May 27, 2016

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Jason Day shows why he’s No. 1: Wire-to-wire win at The Players Championship is his seventh title in last 10 months

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Jason Day wanted to win The Players Championship so badly that he wasn’t going to let anything stop him. Not the super slick greens that nearly derailed him Saturday. Not the three muffed chips that turned a potential birdie into an unsettling bogey as he made the turn Sunday. And Read More…

Spieth ready to move on after unlikely Masters meltdown

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Where does Jordan Spieth go from here? He could have been sailing along on the second act to one of the greatest years in golf history. Instead, the young Texan left Augusta shaking his head, and trying to figure out how to shake off one of the most epic collapses in the Read More…

Unexpected champion: Danny Willett captures Masters thanks to closing 67, Jordan Spieth’s disastrous 12th hole

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth couldn’t bear to watch, turning his head before another shot splashed into Rae’s Creek. Moments later, Danny Willett looked up at the large leaderboard at the 15th green and couldn’t believe what he saw. This Masters turned into a shocker Sunday, right down to the green jacket ceremony. Spieth was Read More…

Jim Litke: Jordan Spieth goes splash, sinks Masters chances

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Golf has seen bigger collapses. Some were probably tougher to watch. “I can’t imagine that was fun for anyone to experience, other than maybe Danny’s team,” Jordan Spieth said when it was over, with a nod to eventual winner Danny Willett. Nothing describes Spieth’s slow-motion wreck Sunday at the Masters better than Read More…

Masters: Jordan Spieth stumbles on last two holes, takes one-shot lead into final round

AUGUSTA, Ga. — One round away from another green jacket, Jordan Spieth couldn’t help but look back. A victory in the Masters was starting to look inevitable Saturday when Spieth stood on the 17th tee with a four-shot lead. The wind that caused so much havoc had subsided. Rory McIlroy was out of the picture. Read More…

The Masters: Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy on top of crowded leaderboard, but Augusta National real opponent

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The final pairing for a weekend at the Masters is what everyone wanted — Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, winners at four of the last six majors. Just nobody expected this kind of an Augusta National. In the toughest scoring conditions at the Masters in nearly a decade, Spieth had a five-shot Read More…

The Masters: Defending champion Jordan Spieth continues mastery of Augusta, grabs two-shot lead with opening 66

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth is off to another great start in the Masters because of the way he finished. His two biggest rivals were left behind because they couldn’t. Spieth capped off the only bogey-free round in the wicked wind at Augusta National by making a 15-foot par putt on the 16th hole and Read More…

Fans can’t get enough of regular-guy Jordan Spieth

Bill Plaschke The Los Angeles Times AUGUSTA, Ga. — They toast him with sweating plastic cups containing their last swallows of beer. They pump their suncreened fists while screaming his name as if they were best friends. “Jordy! Jordy! Do it, Jordy!” They give him standing ovations when he approaches the green, then cheer so Read More…

Masters starts with ceremonial tee shot from Nicklaus, Player — and with Arnie watching

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The most meaningful start to this Masters was a ceremonial tee shot that wasn’t even hit. Arnold Palmer was on the tee Thursday morning. That was enough. Palmer, the four-time Masters champion known in the golfing world simply as “The King,” rode a cart out to the first tee at Augusta National, Read More…

As Masters looms, Nicklaus talks tough shots at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Augusta National has a mystique as the only major championship played on the same golf course every year. That doesn’t mean there are any mysteries to playing well. Just ask six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus. “It’s not going to blow you apart,” Nicklaus said. “Sure, you can hit a bad shot off Read More…