Complete coverage of the 2011 Masters Tournament

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 11, 2011, 5:45 pm
Masters Tournament

April 11, 2011
The Masters: South African media hail Schwartzel's win
The Masters: No American major holders for first time in 17 years
The Masters: Schwartzel's father resists urge to ignore Masters
The Masters: Newspapers take shots at McIlroy after Masters meltdown
John Hawkins: A Masters to Remember
Randall Mell: Augusta National, Take a Bow

April 10, 2011
Punch shots: Who has best shot of catching McIlroy at Augusta?
Shag Bag: Green goes with everything
Shag Bag: On Sunday it’s all about location, location, location
Shag Bag: History's on McIlroy's side
Shag Bag: Donald can overtake No. 1 Kaymer with a win
Shag Bag: Masters Live Chat with Win McMurry, Jay Coffin
Shag Bag: No Letterman for McIlroy
Shag Bag: Quiet countdown
Shag Bag: Shades of 2005 for Woods
The Masters: McIlroy gives up Masters lead with horrific 10th
Shag Bag: Field seeing red at Augusta
Shag Bag: Frustrating week for Lefty
Shag Bag: Tiger's charge falls short
Shag Bag: McIlroy: '10 sort of derailed me'
The Masters: Notes: Matsuyama headed from Augusta to Japan to help countrymen
The Masters: A wacky Sunday like no other at Augusta National
Shag Bag: Aussies make it close with bold runs
The Masters: A g’day for the Aussies - just not good enough
Rex Hoggard: Tranquility amid the mayhem
Quotes of the Week: Masters Edition
Photos of the Week: Masters Edition
The Masters: Schwartzel wins Masters after a wild Sunday
Video: Live From: Sunday at the Masters
Video: A Day of Learning for Rory
Video: A Champion in Charl
Video: The South African Connection
Shag Bag: More progress for Woods
Shag Bag: Long haul awaits Schwartzel, McIlroy

April 9, 2011

The Masters: The kids showing the grown-ups how it's done
Shag Bag: Putter abandons G-Mac
Shag Bag: Ogilvy finally finds success at Augusta National
Shag Bag: Saturday’s Sunday buzz
Punch Shots: Which would be the best final pairing at the Masters?
Shag Bag: Foley working to make Tiger's new swing feel natural
Shag Bag: Winds of change at Augusta
Shag Bag: Bubba shrinks third hole
Shag Bag: Mickelson needs a third driver?
Shag Bag: Masters Live Chat with Gary Williams
Shag Bag: Matsuyama will return to devastation after Masters
Shag Bag: Equipment timeout
Shag Bag: Mickelson: 'I won't count myself out.'
Shag Bag: Masters Monday
Shag Bag: Cabrera’s charge
Shag Bag: Couples: With big Sunday, `who knows'
The Masters: McIlroy leads by four into Sunday at the Masters
Video: Live From discusses who can catch McIlroy
Video: Rory McIlroy heads an international leaderboard
Video: John Mahaffey breaks down Round 3 action
Rex Hoggard: The Aussie Curse
Randall Mell: Pushing the Boundaries
Shag Bag: Donald looks to break Par 3 Contest jinx
Shag Bag: Equipment malfunction
John Hawkins: Tiger Still Searching
The Masters: Notes: Seve's birthday; Mickelson stalls on Saturday
Shag Bag: Where are the Americans?
Shag Bag: Beer talk in Masters media room

April 8, 2011
Shag Bag: Efficiency golf’s new buzz word
Shag Bag: Major putting woes at Masters
Shag Bag: Aussies go at 'unspoken thing' at Masters
Travel Blog: Impressions of a Masters first-timer
The Masters: Tiger's 66 puts him in contention at the Masters
Shag Bag: The power of three
Shag Bag: Golden advice from the Golden Bear
Shag Bag: Masters Live Chat with Rich Lerner
Shag Bag: To the tape for Moore
Shag Bag: Eleventh no heaven at Augusta National
Randall Mell: Love Affair: Couples and Augusta
Shag Bag: Choi’s choices
Shag Bag: Lost in translation
Shag Bag: Amy Mickelson back at Augusta National
Shag Bag: Mickelson: Masters' weekend `my favorite two days in golf'
Video: Live From: Couples in Contention
Video: The game's present and future
Video: Live From: Friday at the Masters
Shag Bag: Kaymer misses cut; No. 1 up for grabs
Shag Bag: Kuchar, caddie avoid penalty at the 12th
The Masters: Els advances to weekend; Looking amateur
Rich Lerner: Hooks and Cuts – Having a Ball

