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Mize scrambles to 76

By David Lee on April 7, 2016 - 8:33 pm
An adventurous back nine left Larry Mize looking toward the practice area after his first round Thursday.

Danny Lee at four under

By David Lee on April 7, 2016 - 8:27 pm
Danny Lee returned to the Masters Tournament with a flourish after seven years away, shooting 4-under-par 68 to sit in a tie for second after the first round Thursday.

Poulter opens in the 60s

By Wayne Staats on April 7, 2016 - 8:20 pm
Ian Poulter, who has three top-10 finishes in 11 past Masters starts, thought his par save on No. 12 turned his day around.

Day's round ends poorly

By Doug Stutsman on April 7, 2016 - 8:13 pm
The world's No. 1 golfer bogeyed No. 15, then turned his brief slide into disaster with a triple bogey at the par-3 16th.

Opinions on Olympics differ

By Scott Michaux on April 7, 2016 - 7:24 pm
Golf returns to the Olym­pic Games this summer after a 112-year hiatus. It is either the most or least important development in the game, depending on which likely competitor you talk to.

Rose delighted with score

By Doug Stutsman on April 7, 2016 - 7:02 pm
After posting 14-under last year - good enough to win most Masters - the Eng­lish­man stayed hot Thurs­day with an opening round 69.

Changes possible at 4, 5

By David Lee on April 7, 2016 - 6:43 pm
The two holes have long been landlocked by Old Berckmans Road, which is now under the club's control and no longer a hindrance for possible changes.

Casey opens at 3-under

By Wayne Staats on April 7, 2016 - 6:35 pm
Paul Casey's round set him up well going into Friday, but playing partner Jordan Spieth set the tone with his 6-under 66. "I played a wonderful round of golf, but it was great to have a front row seat to watch that," Casey said.

Vaughn Taylor at 2-over

By Chris Gay on April 7, 2016 - 6:25 pm
After missing four cuts since winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February, Vaughn Taylor said he was pleased to get off to a decent start.

Patron hasn't missed since '60

By Doug Stutsman on April 7, 2016 - 6:06 pm
"I was 8 the first time I came to the Masters," Aiken resident Pete Peters said. "I tell you what, it never gets old."

Latest tech shows off Masters

By Lance Lahnert on April 7, 2016 - 5:39 pm
A demonstration was held Thurs­day in the Masters Tourna­ment media center of a brilliantly clear 4K television showing Amen Corner, along with an eerily real-feeling virtual reality experience from NextVR.

Reed struggles with putter

By Doug Stutsman on April 7, 2016 - 4:50 pm
Patrick Reed suffered three three-putts Thursday en route to an opening-round 76.

Holes-in-one part of drama

By John Boyette on April 7, 2016 - 3:57 pm
The first ace came in the inaugural Au­gus­ta National Invitation Tournament. In recent years, holes-in-one have been more prevalent as 10 have been made since 2004.

Players arrive early to watch honorary starters

By Doug Stutsman on April 7, 2016 - 3:23 pm
Fuzzy Zoeller was one of a number of players who rose early to see the Big Three start off the Masters. "It takes a lot to get me out of bed this early," Zoeller said.

Spieth leads with 66

By Chris Gay on April 7, 2016 - 3:19 pm
Jordan Spieth picked up Thurs­day where he left off last year. The Masters Tournament's defending champion opened with a bogey-free 6-under-par 66 to take the lead after the first round.

Nicklaus, Player honor Palmer

By Wayne Staats on April 7, 2016 - 9:49 am
Arnold Palmer sat in a white chair, giving a thumbs up and watching his longtime friends go to the first tee. First, Gary Player. Then, Jack Nicklaus.

Media members make picks

By Scott Michaux on April 7, 2016 - 12:49 am
PICKS TO WIN 21 - Rory McIlroy 15 - Jason Day 8 - Bubba Watson 6 - Jordan Spieth 6 - Rickie Fowler 5 - Louis Oosthuizen 4 - Phil Mickelson 4 - Adam Scott 3 - Dustin Johnson 3 - Henrik Stenson 3 - Brandt Snedeker 3 - Justin Rose 2 - Brooks Koepka...

Fan notes

By Susan McCord on April 7, 2016 - 12:26 am
BEING ONE OF THE biggest Aus­tra­lian retailers for Mohawk In­dus­tries has its advantages: A green-and-gold-decked crew of six gets to cheer their country's competitors at the Masters Tournament.

Jimmy Walker wins, records fall at Par-3 Contest

By David Lee on April 6, 2016 - 11:21 pm
The Par-3 Contest featured nine holes-in-one Wednesday, just one of many records broken. Jimmy Walker did his part by shooting 8-under-par 19 to run away with the event.

Par-3 a Taylor family affair

By Chris Gay on April 6, 2016 - 10:10 pm
Early Wednesday afternoon, a fussy Locklyn Taylor had his mind made up. The 2-year-old son of Vaughn Taylor did not want to wear the green tennis shoes his mother picked out for him.
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