Hideki Matsuyama is Golf’s Quiet Superstar

Shy, intense and obsessive about his golf game, Hideki Matsuyama has been quietly working toward his elite place in the sport for the past several years.

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Ready or Not, Hideki Matsuyama Is Now a National Hero in Japan

By winning the Masters, the publicity-shy golfer will face a news media spotlight that trails every move of Japanese athletes abroad.

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Hideki Matsuyama of Japan Is the First Asian-Born Winner of the Masters

Matsuyama led the final round from start to finish at Augusta National, becoming the first Asian-born man to win the Masters.

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Hideki Matsuyama Charges Into the Lead at the Masters

After a 78-minute rain delay, the golf course was far more forgiving with significantly slower greens, and Matsuyama will head into Sunday’s final round with a four-stroke lead.

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A Hole in One Pushes Corey Conners Up the Masters Leaderboard

The shot by the Canadian golfer was the sixth hole in one on No. 6 in tournament history.

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Scenes From the First Rounds of the Masters

Our staff photographer Doug Mills brings us an inside look at Augusta National.

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The Sandwich Economics of the Masters and Augusta National

Experts say $1.50 pimento cheese sandwiches are not just about hospitality. Instead, they are a low-cost way to cultivate one of the biggest brands in American sports.

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Why Didn’t Tiger Woods Get a Speeding Ticket?

Woods’s crash raised questions about how law enforcement officers treated his case.

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For Masters Second-Timers, a Chance at a More Normal Augusta National

The greens are firm and fast. Spectators are back. The course is blush with azaleas, not autumn’s colors. For young players, this tournament is an opportunity for a more traditional Masters experience.

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How to Grip a Putter: 9 Ways the Pros Use

The claw. The two thumbs. The alternative reverse overlap. Every golfer at this week’s Masters Tournament has a preferred way to putt and a reason for doing it.

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The Masters Is Business as Usual as Georgia Faces a Political Onslaught

Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from the Atlanta area, but Georgia’s most cherished sporting event remains firmly rooted in the state.

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Tiger Woods ‘In Decent Spirits,’ His Closest Golf Buddies Say

Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and other golfers who live near Woods in Jupiter, Fla., have visited regularly as he recovers from his serious car crash.

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Without Tiger Woods, the 2021 Masters Leaderboard Is Wide Open

As Augusta National faces life without Woods, possibly even beyond this year, several young golfers look ready to usher in a new era.

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Tiger Woods and Another Terrible Turn of Fate

It is easy to cling to memories of Tiger Woods at his peaks, but his vulnerability tells as much, if not more, about his powerful hold on sport and culture.

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Golf Without Tiger Woods? His Fellow Players Can Barely Imagine

Woods, 45, has been sidelined before as he recovered from various ailments. But this time, after a car crash that left him with serious leg injuries, feels different.

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What We Know About Tiger Woods’ Car Accident

Woods was said to have been driving at a “greater speed than normal” when his S.U.V. went over a median strip and rolled over several times.

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Tiger Woods Injured in Serious Car Accident

The greatest golfer of his generation sustained leg injuries that, along with a back surgery in January, could raise questions about the future of his career.

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Watching Tiger Woods Play an Often-Hidden Role: Dad

Watching Woods and his son, Charlie, on the golf course offers a rare window into a side of Woods fans never see: dad.

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Tiger Woods Faced Disaster at the Masters. He Stuck Through It Anyway.

After a horrific appearance at No. 12, the five-time Masters winner did not fade — even with no hope of another green jacket and almost no one around to watch.

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Dustin Johnson Wins 2020 Masters in Record Fashion

Johnson, the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, completed a historic win at 20-under, becoming the first player to reach that total at Augusta National.

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Masters Day 3: Live Updates and Leaderboard

Johnson entered Sunday’s final round with a four-stroke lead over the Masters field.

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Dustin Johnson Widens Masters Lead and Eyes Scoring Record

The No. 1-ranked golfer played in one lead-up event before the Masters after a positive coronavirus test felled him in October. Despite the rust, he leads the field by four strokes after three rounds.

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At Augusta National, Patience and Experience Pay Off

The course has many quirks, and these Masters pros are intimate with them.

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What to Expect on Day 3 of the 2020 Masters

The cut line is set at even par and some of the youngest players are near the top of the standings. Then there’s Bernhard Langer who, at 63, is the Masters oldest golfer to make it to the weekend.

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A Lack of Fans at the Masters Strains Those Who Would Sell the Experience

Passes to the Masters are some of the most expensive tickets in sports. But with fans barred from Augusta National Golf Club and other venues this year, many resellers are under pressure.

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Bryson DeChambeau’s Ball Search Pushes Him Out of Masters Hunt

After predictions that he would dominate Augusta National, DeChambeau had a meltdown on the third hole Friday that put him below the projected cut line with six holes of his second round left to finish on Saturday morning.

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For Aging Masters Champions, Pandemic Cannot Mute Augusta’s Call

Despite the coronavirus crisis, many of the older men who won the Masters reunited at the tournament that helped make them famous. Some are even playing.

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Augusta’s Green Jackets: For Winners, Members (and Buyers) Only

The club’s green jackets — awarded to its members and Masters winners — are not supposed to leave its grounds. A rare few have, becoming an expensive holy grail for memorabilia collectors.

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Bryson DeChambeau’s Golf Revolution Turns Toward the Masters

DeChambeau aims to conquer genteel Augusta National with brute force. Given his play since bulking up over the past year, lots of golfers — and bettors — think he can.

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The Masters Rules During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Explained

A lot. No sporting event does springtime iconography like the Masters. But many of its traditions have been altered as men’s golf’s first major moved to fall.

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At Augusta National, Not Talking About Race Is Tradition

A plan to honor Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to compete in the Masters, highlights the glacial pace of change at the club that hosts golf’s marquee event.

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Count Tiger Woods Out? Not at Augusta National

Woods’s 2019 Masters win was one of the most dramatic revivals in sports. Despite his back pain and the tournament’s odd November start, most expect him to contend for a record-tying sixth victory.

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The Coronavirus Canceled Sports. Now Rebroadcasts Are All We Have.

The bittersweet joy of watching vintage games during the coronavirus pandemic.

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