Golfers will take their first swings at Augusta National Golf Club Monday morning as practice rounds begin for the Masters Tournament. It’s been a banner year for housing rentals in the tournament’s host city.
Augusta National Golf Club is trying to block the sale of one of its iconic green jackets. A golf memorabilia collector in Tampa, Fla., attempted to sell a past champion's jacket in February, but that sale was halted when Augusta National asserted ownership of all of the jackets.
Changes could be on the way at the site of the Masters golf tournament, Augusta National Golf Club. Plans filed with the city show the club intends to demolish part of the current clubhouse and an adjacent building to clear the way for a new, two-level structure.
In search of his first major title, Lee Westwood made seven birdies and finished at 5-under par 67 to grab the first-round lead at the Masters. Westwood had a one-shot lead over Louis Oosthuizen, who finished birdie-birdie to shoot 68 on Monday.
The chairman of Augusta National said the course will be ready for the first round of the Masters on Thursday despite a "significant" storm that downed "several" trees and left several bunkers "completely washed out." Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus teed off as ceremonial starters at 7:40 a.m.; they were joined for the first time by Gary Player.
The chairman of Augusta National says he expects the course to be ready for the first round of the Masters on Thursday despite a "significant" storm that downed "several" trees and left several bunkers "completely washed out."
Golf fans are expecting this year's Master's Golf Tournament to be one of the best-ever. Players tee off this week at Augusta National Golf Club. It'll be hard to top last year's race to the finish line -- when at least eight-players had a shot at winning top prize on the last day. But top players appear to be at the top of their games, creating a huge buzz.
The Master tournament is underway in Augusta. The first group of golfers teed-off around 7:45 Thursday morning. But official play is always preceeded by a time-honored tradition. Thousands of fans lined the opening fairway Thursday as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus hit ceremonial tee shots to get the tournament under way.