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SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 21: Zach Johnson reacts after his birdie putt on the 16th hole during the third round of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on April 19, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Zach Johnson, Andrew Landry share lead at Texas Open

Trey Mullinax shot a course-record 62 to sit one shot back heading into the final round.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 20: Zach Johnson looks over a putt on the second green during the second round of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on April 19, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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Zach Johnson and Ryan Moore share Texas Open lead

Johnson began the day with five birdies over a six-hole stretch while Moore had three birdies in his last five holes.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 19: Grayson Murray plays his shot from the fifth tee during the first round of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on April 19, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Golf roundup

Grayson Murray in his element at Valero Texas Open

He overcame a swing flaw and windy conditions to take first-round lead with a 5-under 67.

Satoshi Kodaira of Japan celebrates a birdie putt on the 17th green during a three hole playoff against Si Woo Kim of South Korea during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Satoshi Kodaira rallies to win 3-hole playoff at RBC Heritage

Kodaira, who came back from six shots down, also gained an invitation to join the PGA Tour as a regular.

Ian Poulter, of England, chips onto the hits second green during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Ian Poulter takes 1-shot lead at Hilton Head

Poulter shot a 4-under 67 and took the lead with birdies on the fifth and six holes.

DeChambeau enjoys career day at Hilton Head

Bryson DeChambeau shot a career-best 7-under-par 64 to take the lead into the weekend in Hilton Head Island, S.C

FILE - In this April 8, 2018, file photo, Dustin Johnson hits on the fourth hole during the fourth round at the Masters golf tournament, in Augusta, Ga. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson had another stellar Masters and hopes to keep his strong season going at the RBC Heritage. Johnson, born and raised in South Carolina, returns to the state's PGA Tour stop for the first time in nine years. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Golf roundup

Rory Sabbatini surges to early RBC Heritage lead; No. 1 Dustin Johnson five back

Sabbatini shot a 7-under 64 for his lowest round ever at Harbour Town Golf Links.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Patrick Reed of the United States celebrates with his wife Justine after making par 18th green during the final round to win the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

SPORTS MEDIA | CHAD FINN

Being tight-lipped at the Masters is part of the Augusta tradition

It is absolutely no surprise that CBS did not acknowledge the more provocative aspects of Patrick Reed’s story.

Patrick Reed is hugged by his wife Justine Karain after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Augusta, Ga.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Why is Masters champion Patrick Reed estranged from his family?

The estrangement dates back to 2012, when Reed had a falling out with his family when he decided to marry Justine Karian.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ERIK S. LESSER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9570414gy) Patrick Reed The 2018 Masters Tournament, Augusta, USA - 08 Apr 2018 Patrick Reed of the US celebrates after sinking his par putt on the eighteenth hole to win the 2018 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 08 April 2018. The 2018 Masters Tournament is held 05 April through 08 April 2018.

tara sullivan

Patrick Reed isn’t the most popular golfer, but he’s one of the best

Reed displayed a steady hand to win the Masters, his first major championship.

Rory McIlroy suffered a series of missed putts in the final round of the Masters.

Missed putts prove frustrating for Rory McIlroy

The four-time major winner failed to mount a challenge to Reed.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Patrick Reed of the United States reacts on the tenth green during the final round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Patrick Reed holds off star-studded field to win Masters

Rickie Fowler came close to catching Reed with a birdie at 18 to finish second.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Tiger Woods of the United States walks the sixth hole during the final round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Masters notebook

Tiger Woods finds form in final round

Though it was not enough to catch the leaders, he shot a 3-under 69 for a 1-over 289 total.

Patrick Reed chips in for an eagle on the 15th green during the third round of the Masters.

TARA SULLIVAN

Reed-McIlroy showdown will make for a classic Masters Sunday

Reed, who won an epic battle against McIlroy at the 2016 Ryder Cup, owns a three-stroke lead that had both golfers engaged in a bit of showmanship following Saturday’s third round.

Tiger Woods reacts after missing a birdie on the 17th hole during the third round at the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MASTERS NOTEBOOK

For Tiger Woods, a good round at Masters is even par

Woods’s even-par 72 on Saturday represented his best round at Augusta.

