- ‘I Am Alive’ app gains popularity in terror-ravaged Lebanon
- Gun giveaways gain popularity among Republican candidates
- S.C. hospital worker slapped with $525 federal fine for refilling $0.89 soda
- Teen from ‘Jihad Jane’ plot becomes youngest ever to serve time on U.S. terror charges
- Iranian woman forgives son’s killer at the gallows
- Nebraska principal sorry for ‘don’t tattle’ flier
- Illinois readies to spend $100M for Obama museum in Chicago
- John Edwards back in court — this time as a lawyer for Va. boy’s malpractice case
- Covered California reports more than 200K in overtime Obamacare sign-ups
- Thanks, Chuck: Hagel says U.S. sending Ukraine sleeping mats, helmets
10 things to know for the Masters
AUGUSTA, GA. (AP) - Ten facts about the Masters going into the second round at Augusta National Golf Club:
1. SERGIO SET UP FOR ANOTHER TRY
Sergio Garcia is atop the leaderboard at a major for the first time since the 2007 British Open. He opened with a 66, and Friday will go a long way toward showing if he can set himself up for another chance at winning his first big one.
2. YOUNG MASTER
What would have been more likely at Augusta National? A woman in a green jacket or an eighth-grader playing in the Masters? Both came true in the same year. Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore are the first female members, and 14-year-old Guan Tianlang opened with a 73. He will try Friday to become the youngest player to make a cut in PGA Tour history.
3. AUSSIE! AUSSIE! AUSSIE!
The Masters is the only major that an Australian has never won. Marc Leishman would not seem like the one to break this streak, but he ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and was tied for the lead.
4. SHARING THE STAGE
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are stars in their own rights. But the photographers are spending as much time taking pictures of their significant others at Augusta National _ Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn (Woods), tennis star Caroline Wozniacki (McIlroy) and Paulina Gretzky (Johnson).
5. COUPLES IS COOL
Everyone wants to be as cool as Fred Couples, and at age 53, he can still work his charm at the Masters. Couples shared the lead going into the weekend last year. He was two shots out of the lead going into the second round this year.
6. TRACKING TIGER
Tiger Woods shot 70 in the first round, though there’s no reason for the world’s No. 1 player to panic. He has only broken 70 once in the first round, and Woods has won the Masters four times. He was tied for 13th place going into Friday.
7. WHAT WILL PHIL DO NEXT?
Phil Mickelson said his biggest problem was not being aggressive enough. Mickelson said soft greens were the reason 45 players shot par or better, and he had to rally for a 71. Lefty promised to attack the flags on Friday.
By Joy Overbeck
Redemption by government is futile
- Joe Biden's first Instagram pic mocked as shill for sunglass ad
- Obama taunts GOP, takes nationally televised victory lap on Obamacare
- Jews being told to register in Ukraine: John Kerry
- Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch wrecked by retreating feds
- BOLTON: A 'three-state solution' for Middle East peace
- Rand and Ron Paul ride to the rescue for Bundy in Nevada standoff with feds
- 'Culture of intimidation' seen in Nevada ranch standoff
- Atheists rush to stage Easter display: 'Jesus Christ is a myth'
- IRS emails reveal discussion with Justice about suing nonprofits for election activities
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.