Sayonara, Rory McIlroy, until Augusta
Unless he pops up on television playing tennis with his girlfriend or is caught out on the town around his U.S.-based Florida digs, we're not going to see Rory McIlroy again until the Masters.
The newly crowned No. 1-ranked golfer in the world -- although his spot atop the rankings will be in peril while he is not playing -- has made what some might consider an odd decision to not play competitive golf in any of the three weeks leading up to the year's first major championship.
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2012 champion: Bubba Watson
Course: Augusta National Golf Club
Where: Augusta, Ga.
Yardage, par: 7,435 yards, par-72
Past champions: Complete list