Hideki Matsuyama’s scorecard was the only thing prettier than the scenery this past weekend in Georgia.

Souhan: 10 reasons why the Masters is still the world's best golf tournament

The course, the history, the risks and rewards — Augusta National and this special week in April are unbeatable.
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The county ignited a controversy in 2019 when it announced plans to close the 88-acre Ponds at Battle Creek golf course.

Maplewood golf course is Ramsey County's latest redevelopment fight

Ramsey County wants to turn Maplewood course into affordable housing.
Sports
April 13

Column: Matsuyama goes from inspiration to Masters champion

The idea was to create golfing heroes, not necessarily a Masters champion.
Sports
April 12

Masters is a win for Hideki Matsuyama, and for Japan

The question became inevitable at some of the bigger golf tournaments, whether it was for Jordan Spieth or Tiger Woods. And it had nothing to do with them.
Golf
April 12
Hideki Matsuyama raised his arms in triumph after putting on the champion’s green jacket for his victory at the Masters on Sunday.

Souhan: Hideki Matsuyama's Masters victory is a breakthrough for Japan

A golf-loving nation finally secured its first men's major championship, and at Augusta National no less.
Martin Kaymer, of Germany, looks at his name on top of the leaderboard on the second hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in
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April 12

Japan's champion: Matsuyama wins the Masters for his nation

Hideki Matsuyama almost turned down his first chance to play the Masters. It was a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, disasters that killed thousands and destroyed much of the region he called home in March 2011.
Golf
April 12
Hideki Matsuyama embraced caddie Shota Hayafuji after winning the Masters.

Day 4 at Augusta

A look at the final day of the Masters.
Golf
April 12
Xander Schauffele bit his club after taking his second tee shot on the 16th hole — the first found the water. Schauffele made triple bogey, effectiv

X-Man's Agony: Another close call in major for Schauffele

Xander Schauffele stepped up to the 16th tee with all the momentum at the Masters.
Golf
April 12
People walked past a TV screen in Tokyo showing the image of Hideki Matsuyama on Monday.

Prime minister leads celebrations of Matsuyama's Masters win

Led by Japan's prime minister, the country celebrated golfer Hideki Matsuyama's victory in the Masters — the first Japanese player to win at Augusta National and pull on the famous green jacket.
Sports
April 11
Hideki Matsuyama tipped his cap to the crowd after winning the Masters on Sunday.

Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket

The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japan.
Sports
April 11

Column: A reluctant star heads home with the green jacket

His were the only pair of hands on the club. Millions of his countrymen will want a piece of Hideki Matsuyama now. Considering how much he values his privacy, it could be quite the interesting tug of war.
Golf
April 11
Will Zalatoris tips his cap after putting on the 18th hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Augusta

Signs of greatness for Will Zalatoris — and an ominous sign, too

Runner-up finishers at the Masters have rarely gone on to a green jacket.
Sports
April 11

Zalatoris' Masters debut ends with him a shot back

Maybe the first hint that Will Zalatoris had what it took came when he was 6, and Ken Venturi went over to him on a driving range to show him a grip that he hasn't changed since. Or maybe it was at 11, when a pro named David Price said he could be great if he put in the work.
Golf
April 11
Jon Rahm hit his tee shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the Masters.

Rahm closes with a 66, ends memorable Masters week

Jon Rahm had a great week before even getting to the Masters.
Sports
April 11

The Latest: Matsuyama 1st man from Japan to win golf major

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Golf
April 11
Masters champion Bubba Watson tees off on the 14th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament in 2014.

Souhan: Morning at the Masters

Augusta, Ga. — Good Sunday morning from Augusta National Golf Club. It's pretty close to perfect here right now (8:22 Central) - 64 degrees with…
Golf
April 11
Hideki Matsuyama, who hasn’t won on the PGA Tour in four years, will try to become the first Japanese man to win a golf major.

