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BC-GLF--Golf Glance

April 9, 2019
By The Associated Press

AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB

Masters Tournament

Site: Augusta, Ga.

Course: Augusta National GC. Yardage: 7,475. Par: 72.

Purse: TBA. Last year: $11 million ($1,980,000 to the winner).

Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7:30 p.m. (ESPN); Saturday, 3-7 p.m. (CBS Sports); Sunday, 2-7 p.m. (CBS Sports).

Defending champion: Patrick Reed.

Last year: Reed closed with a 71 for a one-shot victory over Rickie Fowler for his first major.

Notes: Justin Rose goes into a major for the first time ranked No. 1. ... Tiger Woods has gone 14 years since winning the Masters in 2005. Two chairmen at Augusta National have retired since he last won the green jacket. ... The fifth hole has been lengthened by 30 yards, the only significant change to the course since last year’s tournament. ... Patrick Reed will try to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Woods as the only back-to-back champions. ... Rory McIlroy needs only to win the Masters to complete the career Grand Slam. This is his fifth try at it. ... The last seven Masters champions were among the top 25 in the world when they won. ... Eight of the top 10 players in the world already have won on the PGA Tour this season. .... Jordan Spieth has never finished worse than a tie for 11th in his five previous appearances.

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PGA TOUR

Last week: Corey Conners won the Valero Texas Open.

Next week: RBC Heritage.

FedEx Cup leader: Matt Kuchar.

Online: www.pgatour.com

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LPGA TOUR

Last week: Jin Young Ko won the ANA Inspiration.

Next week: LOTTE Championship.

Race to CME Globe leader: Jin Young Ko.

Online: www.lpga.com

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EUROPEAN TOUR

Last tournament: Stephen Gallacher won the Hero Indian Open.

Next tournament: Trophee Hassan II on April 25-28.

Race to Dubai leader: Shane Lowry.

Online: www.europeantour.com

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

Last tournament: Kevin Sutherland won the Rapiscan Systems Classic

Next week: Mitsubishi Electric Classic on April 19-21.

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Bernhard Langer.

Online: www.pgatour.com/champions

WEB.COM TOUR

Last tournament: Dan McCarthy won the Savannah Golf Championship.

Next week: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship.

Points leader: Rafael Campos.

Online: www.pgatour.com/webcom

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OTHER TOURS

PGA Tour Latinoamerica: Molino Canuelas Championship, Canuelas GC, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Defending champion: Thomas Baik. Online: www.pgatour.com/la/en

PGA Tour China: Haikou Championship, Sunac Haikou 3KM GC, Haikou, China. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www.pgatour.com/china

Korean LPGA: Celltrion Queens Masters, Bora GC, Ulsan, South Korea. Defending champion: New tournament. Online: www.klpga.co.kr

LPGA of Japan: Studio Alice Women’s Open, Hanayashiki GC (Yokawa), Hyogo, Japan. Defending champion: Ai Suzuki. Online: www.lpga.or.jp