April 7, 2011
The Masters: Nicklaus, Palmer get 75th Masters underway
Shag Bag: Nicklaus, Palmer nostalgic at 75th Masters
Punch Shots: The best thing about the Masters
Shag Bag: Arnie, Jack perfect at Augusta
Notes: Clark's elbow passes Par 3 test
Shag Bag: Seeing early red at Augusta
Shag Bag: Quiet start for Woods
Shag Bag: Caddie Carl Jackson beaming after starting 50th Masters
Camillo Villegas hoping to turn season around
Shag Bag: Channeling the green jacket
Shag Bag: Woods trails leaders, not McDowell
Masters Live Chat with Kelly Tilghman
Shag Bag: McIlroy's pigskin reprimand
Rex Hoggard: Rory Off and Running
Tim Clark questionable for Day 2
Shag Bag: McDowell's trusty putting stroke betrays him
The Masters: World No. 1 Kaymer struggles to 78
Shag Bag: Woods ‘pleased’ with opening 71
Randall Mell: A New Man
The Masters: McIlroy, Quiros share Masters lead
Shag Bag: Yang a surprise no more
Shag Bag: It’s the finish, not start that counts for Woods
Rich Lerner: Hooks and Cuts – Masters Movers and Shakers
Shag Bag: Wild Mickelson scrambles to 70
Shag Bag: Watson inspires Woodland's sizzling finish
Video: Mickelson lackluster in Round 1
Video: Live From: Thursday at the Masters
Video: Rory roars to a share of the lead
Video: Woods shoots 71 on Day 1

April 6, 2011

Shag Bag: Golf Channel on-air line-up
John Hawkins: Top 6 Masters Tournaments
The Masters: Nicklaus pulling for Tiger to break his major record - sort of
The Golf Guy Grill Room
Shag Bag: Long ball still rules at Augusta
Shag Bag: Palmer, Nicklaus rivalry continues
Shag Bag: Choi’s cutting edge choices
The Masters: Augusta National embraces technology - to a point
John Feinstein: The Major Difference Between Tiger and Phil
Shag Bag: Atwal says Woods unaffected by doubters
Rex Hoggard: Great Expectations
Shag Bag: Avoiding the Par 3 curse
Randall Mell: The Eve of the Masters
The Masters: Masters with endless possibilities
Shag Bag: Donald not afraid of Par 3 curse

April 5, 2011
Shag Bag: Storm stalls gate opening at Augusta
Shag Bag: Phil goes with Filet at Augusta
Fantasy Island: Masters Tournament
Power Rankings: Phil's Playground
75th Masters First and Second Round Pairings live chat schedule
Randall Mell: Woods battling more than just Augusta this week
Shag Bag: Woods says streaky putting's hurt him at Masters
Shag Bag: Nicklaus believes Woods is true favorite
Shag Bag: Kaymer says short game key to his Masters' bid
U.S. Am champion Uihlein on the slow road to the PGA Tour
Notes: Crow's Nest scare; the Par-3 Contest jinx
Rex Hoggard: Masters Mojo
Video: Majors Roundtable: 4G Speed Round
Video: Live From: Talking with Tom Watson
Video: Masters Roundtable: Tiger, Phil and Euros

April 4, 2011
Rex Hoggard: Augusta: A Drawer's Paradise
The Masters: Europe poised for another run at green jacket
The Masters: Caddie gets kudos on 50th Masters
Shag Bag: Glover’s ‘second cut’
Shag Bag: Hit and hope at Augusta
Leading Edge: Nike debuts special Masters-inspired shoe, ball
Video: Masters Moments: Nelson wins in 1937
Video: Masters Moments: Hogan starts Champions Dinner in 1952
Video: Masters Moments: Hogan starts 1953 major run with victory
Video: Masters Moments: Palmer wins first green jacket
Video: Masters Moments: Palmer prevails again in 1960
Video: Masters Moments: Nicklaus becomes youngest winner in 1963
Video: Masters Moments: Nicklaus wins back-to-back in 1966
Video: Masters Moments: Nicklaus wins fourth green jacket in 1972
Video: Masters Moments: Elder becomes first African-American to play in 1975
Video: Masters Moments: Nicklaus wins No. 5 in 1975
The Masters: Six of top seven in the world can reach No. 1 at Augusta National
Brandel Chamblee: Mangrum: Golf's forgotten man
Randall Mell: The Game's Two Masters
Video: Live From: Saturday at the Masters

April 3, 2011
The Masters: Woods gets in 18 holes of practice at Augusta
Rex Hoggard: Between the Pines 25 Years Ago

April 2, 2011
Randall Mell: Greatest Shots in Masters History
The Masters: Memorable Masters Images

April 1, 2011

John Hawkins: One Thinking Man's Favorites
Rex Hoggard: Hello, My Name is ... Martin
The Masters: Masters ... By the Numbers

March 31, 2011
The Masters: Masters Memories
Shag Bag: Masters Fashion Alert: Bubba Whites

March 28, 2011
Shag Bag: Early reports from Augusta National

March 25, 2011
Jay Coffin: Virtual Augusta Just Like the Real Thing
Rex Hoggard: Tiger's Video Game: It is Rocket Science

December 20, 2010
The Masters: Qualifiers for the 2011 Masters

Park collapses; leaderboard chaos at CME

By Nick MentaNovember 18, 2017, 8:47 pm

Sung-Hyun Park started the day with a three-shot lead and slowly gave it all back over the course of a 3-over 75, leaving the CME Group Tour Championship and a host of season-long prizes up for grabs in Naples. Here’s where things stand through 54 holes at the LPGA finale, where Michelle Wie, Ariya Jutanugarn, Suzann Pettersen and Kim Kaufman share the lead.

