Jason Day emerged from an afternoon of golfing misfortune Friday, including a very bad break suffered by Tiger Woods, to take a one-shot lead at the Masters.
Sergio Garcia, having grown into a sometimes disgruntled veteran still looking for a major title, shared the lead Thursday after one round of the Masters.
Golf's first major event of the year begins Thursday with the center of attention being a player who has gone five years without winning a premier event.
World No. 1 Tiger Woods will be paired with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy in the first two rounds of the 2013 Masters, opening Thursday in Augusta.
Martin Laird's victory at the Texas Open moved him up 61 places to No. 56 in the men's world golf rankings.
Martin Laird fired a 9-under-par 63 Sunday, earning a trip to the Masters with a come-from-behind, two-stoke victory in the Texas Open.
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Second-round leader Billy Horschel remained on top by two shots after overcoming a stiff breeze to register a 2-under-par 70 Saturday at the Texas Open.
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Billy Horschel, whose second-place finish last week highlighted what has been a solid start this season, took the second-round lead Friday at the Texas Open.