Patrick Reed reacts to his eagle on the 13th hole during the third round at the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Patrick Reed takes 3-stroke lead into final round at Masters

Reed shot a 5-under 67, and is at 14-under 202. Rory McIlroy is alone in second, at 205, followed by Ricky Fowler at 207.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the 14th tee during the second round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

TARA SULLIVAN

Past failure doesn’t leave Rory McIlroy intimidated

Northern Irishman confident he’ll have his breakthrough at Augusta, no matter what happened in 2011.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06: Patrick Reed of the United States waves on the eighth hole during the second round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Patrick Reed shoots 66 to build two-shot lead at Masters

Marc Leishman turned in a 67 to move into second two shots behind; Tiger Woods shot 75 but made the cut.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Tiger Woods of the United States walks of the 18th green during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tara Sullivan

Nobody brings out the roars like Tiger at the Masters

Woods shot a 1-over-par 73, but he was the fan favorite once again.

Jordan Spieth and his caddie Michael Greller fist-bump afteron the 18th hole during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

MASTERS NOTEBOOK

Jordan Spieth opens with 66 for two-shot lead

Spieth saved three straight pars with that superb short game. He ran off three straight birdies to take the lead.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Amateur Matt Parziale of the United States plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Golf

Matt Parziale 9-over in his first round at the Masters

The Brockton firefighter had three birdies, but a lot of bogeys as well Thursday at Augusta.

04/05/2018 Brockton Ma -Brockton Members of the MATTsters , were at the Thorney Lea Country Club to celebrates golfer Matt Partial (cq) getting a chance to play in the Masters Tournament. Matt, is a member of the Brockton Fire Dept. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

Brockton celebrates native son Matt Parziale

Thorny Lea Golf Club overflowed with support for the firefighter and golfer playing at his first Masters.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANDREW GOMBERT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9542161cb) Matt Parziale The 2018 Masters Tournament, Augusta, USA - 05 Apr 2018 Matt Parziale of the US hits from the edge of the gallery on the second hole during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 05 April 2018. The 2018 Masters Tournament is held 05 April through 08 April 2018.

Matt Parziale opens with an 81 at the Masters

The Brockton firefighter had his hometown fans behind him in his opening round of 9 over par.

Tiger Woods hits on the first tee during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Chad Finn | Sports Media

Tiger Woods’s return to the Masters will register in ratings

This is a PGA television rights holder’s dream.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Jon Rahm of Spain looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Golf’s younger generation looks up to Tiger Woods

The game’s best young players cherish the opportunity to take on an idol at the Masters.

epa03660947 Fred Ridley, Chairman of the Masters Competition Committees, speaks during a press conference to address the two-stroke penalty assessed to Tiger Woods during the third round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 13 April 2013. The Masters tournament is held 11 April through 14 April 2013. EPA/TANNEN MAURY *** Local Caption *** 50294482

TARA SULLIVAN

Augusta National’s addition of women’s event is a big step forward for sporting equality

With Fred Ridley now in charge, Augusta National has changed.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Tony Finau of the United States celebrates his hole-in-one on the seventh hole during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Tony Finau injured his ankle celebrating a hole-in-one ahead of his first Masters

It was a strange twist of fate for Finau, who said on Twitter he is optimistic about playing Thursday.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANDREW GOMBERT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9518561co) Tiger Woods The 2018 Masters Tournament, Augusta, USA - 04 Apr 2018 Tiger Woods of the US (L) and Matt Parziale of the US (R) on the third hole during the final practice round at the 2018 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 04 April 2018. The 2018 Masters Tournament is held 05 April through 08 April 2018.

Brockton firefighter Matt Parziale tunes up for Masters with Tiger Woods

“Matt played great today and we really had a lot of fun,” said Woods, who has won four Masters.

Rickie Fowler walks to the 13th green during practice for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Augusta National to host women’s amateur golf tournament

A new women’s event will be played partially at Augusta National the week before the Masters beginning next year.

Former Masters champions Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have seven green jackets between them.

TARA SULLIVAN

Tiger and Phil played a practice round, and that’s kind of a big deal

“I never thought I would see the day, Tiger and Phil playing a practice round at Augusta,” said Rory McIlroy.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Masters notebook

Rory McIlroy chasing history — again — at the Masters

McIlroy needs a victory to complete the grand slam.

Matt Parziale (right), a 30-year-old firefighter and the US Mid-Amateur champion, chats with Rory McIlroy during a practice round for the Masters on Monday.

Tara Sullivan

Augusta warms to story of Brockton firefighter Matt Parziale

Matt Parziale, a 30-year-old amateur golfer and full-time Brockton firefighter, will tee off Thursday in the Masters.

