- Back Setback
Dustin Johnson withdrew from The Masters on Tuesday citing pain in his lower back. His back has bothered him ever since returning from right knee surgery in January.
- Stars Aligned
Tiger Woods will play with Sang-Moon Bae and Miguel Angel Jimenez for the first two rounds. Rory McIlroy is with Angel Cabrera and Bubba Watson while Phil Mickelson plays alongside Hunter Mahan and Peter Hanson.
- Charl's Treat
Charl Schwartzel treated past Masters champions to South African barbecue with monkey gland sauce from his native country. Also on the menu: iced seafood, international cheese and crudite, and vanilla ice cream sundaes.
- Par 3 Contest
The annual Par 3 Contest begins at 12:30pm Eastern at Augusta National today. First played in 1960, no player who's won the Par 3 Contest has ever won The Masters in the same year.
- Pennsylvania #2 Gambling Market
- Mickelson Tops Golf’s Endorsement Potential
- Burger King Going Public
- Yahoo Layoffs
7:12a ET: Jackie DeAngelis, CNBC Business Report
7:15a ET: Win McMurry, Fantasy Insider
7:30a ET: John Hawkins, Golf Channel Contributor
7:45a ET: Alex Miceli, Golf Channel Contributor
8:05a ET: Dr. Sanjay Khurana, Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon
8:15a ET: Steve Sands, Golf Channel Reporter
8:30a ET: David Pillsbury & Eric Affeldt, The First Tee
8:38a ET: Rex Hoggard, GolfChannel.com Senior Writer
8:45a ET: Todd Lewis, Golf Channel Reporter
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