Spieth leads by four at drama-filled Masters

Augusta (United States) (AFP) - Jordan Spieth held at bay a gallery of golfing greats at the Masters for most of Saturday's third round before a nervy finish opened the door slightly for his closest rivals.Leading by a record-equaling five shots at the halfway stage of the year's first major, Spieth had already felt the heat from the likes of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods even before he teed off at Augusta National.Then Phil Mickelson entered the fray with a triple-birdie blast early on that hauled Read more [...]

Jordan Spieth at Masters 2015: Leaderboard Score, Twitter Reaction from Friday

Jordan Spieth is making the 2015 Masters look easy. The 21-year-old budding superstar, who finished tied for second at Augusta last year, is on a historic pace after two rounds. He shot a six-under 66 to move his overall score to 14-under par.  Here's the full leaderboard as play continues in the second round: Here's how good Spieth has been through 36 holes: He's done something that Tiger Woods in his prime never did. When the Texas native got to 12-under after the 28th hole, it was four holes Read more [...]

Masters 2015 Leaderboard: Thursday Scores, Standings and Results

The 2015 Masters tournament kicks off Thursday morning at Augusta National Golf Club, and we'll bring you all the live action from the opening round as players begin their quest for the prestigious green jacket. Bubba Watson is the defending champion after conquering this iconic course for his second green jacket last season, but you can expect a deep and talented field to make his quest for a repeat difficult. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy enters the field as one of the favorites after closing last season Read more [...]

Rory McIlroy Will Miss BMW Masters and HSBC Champions Due to Lawsuit

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy will miss the BMW Masters and WGC-HSBC Champions tournaments due to ongoing litigation in his lawsuit against Horizon Sports Management Ltd, his former management company.McIlroy announced his withdrawal from both tournaments in a statement released Monday.    "I'm going to need time away from tournament golf to prepare for the trial over my legal dispute with Horizon Sports Management," McIlroy said, per the Irish Independent. "The court-directed Read more [...]

Federer beats Simon to win Shanghai Masters

Shanghai (AFP) - Roger Federer beat Gilles Simon of France 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/2) to win the Shanghai Masters and claim the 81st victory of his career on Sunday.The 17-time Grand Slam winner, who will move up to world number two in the rankings, next week claimed his second straight Masters title after also winning in Cincinnati in August.Join the conversation about this story » Business Insider Read more [...]

Dead Tree Alert: The Slings and Eros of ‘Masters of Sex’

My column in the print Time magazine this week is about Showtime’s Masters of Sex, which premieres Sunday, on what may be the craziest-overpacked TV night of the year. (For a few examples: the finale of Breaking Bad, the season premieres of Homeland and The Good Wife, the debuts of Betrayal [skip] and Hello Ladies [proceed with caution], and the return of The Good Wife among many others. Make sure your DVR is structurally reinforced.) The column’s paywalled, but I can give you the gist: Read more [...]