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NEWS: Proposed Changes Possible for Fifth Hole at Augusta National

NEWS: Proposed Changes Possible for Fifth Hole at Augusta National

The tee box for the 455-yard, par-4 fifth hole at Augusta National could be pushed back 20-30 yards, The Augusta Chronicle reported Saturday, citing preliminary site plans filed Jan. 30 with the Augusta Planning and Development Department. The potential new teeing area would call for Old Berckmans Road to curve…

QUICK TAKE: Payne Leaves Rich Legacy At Augusta National View More
Billy Payne and Condoleezza Rice at the 2015 Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals. The addition of female members and the junior program are two elements of Payne's legacy. (Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Payne Leaves Rich Legacy At Augusta National

Billy Payne has spent a lifetime bringing grand visions and inspirations to life. Two, in particular, stand out: More than 30 years ago, Payne convinced the world to bring the Olympic Games to Atlanta. And, in his 11 years as chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, Payne took the famously…

NEWS: Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne To Retire; Fred Ridley Named Successor View More
Chairman Billy Payne speaks in honor of the late Arnold Palmer as Palmer's jacket lays on a chair during the ceremonial tee off to start the 2017 Masters. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

NEWS: Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne To Retire; Fred Ridley Named Successor

Billy Payne, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters for the past 11 years, will retire from his position on Oct. 16, the club announced Wednesday. The new chairman will be Fred Ridley, who currently serves as the chairman of the tournament’s competition committee. Payne, 69, oversaw a…

QUICK TAKE: Spieth Primed To Make Another Run View More
Jordan Spieth hits out of a bunker on No. 2 at Augusta National during the second round of the 2017 Masters. (Photo Credit: Lucy Nicholson, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: Spieth Primed To Make Another Run

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – Jordan Spieth likes his chances. And that’s from a guy who made a quadruple-bogey 9 on the 15th hole Thursday and went to dinner Friday night just four shots out of the lead in The Masters and paired with Phil Mickelson on Saturday afternoon. “It was a…

QUICK TAKE: Ageless Couples In The Hunt View More
Fred Couples during the second round of the 2017 Masters at Augusta National. (Photo Credit: Mike Segar, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: Ageless Couples In The Hunt

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – Ponce de Leon gets credit for discovering the fountain of youth. Fred Couples will take Augusta National. The 57-year-old Couples is ageless at Augusta where he’s in contention again, sitting just three strokes off the lead after shooting a 2-under par 70 in the springtime breezes Friday….

NEWS: Fantastic Four Lead At Augusta View More
Rickie Fowler finishes his second round at the 2017 Masters tied for the lead at Augusta National. (Photo Credit: Brian Snyder, Reuters)

NEWS: Fantastic Four Lead At Augusta

You expected tightening, if not around the collar at least at the top of the boards. Charley Hoffman, coming off one of the most brilliant rounds in Masters history, a 65 in the windiest conditions in years, went out early on Friday and came back to the field. His 3-over…