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Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 7:48pm

Curtis Luck of Perth, Australia, and Brad Dalke, of Norman, Okla., advanced to the 36-hole championship match of the 116th U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club, thus earning the traditional berths to the Masters Tournament reserved for both finalists.



In the championship

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 8:57am

It's been a whirlwind summer of major events, and the wave of first-time major winners plus their challengers has pushed the qualified 2017 Masters field more than halfway to the century mark with eight months still to go before all eyes turn to Augusta.


It’s not that four new faces joined the

By Scott Michaux
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 2:37pm

BETHESDA, Md. — Not far from his Annapolis home and the Naval Academy he graduated from 12 years ago, Billy Hurley III became a champion. He shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday to win the Quicken Loans National at Congressional for his first PGA Tour victory.


"Couldn't be a better tournament to win from

From wire reports
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 9:10pm

The putt measured just over 6 feet, a minuscule distance compared with how long William McGirt traveled to get to this point.


The original destination was a PGA Tour card.


He reached the ultimate destination Sunday at the Memorial by pouring in the par putt on the 18th hole, with tournament

From wire reports
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 1:15pm

World No. 513 journeyman Brian Stuard beat Jamie Lovemark on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff Monday for his first PGA Tour win at the water-truncated Zurich Classic of New Orleans.


The victory makes Stuard the first Masters rookie to qualify for the 2017 field at Augusta National.


By Scott Michaux
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