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Happy Birthday Bobby Jones

By John Boyette on March 17, 2017 - 1:56 am
A new exhibit about the career of Bobby Jones opens just in time for the golf great’s birthday.

Remembering those who died since 2016 Masters

By John Boyette on March 11, 2017 - 9:18 pm
Col. David Leonard Davis, who served as tournament director at the Masters after a distinguished military career, died Aug. 3. He was 94.

Few changes have been made to golf course in last decade

By John Boyette on March 6, 2017 - 10:43 pm
After sweeping changes to Augusta National in 2002 and further revisions in 2006, it's been more than a decade since Masters Tournament officials made any serious changes to the golf course.

Masters has international flavor

By John Boyette on March 4, 2017 - 4:10 pm
Golfers who were born outside of the United States are now the norm, not the exception, at the Masters Tournament.

Demaret's three wins recalled

By John Boyette on March 3, 2017 - 9:35 pm
Most folks don't know much about Jimmy Demaret.

Concern for famous foliage

By John Boyette on March 2, 2017 - 10:16 pm
Will the flowers still be in bloom for Masters Week?

Time running out to qualify for Masters

By John Boyette on February 28, 2017 - 6:39 pm
There are only five tournaments remaining that golfers can win and earn their way to Augusta National for the 81st edition of the Masters.

Masters legend Palmer dies

By John Boyette on September 25, 2016 - 8:52 pm
Arnold Palmer, who won the Masters Tournament four times and helped bring golf to the masses, died Sunday night, according to multiple media reports. He was 87.

Kisner finishes with par

By John Boyette on April 10, 2016 - 10:09 pm
The highlight Sunday for Aiken native Kevin Kisner came at the par-5 13th, where he made his second eagle of the week.

Prizes go beyond jacket

By John Boyette on April 10, 2016 - 4:29 pm
From cloth to crystal, the Masters stands alone in tournament golf because no other event provides such an elaborate array of prizes.

Six win with birdie on 18

By John Boyette on April 9, 2016 - 7:50 pm
The Masters is known for producing Sunday drama, and nothing illustrates that better than a birdie to win outright on 18.

Masters meltdowns memorable

By John Boyette on April 9, 2016 - 5:20 pm
Ken Venturi in 1956 and Greg Norman in 1996 suffered perhaps the worst meltdowns in Masters history.

Kisner still having fun

By John Boyette on April 9, 2016 - 4:04 pm
Kevin Kisner didn't have the day he was looking for Saturday at the Masters, but he was still able to crack a smile on the 18th hole.

Wind makes play tough

By John Boyette on April 8, 2016 - 9:37 pm
Only four players were able to get to scores of 1-under 71 on Friday, and no one shot in the 60s for the first time since 2007.

Few challenge Price's 9 under

By John Boyette on April 8, 2016 - 4:25 pm
Low scores and excitement have been synonymous with the Masters for years, but only 15 players have shot 64 or better in competition. Nick Price and Greg Norman share the Augusta National course record of 9-under 63.

Kisner's debut a 77

By John Boyette on April 7, 2016 - 8:52 pm
The Aiken native made his Masters debut by shooting 5-over 77. A 7-foot eagle putt on the second hole was the highlight of the day.

Holes-in-one part of drama

By John Boyette on April 7, 2016 - 3:57 pm
The first ace came in the inaugural Au­gus­ta National Invitation Tournament. In recent years, holes-in-one have been more prevalent as 10 have been made since 2004.

Pepper excited to call No. 13

By John Boyette on April 6, 2016 - 8:50 pm
Veteran announcer Dottie Pepper, who joined CBS last fall, will call the action at the par-5 hole that completes Amen Corner.

Starters part of majesty

By John Boyette on April 6, 2016 - 4:33 pm
For a shot that doesn't even count in competition, it might be the most nerve-wracking swing a golfer can have: the honorary tee shot to start the Masters Tournament.

Possible changes to 13

By John Boyette on April 6, 2016 - 2:38 pm
Augusta National and Masters Tournament Chairman Billy Payne said Wednesday the iconic par-5 hole, the site of so many dramatic moments in Masters history, is one of several holes that are being studied.
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