US Masters Live Golf Scores
The US Masters is widely regarded as the premier tournament in the golfing calendar, and is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the sporting year as it kick-starts the major season. Fans and players alike relish the thought of four days at the Augusta National in Georgia, as the elite of the golfing world do battle for that coveted Green Jacket on the Sunday afternoon in early April.
Established in 1934, this event has grown to be one of the most eagerly-anticipated spectacles of the entire year as the top golfers from around the world lock horns. The uniqueness of the tournament is it is played at Augusta every year, so people are accustomed with the course with the likes of Amen Corner gaining legendary status in sporting ranks.
The 7,435 yard par-72 course offers a real challenge for all competitors lining up on the Thursday, and with some sensationally fast greens providing difficult putting conditions, along with strategically place water traps. It undoubtedly separates the elite from their lower classed rivals and the roll of honour just shows the ability needed to win the title.
American legend Sam Snead was a name synonymous with this crown in the early decades as he lifted the title on three occasions, but it was fellow countryman Jack Nicklaus who eclipsed his records. During a magnificent career The Golden Bear gained six green jackets between 1963 and 1986, with his battles with Arnold Palmer gaining legendary status at Augusta.
Other notable winners include Gary Player, Tom Watson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.
|1||Rickie Fowler||It’s time. The TOUR’s leader in the all-around and bogey avoidance is 5-for-5 here with top 15s in the last two. Led SHO in GIR en route to T10; sixth top 10 of 2016.|
|2||Jason Day||The last winner of a major (2015 PGA) has added four titles since, including in his last two starts. Solo third here in 2013. Seventh in the all-around, first in the OWGR.|
|3||Adam Scott||Rested since pool-play knockout at Match Play. Only a month removed from T2-1st-1st blitz. Winner here in 2013. Among TOUR leaders in too many categories to list.|
|4||Rory McIlroy||Making his second attempt at achieving the Career Grand Slam. Sparkling record here including a personal-best fourth last year. Already his eighth appearance.|
|5||Jordan Spieth||The defending champ won by four despite dropping 10 shots. Ranked T2 in greens hit and first in putts per GIR. Can afford to spray it a bit, but arrives misfiring slightly.|