PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods’ weekend plans were as unstable as his iron play Friday. Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas finally solidified them with a pair of bogeys on the tough par-4 18th at TPC Sawgrass. Woods made the cut on the number at The Players Championship, but only after getting a little help from two of the top players in the world. Woods struggled with accuracy and distance control during a steamy day on the Stadium Course. He shot a 1-under 71 to reach 1
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Patrick Reed became famous playing for his country. He won for himself Sunday and became a Masters champion. It was never easy, just the way Reed likes it. Rory McIlroy came after him early. Jordan Spieth roared to life with a final-round charge and briefly caught Reed with a 35-foot birdie putt. The last challenge came from Rickie Fowler, who birdied the last hole to leave Reed no room for error. Reed never flinched throughout a raucous afternoon at Augusta National.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The only thunder was on the ground, not in the sky, a series of ear-splitting roars for Patrick Reed and his two eagles, Rory McIlroy and his final birdie, and everyone else who tried desperately to keep up with them in the Masters. “The roars ... it’s hard not to know what’s going on,” McIlroy said. By the end of a wet and wild Saturday at Augusta National, Reed helped bring this Masters into focus. He seized control with a pair of eagles on the
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods attracted most of the attention. Jordan Spieth caused the most concern. Opening day at the Masters had a wide-open feel until Spieth hit his stride Thursday afternoon. He saved three straight pars with that superb short game. He ran off three straight birdies to take the lead. And then he fired an 8-iron at the pin on the par-3 16th, letting the club twirl through his hands as he walked away, knowing only that it was another good one. It plopped down 5 feet