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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 1973, file photo, Frank Sinatra and Doug Sanders smile at the Bermuda Dunes Country Club in Bermuda Dunes, Calif., during the fourth round of the Bob Hope Desert Golf Classic. The PGA Tour says Sanders died Sunday morning, April 12, 2020, in Houston at age 86. Sanders was one of golf's most colorful figures with his wardrobe and lifestyle. (AP Photo, File)
April 12, 2020 - 3:38 pm
Doug Sanders brought a flamboyance to golf fashion ahead of his time, a colorful character known as much for the 20 times he won on the PGA Tour as the majors that got away. Sanders died Sunday morning in Houston, the PGA Tour confirmed through a text from Sanders' ex-wife, Scotty. He was 86...
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FILE - In this April 14, 1986, file photo, Jack Nicklaus reacts as he finishes on the 18th to win the Masters Championship at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/File)
April 11, 2020 - 10:00 pm
A panel of 15 golf writers were asked to vote on the top Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1986 Masters was voted No. 1 by a large margin. The following story moved on was on April 13, 1986. ___ By...
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FILE - At left, in an April 12, 1987, file photo, Larry Mize jumps in the air after making the winning shot in a sudden death playoff over Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman to win the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. At right, also in an April 12, 1987, file photo, Greg Norman reacts to a missed birdie shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the Masters in Augusta. (AP Photo/File)
April 11, 2020 - 2:20 pm
Every hole has a tale about the Masters. The playlist of shots is longer than any of the other majors because everyone knows Augusta National so well, players and fans alike. Every club has a story, too. What follows are some of the most memorable shots at the Masters from every club in the bag...
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FILE - In this April 14, 1996, file photo, Nick Faldo hugs Greg Norman, left, as they finish up on the 18th hole of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Faldo came from behind to beat Norman by five strokes to win his third Masters. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
April 10, 2020 - 3:29 pm
For every fist pump from Tiger Woods, there are images of Greg Norman's lonely walk across Hogan Bridge as he loses the last of his six-shot lead and heads for more heartache at the Masters. Jack Nicklaus had his famous charge on the back nine. Ed Sneed infamously lost a three-shot lead with bogeys...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga. It was voted the third best Masters. Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 09, 2020 - 11:42 pm
A panel of 15 golf writers were asked to vote on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 Masters was voted No. 3. The following story moved on was on April 14, 2019. ___ By DOUG FERGUSON...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 14, 1996 file photo, Masters champion Nick Faldo acknowledges the gallery at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Faldo came from behind to beat Greg Norman by five strokes to win his third Masters. It was voted the 5th-best Masters by a panel of writers (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 07, 2020 - 11:27 pm
A panel of 15 golf writers was asked to vote on the best Masters. Stories about those tournaments are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1996 Masters was voted No. 5. The following story was published on April 14, 1996. ___ By RON...
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FILE - In this April 12, 1954, file photo, Sam Snead, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., tees off in an 18-hole Masters playoff at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Snead and Ben Hogan, standing behind, second from left, tied the day before in the championship. In what was voted the sixth-best Masters, Snead won his third green jacket. (AP Photo/File)
April 06, 2020 - 11:43 pm
A survey of 15 golf writers voted on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1954 Masters was voted No. 6. The following story moved on April 12, 1954. ___ AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Sam Snead...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 21, 2019 file photo Ireland's Shane Lowry holds and kisses the Claret Jug trophy on the 18th green as he poses for the crowd and media after winning the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. The organizers of the British Open announced Monday April 6, 2020, that they have decided to cancel the event in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and that the Championship will next be played at Royal St George's in 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
April 06, 2020 - 9:46 am
The British Open will not be played this year for the first time since 1945, golf officials announced Monday as they tried to reconfigure a major championship schedule that would end with the Masters being played two weeks before Thanksgiving. Still to be determined is when — or even if — golf can...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper rounds first base after his two-run home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 03, 2020 - 6:44 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced the move in a statement on its website Friday. It applies to cases...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Jin Young Ko of South Korea watches her tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA tournament at the Miramar Golf Country Club in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes. Ko left the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 24 as the No. 1 player in women's golf, capping off her four-win, two-major season as the LPGA player of the year and winner of the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average. The plan was to return for the Asia swing in mid-February and work her way into the season. She's still waiting. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
April 03, 2020 - 10:50 am
The U.S. Women’s Open in Houston is now scheduled for two weeks before Christmas. The LPGA Tour pushed back the resumption of its schedule until the middle of June and found slots for three tournaments that have been postponed. Commissioner Mike Whan keeps looking at the calendar at a dwindling...
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