Defending champ Max Homa, Danny Willett share lead in Napa
Max Homa moved into position to defend his title at the Fortinet Championship, shooting a 5-under 67 to share the early 36-hole lead with Danny Willett at the PGA Tour’s season opener Homa won twice last season and will play in next week's Presidents Cup as a captain's pick.
Five months later, measure of normalcy at Masters in April
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)AUGUSTA, Ga. – The record score at Augusta National wasn't all that set Dustin Johnson apart from other Masters champions. No other Masters champion was allowed to keep his green jacket for only five months before it was time to try to win it again. Augusta National is blazing with pink and red and purple azaleas, accented by the white blooms of dogwood. Ad“I think it will be back to feeling like a normal Masters,” Johnson said. Augusta National had no choice but to keep the spectators away in November because of the pandemic, just like the other majors last year.
Column: Anniversary marks progress of pandemic, not the end
The PGA Tour went for most of nine months without fans and a year later is just now starting to get them back. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The backdrop was a navy blue board filled with 33 logos of The Players Championship. The tour has played 36 out of the 39 weeks since it returned, stopping only because of holidays, not an outbreak. Players received a text late at night after the first round saying that The Players Championship was canceled and there would be no tournaments for at least a month (it turned into three months). AdMonahan remembers missing the opening tee shot for the first time since he joined the PGA Tour as executive director of The Players Championship.
The Latest: Langer will be oldest player to make Masters cut
While the second round won’t be completed until Saturday morning, Langer is assured of getting through. In 2014, Langer tied for eighth at the age of 56. The 33-year-old Englishman turned in his best round at the Masters since winning in 2016, shooting a 6-under 66 in the second round. ___10:40 a.m.Two-time champion Bernhard Langer is making a bid to be the oldest player ever to make the cut at the Masters. The second round is underway at the Masters, and the first round hasn't quite finished up yet.