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In the golf world, springtime means only one thing: the Masters.

Latest Stories Joe Lemire: Flat path helped put Rangers' Cruz on fast path to stardomupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 13:49:00

His 100-mile-per-hour offering had not just been hit for a home run but pulled down the leftfield line, and Tigers ace Justin Verlander could only laugh. He admitted later that he had "out-thunk" himself by throwing another fastball to Rangers rightfielder Nelson Cruz, rather than pitch to his weakness with another breaking ball, but recently there have been few pitches the 31-year-old Dominican hasn't driven with authority.

St Andrews to host 2015 British Openupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 10:53:00

The 2015 British Open will take place at St Andrews it was confirmed Tuesday, with golf's oldest major returning to the Scottish course for the 29th time.

Bobby Jones: The gentleman who shaped modern golfupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 11:45:00

He was the first golfing superstar, and his legacy lives on more than 80 years after he made sporting history. Cliff Corcoran: Breaking down Derek Jeter's march to 3,000 hits by the numbersupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 20:59:00

Derek Jeter became the 28th man in baseball history to collect 3,000 regular-season hits on Saturday when he hit a one-out solo home run off the Rays' David Price into the left field bleachers at the new Yankee Stadium in the third inning of the Yankees' 5-4 win over the Rays.

Mickelson still shooting with young gunsupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 10:37:00

The British Open is a sporting event that venerates maturity.

What's in a name? Ask Bobby Jones IVupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 11:20:00

On a misty dawn 41 years ago this week, a boy walked out of his family's cabin and onto the back porch of Augusta National Golf Club. Farber: Welcome to the Thrill Listsupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 12:55:00

During these daunting economic days, the sports fan, more than ever, deserves real bang for the buck. In that context, the Thrill Lists were born. These enumerate the athletes, past and present, who most infallibly have kept us on the edge of our seats; the men and women (and horses) whom we would pay to see.

Heavy rain sees U.S. Open play called offupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 15:21:00

Thursday's play at the 109th U.S. Open golf tournament at Bethpage Black has been cancelled for the day because of heavy and persistent rain which left the New York course completely saturated.

Teeing off at the U.S. Openupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 15:21:00

Larry Smith has a preview of the start of the U.S. Open men's golf tournament.

A guide to golf's 'major' tournamentsupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 06:55:00

U.S. Masters -- April 9-12, 2009

Chat about Tigerupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 06:55:00

Tiger Woods' former coach, Butch Harmon, sits down for a chat about the golf pro.

Kids' bodies kept in freezer, mom tells policeupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 15:03:00

A Maryland woman told investigators that human remains found inside a freezer in the basement of her home are the bodies of two of her three adopted daughters, police said Monday. Michael Bamberger: Walking the Old Course at St. Andrewsupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 12:21:00

Duped tourists visiting St. Andrews will sometimes send postcards home describing the beauty of the city's most ancient links, the Old Course. Wish you were here! It's amusing, really. To me, the real postcard courses are in Ireland and Hawaii and on Scotland's west coast. Rolling duneland, crashing surf, long shadows, spongy green turf -- that whole thing. The Old Course -- in Fife, on the east coast -- is an ugly ole bastard, to my eye. The game's original 18-holer is hard and knobby, gray and urban and crowded, with weird, toothy animals darting in and out of the bushes at dusk. It's my favorite place in all of golf and all of sport. The place makes me happy. What can I say? Peter King: Sanders stars for Colts; readers react to Week 2updated: Tue Sep 18 2007 00:22:00

If you have watched the Indianapolis Colts much the first two weeks, you know the big difference in their team is the competent, occasionally lethal defense they have flying around the ball. It's overly simplistic to give the credit to one man, but there's no doubt in my mind that, next to Peyton Manning, the most indispensable player on this team through two weeks (with apologies to Dwight Freeney and Joseph Addai) is strong safety Bob Sanders. Pop Quiz: Zach Johnsonupdated: Mon May 21 2007 13:24:00

