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.
Dustin Johnson rolled. Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth lost. Jason Day withdrew. It was an eventful first day at the WGC-Dell Match Play on Wednesday in Austin, Texas. What will Thursday bring? Well, you can check it out on Yahoo Sports. Yahoo Sports will
Here is how things played out on Day 2 of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, as 64 players take on Austin Country Club with hopes of advancing out of pool play: Group 1: Dustin Johnson (1) def. Martin Kaymer (41), 3 and 2: Coming off a 5-and-3 opening-round victory, DJ remained in good form against Kaymer, building a 4-up lead through seven holes and cruising to the finish line. Johnson needs only a half point Friday to advance to the knockout stage. Group 1: Jimmy Walker (18) def. Webb Simpson (58), 3 and 2: Walker stayed alive by leading the entire way against Simpson, who is eliminated after dropping to 0-2 for the week. Walker had a 1-up lead on 13 tee, but his par there was enough to