Hole by hole: The pros break down Augusta National

PGA TOUR players give their insider perspectives on each hole at Augusta National for the Masters. (Harry How/Getty Images) Augusta National Golf Club is familiar territory to golf fans, many of whom eagerly watch the year’s first major championship on television. A two-dimensional screen cannot accurately display the holes’ extreme elevation changes or the subtle slopes on the course’s famed putting surfaces. That’s why PGATOUR.COM asked the world’s best players to describe how they play Augusta National’s historic holes. We hope their insight will give you a deeper appreciation for this hallowed ground. THE MASTERS: Complete coverage | Players’ hole-by-hole descriptions | First-hand accounts of…

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‘Just enjoy the music’ in Woods’ impressive comeback

‘Just enjoy the music’ in Woods’ impressive comeback It’s tempting to forget how far Tiger has come in just a matter of weeks HIGHLIGHTS Tiger Woods drains a monster birdie putt on No. 17 at Valspar PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Buses were brought in from Miami and Orlando. Some 6,000 parking spaces were procured, and 160 portable toilets were added to the grounds. Extra server space was acquired to ensure the website could handle the increased traffic and the media center was doubled in size. These measures were all part of the 50-point checklist the Valspar Championship put into action…

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Bubba is Back!!!

Bubba is back Watson collects his third Genesis Open title and 10th TOUR win ROUND RECAPS Bubba Watson wins his third Genesis Open Bubba Watson continued his love affair with Riviera Country Club to claim his third Genesis Open and 10th PGA TOUR victory. Welcome to the Monday Finish where Watson went from NBA Celebrity All-Star to the shining star at Hogan’s Alley. FIVE OBSERVATIONS 1. Bubba Watson continues to bemuse and befuddle some folks with his personality, but one thing is clear… he can flat out play. Watson is an enigma wrapped in a riddle with plenty of idiosyncrasies…

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Patton Kizzire prevails in playoff to win Sony Open

Patton Kizzire prevails in playoff to win Sony Open January 15, 2018 By Ben Everill, PGATOUR.COM  SHARE ON ROUND RECAPS Patton Kizzire hangs on in playoff to win the Sony Open HONOLULU, Hawaii – Patton Kizzire craves being uncomfortable so it makes perfect sense he would win the Sony Open in Hawaii in a week where strange events were common place. With a false alarm for a missile strike, picketing television crews, a six-hole playoff and a good friend of the TOUR in the ICU in critical condition the week at Waialae Country Club was one for books. But ultimately it was…

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Winner’s Bag: Dustin Johnson, Sentry Tournament of Champions

Winner’s Bag: Dustin Johnson, Sentry Tournament of Champions January 08, 2018 By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM  SHARE ON ROUND RECAPS Dustin Johnson dominates the field of winners at Sentry It didn’t take Dustin Johnson long to break in his new TaylorMade equipment on the course. Using a new M4 driver for the very first time, Johnson hit the defining shot of the tournament with the club on the par-4 12th hole at Kapalua’s Plantation Course during the final round. Coming off a frustrating bogey, Johnson rocketed his tee shot over 430 yards and watched as it raced down the hill to within a couple…

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No. 1: Justin Thomas

INSIDE THE PGA TOUR The FedExCup champion also earns Player of the Year honors THE OVERVIEW By Ben Everill, PGATOUR.COM How much better can it get for Justin Thomas? That’s the biggest question posed towards our current FedExCup Champion and gives us plenty of reason to watch him closer than ever. His 2016-17 season was off the charts as Thomas won five times, including his maiden major championship and of course the season-long FedExCup. Oh, and he shot a 59 in Hawaii and a 63 at the U.S. Open. Given the benchmark is so high, how will he guard against…

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No. 3: Dustin Johnson

THE OVERVIEW By Ben Everill, PGATOUR.COM Dustin Johnson was ranked world No. 1 when he entered the FedExCup Playoffs last fall – and yet somehow he was still under the radar. He quickly reminded us, though, why he’s at the top by winning THE NORTHERN TRUST – his fourth victory of the season. TOP 30 PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2018: We’ll countdown our list with one new player each day in December. Click here for the published players. MORE: Top 30 explanation and schedule He will finish the calendar year as the world’s best but should still start 2018 with…

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Top 30 Players to Watch explanation, schedule

Tiger Woods started off the countdown as our No. 30 Player to Watch. (Ryan Young/PGA TOUR) Our annual countdown of the Top 30 Players to Watch is now underway. Each day in December, PGATOUR.COM will unveil a different player on the list, starting with No. 30 Tiger Woods (perhaps you’ve heard he’s back). How did we decide which players to feature in our top 30 for 2018? There’s certainly no scientific formula. Most of the names are fairly obvious, the only argument being where they ranked. We made sure to include a few up-and-comers from the Web.com Tour. Patton Kizzire…

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Henrik Stenson’s humble beginnings

THE OVERVIEW By Cameron Morfit, PGATOUR.COM Henrik Stenson is sneaky, whether he has a joy buzzer or a golf club in his hands. The moment you begin to forget about him, he wins. Last year’s example, at the end of an otherwise ho-hum season, saw the 2009 PLAYERS champ birdie four of his last six holes for a one-shot victory at the Wyndham Championship, the last full-field event before the FedExCup Playoffs. Stenson’s 29 birdies not only led the field, they put him six clear of the competition. He broke the tournament scoring record and became the PGA TOUR’s winningest…

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