Who would play you in the movie about your life? "From what other people say, based on looks, Joaquin Phoenix. Based on talent, Corey Haim." Up & Downupdated: Thu Apr 12 2007 12:27:00

UpDownZach Johnson Nantz turns back the clock with 1960 Mastersupdated: Wed Apr 04 2007 09:14:00

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Not to spoil it for those watching the Masters on Sunday, but the winner already has been determined. Hot? Pressel. Not? Pettersen.updated: Tue Apr 03 2007 09:32:00

HOT Tales from the Monday afterupdated: Sun Apr 01 2007 15:34:00

The Masters is built on lore. The heroic shots of Sunday afternoons. The tragic failures. It is the glory of the game set against the backdrop of azaleas, a falling spring sun and (warning: cliche alert) a cathedral of pines. Riding the Rails with O.B. Keelerupdated: Wed Mar 28 2007 10:28:00

"You're not Bobby Jones." My tone was accusatory,but the man at the door of my Pullman compartmentgave me a wan smile. "Bobby is indisposed." No, I said to myself, Bobby is dead. Bobby's been deadfor 35 years. It was midnight, and I was hungry andcranky. "Aren't you going to invite me in?" He wasweaving with the rocking motion of the train, a middle-aged man wearing round, wire-rimmed spectacles,a creme-colored sport shirt and a tweed jacket. "I wasexpecting the ghost of Bobby Jones," I said. "The e-mailsaid, 'Midnight, the Lake Shore Limited.' I flew to Chicago, grabbed a cab at Midway, ranto the Amtrak counter. . . ." I felt my blood pressure spiking. "The golf ghosts have alwaysvisited me. I've never had to chase after them." The man cocked his head and made atut-tut sound with his tongue. " 'His mind was filled with a single thought: that of his happinessdestroyed for no apparent reason,' " he declared. Registering my blank expression,he added, "Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo." Emboldened by my cont The Anti-Hootieupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 15:14:00

What the Masters does is preserve the code. The PGA Tour money folk, left to their own devices, would chase every last dollar until the Tour fell into the NASCAR/NBA/NFL/WWE abyss. (Exhibit A: the 44 corporate logos in the Tour media guide.) The Masters reminds us of the importance of gracious losers, replaced divots, hushed spectators-the actual game. That's why the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club (along with the game's dominant player at any given time and very few other people) is one of golf's most influential figures. Every April trees bud, the clubs come out, we turn on CBS and fall for the whole thing again, the grace and beauty and athleticism. We actually like the knot in our stomach that makes us want to heave our lunch, even if it's all vicarious. Your grandmother doesn't watch the Honda Classic, but she watches the Masters, right? Spitting imageupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 13:22:00

You may bored to the point of aggravation/ Excited as a lighted fuse/ Sick with the sight of degradation/ Or you may think you have nothing left to lose/ But it don't matter what you feel/ You can beg, you can borrow or steal/ But as long as I'm holding the wheel/ I don't want no spitting on the bus. -- Steve Gibbons Clifford Roberts: National man of mysteryupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 13:07:00

Augusta National's image as an exclusive (and exclusionary) institution is a reflection of the club's co-founders, Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. As the most famous glam-ateur in the game's history, Jones was the face of the club, the front man who hung out with Hollywood stars and heads of state. Roberts was an enigma -- a man with an eye for detail and innovation both as the club and Masters tournament chairman for 45 years, he was also myopic in his world view, once infamously muttering, "As long as I'm alive, golfers will be white, and caddies will be black." Thirty years ago, Roberts, in declining health, wandered out onto the world's most famous course and blew his own brains out. The legacy he left is one of intrigue, with fact and fiction intertwined like coffee and fresh cream before the spoon gives them a stir. Here's the truth, half-truths and downright fairy tales about the man behind the curtain for so many years at the Masters. Survivorupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 14:19:00

