Hideki Matsuyama’s historic win in the 2021 Masters Tournament was also a triumph for his entire homeland. The game in Japan is revered by huge segments of the population, and the Masters is admired there more than any other golf tournament on the planet. As a result, the victory will be wildly celebrated and the 29-year-old who made it happen will be feted as few athletes ever have in that country. That was evident as the Masters concluded Sunday evening in Augusta, and Japan was watching as the week began Monday morning, 13 hours ahead of Augusta’s Eastern Daylight Time….
Masters 36-hole leader Patrick Reed will have to battle tough conditions ahead on Moving Day. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images) AUGUSTA, Ga. – After two days of dry conditions and pleasant temperatures, the weather for Saturday’s third round of the Masters is expected to take a turn for the worse. Scattered showers in the morning, then heavy rain and possibly thunderstorms for the leaders in the afternoon. Oh, and throw in wind gusts to 20 mph. How much that will impact the leaderboard on Moving Day at Augusta National will be one of the intriguing storylines. Patrick Reed takes a two-shot…
There are currently 15 players within four shots of Jordan Spieth’s lead after Round 1 at the Masters. (Getty Images) Jordan Spieth has held at least a share of the lead at Augusta National in nine of his 17 career starts. He is tied with Tiger Woods for the most leads or co-leads at the Masters Tournament since 1992. Spieth leads by two heading into Friday’s second round. The 24-year-old is the only player in the top 10 with a Green Jacket already. Rory McIlroy is just T4 and three back after Thursday in search of the career Grand Slam….
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 |