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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.

Front nine not always toughest

By John Boyette on April 11, 2015 - 8:48 pm
The front nine was the place to make a move Saturday at Augusta National Golf Club.

Sudden-death play adds drama

By John Boyette on April 11, 2015 - 6:41 pm
Sudden death is the preferred format to settle ties at the Masters Tournament.

Masters Insider: Rich Beem

By John Boyette on April 11, 2015 - 3:07 pm
Not many golfers can say they've withstood the pressure of a Sunday charge by Tiger Woods at a major, but Rich Beem can.

Butler Cabin place to be

By John Boyette on April 11, 2015 - 2:55 pm
For 50 years now, Butler Cabin has been the first place TV viewers hear from the champion and see the green jacket presented.

Shot of the day: Jordan Spieth

By John Boyette on April 11, 2015 - 2:13 am
After plugging his drive in the fairway bunker, Jordan Spieth figured he would have to settle for par.

CBS celebrates 60 years

By John Boyette on April 10, 2015 - 6:13 pm
The partnership between the Masters and CBS is unique, and the year's first major is the longest-running sports event broadcast on one network.

Masters Insider: Loran Smith

By John Boyette on April 10, 2015 - 2:47 pm
Loran Smith, best known for his years as a sideline reporter during Georgia football games, has been coming to the Masters since 1960, and it remains one of his favorite events.

Masters Traditions: Landmarks

By John Boyette on April 10, 2015 - 12:49 am
Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters Tournament, is like a big museum. Only this one is outdoors and covers 365 acres.

Shot of the day: Jordan Spieth

By John Boyette on April 10, 2015 - 12:34 am
On the 14th hole, Spieth hit his tee shot on the dogleg left hole into the second cut on the right.Facing a shot of 179 yards to the pin, Spieth had to negotiate a pine tree that was in his line. It was no problem for the 2014 runner-up. His iron shot made a beeline for the green, bounced once and hit the flagstick. It settled 3 feet away for an easy birdie....

Interview with Nicklaus

By John Boyette on April 9, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Six-time Masters Tournament winner Jack Nicklaus performed honorary starter duties Thursday morning alongside fellow Big Three members Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.

Traditions: Honorary Starters

By John Boyette on April 9, 2015 - 1:12 am
Every sport pays tribute to its past champions. While former baseball stars might toss out the first pitch, and ex-gridiron heroes might participate in the coin toss, the Masters Tour­nament does them one better.

Strange co-hosts coverage

By John Boyette on April 8, 2015 - 5:24 pm
Curtis Strange was known for his intensity during his playing days, and he brings that same passion to his role this week for ESPN.

Lefties are on a roll

By John Boyette on April 8, 2015 - 3:24 pm
After getting shut out for the first 66 Masters Tournaments, lefties have won half of the past 12 at Augusta National Golf Club.

Par-3 offers big fun

By John Boyette on April 8, 2015 - 12:47 am
Clifford Roberts was known for his gruff exterior and stern demeanor in running all things associated with the Masters Tournament. But he wasn’t always opposed to fun. But he wasn't always opposed to fun. With Roberts' backing, the Par-3 Con­test was held for the first time in 1960.

Unforgettable drama in '75

By John Boyette on April 7, 2015 - 10:15 pm
Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Johnny Miller delivered a series of clutch shots on the final day of the 1975 Masters. In their own words, Nicklaus, Miller, Weis­kopf and others describe the action.

Woods on the course early Tuesday

By John Boyette on April 7, 2015 - 8:12 am
Tiger Woods teed off for a practice round at 8:05 Tuesday morning at Augusta National.

Amateurs always welcome

By John Boyette on April 6, 2015 - 8:39 pm
It's no secret that Bobby Jones dearly wanted an amateur to win the Masters Tournament. After all, Jones was the greatest amateur golfer of all time. He retired after winning the Grand Slam in 1930, and soon set out to build his dream course in Augusta.

Golf movie 'The Squeeze' set to open April 17

By John Boyette on April 6, 2015 - 11:48 am
Written and directed by veteran television producer and director Terry Jastrow, the film is based on the exploits of a real golfer and his entanglement with professional gamblers.

Easter is special for Langer

By John Boyette on April 6, 2015 - 11:21 am
Easter Sunday is special for Bernhard Langer, who won one of his Masters on that day.