Guess what? You can have a PGA Tour event without Tiger, Phil, Vijay and Ernie. The Honda Classic, which wrapped up with a four-man playoff on Monday morning, had a B-list field yet turned out to be the best tournament of the year. In living colorupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 13:07:00

It's a month away, but I can already tell you that Masters Sunday will be special. I know this because it's going to begin with Arnold Palmer winning the Masters. Golf's greats recall first time at Augustaupdated: Tue Feb 27 2007 16:17:00

Here, some of the greats recall the two days that could satisfy you for a lifetime: the first time you set foot on Augusta, and the first time you win the Masters (ifyou're lucky enough). The 10 Spot: Jan. 30, 2007updated: Tue Jan 30 2007 09:54:00

1. The Colts touched down in Miami on Monday night. They weren't talking about the health of Peyton Manning's swollen thumb, but it might not have been a good sign that it barely fit in the overhead compartment.

Haas to receive top American awardupdated: Mon Oct 03 2005 14:59:00

PGA Tour veteran Jay Haas has been selected as the recipient of the United States Golf Association (USGA) Bob Jones Award, the USGA said on Monday.

Business 2.0: Where to Sneak In 18updated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

The feel of a solidly hit three-wood whipping down a narrow stretch of fairway. The plunk of the ball landing perfectly on the carpeted green. The applause of big clients on hand to witness it all....

Atlanta: 72 holes in 72 hoursupdated: Thu Apr 14 2005 11:04:00

You're on a golfing vacation. You land in Atlanta, Georgia. Your immediate reaction, of course, will be to head directly to Augusta National, Bobby Jones' golfing cathedral that hosts the Masters, recently won by Tiger Woods for the fourth time.

Fortune: Is Golf's History Full Of Holes? A new book roils the tradition-bound sport with the claim that it was invented updated: Mon Jul 26 2004 00:01:00

The French are criticized for a lot of things--nasty museum clerks, the Maginot Line, Gerard Depardieu movies. Golf might not rank high on your list of reasons to dislike the French, unless you hap...

CNNMoney: The selling of the tournamentupdated: Thu Jun 17 2004 12:03:00

This week, one of golf's biggest events takes place: the 2004 United States Open. The storied, 110-year-old tournament has become almost as much about commerce as about sport.

Fortune: Then And Nowupdated: Mon Jun 09 2003 00:01:00

In 1928, the last time the U.S. Open was held at Olympia Fields, women were so happy to have the right to vote that they didn't protest male-only clubs. Professional golfers were second-class citiz...

Fortune: More Than a Game Tom Cousins chose an unlikely centerpiece--a golf course--to revive an Atlanta neighborhood. Is his project a mupdated: Mon Sep 03 2001 00:01:00

You'd be a fool to bet that Tom Cousins can shoot his age--he's 69 years old, with a handicap that's "five and deteriorating" and a back so out of whack that he hobbles down the fairways. Still, he...

FSB: Praising The True Amateur Working hard at fun? You may suffer from "I coulda been a contenda" syndrome.updated: Wed Nov 01 2000 00:01:00

Here's something you may not remember about Bobby Jones, one of the world's greatest golfers. He never saw any reason to leave the legal profession and pursue the game for money. Jones was, unasham...

Fortune: LEISURE TEED OFF IN AUGUSTAupdated: Mon Apr 17 1995 00:01:00

When the Augusta National Golf Club (whose august roster includes such CEOs as AT&T's Robert Allen and GE's Jack Welch) hosts its 59th Masters Tournament this April, members' blue blood will boil: ...

Fortune: AUGUSTA THE COURSE CEOs LOVE BEST How America's most prestigious golf club mounts the sport's most beautiful tournament -- the Mupdated: Mon Apr 18 1994 00:01:00

GOLFERS, START hating me now: I visited the Augusta National Golf Club earlier this spring, and though I had the opportunity to play, didn't. (In golf, this is tantamount to visiting Lourdes and no...

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