Last week: Jordan Spieth won the Valero Texas Open.
Notes: This Masters begins 144 days after the last one ended. It was held in November last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Dustin Johnson will try to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back winners at Augusta National. … Tiger Woods is missing the Masters for the fourth time in the last eight years because of serious leg injuries suffered in a Feb. 23 car crash. … Because of the pandemic, the field has only three amateurs, tying a Masters record. … Rory McIlroy needs to win the Masters to compete the career Grand Slam. This is the seventh time he has come to the Masters with the Grand Slam in reach. … Jordan Spieth has a victory, two runner-up finishes and third place in his seven appearances. … The club is allowing limited spectators, a number believed to be around 8,000. It will be the first major to allow spectators since the pandemic began. … Brooks Koepka is in the field. He had surgery on his right kneecap on March 16. … The Par 3 Contest has been canceled for the second straight year. … Russell Henley at No. 59 is the highest-ranked player in the world who did not qualify. That makes this the strongest field at Augusta in 10 years.
Next week: RBC Heritage (PGA Tour) and Austrian Golf Open (European Tour).