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Rory McIlroy

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  • Rory McIlroy says 2011 Masters collapse helped him

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — For Rory McIlroy, the scars of near misses at Augusta National remain. In each of his past three Masters, McIlroy reached the weekend in the top 15, in contention and eyeing a green jacket. Last year, a Saturday 79 torpedoed his...
  • Twenty players to watch this week in the Masters

    Twenty players to watch this week in the Masters (Career wins include sanctioned events on the PGA Tour or the European Tour): Adam Scott Age/Nation: 33/Australia Official World Golf Ranking: 2 Career wins: 17 Marquee wins: Deutsche Bank...
  • Woods' absence will hurt Masters' TV ratings

     Woods' absence will hurt Masters' TV ratings
    CBS and ESPN are going to air the Masters anyway. It is a blow for the networks that they won't be able to ride on Tiger Woods' mighty swoosh this week. CBS, along with ESPN, which will air the first two rounds Thursday and Friday, also will feel some...
  • 'Why not?' Couples says on winning Masters at 54

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Fred Couples carried on his love affair with Augusta National by shooting a one-under 71 in Thursday's first round of the Masters and then posed a question that would have thrilled his legion of fans. "Can a 50-year-old win...
  • 'Big Three' get 78th Masters under way in bright sunshine

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - In front of a huge crowd, the 'Big Three' of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player launched the 78th Masters on Thursday while Adam Scott prepared to begin his title defence later in the day. On a glorious morning of...
  • Commentary: The Masters will be fine without Tiger Woods

    AUGUSTA, Ga. The folks at Augusta National Golf Club are going to be just fine this week. No need to worry about them. The tournament directors didn't have to give away badges or beg the television networks to keep the tournament on the air this week....
  • English teen Fitzpatrick humming happy tune at Masters

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - English teenager Matthew Fitzpatrick is the youngest player in the field at this week's Masters and over the moon about playing at Augusta. The 19-year-old reigning U.S. Amateur champion is bubbling with excitement but not...
  • Scott to launch Masters defence with Dufner and Fitzpatrick

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Defending champion Adam Scott will launch his title defence at this week's Masters in the company of PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner and U.S. amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick. Australian Scott, who won his maiden...
  • Jim Souhan: Golfer Reed rankles peers with his confidence

    AUGUSTA, Ga. Two kinds of people bug pro golfers: the dunderheads who scream "Get in the hole!" on the tee of a par-5, and those named Patrick Reed. Reed is the 23-year-old Texan who got himself kicked off the University of Georgia golf team and, at an...
  • Eisenhower Tree now just a memory at Augusta

    AUGUSTA, Ga. Dwight Eisenhower stared down Hitler and helped mastermind the grandest, most treacherous war-time invasion in the history of the world. But when it came to golf, Ike had a major tree problem. In the winter of 1956, then President...
  • Practice resumes with dry weather at the Masters

    Practice resumes with dry weather at the Masters
    After a stormy beginning to the week, with more than an inch of rain falling on Augusta National Golf Club, players got back on the course for Tuesday-morning practice beneath high clouds and sun. "I know we're going to have good weather," Hunter...