Masters 2015: Bubba Watson's title defence ends with an adventurous 73
Masters 2015: Bubba Watson's title defence ends with an adventurous 73

Bubba Watson`s title defence at the Masters effectively ended with a roller-coaster third round on Saturday that began with a damaging triple-bogey on the opening hole.

Tired finish leaves Bubba Watson four shots off Masters pace
Tired finish leaves Bubba Watson four shots off Masters pace

Fatigue got the better of reigning champion Bubba Watson during a protracted opening round at the Masters on Thursday as he hit errant tee shots on the last two holes to card a one-under-par 71.

Jack Nicklaus aces fourth in Masters Par-3 Contest
Jack Nicklaus aces fourth in Masters Par-3 Contest

Jack Nicklaus, the 75-year-old US golf legend who has won a record 18 major titles, aced the fourth hole Wednesday at the Masters Par-3 Contest.

McIlroy new face of game, but don't compare to Tiger
McIlroy new face of game, but don't compare to Tiger

Major champion and former winning U.S. Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger says Rory McIlroy has a winning personality and is becoming the face of golf, but should not be compared to the game`s latest king, Tiger Woods.

Rickie Fowler happy in the shadows at Masters
Rickie Fowler happy in the shadows at Masters

 Rickie Fowler is flying way under the radar in the buildup to the 79th Masters and it bothers him not in the least.

Bubba Watson in 'kid' mode as he aims for a third Masters win
Bubba Watson in 'kid' mode as he aims for a third Masters win

The thrill of being back at Augusta National makes Masters champion Bubba Watson feel like a kid again as he prepares to launch his bid this week for a third green jacket at the year`s opening major.

Arnold Palmer to skip Masters Par-3 contest with shoulder injury
Arnold Palmer to skip Masters Par-3 contest with shoulder injury

Arnold Palmer will be a notable absentee from the annual Par-3 event held on the eve of the Masters due to a shoulder injury, Augusta National Golf Club said on Monday.

Rory McIlroy relaxed at Masters, says British Amateur champ
Rory McIlroy relaxed at Masters, says British Amateur champ

World number one Rory McIlroy may have a lot riding on this week`s Masters but his 19-year-old practise partner at Augusta National on Monday said the Northern Irishman seemed free and easy.

Frozen in time, Masters conjures a golf heaven
Frozen in time, Masters conjures a golf heaven

Golfers glide along as if walking on air and the crowd is polite and smiling at Augusta National Golf Club, where time stands still like a Norman Rockwell study of bygone days when the Masters rolls around.

Thongchai says Asia`s time for more majors coming
Thongchai says Asia`s time for more majors coming

Thailand`s Thongchai Jaidee is well rested and excited for his fourth Masters start this week at Augusta National, confident more Asian success in golf`s majors will come in time.

Augusta Masters grows from humble beginnings to iconic status
Augusta Masters grows from humble beginnings to iconic status

The Masters may be one of the iconic events on the global sporting calendar, but it has not always been held in such high esteem.

Boarding card in hand, Rory McIlroy ready to take flight
Boarding card in hand, Rory McIlroy ready to take flight

Scribbled on the back of an airline boarding card is the 2015 game plan for the world`s best golfer, a top secret to-do list that Rory McIlroy has folded and securely tucked away in his wallet.

Bold, if foolhardy, Masters decision by Tiger Woods
Bold, if foolhardy, Masters decision by Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods decision to return to competition at next week`s Masters after a two-month break is unquestionably a bold one, but it could very well end up being foolhardy.

Tiger Woods to miss next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational
Tiger Woods to miss next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tiger Woods will skip next week`s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, leaving him with little time to sharpen his game enough for the year`s first major, the April 9-12 Masters.

Rio de Janerio golf course will be ready on time for Rio Olympics: Gil Hanse
Rio de Janerio golf course will be ready on time for Rio Olympics: Gil Hanse

The Rio de Janeiro golf course for next year`s Olympic Games will be ready for the start of competition in just under 18 months` time, according to designer Gil Hanse.

Davis Love to return as US Ryder Cup captain: Report
Davis Love to return as US Ryder Cup captain: Report

Davis Love, who captained the US Ryder Cup team that lost a 2012 heartbreaker at Medinah, will return to guide the Americans against Europe in 2016, Golf Channel reported Monday.

Golfing great Billy Casper dead at 83
Golfing great Billy Casper dead at 83

US golfing great Billy Casper, who had the seventh most PGA Tour wins but was still considered one of the game's most underrated players, died of a heart attack Saturday at the age of 83, ESPN reported.

Jack Nicklaus optimistic on Tiger Woods, US Ryder Cup future
Jack Nicklaus optimistic on Tiger Woods, US Ryder Cup future

Jack Nicklaus, golf`s greatest major winner, says Tiger Woods and the U.S. Ryder Cup team are both going through golfing lulls but is optimistic they will bounce back.

On the comeback Tiger Woods has same expectations – to win
On the comeback Tiger Woods has same expectations – to win

Tiger Woods has not played competitively in nearly four months, but the injury plagued former world number one has not altered his mindset for this week`s Hero World Challenge event -- win.

Mardan Mamat marches to Manila Masters title
Mardan Mamat marches to Manila Masters title

 Singaporean Mardan Mamat romped to an emotional six-shot win at the $1 million Manila Masters on Sunday to preserve his playing privileges on the Asian Tour for another two years.