HUMBLE, TX - APRIL 01: Ian Poulter of England celebrates after making a putt to win the Houston Open in a playoff at the Golf Club of Houston on April 1, 2018 in Humble, Texas. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

golf roundup

Ian Poulter wins last Masters spot with Houston Open title

His victory over Beau Hossler earns him a Masters invitation.

HUMBLE, TX - MARCH 31: Ian Poulter of England hits his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston on March 31, 2018 in Humble, Texas. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Golf roundup

Masters bid at stake for Ian Poulter, Beau Hossler

Houston Open co-leaders will attempt to become the last man invited to play the Masters.

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - MARCH 30: Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden makes aa tee shot on the seventh hole during round two of the ANA Inspiration on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club on March 30, 2018 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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Pernilla Lindberg, Sung Hyun Park share record

The duo are tied after the second round at the ANA Inspiration with 12-under-par 132s.

Bubba Watson holds his trophy after winning the during the final round at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament, Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Watson defeated Kevin Kisner. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Golf Roundup

Bubba Watson breezes to title in WGC Match Play

Watson recorded a dominant 7-and-6 victory over Kevin Kisner in championship match.

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 24: Justin Thomas of the United States reacts on the 14th green during the quarterfinal round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 24, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Justin Thomas advances to Match Play semifinals

Thomas is one win away from becoming the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer.

Jordan Spieth, left, and opponent Patrick Reed, right, share a laugh after Spieth lost the round in round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament, Friday, March 23, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Golf roundup

Patrick Reed topples Justin Spieth as top seeds fall in Match Play

Justin Thomas (No. 2) and Sergio Garcia (No. 7) were the only top-10 seeds to advance to the fourth round.

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 22: Jordan Spieth of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during the second round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 22, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed to play for weekend in Match Play

Defending champ Dustin Johnson done; Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson still have chance.

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 21: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 21, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Match play championshp

Rory McIlroy falls to Peter Uihlein in match play

His late charge comes up short.

Rory McIlroy celebrates after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando on Sunday, March 18, 2018. (Stephen M. Dowell /Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Golf roundup

Rory McIlroy charges to Bay Hill victory

Tiger Woods surges on back nine but falls back into tie for fifth.

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 17: Henrik Stenson of Sweden plays his shot from the third tee during the third round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 17, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Henrik Stenson has one-stroke lead at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Bryson DeChambeau is in second, followed by Rory McIlroy, who fired a 67 to close within two shots of the lead.

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 15: Henrik Stenson of Sweden lines up a putt on the 17th hole during the first round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 15, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Tiger Woods starts strong but Henrik Stenson leads

Stenson made birdie on half of the holes at Bay Hill for an 8-under 64.

PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 11: Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 14th tee during the final round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 11, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods makes notable return to Bay Hill

He has won the tournament a record eight times.

Webb Simpson and his caddie Paul Tesori lined up a putt on the third hole at the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa last month. Under new rules, caddies can no longer line up their players while they are setting up over a shot.

There are a whole bunch of new rules in golf

The changes are designed to modernize the rules and make them more understandable.

PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 11: Tiger Woods plays his shot from the second tee during the final round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 11, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Golf Roundup

Tiger Woods ties for second in Valspar Championship

Woods shot a 1-under 70 to tie Patrick Reed for second at 9-under, one shot behind winner Paul Casey (10-under).

Tiger Woods plays his shot from the fifth tee during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Tiger Woods one shot behind leader at Valspar

Canadian rookie Corey Conners is still in front. Woods is tied with two others in second place.

PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 09: Tiger Woods reacts after a putt on the 17th green during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 9, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

GOLF ROUNDUP

Tiger Woods leads halfway through round, finishes day 2 back

Woods shot a 3-under 68 to briefly lead before Corey Conners surged ahead with a 69 in the afternoon.

PALM HARBOR, FL - MARCH 08: Corey Conners of Canada plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 8, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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Alternate Corey Conners leads Valspar Championship

Tiger Woods among 27 players to break par at Innisbrook.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 04: Phil Mickelson greets fans after winning the final round of World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship on a playoff hole against Justin Thomas (not in frame) at Club De Golf Chapultepec on March 4, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Golf roundup

Phil Mickelson, Michelle Wie end long victory droughts

Mickelson won for the first time since the 2013 British Open, a stretch of 101 tournaments