AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Rory McIlroy was laughing and bouncing and swaggering all the way around Augusta National. After his final stroke on a soggy Saturday, he delivered an emphatic pump of the fist. No wonder he's so excited. This is McIlroy's best chance yet to join one of golf's most exclusive clubs .
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on Saturday's third round at the Masters (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy is already trying to play mind games with Patrick Reed heading into the final round of the Masters. McIlroy and Reed will be in the final pairing on Sunday. It could shape up to be the kind of showdown typically seen in the Ryder Cup.
When you a person of significance in this country chances are your middle name and initial will be well known how about those people of significance at the Masters do we know there names well we're all a little Fuzzy. Out There Somewhere
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The last two Masters champions won't be playing on the weekend. Defending champion Sergio Garcia and 2016 winner Danny Willett missed the 36-hole cut Friday at Augusta National. Willett finished the second round with consecutive bogeys, missing out by two strokes. He ended up at 7-over 151.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on the first round of the Masters on Thursday (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Maybe Jordan Spieth should switch gloves more often. During the opening round of the Masters, Spieth changed gloves on the 13th fairway because he was struggling to keep a grip on the club. Suddenly, he ripped off five straight birdies to take control at Augusta National.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - All three marveled at Tiger Woods as youngsters, then grew up and staked their own place in the game. Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth are stars at every tour stop, ranked Nos. 2, 3 and 4 in the world. But this week at the Masters brings an eerily familiar sight. Though the game's once most-dominating player sits well below the trio - at 103rd in those same rankings - they're all looking up at Tiger Woods again.
Down to his last putt, Poulter made a 20-foot birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Beau Hossler, and then he won the Houston Open with a par on the first extra hole to earn the last spot in the Masters.
Sergio Garcia peeled back the blanket and leaned over for another peek at his 3-week-old daughter, sound asleep against her mother's chest. He was much a doting father and husband as he was the Masters champion.
Tiger Woods is back for only the second time in the last five years, and what makes the sight of him at Augusta National even more tantalizing is that Woods is starting to look like the player who dominated golf for nearly 15 years.