April 6-122015
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Sensational Spieth

By Chris Gay on April 12, 2015 - 6:57 pm
Jordan Spieth shot 70 en route to his first green jacket. He tied the record for the lowest 72-hole tournament total at 18-under 270, becoming the first Texan to win the Masters since Ben Crenshaw in 1995.

Fowler's top-5 run ends

By Dennis Knight on April 12, 2015 - 6:42 pm
Rickie Fowler picked up his first eagle of the tournament Sunday as he shot 67 to finish at 6-under.

Longhorn fans support Spieth

By Meg Mirshak on April 12, 2015 - 6:23 pm
Chance Steward, who wore a Texas Longhorns hat to the course, said it was an exciting week watching Jordan Spieth and fellow Texan Ben Crenshaw.

Indiana couple enjoys trip

By Meg Mirshak on April 12, 2015 - 6:17 pm
During their first visit to the Masters, John and Jennifer Guzman were happy to watch Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson in person rather than on television.

Reed salvages 70

By Doug Stutsman on April 12, 2015 - 6:12 pm
Patrick Reed broke the face of his 3-wood on the second hole, but he managed to match his lowest round of the tournament.

Gretzky walked with Johnson

By Wayne Staats on April 12, 2015 - 5:59 pm
Wayne Gretzky followed Dustin Johnson, his daughter's fiance, during Sunday's final round of the Masters Tournament.

Bae gets rare eagle on No. 14

By Doug Stutsman on April 12, 2015 - 5:51 pm
From 170 yards out - in the rough - Sangmoon Bae holed his second shot for the only 2 on No. 14 this week.

Masters Traditions: Green Jackets

By John Boyette on April 12, 2015 - 5:47 pm
The green jacket is the ultimate symbol of success at the Masters Tournament. A golfer wearing the single-breasted, single-vent garment has achieved something special: a victory at Augusta National Golf Club.

Stricker hopes to return

By David Westin on April 12, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Steve Stricker closed with 4-under-par 68 after three consecutive 73s to finish at 1-under.

Third-round ratings up

By David Lee on April 12, 2015 - 5:11 pm
CBS Sports announced the highest third-round ratings for the Masters since 2011.

Eagle record blown away

By David Lee on April 12, 2015 - 4:20 pm
The 2015 Masters Tournament field set a record for most eagles by surpassing the previous high of 37 set in 1991. This year's total was 30 entering the fourth round, and the record was passed early.

Knox is marker for Jaidee

Created on April 12, 2015 - 4:19 pm
Augusta's Jeff Knox shot his second consecutive 5-over-par 77 while serving as Augusta National Golf Club's noncompeting marker Sunday.

O'Meara finishes with 68

By Wayne Staats on April 12, 2015 - 4:11 pm
After carding 68 Friday to make the cut for the first time since 2005, Mark O'Meara shot 4-under again Sunday to finish 2-under for the tournament. He hadn't shot under 70 in the Masters since 2001.

Blue heron visits No. 16

By Meg Mirshak on April 12, 2015 - 3:51 pm
The 16th hole has been a popular spot for sighting wildlife this week. The blue heron has been flying overhead several mornings but Sunday was the first time it was seen landing, security and gallery guards said.

Dad shares tradition with sons

By Meg Mirshak on April 12, 2015 - 3:47 pm
Tom Pulley, of Dallas, brought his son William to the final round of the Masters after his older brother came earlier in the week.

Auburn coach among patrons

By Doug Stutsman on April 12, 2015 - 3:42 pm
Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn spent most of the morning walking between the clubhouse and the 18th green, chatting with fans and watching golf. Joining him was Tigers defensive back coach Travaris Robinson.

Unique drink stands alone

By Doug Stutsman on April 12, 2015 - 3:17 pm
Perched on every counter in the concession stand behind the No. 12 tee box sits a drink that's half pink, half blue, with a dab of fizz on top.

One Direction to feature McIlroy

By Wayne Staats on April 12, 2015 - 1:19 pm
Band member Niall Horan said he caddied for Rory McIlroy in Wednesday's Par-3 Contest in exchange for Mc­Ilroy's onstage appearance at a show this fall.

Bourne's estate being restored

By Meg Mirshak on April 12, 2015 - 1:09 am
Alfred Bourne, underwriter of the Augusta National Golf Club, left his beauty mark in Augusta. His house, called Morningside, is located on Milledge Road.

Heir helped finance National

By Meg Mirshak on April 12, 2015 - 1:09 am
Alfred Severin Bourne, a wealthy man with a vast Augusta estate, became the godfather of Bobby Jones' dream to build Augusta National Golf Club even as the nation sunk into the Great Depression.