Like the PGA Championship, the Masters is adding a long-drive competition for 2017. Since 2012 the Big Three -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player -- have gathered on the first tee of Augusta National at the crack of dawn on Thursday of tournament week to officially open the Masters. Mr. Palmer will surely be missed this year, leaving Player and Nicklaus to kick off the festivities.
Sixty-four golfers began the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event at Austin (Texas) Country Club on Wednesday. Yahoo Sports will stream PGA Tour Live’s featured holes coverage of the round-robin portion of the event on Friday from 4-8 p.m. ET on our Golf page. Only two golfers have qualified for the Sweet 16 so far — Alex Noren and Soren Kjeldsen.
Rory McIlroy won in a walkover on Thursday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, getting the win when Gary Woodland withdrew from the tournament for personal reasons. McIlroy earned a full point with one match to go out of the three in the round-robin group play portion of the event.