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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 1:58pm

Masters Tournaments may be memorable for many different reasons.

 

This was an anniversary year for two very different classics.

By Scott Michaux
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:57am

Danny Willett nearly sat out the Masters. He and his wife, Nicole, were expecting their first child to arrive on April 10, Masters Sunday.

By Scott Michaux
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 9:59am

Perhaps we should have seen the baton pass coming.

 

Few golfers have ever been imbued with a mystical quality for the moment like Ben Crenshaw.

By Scott Michaux
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 9:54am

DALLAS — At just 22 years old, Jordan Spieth is the No. 1 golfer, the sport’s highest earning player and an international celebrity.

 

Back home in Dallas, the real star of the Spieth family is his 15-year-old sister.

 

“We say all the time – our friends and his friends – we all live in Ellie’s

By Scott Michaux
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 11:20am

DALLAS — Like comic book superheroes, golf legends often start with a good origin story.

 

Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan digging their games from the dirt of a Fort Worth caddie yard.

 

Seve Ballesteros on the beaches of Pedreña, Spain, using a hand-me-down 3-iron.

 

Phil Mickelson mirroring his

By Scott Michaux
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 9:29pm

It’s easy to see Jordan Spieth cruising halfway toward a Grand Slam at age 21 and conclude he must have skipped a step.

 

Everybody could certainly see that the young Texan had the ingredients to be a transcendent golfer.

By Scott Michaux
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 8:48am

Jose Maria Olazabal will miss playing in the Masters this year because of a lingering injury, but the two-time champion's spirit will be present in a countryman he inspired to get to Augusta National.

 

Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain leapt into the world's top 50 under the deadline with a third-place

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 9:48am

Nearly three full months into 2016 with the deadline for gaining entry into the Masters Tournament fast approaching, only one professional in the world has booked a late spot at Augusta National Golf Club.

 

Vaughn Taylor.

 

That’s right.

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 6:10pm

Last call. You don't have to win to get in, but you can't reach the top 50 this week if you're not in the WGC-Match Play.

 

Seven players loitering outside the top-50 bubble are among the 64 players set to compete in the pool play beginning Wednesday at Austin Country Club.

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:05am

Since 2016 started, there's been a net gain of zero expected starters at the Masters.

 

Only two players have booked a spot in the field this year -- Latin America Amateur champion Paul Chaplet of Costa Rica and Pebble Beach winner Vaughn Taylor of Augusta. That's it. Two guys.

By Scott Michaux
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 4:18pm

For the first time in 2016 a PGA Tour winner grabbed an exemption to the Masters, and you only needed to drive a few miles from Augusta National to find him.

 

Vaughn Taylor, who grew up in Hephzibah, played golf at Augusta State and still lives in Evans, rallied from six shots behind Hall of

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:38pm

There's still no movement into the top 50 or newly qualified PGA Tour winners through the first five weeks of 2016. 

 

Winners in the recent primary global events on the PGA and European Tours have all been qualified already for the Masters, including the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler,

By Scott Michaux
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 9:38pm

Paul Chaplet, a 16-year-old rising high school senior from Costa Rica, will become the second youngest Masters Tournament participant after his one-shot victory in the second Latin America Amateur Championship at Casa De Campo's Teeth of the Dog in the Dominican Republic.

 

Chaplet shot a

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 5:10pm

With Christmas break marking the end of the 2015 golf calendar, 15 more players have officially secured passage into the Masters with season-ending top-50 status, including first-timers Andy Sullivan of England and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand who each made late-season pushes to earn their

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 10:30pm

It's the holidays, so I'm just mailing this in at this point.

 

But I believe Clemson can win it all because nobody else seems to think so.

 

Here are my barely educated guesses for the bowls and playoffs:

 

Orange: Clemson vs. Oklahoma: Hard to believe only a year ago Clemson embarrassed Okies

By Scott Michaux

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