Those who arrived early, the first fans at a major since the 2019 British Open, were treated to a tour of the front nine by McIlroy and Johnson
Masters 2020: Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth practice in front of empty grandstands
The grandstands are gone. The ropes are missing, replaced by painted lines — dark green, of course — around the tee boxes and greens and marking spots along the fairway to show the few people allowed at the Masters where they can stand.
The $10.25 million Shanghai event, with a winner's prize of $1.7 million, is the third and final leg of the PGA Tour's Asian swing, after the Zozo Championship and the CJ Cup in South Korea the week before.
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India's latest golfing sensation Shubhankar Sharma, a special invitee to the Masters, is already attracting a lot of attention and he is loving it.
Vijay Singh, a 34-times winner on the PGA Tour who has not triumphed since 2008, is off to his best tournament start all season after opening with a 66.
Kaymer opened with a short birdie and rolled his way to a second straight round of 5-under 65 — this one without a bogey.
Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years.
Watson is a guy who wants to be a good husband and a good father and a good golfer. He just happens to very good at one particular sport; a sport he happens to love and he wants to keep playing it for as long as he can.
Bubba Watson turned in another masterpiece and joined an elite group as the 17th player to win multiple Masters.
The golfer who won't be old enough to drink alcohol for another three months couldn't keep it going Sunday, playing the last 11 holes at 3-over par.
Bubba Watson had just won his second Masters in three years, by the comfortable margin of three strokes, and the long-hitting lefty sounded like he needed to pinch himself to believe it.
An eagle at the par-five second hole helped Watson improve his 36-hole lead to a five-shot cushion but that disappeared under a spell of bogeys that turned the year's first major into a taut battle on a crowded leaderboard.
Since 1990, only Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia had three PGA Tour wins before turning 24.
Four strokes off the pace going into the final round, the American left-hander seized control with five birdies in the first eight holes on the way to a flawless seven-under-par 64 at a sun-splashed Riviera Country Club.
Stadler likely will move up high enough in the world ranking to get one of the last spots in the 64-man Match Play Championship this month outside Tucson.
Scottsdale resident Jones, who attended Arizona State University and is a club member at nearby Whisper Rock, played near-flawless golf on the way to a six-under-par 65 on a cool, overcast day at the TPC Scottsdale.
Luke Donald, the No. 3 seed suffered his worst loss in 25 matches at this tournament while Louis Oosthuizen (No. 4) and Justin Rose (No. 5) never even reached the 17th tee. They joined Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, who both lost on Thursday.