Event: Masters Tournament.
Site: Augusta, Ga.
Course: Augusta National Golf Club (7,435 yards, par 72).
Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2012). Winner’s share: TBA ($1.44 million in 2012).
Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 3-7:30 p.m., 8-11 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-7 p.m.; Sunday, 2-7 p.m.).
Last year: Bubba Watson won his first major title, beating South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen with a par on the second hole of a playoff. Watson hooked a gap wedge off pine needles from 155 yards to about 10 feet to set up his winning two-putt par.
Last week: Scotland’s Martin Laird won the Texas Open to beat Rory McIlroy by two strokes. Laird earned the last spot at Augusta.
Notes: Tiger Woods is coming off consecutive victories in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational, and also won the Farmers Insurance Open in February. He regained the top spot in the world ranking with his victory three weeks at Bay Hill. Woods set the tournament record of 18-under 270 in 1997 and also won in 2001, 2002 and 2005. He has 14 major victories, the last in the 2008 U.S. Open, and 77 PGA Tour titles. ... Phil Mickelson, the 2004 and 2010 champion, won the Phoenix Open in February for his 40th PGA Tour title. ... At 14, China’s Guan Tianlang is the youngest player in Masters history and the youngest at any major in 148 years. He qualified by winning the Asia Pacific Amateur.
PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour.com
PGA European Tour site: http://www.europeantour.com
Next event: LPGA Lotte Championship, April 17-20, Ko Olina Golf Club, Kapolei, Hawaii.
Last week: Inbee Park won the Kraft Nabisco Championship for her second major title and second victory of the year. Park jumped from fourth to second in the world ranking.
Next event: Greater Gwinnett Championship, April 19-21, TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga.
Larry Grace, on the 182-yard, 12th hole at the Links at Ivy Ridge with a number 4 hybrid.
Peter Ketzer, on the 118-yard, 3rd hole at Terry Hills, with a pitching wedge.
Randy Kramer, on the 141-yard eighth hole at Westwood, with a 7-iron,
Richard O’Connor, on the 86-yard 12th hole at Cypress Woods (Naples, Fla.), with a sand wedge.
Tony Zinaty, on the 176-yard 17th hole, at Transit Valley with a 5-iron.