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
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Watch: Gary Player tires people out with sit-ups

By Grill Room TeamJune 24, 2018, 11:33 pm

Well all know Gary Player is a fitness nut, and at 82 years young he is still in phenomenal shape.

That's why it was incredible to see two mere mortals like us try to keep up with him in a sit-up competition at the BMW International Open.

Watch the video below.

The guy in blue makes the smart decision and bows out about halfway through. But give the other guy an "A" for effort, he stuck with Player for about 60 sit-ups, and then the nine-time major champion just starts taunting him.

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Japan teen Hataoka rolls to NW Ark. win

By Associated PressJune 24, 2018, 11:07 pm

ROGERS, Ark. - Japanese teenager Nasa Hataoka ran away with the NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA title

The 19-year-old Hataoka won by six strokes, closing with an 8-under 63 at Pinnacle Country Club for a tournament-record 21-under 192 total. She broke the mark of 18 under set last year by So Yeon Ryu.

Hataoka won twice late last year on the Japan LPGA and has finished in the top 10 in five of her last six U.S. LPGA starts, including a playof loss last month in the Kingsmill Championship.

Hataoka began the round tied with Minjee Lee for the lead.

Austin Ernst shot a 65 to finish second.

Lee and third-ranked Lexi Thompson topped the group at 13 under.

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Tour investigating DeChambeau's use of compass

By Will GrayJune 24, 2018, 10:09 pm

CROMWELL, Conn. – Bryson DeChambeau’s reliance on science to craft his play on the course is well known, but he took things to a new level this week at the Travelers Championship when television cameras caught him wielding a compass while looking at his yardage book during the third round.

According to DeChambeau, it’s old news. He’s been using a compass regularly to aid in his preparation for nearly two years, dating back to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in October 2016.

“I’m figuring out the true pin locations,” DeChambeau said. “The pin locations are just a little bit off every once in a while, and so I’m making sure they’re in the exact right spot. And that’s it.”

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But social media took notice this weekend, as did PGA Tour officials. DeChambeau explained that he was approached on the range Saturday and informed that the Tour plans to launch an investigation into whether or not the device is allowable in competition, with a decision expected in the next week.

It’s not the first time the 24-year-old has gone head-to-head with Tour brass, having also had a brief run with side-saddled putting earlier in his career.

“They said, ‘Hey, we just want to let you know that we’re investigating the device and seeing if it’s allowable,’” DeChambeau said. “I understand. It wouldn’t be the first time this has happened.”

DeChambeau won earlier this month at the Memorial Tournament, and the Tour’s ruling would not have any retroactive impact on his results earlier this year. Playing alongside tournament winner Bubba Watson in the final round at TPC River Highlands, DeChambeau shot a final-round 68 to finish in a tie for ninth.

“It’s a compass. It’s been used for a long, long time. Sailors use it,” DeChambeau said. “It’s just funny that people take notice when I start putting and playing well.”

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Bubba fires 63 to win his third Travelers title

By Nick MentaJune 24, 2018, 9:52 pm

Bubba Watson fired a final-round 63 to storm from six back and steal the Travelers Championship. Here’s how Bubba came from behind once again at TPC River Highlands.

Leaderboard: Bubba Watson (-17), Stewart Cink (-14), Beau Hossler (-14), J.B. Holmes (-14), Paul Casey (-14)

What it means: This is Watson’s 12th PGA Tour win, his third of the season, and his third Travelers title. Watson picked up his first Tour victory at this event in 2010 – when he also came from six back – and won again in 2015 in a playoff victory over – guess who – Casey. Thinking he might need a round of 60 to scare the leader, Watson made eight birdies, the last of which came on the 72nd hole, giving him the outright lead by one. A short while later, Casey would bogey the 16th and 17th to end the drama and allow Bubba to breathe easy. With the win, Watson becomes the only Tour player to win three times this season. He moves to third in the FedExCup points race, behind two-time winners Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson.

Round of the day: Cink’s round was a stroke better, but Bubba earns this title for winning the title. The left-hander made the turn in 2-under 33 and then ripped off five birdies on his back nine to take the clubhouse lead, which he wouldn’t relinquish.

Best of the rest: Cink looked as though he was going to record the second sub-60 round at the Travelers in the last three years. The 2009 champion golfer of the year played his first 10 holes in 7 under par on the par-70 layout. Cink added three more birdies but also added two bogeys to settle for 8-under 62, tying the round of the week. The 45-year-old has finished T-4 and T-2 in his last two starts.

Biggest disappointment: Casey (2-over 72) began the day up four and couldn’t close. Even par on his round through 15 holes, he missed a 4-footer for par on 16 and found the water off the tee at 17, ending his chances. The Englishman, who ended a nine-year Tour winless drought earlier this season at the Valspar, is now 1 for 4 with a 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour.

Shot of the day: Watson’s wedge from 77 yards at the 72nd hole, setting up his eighth and final birdie of the day.

Quote of the day: “That’s the best shot you ever hit.” – caddie Ted Scott to Bubba Watson on his approach at 18