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  1. Golf -- A sandwich stumper at the Masters

    Wright Thompson

    There's more spice, and some people think there's more mayo. And the consistency definitely has changed.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  2. The Masters still leaves us wondering why some golfers perform wh...

    Wright Thompson

    We can know everything about golf, but we don't know why some people perform when it matters most, and other people don't.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2012
  3. Masters fans drawn to Augusta National's No. 10, where Rory McIlr...

    Wright Thompson

    They flocked to No. 10 at Augusta National, smiling and taking pictures and pointing at the site of Rory McIlroy's disaster last year at the Masters.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  4. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - Masters fri...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- College students often ask me what it's like to be a sportswriter, and this is it: killing time at a Waffle House before heading over to Augusta National, papering over nervous energy with hash browns and eggs, trying to rest before T...

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2011
  5. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - The final h...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- They came in from the late afternoon heat. Members and guests, mothers and agents, wives and friends, filling Grill Room tables, standing by the bar or collapsing in the cushy parlor next door. Sweet air conditioning blew hard from th...

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2011
  6. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - Scattering ...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jim met his best friend in college. They clicked instantly, bonding over their favorite sport, golf, and their favorite place, Augusta National. Over the years, they went to 10 or more Masters together. They'd usually find their way t...

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2011
  7. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - Following T...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The directions begin on page 17 of the Spectator Guide. The byline is Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. He first wrote the letter in 1949 and, despite everything changing about the game of golf, his advice holds up. In his simple prose, he direc...

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2011
  8. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - What Nickla...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- This morning, a feature I wrote ran on "SportsCenter." It's the story of a special relationship between Jack Nicklaus and a boy named Craig Smith, and how that bond is one of the great untold stories of the 1986 Masters. I hope you li...

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2011
  9. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - Following T...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Kultida Woods took a few steps to the right and leaned for a better view of her son. She fanned herself with a pairing sheet, the blistering afternoon a sauna, she told her friends. She clutched a bag with her Masters souvenir cups in...

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2011
  10. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - Nicklaus at...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The roars at Augusta are different. I know it's been said, over and over again, but that's because it's true. Yesterday, Rory McIlroy walked off the 18th green with the tournament under control. Then he heard the echoes from the other...

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2011
  11. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - In the park...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Trevor Immelman left the courtesy car, driven by a man who looked like his dad, and headed toward the Champions Locker Room. In 2008, he won this tournament. "I'm just gonna change my shoes," he said. "You want a drink?" "Water,"...

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2011
  12. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - In the Gril...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- There are signs that a place is authentic, little touches that cannot be faked. Follow me past the two security guards to the white door with the brass plaque: Grill Room. The tables and chairs are sturdy. A rack of famous golf clubs ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2011
  13. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta -- The links ...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- There are two people sitting in chairs by the clubhouse door. A man and a woman. She is 87 years old and carries a cane. He is 92 and wears a green jacket. They are watching the world go past, a blur of the famous and well-healed, cir...

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2011
  14. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - The chicken...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- I am something of an expert on fast-food fried chicken, having devoted considerable time and intensity of thought to the subject. I know how many days chicken can sit in your fridge before it makes you sick, how many pieces are needed...

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2011
  15. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - Jack's yell...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- This is an essay I wrote for our television coverage about a hidden moment in the middle of golf's most famous day. The story is as simple as it is powerful. A little boy named Craig was diagnosed with a fatal disease when he was 11. ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2011
  16. The Masters: Wright Thompson's Letters from Augusta - End of Day ...

    Wright Thompson

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Another day at the Masters is over. The sun is setting and the press room beer is cold. Yes, the press room has beer on tap. Life is good here. See you tomorrow....

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2011