12.24.201412:47 PM ET
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Steve Stricker has had surgery on a bulging disk in his lower back to alleviate recurring issues in his hip area.Mario Tiziani, Stricker's brother-in-law and agent, says the one-hour surgery Tuesday was successful and that Stricker will be away from golf for at least eight weeks.
12.23.20141:30 PM ET
Here's a new tradition unlike any other — the race to see if the Masters can keep its field under 100 players by April.For the fourth time in the last five years, at least 90 players already have qualified for the Masters at the end of the year with three months of opportunities remaining before the field is set. Each time, Augusta National managed to achieve its objective of keeping the number of competitors in double digits.
12.23.201411:12 AM ET
One putt gave Bubba Watson a rare sense of calm. One swing reminded Martin Kaymer he finally had all the shots. One pitch proved to Rory McIlroy he could master links golf.These were not the defining shots from the majors this year.
12.22.20146:11 PM ET
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy was among 90 players who already have qualified and are expected to compete in the 2015 Masters.The 90 players is the same number eligible at this time a year ago. A total of 97 players started the 2014 tournament. Augusta National prefers the field to be under 100 players.
12.22.20141:19 PM ET
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has picked Mike Kerr to be his next caddie.Kerr worked the Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship for Scott, and then was offered the job. Scott had been trying out different caddies since parting with Steve Williams at the end of the FedEx Cup.
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