Leaderboard: Kaufman (-10), Wie (-10), Jutanugarn (-10), Pettersen (-10), Stacy Lewis (-9), Karine Icher (-9), Austin Ernst (-9), Lexi Thompson (-9), Jessica Korda (-9), Pernilla Lindberg (-9)

What it means: It wasn’t the Saturday she wanted, but Park, who already wrapped up the Rookie of the Year Award, is still in position for the sweep of all sweeps. With a victory Sunday, she would claim the CME Group Tour Championship, the Race to CME Globe’s $1 million jackpot, the Rolex Player of the Year Award, and the money title, as she ascends to No. 1 in the Rolex world ranking. Meanwhile, Thompson, too, could take the $1 million and Player of the Year. As those two battle for season-long prizes, a host of other notable names – Wie, Jutanugarn, Pettersen, Korda, Lewis and Charley Hull (-8) – will fight for the Tour Championship.

Round of the day: Kaufman made four birdies on each side in a bogey-free 8 under-par 64. A lesser-known name on a stacked leaderboard, she seeks her first LPGA victory.

Best of the rest: Amy Yang will start the final round two behind after a 7-under 65. The three-time LPGA Tour winner could pick up her second title of the season after taking the Honda LPGA Thailand in February.

Biggest disappointment: On a day that featured plenty of low scores from plenty of big names, Lydia Ko dropped 11 spots down the leaderboard into a tie for 23rd with a Saturday 72. The former world No. 1 needed two birdies in her last five holes to fight her way back to even par. Winless this season, she’ll start Sunday four back, at 6 under.

Shot of the day: I.K. Kim aced the par-3 12th from 171 yards when her ball landed on the front of the green and tracked all the way to the hole.

Kim, oddly enough, signed her name to a scorecard that featured a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. It was all part of a 1-under 71.

Watch: Pros try to hit 2-yard wide fairway in Dubai

By Grill Room TeamNovember 18, 2017, 5:20 pm

While in Dubai for the DP World Tour Championship, the European Tour prestented a little challenge to Ross Fisher, Richie Ramsay, Nicolas Colsaerts and Soren Kjeldsen. On a stretch of road outside of town, the four players had to try and hit a 2-yard wide fairway. Check out the results.

Rose (65) leads Rahm, Frittelli in Dubai

By Associated PressNovember 18, 2017, 3:24 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Justin Rose will take a one-shot lead into the final day of the season-ending Tour Championship as he attempts to win a third straight title on the European Tour and a second career Race to Dubai crown.

The 37-year-old Rose made a gutsy par save on the final hole after a bogey-free round for a 7-under 65 Saturday and overall 15-under 201.

The Englishman leads South African Dylan Frittelli, who produced the day's best score of 63, and Spain's Jon Rahm, who played in the same group as Rose and matched his 65.

Rose is looking to be Europe's season-ending No. 1 for the second time. His leading rival for the Race to Dubai title, Tommy Fleetwood, is only two shots behind here after a second straight 65 on the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Fleetwood did his chances no harm by overcoming a stuttering start before making eight birdies in his final 11 holes to also post a 65. The 26-year-old Englishman was tied for fourth place at 13 under, alongside South African Dean Burmester (65) and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat (67), who closed with five birdies in a row.

''So, last day of the season and I've got a chance to win the Race to Dubai,'' Fleetwood said. ''It's cool.''

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Masters champion Sergio Garcia, the only other player with a chance to win the Race to Dubai title, is tied for 13th on 10 under after a 67.

Fleetwood had a lead of 256,737 points going into the final tournament and needs to equal or better Rose's finishing position to claim the title. If Rose doesn't finish in the top five and Garcia doesn't win, Fleetwood will have done enough.

Rose is hoping to win a third straight tournament after triumphs in China and Turkey.

Rose, who made some long putts for birdies apart from chipping in on the 13th hole, looked to be throwing away his advantage on the par-5 18th, when his second shot fell agonizingly short of the green and into the water hazard. But with his short game in superb condition, the reigning Olympic champion made a difficult up-and-down shot to stay ahead.

