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Masters: 25 golfers to watch

As the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win the Masters at 6-1. A victory would complete a career Grand Slam (he has won the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship), joining Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in accomplishing the feat.

Literary Las Vegas: Kenneth Kit Lamug

Take one part “Where’s Waldo,” mix in liberal doses of “Dr. Who” and “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” sprinkle in comic book-style illustrations and you’ve got “The Tall Tales of Talbot Toluca: Quest for the Ore Crystals.”

Literary Las Vegas: Vickie Franks

In 1982, at 30, Vickie Franks hit a low point in her life and attempted suicide. Instead of hearing a shot when she pulled the trigger, she is convinced she heard a voice telling her, “Don’t do it, Jesus loves you.”

UNLV men’s golf team still struggling

Only one Rebel managed to break par Tuesday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, and UNLV is tied for ninth place in the 15-team field. UNLV’s Redford Bobbitt, playing as an individual, has a share of the individual lead with Alabama’s Robby Shelton at 8-under 136.

Shriners Open gets new director

Patrick Lindsey has been selected to replace Adam Sperling as tournament director of the Shriners Hospitals for Children golf tournament. Lindsey, 34, has spent the last 10 years working in golf management, including overseeing the PGA Tour stop at Doral Country Club in Miami.

Literary Las Vegas: Len Kreisler

Las Vegas author Len Kreisler shares his medical adventures starting with his job as a U.S. Army physician in top-secret bacterial warfare research and concluding with his position as medical director for the Nevada Atomic Test Site in the book “The Obligated Volunteer.”