MASTERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MASTERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Golf: K.J. Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57837960-77/choi-round-rain-kuchar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57837960-77/choi-round-rain-kuchar.html.csp">Golf: K.J. Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T23:06:24.665-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 11:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hilton Head Island, S.C. • K.J. Choi’s early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday. Choi shot a 67 to get to 5-under 137, one stroke ahead of Robert Allenby and two in front of a group led by former world No. 1 Luke Donald as the second round was suspended because of heavy storms. Allenby was among 65 players still on the course when the rain hit Harbour Town Golf Links. Officials delayed the round shortly before 3 p.m. and then sent everyone ho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578379602014-04-18T23:06:24.665-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T23:06:24.665-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57837960@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:06:24 MDT Golf: Green jacket and golden moment for Bubba Watson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817914-77/watson-masters-green-jacket.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57817914-77/watson-masters-green-jacket.html.csp">Golf: Green jacket and golden moment for Bubba Watson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOUG FERGUSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:46:27.012-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits. When he won the Masters for the first time in 2012, he went to New York the next day for a media tour. He wore his green jacket walking the streets of Manhattan while going from one interview to the next one, and he was amazed by the attention it brought. No other piece of clothing in golf gets that kind of reaction. But that was the extent of it. Watson spoke about his year with the green jacket ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578179142014-04-14T23:46:27.012-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T23:46:27.012-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817914@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:46:27 MDT Golf: Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57814976-77/watson-green-spieth-shot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57814976-77/watson-green-spieth-shot.html.csp">Golf: Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T23:31:21.897-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • One of golf’s most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That’s just fine with Bubba Watson. All he cared about was slipping into that green jacket. Instead of hitting a 40-yard hook out of a forest of Georgia pines — the signature shot in his playoff victory two years ago — the final act Sunday at Augusta National took place on the 18th green. Watson had a three-shot lead and consulted with his caddie on a 15-foot birdie putt. “I went over to h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578149762014-04-13T23:31:21.897-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T23:31:21.897-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57814976@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:31:21 MDT Three veterans add nostalgia to the leaderboard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57815534-77/masters-jimenez-langer-watson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57815534-77/masters-jimenez-langer-watson.html.csp">Three veterans add nostalgia to the leaderboard</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mark long</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T23:31:21.359-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples made the Masters one for the ages — the older ages for sure. The 50-somethings were good early and late at Augusta National, providing the leaderboard with a little nostalgia throughout golf’s first major. “I think it’s a statement,” Langer said. “There’s a lot of good over-50 players. We can compete at the highest level, even on a very, very long golf course like this one.” The 50-year-old Jimenez led the charge, shooting a 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578155342014-04-13T23:31:21.359-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T23:31:21.359-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815534@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:31:21 MDT Golf: Jordan Spieth finally looks his age at the Masters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57815357-77/spieth-shot-masters-green.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57815357-77/spieth-shot-masters-green.html.csp">Golf: Jordan Spieth finally looks his age at the Masters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T23:31:21.605-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • As the errant shots began to pile up, Jordan Spieth swung his club angrily and spewed out his frustration for everyone to hear. “Dang it, Jordan!” he muttered while strolling down a fairway at Augusta National. Finally, after three brilliant days, the kid showed his age. A major championship will have to wait. “It stings right now,” Spieth conceded, showing the impatience of youth. The Texan is only 20, surely with a long career ahead of him. He was looking to become the youngest ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578153572014-04-13T23:31:21.605-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T23:31:21.605-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815357@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:31:21 MDT Masters: 20-year-old Jordan Spieth shares lead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811090-77/spieth-masters-shot-watson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811090-77/spieth-masters-shot-watson.html.csp">Masters: 20-year-old Jordan Spieth shares lead</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Doug Ferguson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T00:33:23.549-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 12:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • Even without golf’s biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast golf course to even look at a leaderboard until he couldn’t avoid them over the closing holes of a wild round. His name at the top with Bubba Watson was compelling enough. It’s been 83 years since a player this...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578110902014-04-13T00:33:23.549-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T00:33:23.549-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57811090@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:33:23 MDT Masters: Adam Scott flails with putter, falls off leaderboard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57813100-77/round-scott-masters-couples.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57813100-77/round-scott-masters-couples.html.csp">Masters: Adam Scott flails with putter, falls off leaderboard</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mark Long</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T00:33:23.567-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 12:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • Adam Scott lost his touch on the treacherous greens at Augusta National. Scott came up short with his long putter on Saturday, three-putting twice in the first four holes and tumbled down the leaderboard at the Masters. Scott needed 35 putts to get through the third round and finished with a 4-over 76 that left him 1 over for the tournament. He is six strokes behind co-leaders Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson heading into the final round. “It’s not the end of the world,” Scott said....