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Xander Schauffele had to bite the bullet after his third shot from the drop area on the par-3 16th went long.

Xander Schauffele was dialed in, but disaster struck at No. 16, and other takeaways from the 85th Masters

Schauffele's triple-bogey on the par-3 16th gift-wrapped the Masters to deserving winner Hideki Matsuyama. 1 hour ago

TARA SULLIVAN
Hideki Matsuyama raises his fists while donning the green jacket after his Masters victory.

In his native Japan, Hideki Matsuyama’s milestone victory is a major achievement

The 29-year-old became the nation’s first male golfer to win one of golf's four marquee events, and the first Asian man ever to win the Masters.

Nick Foligno, captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets, was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Blue Jackets send Nick Foligno to Maple Leafs

Columbus received a 2021 first- and 2022 fourth-round pick from Toronto as part of the three-team trade that also involves the San Jose Sharks.

THE 85TH MASTERS
Hideki Matsuyama of Japan poses with the Masters Trophy during the Green Jacket Ceremony after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia.

Hideki Matsuyama holds on to make history with Masters championship

The five-time winner on the PGA Tour became the first Japanese champion of a major, finishing at 10-under-par 278 to edge rookie Will Zalatoris by one shot.

MASTERS NOTEBOOK
Will Zalatoris, who was the leader in the clubhouse Sunday before finishing one shot behind Hideki Matsuyama, tips his cap to the patrons on 18 at Augusta.

Rookie Will Zalatoris makes noise, draws notice with runner-up finish at Augusta

Playing only his second major, the 24-year-old didn't waste his chance, calling it "pretty special" despite his frustration with falling one shot short of a potential breakthrough victory.

Tony Finau received a surprise call from ex-Patriots quarterback Tom Brady while on a weather break Saturday.

Tony Finau gets a call during Masters delay, from ex-Patriot Tom Brady

Jimmy Dunne approached Tony Finau and said, “somebody wants to talk to you.” Somebody was Brady.

Masters notebook
Spectators leave the course after a weather warning stopped play during the third round of the Masters on Saturday.

Augusta National not above protests over Georgia’s voting laws

There were calls to take the Masters from Augusta National, but the club ignored the politics of the situation.

The Masters
Hideki Matsuyama, here jogging across the Nelson Bridge on the 13th hole, tried to run away from the field with his 6-under 30 on the back nine Saturday.

Hideki Matsuyama pours it on, grabs four-stroke lead at Masters

The third round endured a weather delay of 1 hour and 18 minutes, as well as Matsuyama's torrid back nine after the rain fell.