Souhan: Matsuyama looks game for run at green jacket on Sunday

After shooting a 65 on Saturday, Hideki Matsuyama will have the weight of a nation on his shoulders Sunday at the Masters in the final round.
Golf
April 10
Xander Schauffele during the third round of the Masters

Final group on Masters Sunday 'all part of the process' for Schauffele

Xander Schauffele finished in a tie for second at the Masters in 2019, behind Tiger Woods, and has finished in the top 10 at a major seven times since 2017.
Golf
April 10

Masters final round tee times

The final pairing of Hideki Matsuyama and Xander Schauffele tees off at 1:40 p.m.
Golf
April 10

Day 3 at Augusta

Notes, quotes and anecdotes from Saturday
Sports
April 10

Column: From 2006 in the world to the final round of Masters

The kid yawned. Nothing really remarkable about that except when and where it happened: Will Zalatoris was in contention and standing in the middle of the 13th fairway at Augusta National, one of the last places on the planet where sleepy will do.
Sports
April 10

A masterpiece from Hideki Matsuyama to take Masters lead

The storms that stopped play for a little more than hour Saturday at the Masters were expected. The masterpiece delivered by Hideki Matsuyama after the break was not.
Sports
April 10

Xander Schauffele, again, right in major mix at Masters

Xander Schauffele is in what has become familiar territory. He's close to the top of the leaderboard in a major championship.
Sports
April 10

The Latest: Matsuyama up by 4 going into Masters final round

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April 10

Protest near Masters pushes back against Georgia voting law

About two dozen protesters turned out near Augusta National on Saturday, objecting to Georgia's new voting law during the third round of the Masters.
Golf
April 10
Justin Rose looks over his par putt on the first hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National, Friday, April 9, 202

Promising golfers lurk below top 10 at Masters as rain threatens third round

The last pairing - Justin Rose and Will Zalatoris - doesn't tee off until 1:20 p.m. Central.
Sports
April 10

Masters Day 2: As Rose wilts, a pursuing pack closes in

atop the leaderboard — only to discover the objects in his mirror were suddenly a lot closer than they appeared.
Sports
April 10
Justin Rose looks over his par putt on the first hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National, Friday, April 9, 202

Souhan: The pack closes in on Justin Rose at the Masters

Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau are among those who made moves Friday at Augusta National.
Golf
April 10
Will Zalatoris hits from the fairway on the 13th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Augusta, Ga

Little-known Will Zalatoris surges up Masters leaderboard

The 24-year-old American is in a tie for second, continuing a rise up the golf ranks since last September.
Sports
April 9

Masters Round 3 tee times

The first pairing tees off at 8:40 a.m.
Golf
April 9

Day 2 at Augusta

Notes, quotes and anecdotes from Friday at Augusta
Sports
April 9
Dustin Johnson walks up the 18th fairway during the second round of the Masters

Dustin Johnson's Masters reign ends with missed cut

Dustin Johnson is scheduled to be in Butler Cabin on Sunday evening, draping the green jacket over the shoulders of the Masters champion.
Sports
April 9

Rose clings to 1-shot Masters lead as Spieth, Thomas lurk

Justin Rose apparently didn't get the memo that Augusta National was a little more forgiving Friday in the Masters. The consolation was still having the lead, but just barely.
Sports
April 9

Column: Finau has quite a resume except for glaring omission

Tony Finau has put together quite a resume.
Sports
April 9

The Latest: Day 2 in the books, Rose still leads by a shot

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Golf
April 9
Justin Rose at the 13th tee Friday at the Masters.

Midday at the Masters: Justin Rose comes back to the pack

The first-round leader struggled on the front nine Friday, allowing some big names like Jordan Spieth and Tony Finau to gain ground.
Golf
April 9
Rory McIlroy hits out of the rough on the sixth hole during the first round of the Masters

Souhan: So-called favorites stray early at Masters, may not survive cut

Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy, among other big names, struggled Thursday and might not make it past Friday at Augusta.
Golf
April 9
Justin Rose and his caddie David Clark react to his second shot on the eighteenth hole during the first round of the Masters.

Morning at the Masters: Will Rose keep the lead this time?

Justin Rose built quite a lead in the first round but has led after four first rounds at Augusta without winning.
Sports
April 9

Masters Day 1: The Englishman did not disappoint

Birdies were as precious as pearls on Day 1 at the Masters and even harder to string together. Two in a row practically passed for a necklace. So when Justin Rose went eagle-birdie-birdie through the turn at Augusta National, few doubted something really special was in store.
Golf
April 9

Day 1 at the Masters

Notes, quotes and anecdotes from Friday at Augusta National
Golf
April 8
Justin Rose chips out of the bunker on the 15th hole during round one of the Masters

Rose grabs the lead at the Masters with a 7-under 65

Justin Rose, back under the guidance of his swing coach, birdied seven of his last 10 holes after an eagle at No. 8.