''That putt at the last is a big confidence-builder. That broke about 18 inches right-to-left downhill. That's the kind of putt I've been hoping to make. That was a really committed stroke. Hopefully I can build on that tomorrow,'' said Rose. ''I know what I need to do to stay at the top of the leaderboard. If I slip up tomorrow, he's (Fleetwood) right there. He's done everything he needs to do on his end, so it's a lot of fun.''

The last player to win three tournaments in a row on the European Tour was Rory McIlroy, when he won the Open Championship, the WGC-Bridgestone and the PGA Championship in 2014.

Fleetwood was 1 over after seven holes but turned it on with a hat trick of birdies from the eighth, and then four in a row from No. 13.

''I wanted to keep going. Let's bring the tee times forward for tomorrow,'' quipped Fleetwood after closing with a birdie on the 18th. ''Just one of them strange days where nothing was going at all. A couple sloppy pars on the par 5s, and a bad tee shot on fifth and I was 1-over through seven on a day where scoring has been really good ... Ninth and 10th, felt like we had something going ... it was a really good last 11 holes.''

If Park is nervous, she sure doesn't show it

By Randall MellNovember 17, 2017, 11:24 pm

NAPLES, Fla. – Sung Hyun Park says she can feel her heart pounding every time she steps to the first tee.

She says she always gets nervous starting a round.

You don’t believe it, though.

She looks like she would be comfortable directing a sky full of Boeing 737s as an air traffic controller at Incheon International Airport . . .

Or talking people off the ledges of skyscrapers . . .

Or disarming ticking bombs . . .

“In terms of golf, I always get nervous,” she insists.

Everything about Park was at odds with that admission Friday, after she took control halfway through the CME Group Tour Championship.

Her Korean nickname is “Dan Gong,” which means “Shut up and attack.” Now that sounds right. That’s what she looks like she is doing, trying to run roughshod through the Tour Championship in a historic sweep of all the LPGA’s most important awards and honors.

Park got just one look at Tiburon Golf Club before this championship began, playing in Wednesday’s pro-am. Then she marched out Thursday and shot 67, then came out Friday and shot 65.

At 12 under overall, Park has a three-shot lead on Caroline Masson and Sarah Jane Smith.

She is six shots up on Lexi Thompson, who leads the CME Globe point standings in the race for the $1 million jackpot.

She is 11 shots up on world No. 1 Shanshan Feng.

And 11 shots up on So Yeon Ryu, who leads the Rolex Player of the Year point standings.

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There’s a long way to go, but Park is in position to make an epic sweep, to win the Tour Championship, that CME Globe jackpot, the Rolex Player of the Year Award, the Rolex Rookie of the Year Award, the Vare Trophy for low scoring average, the LPGA money-winning title and the Rolex world No. 1 ranking.

Nobody’s ever dominated a weekend like that in women’s golf.

It’s all there for the taking now, if Park can keep this going.

Park has another nickname back in South Korea. Her fans call her “Namdalla.” That means “I am different.” She’ll prove that if she owns this weekend.

Park, 24, isn’t assuming anything. She’s humbly aware how much talent is flooding the LPGA, how the tour’s depth was underscored in a year where five different players have reigned as world No. 1, five different players won majors and 22 different winners stepped forward in 32 events.

“I don’t think it’s quite that far a lead,” Park said of her three-shot advantage. “Two, three shots can change at any moment.”

About those nerves that Park insists plague her, even Hall of Famer Judy Rankin can’t see it.

Not when Park unsheathes a driver on a tee box.

“She’s the most fearless driver of the ball out here,” Rankin said. “I would put Lexi a close second and everybody else a distant third. She hits drivers on holes where you shouldn’t, and she hits it long and she just throws it right down there between hazard stakes that are 10 yards apart, like it’s nothing. Now, that’s a little hyperbole, but she will hit driver almost everywhere.”

David Jones, Park’s caddie, will attest to that. He was on Park’s bag when she won the U.S. Women’s Open in July and won the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open in August.

“She reaches for driver a lot because she is a good driver,” Jones said. “She isn’t reckless. She’s as accurate with a driver as she is a 3-wood.”

Park and Thompson played together in the first round. Park is eighth on tour in driving distance, averaging 270 yards per drive, and Thompson is third, averaging 274.

Thompson loves to hit driver, too, but . . . 

“Lexi hit a lot of 3-woods compared to us when we played together yesterday,” Jones said.

Jones doesn’t find himself talking Park out of hitting driver much.

“It’s really simple,” Jones said. “When you hit driver as straight as she does, why mess around?”

Count Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, a student of the swing, among admirers of Park’s abilities.

“No other swing in the game comes close to her technical perfection and elegance in my opinion,” Chamblee tweeted Friday.

Come Sunday, Park hopes to complete a perfect sweep of the LPGA’s most important awards.