The Masters: Scottie Scheffler Adds Green Jacket to His Growing Resume

Embed from Getty ImagesUNFORTUNATELY I DID NOT SEE THE END of the Masters. But I did see how leader Scottie Scheffler was handling final-round pressure (very well). And I did see much of Rory McIlroy’s charge that culminated in a brilliant 64 and runner-up finish. A good friend invited me to his birthday party. It … Read more

The Masters: Scottie Scheffler Leads, Augusta National Is the Star

Embed from Getty ImagesSCOTTIE SCHEFFLER IS LEADING THE MASTERS by a bunch in the third round. But Augusta National Golf Club is winning. The average score in round three is 75, to this point. It’s cold, in the fifties. It’s breezy. Every shot, it seems, is hard to judge for the best players in the … Read more

Guest Column: ‘Which Is the Greatest Major?’

By Keith McLaren Keith McLaren is a 59-year-old fanatical golfer living in St Andrews. He writes about golf at The Kilted Caddie. THIS IS THE BIG QUESTION in golf of course and one likely to elicit many interesting responses. Keith McLaren The choice is between The Open (British obviously!) and the Masters. And at heart … Read more

‘I Flushed It’: Xander Schauffele Explains the Tee Shot That Drowned His Hopes at the Masters

Embed from Getty ImagesJUST WHEN IT GOT INTERESTING late on Sunday at the Masters, when Xander Schauffele pulled within two shots of Mr. Steady, Hidecki Matsuyama, when he had the honors at the par-3 16th and could cozy a short iron within birdie distance and apply more pressure, the worst thing happened. Water. Who hits … Read more

Pioneering Masters Champion Hidecki Matsuyama Hopes ‘Many More Will Follow’

HIDECKI MATSUYAMA IS THE NEW MASTERS CHAMPION. Shooting a 1-over 73 in the final round to win by one stroke, Matsuyama is the first player from Japan to earn a Green Jacket, as well as the first to claim any major championship. Afterwards Matsuyama acknowledged his “pioneer” role and hopes “many more will follow.” He … Read more

A Daughter’s Memories of the Masters

Embed from Getty Images By Elizabeth Short GROWING UP IN THE SAGEBIEL HOUSEHOLD, if it was a Sunday, dad reserved the TV exclusively for golf. I remember spending a lot of afternoons stretched out on the couch in front of the TV (not a flatscreen like all the other families had, by the way) half-heartedly … Read more

Masters Champion Dustin Johnson: ‘I Dream of Winning a Lot of Majors’

IT’S HARD TO WIN A MAJOR, even when you’re as talented as world No. 1 Dustin Johnson. And especially when the major is the Masters, the one Dustin wanted the most. On Sunday, Johnson finally got a monkey off his back and a Green Jacket draped over his broad shoulders. Going into the final round … Read more

Tiger Woods at the Masters: ‘I Can Walk All Day. The Hard Part Is Bending and Twisting’

Embed from Getty ImagesTIGER WOODS’ REIGN AS DEFENDING Masters champion will end on Sunday when he slips the Green Jacket over the shoulders of … ? On Saturday night, it sure looks like it will be Dustin Johnson, who shot a 65 on moving day to open up a 4-shot lead on three talented non-major … Read more