The PGA Tour will no longer require players and caddies who are fully vaccinated to take weekly COVID-19 tests at tournament sites as a condition of competition. The tour sent a memo to players that was obtained by ESPN that lays out the broad details, with more information to come. “As the COVID-19 vaccine is
The Masters came upon us quickly in 2021, with the previous installment having just ended only five months earlier and without another major championship between them. Dustin Johnson’s time with the green jacket was short, and Hideki Matsuyama lifted up a nation in winning this one. Here are a few things we learned over the
TOKYO — Led by Japan’s prime minister, the country celebrated golfer Hideki Matsuyama‘s victory in the Masters — the first Japanese player to win at Augusta National and pull on the famous green jacket. “It was really wonderful,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said with his country struggling to pull off the postponed Tokyo Olympics in
7:00 PM ET Tory BarronESPN Editor Close Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports. Will Zalatoris wowed all week in his Masters debut — finishing 9 under on Sunday with rounds
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Xander Schauffele, perhaps the best golfer on the planet without a major championship victory, stood on the tee box at the par-3 16th in Sunday’s final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. Schauffele had just made four consecutive birdies to cut Hideki Matsuyama‘s lead to 2 shots with three
AUGUSTA, Ga. — He has seemingly come out of nowhere. The truth, though, is Will Zalatoris has always been there. He just took a more anonymous route. Zalatoris, 24, didn’t win the Masters on Sunday, but he made it interesting for a time. That he gave himself a chance in his rookie appearance at Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Hideki Matsuyama smiled as he walked from the front nine to the back on Sunday, never looking toward the giant scoreboard to his right. He held a three-shot lead in the Masters, going out in 2 under. Nine holes remained between him and a major championship, the first for a Japanese man.
Hideki Matsuyama made history on Sunday as the first male golfer from Japan to win a major championship. Ten years after making a sterling debut as the best amateur at Augusta National, Matsuyama claimed the ultimate trophy with a victory in the Masters. Matsuyama, 29, closed with a 1-over 73 and a 1-shot victory that
AUGUSTA, Ga. — At the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, after Japan’s Hideki Matsuyma led at the turn and then bogeyed five of the final nine holes to finish in a tie for fifth, he buried his head in his hands and cried after an interview with a Japanese reporter. Even at the age
AUGUSTA, Ga. — A dangerous weather situation that caused the evacuation of Augusta National and was followed by a brief period of heavy rain was all it took to throw Justin Thomas off his game and out of contention at the Masters. Things were going quite well for Thomas before weather intervened. Afterward, it just
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The storms that stopped play for a little more than hour on Saturday at the Masters were expected. The masterpiece delivered by Hideki Matsuyama after the break was not. Matsuyama played the final eight holes in 6-under par, turning a two-shot deficit into a four-shot lead. With four flawless swings and three
AUGUSTA, Georgia — Tony Finau got quite the surprise during Saturday’s lengthy weather delay in the third round of the Masters Tournament. While Finau was waiting for the rain to stop, he hung out in the caddie house at Augusta National Golf Club. Jimmy Dunne, a member of the club, handed Finau his cell phone.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — For the first nine holes on Saturday, the leaderboard at the Masters was crowded. Then, after a weather delay, Hideki Matsuyama blistered the second nine at Augusta National, shooting 30 on his way to a 7-under 65 in the only bogey-free round at this place this year. So, can anyone catch him?
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Here are the tee times for the final round of the 85th Masters at Augusta National: All times ET 10 a.m. — Jim Herman, Adam Scott 10:10 a.m. — Brendon Todd, Jose Maria Olazabal 10:20 a.m. — Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Gary Woodland 10:30 a.m. — Paul Casey, Billy Horschel 10:40 a.m. — Abraham
Opinions about the controversial new Georgia voting law could be found across the state Saturday, as a small group of protesters spoke out about the measure near Augusta National while the governor continued to lambaste Major League Baseball for its decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta. About two dozen protesters turned out
Billy Horschel has gone into the water, and onto his backside, at the Masters. Horschel had all sorts of fun at the par-5 13th hole at Augusta National on Saturday. He sent his tee shot into the pine straw off the right of the fairway then played his second shot into a tributary of Rae’s
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dustin Johnson is scheduled to be in Butler Cabin on Sunday evening, draping the green jacket over the shoulders of the Masters champion. That’ll be his only official appearance at Augusta National this weekend. Johnson — the world No. 1 player and reigning Masters champion — bogeyed three of his final four
AUGUSTA, Georgia — Defending Masters champion Dustin Johnson won’t be around for the weekend at Augusta National Golf Club after missing the cut. Neither will four-time major winners Brooks Koepka or Rory McIlroy. But after England’s Justin Rose came back to the field a little bit in Friday’s second round, there still figures to be