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Best Moments in 10 Previous Meetings of the Presidents Cup

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015 01:43 Monday, 05 October 2015 01:35

Fred CouplesCanadian Press

INCHEON, South Korea (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The 10 best moments from the Presidents Cup, which will be played October 8-11, at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea:


Mike Weir, at No. 20 in the standings, was a captain’s pick for the 2007 Presidents Cup in Canada. Even though the Americans had a huge lead at Royal Montreal going into Sunday, the Canadian faced Tiger Woods with a nation watching. Weir made a birdie to square the match on the 17th. On the final hole, Woods’ tee shot failed to clear the water on the left. It splashed down right in front of a pair of fans holding a Maple Leaf flag. The Americans won the cup. Weir won a match that felt almost as big.



Top 10 All-Time Putts from No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 07:04 Tuesday, 05 May 2015 06:55

Top 10 Putts at TPC SawgrassCheck out the top-10 putts from THE PLAYERS Championship at the infamous par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass with shots from Martin Kaymer, Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods, and more.



10 Things About the Masters You Should Know

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 23:26 Monday, 06 April 2015 23:20

Tiger Woods 1997 MastersCanadian Press

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Ten historical nuggets worth knowing to know about the Masters and Augusta National Golf Club:

WHAT’S THE SCORE: Clifford Roberts, co-founder of Augusta National, devised a scoring system for the 1960 Masters that he called the “over-and-under” method. Scores were shown on a cumulative basis on how a player stood with respect to par, such as 10-under par or 3-over par. That has become the standard for scoring at golf tournaments around the world.

MEASURING HOLES: The Masters is the only major golf tournament in which the yardage of each hole is rounded off to end in “5” or “0.” Roberts felt that an exact yardage was not relevant because the movement of tee markers and pin positions for each round changed the distance. The course is listed at 7,435 yards. And no one can be sure it ever plays to that length.



Masters By the Numbers

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 08:50 Monday, 06 April 2015 08:46

altCanadian Press

AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) — A look at the Masters and Augusta National by the numbers:

0 — Bunkers on the 14th hole.

1 — Number of years it took Fuzzy Zoeller to win the Masters.

$1.50 — Cost of a pimiento cheese sandwich.

2 — Gene Sarazen’s score on the par-5 15th hole in the 1935 Masters.



By the Numbers: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Masters

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 08:50 Tuesday, 31 March 2015 08:40

altAUGUSTA, Georgia (Jamie Kennedy and Will Pearson/ — With little more than a week left before the 2015 Masters Tournament kicks off, uncovers some facts and figures about Augusta National and the year’s first Major that will leave you amazed.

1) There was once a Presidential hostage situation.
In 1983, then-United States President Ronald Reagan played Augusta National as a guest of his Secretary of State, George Schultz. An Augusta native, Charles Harris, interrupted their round by crashing his truck through the gates of the club, demanding to see the President. Harris then held hostages at gunpoint in the pro shop for two hours before US Secret Service agents eventually subdued him.



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