Mickelson and Spieth finished the second round of the Masters tied, so they will tee off together in a pairing that is sure to attract a following.
Only five men have won a career Grand Slam. To become the sixth, McIlroy must figure out how to ignore the distraction and concentrate on winning the Masters.
For more than an hour Friday, García mysteriously lost two strokes from his second-round score, but he tied with Charley Hoffman for the clubhouse lead at four-under.
Johnson, the No. 1 ranked golfer, sustained a lower back injury in a fall down the stairs of his rental home near the course Wednesday.
For the first time since 2006, Palmer was not alongside Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player for the ceremonial tee shots at Augusta National Golf Club.
There will never be another Arnold Palmer. But many of his endearing qualities can be found in the men competing at the Masters. Together they form golf’s composite King.
The world’s top-ranked golfer slipped on a set of stairs in the house he is renting for the Masters. He landed “very hard” on his back, his agent said.
Day, a former No. 1 player who has had to deal with a back injury and his mother’s illness, has few external expectations this year at Augusta.
The Chinese Communist Party traditionally holds the sport, which Mao once called a “sport for millionaires,” in high contempt.
Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Jimmy Walker are among the featured groups in the first two rounds at Augusta National.
Golfers preparing for the Masters debated the L.P.G.A.’s move that cost Thompson a victory at the ANA Inspiration, with a number of different perspectives.
McIlroy, who needs a Masters title to complete a career Grand Slam, found himself answering questions about playing golf with President Trump.
In 1997, everyone became a footnote to a player whose four victories in his first full season on the PGA Tour included a record win at the Masters.
With cellphones banned, patrons revert to face-to-face conversations and sharing the experience with neighbors, not followers.
The world’s top ranked player Dustin Johnson might be the favorite, but don’t count out Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy or even the rookie Joe Rahm.
Data analysts use the sport’s vast statistics to create strategies tailored to individual players and their strengths, raising their earnings.
Keselowski got past Kyle Busch with 43 laps left in Nascar’s STP 500 and cruised to his second win in the season’s first six races.
Thompson was penalized after the 12th hole of the ANA Inspiration’s final round when a TV viewer informed rules officials about a third-round infraction.
Thompson’s 13-under total of 203 put her ahead of Suzann Pettersen at the ANA Inspiration, the L.P.G.A. Tour’s first major championship of the year.
Play was shortened by darkness on Friday with 56 players still on the course after a late start caused by cleanup from a windstorm on Thursday.