perspective on this topic anytime soon ever.

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Randall's Rant: The Euros won't just roll over

By Randall MellJanuary 22, 2018, 9:36 pm

The Ryder Cup may not be the King Kong of golf events yet, but you can hear the biennial international team event thumping its chest a full eight months out.

As anticipation for this year’s big events goes, there is more buzz about Europe’s bid to hold off a rejuvenated American effort in Paris in September than there is about the Masters coming up in April.

Thank Europe’s phenomenal success last weekend for that.

And Rory McIlroy’s impassioned remarks in Abu Dhabi.

And the provocative bulletin board material a certain Sports Illustrated writer provided the Europeans a couple months ago, with a stinging assault on the Euro chances that read like an obituary.

McIlroy was asked in a news conference before his 2018 debut last week what he was most excited about this year.

The Ryder Cup topped his list.

Though McIlroy will be trying to complete the career Grand Slam at Augusta National come April, he talked more about the Ryder Cup than he did any of the game’s major championships.

When asked a follow-up about the American team’s resurgence after a task-force overhaul and the injection of young, new star power, McIlroy nearly started breaking down the matchup. He talked about the young Americans and how good they are.

“Yeah, the Americans have been, obviously, very buoyant about their chances and whatever, but it’s never as easy as that. ... The Ryder Cup’s always close,” McIlroy said. “I think we’ll have a great team, and it definitely won’t be as easy as they think it’s going to be.”

McIlroy may have been talking about Alan Shipnuck’s bold prediction after the American Presidents Cup rout last fall.

Or similar assertions from TV analysts.

“The Ryder Cup is dead – you just don’t know it yet,” Shipnuck wrote. “One of the greatest events in sport is on the verge of irrelevancy. The young, talented, hungry golfers from the United States, benefitting from the cohesive leadership of the Task Force era, are going to roll to victory in 2018 in Paris.”

European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn won’t find words that will motivate the Euros more than that as he watches his prospective players jockey to make the team.

And, boy, did they jockey last weekend.

The Euros dominated across the planet, not that they did it with the Ryder Cup as some rallying cry, because they didn’t. But it was a heck of an encouraging start to the year for Bjorn to witness.

Spain’s Jon Rahm won the CareerBuilder Challenge on the PGA Tour, England’s Tommy Fleetwood started the week at Abu Dhabi paired with American and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and won the European Tour event, and Spain’s Sergio Garcia won the Singapore Open in a rout on the Asian Tour.

And McIlroy looked close to being in midseason form, tying for third in his first start in three months.

Yes, it’s only January, and the Ryder Cup is still a long way off, with so much still to unfold, but you got an early sense from McIlroy how much defending European turf will mean to him and the Euros in Paris in September.

The Masters is great theater, the U.S. Open a rigorous test, The Open and the PGA Championship historically important, too, but the Ryder Cup touches a nerve none of those do.

The Ryder Cup stokes more fervor, provokes more passion and incites more vitriol than any other event in golf.

More bulletin board material, too.

Yeah, it’s a long way off, but you can already hear the Ryder Cup’s King Kong like footsteps in its distant approach. Watching how the American and European teams come together will be an ongoing drama through spring and summer.

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Quail Hollow officials promise players easier conditions

By Rex HoggardJanuary 22, 2018, 9:14 pm

Quail Hollow Club - a staple on the PGA Tour since 2003 - debuted as a longer, tougher version of itself at last year’s PGA Championship, receiving mixed reviews from players.

The course played to a lengthened 7,600 yards at last year’s PGA and a 73.46 stroke average, the toughest course in relation to par on Tour in 2017. As a result, it left some players less than excited to return to the Charlotte, N.C.-area layout later this spring for the Wells Fargo Championship.

It’s that lack of enthusiasm that led officials at Quail Hollow to send a video to players saying, essentially, that the course players have lauded for years will be back in May.

The video, which includes Quail Hollow president Johnny Harris and runs nearly five minutes, begins with an explanation of how the first hole, which played as a 524-yard par 4 at the PGA, will play much shorter at the Wells Fargo Championship.

“I had a number of my friends who were playing in the tournament tell me that tee was better suited as a lemonade stand,” Harris joked of the new tee box on the fourth hole. “I doubt we’ll ever see that tee used again in competition.”

Harris also explained that the greens, which became too fast for some, will be “softer” for this year’s Wells Fargo Championship.