- Masters Countdown
The 76th Masters Tournament begins at 7:40am Eastern with honorary starters Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player who have combined for 13 Masters wins.
- Par 3 Pair
Jonathan Byrd and Padraig Harrington are co-champions in this year's Par 3 Contest with a score of 5-under par. Weather warnings shortened the event to just 3 hours.
- Sergio's Struggles
Sergio Garcia is battling an infected fingernail in his left middle finger. He says it is painful but he won't quit because quote "this is a tournament that should be played."
- Top-Flite Sold
Callaway Golf sold the Top-Flite brand on Wednesday to Dick's Sporting Goods for $20 million. Once a force in golf ball sales, Top-Flite's golf ball market share has dipped below 5%.
- Delta Airlines Researching Oil Bid
- Dick’s Sporting Goods Buys Top-Flite
- Shell’s Plan for Diesel Plant
- March Retailers Report
6:05a ET: Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel Analyst
6:12a ET: Jackie DeAngelis, CNBC Business Report
6:25a ET: Scott Williams, Weather Channel Report
6:45a ET: Annika Sorenstam, World Golf Hall of Fame Member
7:15a ET: John Feinstein, Golf Channel Contributor
7:30a ET: Mark Rolfing, Golf Channel on NBC Analyst
7:45a ET: Ken Schofield, Former European Tour Exec. Dir.
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