Mum's condition will dictate Jason Day's plans ahead of US Masters

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The latest in that line now is Dustin Johnson, who has been on a tear in the recent past, winning seven tournaments in his last 17, including three of the last three, with the latest one coming in the WGC Match Play in Austin, Texas last Sunday. Only 29 players already are in the Masters.

This week Scott is teeing it up at the Shell Houston Open for the first time in seven years. The 40-year-old has picked up two runner-up finishes in his last three trips there.

Johnson, 32, was expected to headline the field in Houston but has chosen to bypass the tournament citing fatigue.

April 12, 1964: Palmer is at his most dominant as he cruises to his fourth Masters victory, finishing six shots ahead of Dave Marr and Jack Nicklaus for the $20,000 first prize. At Augusta National, the 1998 PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award victor won three times - he had seven major championships in total - and finished in the top 10 at the Masters 15 times. This is the final year with Shell as the title sponsor, a relationship that began in 1992. Last week I played good.

2006 US Open victor Ogilvy, a course architecture aficionado whose love for the Augusta National layout is well known, has some runs on the board at Houston Golf Club with a runner-up finish in 2008 and T6 in 2009.

Course: Mission Hills CC (Dinah Shore Tournament Course). The Golf Channel will broadcast the event live.

That's what Ko will try to match.

With a tie for seventh, a missed cut and a withdrawal due to illness in his last three starts, Stenson has been all over the place in the past month. She missed the cut at that 2014 Women's Open. He added two more Masters, as well as a PGA and British Open over the next nine years to plant himself in the upper rungs of golf's all-time greats. So Yeon Ryu is playing so well that she leads the LPGA Tour money list without having won this year.

The world No.3 said he "hasn't touched a golf club at all" after joining his mother last week in OH and his participation in the Masters would all rest on the prognosis of her illness. Dottie Pepper set the 72-hole record at 19-under 269 in 1999.

Phil Mickelson smiles while wearing his green jacket.

Course: Fallen Oak. Yardage: 7,088.

Last tournament: Tom Lehman won the Tucson Conquistadores Classic. Henley has shot under-par here for a consecutive 15 straight rounds - an incredible streak heading into this year as well. He was 13 in Houston past year and a co-runner-up in 2015 to J.B. Holmes.

"But it's been a successful formula leading into the Masters so I'll keep doing it". Three players in MS will compete in the Masters the following week - Langer, Steve Stricker and Jose Maria Olazabal.

It is just one week to the first Major of the season the US Masters - who is excited? 16 and 17 to force the tournament's first three-man playoff.

Rahm has opened the year well, winning at Torrey Pines and sharing third at the WGC Mexico event before losing the Match Play final.

Symetra Tour: Gateway Classic, Longbow GC, Mesa, Ariz.

Danny Willett heads to Augusta National as the defending Masters champion, and he has been reflecting on his memorable victory in 2016 in our special documentary - Steel Magnolia.

  • Julie Sanders