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578131002014-04-13T00:33:23.567-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T00:33:23.567-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57813100@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:33:23 MDT Masters: Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree, surges into lead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57807481-77/masters-watson-bubba-greens.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57807481-77/masters-watson-bubba-greens.html.csp">Masters: Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree, surges into lead</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T23:47:45.189-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 11:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of “Bubba golf,” producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket. Watson took over Augusta National on Friday with 75 minutes of brilliance and power. On another demanding day of crispy greens and swirling wind, he ran off five straight birdies on the back nine and wound up with a 4-under 68 for a three-shot lead over John Senden. There’s no...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578074812014-04-11T23:47:45.189-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T23:47:45.189-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807481@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:47:45 MDT Masters: Phil Mickelson heads home after missing cut http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57809155-77/mickelson-bogey-cut-bunker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57809155-77/mickelson-bogey-cut-bunker.html.csp">Masters: Phil Mickelson heads home after missing cut</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul Newberry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T23:47:45.208-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 11:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. — Rory McIlroy took off his cap, rubbed his brow and let out a deep sigh. After rolling in a testy 4-foot putt at the 18th hole, he was one of the fortunate ones Friday. He gets to keep playing on the weekend at Augusta National. Not so for Phil Mickelson, who missed the Masters cut for the first time since 1997 after making a mess of three holes. Lefty took triple-bogey on two of them, a double-bogey on another, and wound up with one stroke too many. “I didn’t play great. I didn’t ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578091552014-04-11T23:47:45.208-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T23:47:45.208-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57809155@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:47:45 MDT Golf: Scott relishes role as defending Masters champion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806483-77/scott-masters-haas-round.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57806483-77/scott-masters-haas-round.html.csp">Golf: Scott relishes role as defending Masters champion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T16:00:59.211-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • For some, the burden of defending a championship can be overwhelming. For Adam Scott, it was pure joy — at least for a day. With a green jacket already in his collection, Scott felt a sense of calm that carried over to the golf course. The result: a 3-under 69 that got the laid-back Aussie off to just the kind of start he was looking for at the Masters. Now, to keep it going for three more days. “Having won last year, in some ways, has taken a little pressure off me,” Scott said. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578064832014-04-12T16:00:59.211-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T16:00:59.211-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806483@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:00:59 MDT Masters: Rookies grab early lead, Scott in the mix http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802357-77/round-masters-scott-augusta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802357-77/round-masters-scott-augusta.html.csp">Masters: Rookies grab early lead, Scott in the mix</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Doug Ferguson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T22:54:06.153-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable. With his green jacket upstairs in the locker room for Masters champions, Scott made only one bad swing that cost him two shots in a round of 3-under 69. It was the lowest opening score by a defending champion in 13 years, and it left Scott one shot behind leader Bill Haas on an otherwise demanding day. “It was really how you hope to come out and play at any major, and especial...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578023572014-04-10T22:54:06.153-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T22:54:06.153-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57802357@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:54:06 MDT The Masters: Old guys get it done in opening round http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57805087-77/masters-guys-par-round.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57805087-77/masters-guys-par-round.html.csp">The Masters: Old guys get it done in opening round</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mark Long</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T22:53:02.172-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • In a tournament packed with a bunch of young newcomers, the 50-and-over crowd made a bit of a stand in the first round of the Masters. Miguel Angel Jimenez was leading the tournament for a time before stumbling on the back nine. Fred Couples was on the leaderboard himself before tying the 50-year-old Jimenez with a 1-under 71 that left both players three shots off the lead. And former champion Bernard Langer managed to shoot even par in his 31st Masters. “A 72 is not that shabby,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578050872014-04-10T22:53:02.172-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T22:53:02.172-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57805087@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:53:02 MDT Golf: Masters opens with Woods on the sideline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57801642-77/masters-woods-won-augusta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57801642-77/masters-woods-won-augusta.html.csp">Golf: Masters opens with Woods on the sideline</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T16:27:46.147-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • The Masters began Thursday with three shots right down the middle of the fairway. Just not terribly far. Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus hit the ceremonial tee shots with fans already lining both sides of the first fairway on a brisk, sunny morning. Still competitive even after all these years, Nicklaus went last and hit a drive that went about a yard past Player’s shot. “But it’s not bad when you think he used to outdrive me by 50,” Player quipped. The “Big Three” co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578016422014-04-11T16:27:46.147-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T16:27:46.147-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801642@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:27:46 MDT 5 memorable rulings at the Masters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802079-77/masters-shot-woods-palmer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57802079-77/masters-shot-woods-palmer.html.csp">5 memorable rulings at the Masters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOUG FERGUSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T16:27:45.94-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • Players come from all over the world to compete in the Masters, and so do rules officials. And at times, they have their hands full. From incorrect scorecards to free drops to wrong drops, the Rules of Golf can get as much attention as a yardage book. Arnold Palmer refers to a “little solemn damper” when he looks back on the first of his four Masters victories. He was involved in a ruling on the 12th green that led him to play two chip shots because he felt he was right. And the r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578020792014-04-11T16:27:45.94-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T16:27:45.94-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57802079@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:27:45 MDT Golf’s ‘Big Three’ lead off another Masters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57801811-77/hit-masters-palmer-nicklaus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57801811-77/hit-masters-palmer-nicklaus.html.csp">Golf’s ‘Big Three’ lead off another Masters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T16:27:46.053-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • The tee shot is ceremonial, yet there was a sense that competition still exists between the “Big Three.” Or at least two of them. Arnold Palmer, 84, hit the opening shot Thursday morning down the middle of the first fairway, barely up the hill. He was followed by 78-year-old Gary Player, who hit his tee shot some 40 yards past Palmer. Last to hit was Jack Nicklaus, the six-time Masters champion who turned 74 this year. Nicklaus hit a tee shot on the same line as Player, and it too...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578018112014-04-11T16:27:46.053-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T16:27:46.053-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801811@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:27:46 MDT Masters: Utahn Mike Weir hopes for career revival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57795293-77/weir-career--11--10.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57795293-77/weir-career--11--10.html.csp">Masters: Utahn Mike Weir hopes for career revival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T21:41:56.464-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mike Weir is nearing the end of his full-time PGA Tour career, but he’ll be eligible to play in the Masters as long as he likes as the tournament’s 2003 champion. And who knows? Maybe this week’s return to Augusta National Golf Club will help him revive his career. The Sandy resident and former BYU golfer, who will turn 44 in May, is playing the 2013-14 PGA Tour season via his last exemption as a top-25 career money-winner. He would have to do something spectacular in the next four months to re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795293@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:41:56 MDT Kragthorpe: Masters will rise above Tiger’s absence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57795346-77/tiger-masters-scott-tree.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57795346-77/tiger-masters-scott-tree.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Masters will rise above Tiger’s absence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T20:50:56.92-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As everyone knows by now, one of Augusta National Golf Club’s most iconic figures will be missing as the 78th Masters begins Thursday. The void is noticeable. Part of the tournament’s “history and tradition,” as Jason Day said, is absent. Steve Stricker wryly cited the loss of “a thorn in most players’ side.” Mike Weir said the difference the golfers are sensing is “certainly an eye-opener.” Yeah, Tiger Woods is gone, sidelined by back surgery. But what really distinguishes this Masters is the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795346@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:50:56 MDT Golf: The 5 biggest heartaches at the Masters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57796075-77/masters-birdie-green-hole.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57796075-77/masters-birdie-green-hole.html.csp">Golf: The 5 biggest heartaches at the Masters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DOUG FERGUSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T16:59:27.264-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • With rare exception, no other major championship inflicts as much emotional pain as Augusta National. The perks of winning include a lifetime exemption to the Masters and a spot in the most exclusive locker room in golf. The scars of finishing second linger because players return to the same course year after year. Think back 10 years ago. Everyone remembers Phil Mickelson’s birdie curling into the cup, and Lefty leaping with legs splayed to celebrate his first major. Equally comp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577960752014-04-10T16:59:27.264-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T16:59:27.264-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57796075@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:59:27 MDT Pierce: Jim Nantz says TV rules are different at The Masters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787655-77/masters-nantz-cbs-augusta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57787655-77/masters-nantz-cbs-augusta.html.csp">Pierce: Jim Nantz says TV rules are different at The Masters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T21:59:38.743-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jim Nantz feels a special responsibility as the host of CBS’ coverage of The Masters. The one-time KSL sportscaster is no newcomer to Augusta. This year marks his 29th as CBS’ lead sportscaster at golf’s biggest event. But, he said, he learned something interviewing his broadcast partner, three-time Masters champion Nick Faldo, for a documentary that will air before the final round. (“Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta: Nick Faldo at the Masters” airs Sunday at 11 a.m. on Ch. 2.) “He said that wheneve...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787655@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:59:38 MDT Golf: Father and son gearing up for historic Masters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790691-77/kevin-craig-son-masters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57790691-77/kevin-craig-son-masters.html.csp">Golf: Father and son gearing up for historic Masters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL NEWBERRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:04.315-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Augusta, Ga. • Kevin Stadler might be playing in the Masters for the first time, but he’s already showing his old man a thing or two. Such as the best way to get to the Augusta National media center. Craig Stadler went through the main door for a joint news conference with his son Monday, which is actually the long way to go. Kevin, meanwhile, slipped in through a back entrance, like most players who turn up for interviews at the building alongside the first fairway. “How’d you come in?” Craig a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577906912014-04-09T16:58:04.315-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T16:58:04.315-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790691@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:04 MDT