Tennis star Wozniacki back to blonde at Masters

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks with his fiancee and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki after Wozniacki putted on the ninth hole during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks with his fiancee and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki after Wozniacki putted on the ninth hole during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks with Jeff Knox, right, down the eighth fairway during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki watches her fiancee Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki is back to blonde.

The Danish tennis star, who is engaged to golfer Roy McIlroy, showed up for the final round of the Masters on Sunday with her hair dyed to its typical blonde color.

Surely by coincidence, McIlory’s game improved, too. The two-time major winner was 3 under through 12 holes.

The 15th-ranked singles player in the world, Wozniacki spent the earlier part of the week with her hair dyed bright pink. Her colorful locks were all the talk during the Par 3 tournament Wednesday, when McIlroy said he wanted her hair to “match the azaleas.”

Oddly enough, McIlroy spent some time in the azaleas looking for his ball during the first three rounds.

— Mark Long, https://twitter.com/@APMarkLong

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MIZE’S MOMENT: Larry Mize, the 1987 Masters champion, was the first one off the tee Sunday, and just like Rory McIlroy a day earlier, he played with amateur marker Jeff Knox.

The 55-year-old Mize shot a 7-over 79 for the second straight day and finished at 16 over for the tournament. It wasn’t the final score Mize was looking for after playing the first two rounds at 2 over.

“It wasn’t the weekend I wanted,” said Mize, who was playing the weekend at the Masters for the first time since 2009. “I just struggled. As good as I putted the first two days, especially Friday, that’s as bad as I’ve putted on the weekend. … tough weekend.”

Knox beat McIlroy by one stroke, prompting McIlroy to say, “He obviously knows this place.”

And though Mize struggled, he used some of the time during the round to talk about Augusta National with Knox, who owns the course record for members with a 61.

“I gave him some comments on the golf course that I heard,” Mize said. “I thought it might be good for him. I don’t know how involved he is, but he is involved.”

— Mark Long

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Masters Watch follows golf’s first major of the year and all the activities surrounding the big event in Augusta, Ga., as seen by journalists from The Associated Press. It will be updated throughout the day.

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