Bus overturns on way to Masters, several hurt

Rory McIlroy who'll bid to complete a grand slam is grouped with Jon Rahm and Adam Scott

It was only the sixth eagle on the 18th hole at the Masters, and the first since Chris DiMarco in 2006. He drove into a bunker at the par-4 fifth and left the sand shot well short of the flag.

Pre-tournament form: Finished 11th twice, won once and has a second-place finish in seven starts this season.

Even sitting at home, grab the southern lunch delicacy of your choice, slip on that Masters hat and enjoy one of the best weekends of the year. Leishman's wedge shot at the par-5 second bounced onto the back fringe and spun back to within a few feet of the flag.

For young players such as Rahm and 24-year-old Justin Thomas, this is the first time they've played in a Masters that included Woods, the co-holder of the Masters scoring record and a 12-shot victor in 1997.

He says, "That was the difference in the round". It sure didn't hurt that all the best golfers, as young as 23-year-old Jon Rahm and ancient as 47-year-old Phil Mickelson, are winning tournaments and hitting their stride.

"This is my 42nd Masters", the tournament's new chairman, Fred Ridley, said.

"Yeah, I'm really excited to play the Masters this week", was his astute response when one reporter tried to play the card of bringing up some of his previous indiscretions.

"Watch out for those older guys this week", Tom Watson, the Hall of Famer and two-time Masters champion, warned. "I'm just glad he's playing great again, and hopefully he's healthy enough to keep playing and keep playing great". And Bubba Watson, a two-time Masters victor, won the match-play event in Texas.

Hogan and Sam Snead each won his first Masters on the 10th try.

Tiger Woods married Elin Nordegren in 2004 but they divorced in 2010 following his infidelity.

Stenson was one shot off the pace having made birdies at the fourth and seventh. I think that's what is making this year's Masters so exciting, is that there are so many guys. The dates for the event are April 4-6, with the final round held the day before the annual Drive, Chip and Putt competition at Augusta National. It led to a double-bogey 7 on the 530-yard hole - his lone flaw of the day. Golf equipment sales have also dropped.

Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods was born December 30, 1975.

Woods hit three balls into the gallery and another into the water at Augusta National's famed, three-hole signature section.

On five occasions the tournament has had to finish on Monday because of bad weather earlier in the tournament. Ahead of this year's first major, here are a few comments on some players you might want to consider.

With the coordinated efforts of marshals placed along each hole and at breaks in the ropes, players never have to wait for a crowd to clear the area of play while patrons are able to move quickly around the course. And if it probably carries a foot less, it probably doesn't go off the green and probably stays on the fringe. A walk past any of the large stands around lunchtime might look intimidating, with lines stretching away from the facility and seemingly never dwindling.

Then 24 hours before he was to tee off, calamity struck. He started running toward the hole to celebrate, then turned and backpedaled before landing awkwardly on his left ankle. He just missed the putt.

The golfer is now back in the headlines for the right reasons as The Masters gets underway - but who is the new lady in his life?

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