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Fox Sports' Joel Klatt on crying in the booth, his Tiger Woods tweet and his new role at the US Open

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Most college coaches want their quarterbacks buried in the playbook. But while at Colorado, Gary Barnett advised Joel Klatt to take up golf.

"He basically said: 'You need to pick up the sport. It will be good for you not only personally but professionally for the rest of your life,' " Klatt recalled.

Wise move. Klatt never made the NFL despite...Read more

Tiger Woods at the Masters: A TV ratings hit unlike any other

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Midday at the Masters was a hit with TV viewers Sunday, leaving one to wonder what kind of audience Tiger Woods' resurrection would have drawn had weather not forced the final-round telecast to start at breakfast rather than after lunch.

Nationally, CBS's overnight Masters ratings in the nation's largest markets averaged a 7.7 household rating ...Read more

15 takeaways from an epic Sunday at the Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tiger Woods faced this question: Should Jack Nicklaus be worried about his record 18 majors?

"Well, I don't know if he's worried or not," Woods replied, later adding: "I'm just enjoying 15."

Perhaps he'd also enjoy these 15 takeaways from one of the most memorable Masters in history:

1. This place always delivers. Sunday drama...Read more

Thinking of his dad, Woods notches a Masters victory that his children will remember

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Twenty-two years ago, Earl Woods wasn't supposed to be standing behind the 18th green at Augusta National when his 21-year-old son captured his first major championship in the Masters.

Advised by doctors not to travel because of a heart condition, Earl Woods insisted on going, and when he embraced Tiger on that Sunday in April ...Read more

10 (mostly bad) things that happened to Tiger Woods since his last major win in 2008

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Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, but his win at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday ended a long, troublesome drought. Sunday's win is his first victory in a major championship since he won the 2008 U.S. Open.

Here is a look at 10 things that have happened since Woods' last major...Read more

Tiger Woods wins the Masters, completing an improbable comeback

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Having completed one of the most improbable comebacks in sports, an unfathomable revival, Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green at Augusta National on Sunday and wrapped his children in his arms -- first his 10-year-old son, Charlie, then his 11-year-old daughter, Sam. He had won the Masters for a fifth time.

The emotional, full...Read more

Tiger Woods once again rejoins hunt for Jack Nicklaus' major titles crown

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Once again, Tiger Woods is hunting history.

Having picked up his 15th major championship by winning the Masters on Sunday, Woods is three short of tying Jack Nicklaus for the most ever.

Nicklaus was 46 when he won his last major, the 1986 Masters. Woods is three years younger. They both went long stretches without winning one -...Read more

Tiger is back: Woods wins 15th major at Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tiger Woods is once again a major champion.

Let that sink in. Let that history sink in.

After a 11-year hiatus, Woods won his 15th major and fifth Masters championship on Sunday with a back-nine charge at Augusta National. It came as would-be challengers fell by the wayside.

Woods birdied the 15th and 16th holes to capture the...Read more

Tiger Woods wins first Masters since 2005, notching 15th major victory

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Nervous Masters spectators asked themselves two things Sunday: Could Tiger Woods beat the field for his 15th major championship?

He could, and he did. Woods won his first major in 11 years on Sunday afternoon.

At one point it appeared that Francesco Molinari would turn the final round into a snooze fest. But then he dumped his ...Read more

Tiger Woods wins first Masters since 2005, notching 15th major victory

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Nervous Masters spectators asked themselves two things Sunday: Could Tiger Woods beat the field for his 15th major championship?

He could, and he did. Woods won his first major in 11 years on Sunday afternoon.

At one point it appeared that Francesco Molinari would turn the final round into a snooze fest. But then he dumped his ...Read more

A historic 3rd round gives way to a Masters Sunday unlike any other

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Rabid golf fans won't need a wakeup call Sunday morning, not with Tiger Woods hunting for his 15th major championship during a once-in-a-lifetime breakfast from Augusta.

Woods might, though.

He plans to wake up between 3:45 and 4 a.m. "to get the mind going and the body ready."

Whoa.

A Sunday Masters unlike any other follows ...Read more

Weather forces earlier Sunday start at the Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- With a potentially dangerous storm rolling through Sunday afternoon, Masters officials decided to start the final round several hours early.

Players will be grouped in threesomes, rather than pairs, and will go off the first and 10th tees starting at 6:30 a.m. The leaders will tee off at 8:20 a.m.

CBS will broadcast the final ...Read more

Tiger Woods pulls within 1 of the leaders … and nearly gets taken out by a sliding security guard

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tiger Woods hit a spectacular recovery shot Friday from left of the 14th fairway. And he deserved a foul shot for the 3-point play.

As he was walking away from the spot, an overzealous security guard ran in to control the gallery. The man slipped and slid into Woods' right foot. Woods winced and hobbled away, not looking back.

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Schauffele takes in Masters roars while shooting 65 that again puts him in hunt for major

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Xander Schauffele had never heard the power of these roars in the Masters. For good reason.

The San Diego native and 10th-ranked player in the world hadn't played in the midst of a Tiger Woods charge at Augusta National. He'd also never provided his own extended fireworks here.

As Woods created a loud buzz in the second round ...Read more

Jordan Spieth back in Masters after turnaround

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jordan Spieth was not exactly sure of the cut rules at the Masters.

Good thing.

Spieth struggled with a first-round 3-over par 75 on Thursday. His didn't get off to the best start when he bogeyed No. 1 on Friday, his second straight blemish on the opening hole. However, the 2015 Masters champion finished with five birdies over ...Read more

Tiger Woods wows the Masters crowd, finishes 4 shots behind leaders Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The spectators to the left of Augusta National's 14th fairway could not believe their good fortune. Blind to the tee, they suddenly noticed a ball bouncing toward them.

They looked and saw a Bridgestone logo. And then a black stamp: TIGER.

Big Cat was coming.

"We're going to be on TV," one woman said. "How's my hair?"

Great. ...Read more

Irishman Rory McIlroy fast becoming face of golf in America

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Golf Channel was in need of another Arnold Palmer.

Last year, its executives were formulating the most aggressive business venture since Palmer's contribution to founding the company in 1995.

Their GolfPass program would bring subscribers intimately into the world of one chosen player with videos, podcasts and instruction.

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Masters Chairman Ridley touched by success of first women's amateur event at Augusta

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It was Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley who first broached the idea of the club hosting a future women's amateur tournament.

It didn't take long for the membership to back it, and the notion became reality with the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur that was held last week.

Jennifer Kupcho's victory and the way the...Read more

The Masters' cellphone ban is a tradition unlike any other: 'Wonderful, isn't it?'

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- At any other golf tournament, Tiger Woods doesn't see faces when he's standing on a tee box or walking down a fairway. He sees a wall of cellphones capturing his every move.

Over the years, he has learned to accept that.

At the Masters, he doesn't have to.

Unlike other tournaments of note, the devices are banned at the Masters...Read more

A hole-in-one, a scoring miscue and a 3-hole playoff: Matt Wallace wins wild Masters Par-3 Contest

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- So this is weird.

Initial reports had 61-year-old Sandy Lyle winning the Masters Par-3 Contest, which would have meant back-to-back victories for super seniors in the annual Wednesday event. Tom Watson won it last year at 68.

A scoring discrepancy was to blame. Matt Wallace's ace on No. 8 was initially recorded as a birdie 2.

...Read more