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Spieth's determination led to win

By David Westin on April 14, 2015 - 12:19 am
All you need to know about Jordan Spieth and the Masters Tournament is that he's a quicker learner at Augusta National Golf Club than Tiger Woods, who has had a pretty good career there.

2015: Spieth wins wire to wire

By David Westin on April 13, 2015 - 12:03 am
On the 20th anniversary of the last Texan - Ben Crenshaw - to win the Masters, Jordan Spieth closed with 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to win by four shots and finish at 18-under-par 270, matching Tiger Woods' 18-year-old scoring record.

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.

Spieth takes lead into Sunday

By David Westin on April 12, 2015 - 12:21 am
Jordan Spieth could become second-youngest Masters champion if he holds on to win in Sunday's final round.

Club member plays with Stricker

By David Westin on April 11, 2015 - 5:37 pm
Jeff Knox, a club member who beat Rory McIlroy by a shot as a noncompeting marker last year, played Saturday's round with Steve Stricker.

Crenshaw says goodbye

By David Westin on April 10, 2015 - 9:47 pm
Ben Crenshaw's final Masters round was an emotional ride filled with standing ovations, a reminder of fellow Texan Ben Hogan and the sight of his longtime caddie Carl Jackson waiting for him behind the 18th green.

Spieth marches toward history

By David Westin on April 10, 2015 - 9:38 pm
Jordan Spieth is threatening Tiger Woods' tournament record 18-under after shooting 64-66 to break the 36-hole record.

Spieth sets the pace with 64

By David Westin on April 9, 2015 - 10:50 pm
Jordan Spieth has started the 79th Masters intent on picking up the green jacket he fell short of last year.

Ribs keep Jackson from caddying for Crenshaw

By David Westin on April 9, 2015 - 2:12 pm
Carl Jackson, who started caddying for Ben Crenshaw in 1976, won't carry his bag during his final Masters because of tender ribs he has re-injured twice since they were broken.

Soft conditions help McIlroy

By David Westin on April 8, 2015 - 7:34 pm
All of Rory McIlroy's major championship wins have come on courses that played slow because rain had taken the fire out of them and made the greens receptive to iron shots.

Palmer's assistant recognized

By David Westin on April 8, 2015 - 7:03 pm
In January, Donald "Doc" Giffin was voted this year's William D. Richardson Award winner for consistently making outstanding contributions to the game.

LPGA's Baugh at home

By David Westin on April 8, 2015 - 6:28 pm
Laura Baugh, the 1973 LPGA Rookie of the Year, moved to Augusta in October 2013, and less than a year later, she started the Laura Baugh Golf School, which is part of the Jones Creek Golf Center in Evans.

Many contenders in the field

By David Westin on April 8, 2015 - 12:21 am
This list of potential winners of the 79th Masters Tournament is one of the longest in recent years.

Anchoring on its way out

By David Westin on April 7, 2015 - 10:41 pm
Starting Jan. 1, 2016, anchoring - which means the putter shaft touches a part of the body and prohibits a free swinging motion - will be banned.

Crenshaw will do his best

By David Westin on April 7, 2015 - 7:26 pm
Ben Crenshaw is a day away from starting the first leg of his final journey around Augusta National Golf Club as a participant, and he's wondering how he'll keep his emotions together.

City honors longtime caddy

By David Westin on April 7, 2015 - 12:56 am
It was an emotional night as the 67-year-old Carl Jackson, who has caddied in a record 53 Masters - the past 38 for two-time winner Ben Crenshaw - had his life celebrated.

Author takes trip down memory lane with golf legends

By David Westin on April 6, 2015 - 6:50 pm
Michael Bamberger's latest book, "Men in Green," covers the era of the late 1950s through the 1960s when pros drove in cars together between tournaments and shared hotel rooms to cut costs and wore Sansabelt slacks.

Crenshaw: Texas will be strong

By David Westin on April 6, 2015 - 4:48 pm
The new Texas "Big Three" are Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker and Patrick Reed. They have seven wins in the past 16 months and are all ranked in the top 15 in the world.

Augusta native Carl Jackson to be honored tonight

By David Westin on April 6, 2015 - 3:12 pm
Augusta native Carl Jackson, who has caddied in a record 53 Masters Tournaments and says he will “probably” work his final one in April, was selected Thursday to be the honoree of this year’s Mayor’s Masters Reception on April 6, the Monday of Masters Week....

Snedeker hoping for win

By David Westin on April 5, 2015 - 11:16 pm
Golfer has recovered from injuries and hopes to pick up the honor he was yearned for for years, the green jacket.
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