Johnson tipped to don Masters green jacket

Even with his win at the 2016 U.S. Open, he's not one to inspire confidence in those looking for a surefire pick to win a major.

"It doesn't matter how good you're playing, you can still not win", Johnson told reporters on Tuesday at Augusta. Still, 16 of the past 17 have been gone to players in the top 30, and eight of the past 10 have been won by players in the top 12.

The group behind them includes five-time major victor Phil Mickelson, trying to become the oldest Masters champion two months shy of his 47th birthday. The Masters lives on for a year.

At Palmer's final Champions Dinner previous year, Spieth said he "did a lot of listening. there was some incredible stories told".

Curtis Luck is a 20-year-old Australian living a dream. "My choice this week - Rory McIlroy", Player said.

Johnson finally won his first major at the U.S. Open past year, and he has looked like a man on a mission since then. Jack Nicklaus is the only player to accomplish that feat.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has just confirmed that the Augusta Nationals Golf Course is now closed.

They say the Masters does not start until the back nine on Sunday, an adage borne out by Jordan Spieth's dramatic collapse and Danny Willett's subsequent triumph past year. When the carnage finally ceased, he carded a quadruple-bogey 7. In the first three rounds, Spieth is 3 under on 12 with three birdies and six pars.

Fowler, 28, has four career PGA Tour wins, including this year's Honda Classic. Her battle with lung cancer became public almost two weeks ago when Day walked off the course just six holes into his opening match at the World Golf Championship. But winning the 2017 Masters would allow him to complete a career Grand Slam, a feat achieved by only five men in history.

The 22-year-old Spaniard oozes talent, which explains why he hit town as the most heralded Masters rookie since Rory McIlroy in 2009, and perhaps even Tiger Woods in 1997. He hasn't entered Sunday closer than five back in any of the five years. Instead, Sarazen ripped it with a four-wood on his second shot to achieve a double eagle/albatross to tie Wood on one stroke.

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Why hasn't McIlroy contended at Augusta lately?

The total purse here is $10 million, with $1.8 million going to the victor.

Jordan Spieth says he loves the 12th hole at Augusta National.

Johnson won his first major title at last year's US Open while McIlroy followed his 2011 Masters heartache by winning the US Open two months later.

Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters victor, was stunned to see Palmer come to Augusta National past year from Florida, when he sat and watched fellow honorary starters Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player handle the ceremonial duties. But he's seeking his first major championship win.

"I've spent time in President Trump's company before and that does not mean that I agree with everything he says".

Will Englishman Danny Willett be the first repeat victor since Tiger Woods in 2001 and 2002? But he learned a lesson that could prove invaluable if Rahm finds himself contending in a pressure cooker like the Masters.

Three years ago, Fleetwood came to the Masters as a spectator because he figured he would be in the field at Augusta National and it wouldn't hurt to take in the entire experience of Masters week. Spieth gave it a run in 2014, finishing tied for second.

Dustin Johnson, 32, has had the quickest ascent to the top 10 highest earners since 2004. He also finished second to Dustin Johnson at the WGC Mexico Championship.

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