The Associated Press
Apr. 04, 2017
AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
Site: Augusta, Ga.
Course: Augusta National Golf Club. Yardage: 7,435. Par: 72
Purse: TBA ($10 million in 2016).
Television: Thursday and Friday, 3-7:30 p.m., ESPN; Saturday, 3-7 p.m., CBS Sports; Sunday, 2-7 p.m., CBS Sports.
Defending champion: Danny Willett.
Last week: Russell Henley won the Shell Houston Open.
Notes: Tiger Woods is not playing the Masters for the third time in the last four years. ... Russell Henley got into the Masters by winning the Houston Open. ... Jordan Spieth, who lost a five-shot lead on the back nine a year ago, has been runner-up twice and won in 2015 in three appearances. ... Woods in 2002 was the last player to win the Masters as No. 1 in the world. ... Rory McIlroy needs only to win the Masters to become the sixth player to complete the career Grand Slam. ... Five of the top 10 players in the world ranking have won on the PGA Tour this year. ... Mark O'Meara at age 60 is the oldest player in the field this year. O'Meara was the oldest first-time Masters champion when he won in 1998 at age 41.
Next week: RBC Heritage.
Last week: So Yeon Ryu won the ANA Inspiration.
Next tournament: LOTTE Championship in Hawaii.
Last tournament: Dustin Johnson won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
Next week: Trophee Hassan.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Last week: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Mississippi Golf Resort Classic.
Next week: Mitsubishi Electric Classic.
Last tournament: Casey Wittenberg won Chitimacha Louisiana Open.
Next tournament: United Leasing & Finance Championship on April 20-23.
Australasian Tour: SP Brewery PNG Golf Open, Royal Port Moresby GC, Port Omresby, Papua New Guinea. Defending champion: Brad Moules. Online: www.pga.org.au
Symetra Tour: POC MED Golf Classic, Windsor GC, Windsor, Calif. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www.symetratour.com
Japan LPGA: Studio Alice Women's Open, Hana Yashiki GC, Hyogo, Japan. Defending champion: Erika Kikuchi. Online: www.lpga.or.jp
Korean LPGA: Lotte Rent a Car Ladies Open, Sky Hill GC, Jeju, South Korea. Defending champion: Su Yeon Jang. Online: www.klpga.co.kr