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NEWS: Woods, Mickelson Sharp In Practice-Round Pairing View More
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson (Photo: Mike Segar, Reuters)

NEWS: Woods, Mickelson Sharp In Practice-Round Pairing

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA | Walking past Tiger Woods on the practice tee early Tuesday afternoon, Rory McIlroy couldn’t resist saying what so many had been thinking. “I never thought I would see the day, Tiger and Phil playing a practice round at Augusta,” McIlroy said. But there they were, Woods and…

Garcia Pays Tribute With Champions Dinner Menu View More
Sergio Garcia (Photo: Brian Snyder, Reuters)

Garcia Pays Tribute With Champions Dinner Menu

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – If a Masters badge is the most coveted possession here this week, a seat at the Champions Dinner Tuesday night is the most cherished reservation. Imagine settling in as a Masters champion for a dinner built on stories and memories. There is no actual seating chart but…

Big Names Turn Out To Support Drive, Chip & Putt Competitors View More
Bubba Watson and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts look on during the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National Golf Club. (Photo: Jamie Squire, Getty Images)

Big Names Turn Out To Support Drive, Chip & Putt Competitors

On a sunny day in Georgia, the sixth annual Drive, Chip & Putt National Final took place at Augusta National, just one day before Masters week is set to begin. The Drive, Chip & Putt Championship is a joint initiative between the Masters Tournament, the USGA and the PGA of…

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…