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Scott Michaux

Scott Michaux spent 30 years in newspaper journalism including 17 years as the sports columnist at The Augusta Chronicle. His news, column, and feature writing garnered national recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press Sports Editors and 10 first-place awards from the Golf Writers Association of America. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he now lives near Athens, GA.

Articles by Scott Michaux

Taking the next step

At 16, Clemente finds ANWA title within reach

Gianna Clemente has accomplished has accomplished a lot in her 16 years, including signing a multi-year NIL deal. Next up is a shot at winning the Augusta National Women's Amateur. Our Scott Michaux has the story.

Heck says no to turning pro

Stanford star feels ‘free’ since announcement

After her freshman season at Stanford, all signs pointed to Rachel Heck becoming a star at the professional level. Three years later, Heck says her decision to not pursue a pro career has been "freeing." Our Scott Michaux has the story.

Top-tier support

Callaway helps Epson Tour players shift into higher gear

Callaway, already an official partner of the LPGA Tour, will provide top-tier equipment, gloves and high-performance golf balls for women on the Epson Tour to use in competition and practice. Our Scott Michaux has the story.

Variety pack

Callaway expands women’s offerings with versatile ball lineup

Not all golfers are the same, and neither are golf balls. Callaway some specifically designed for women – to accommodate a wide range of swing speeds. Our Scott Michaux has the story.

Full bloom

Record-breaking Rose Zhang bridges amateur/pro divide like a champ  

Rose Zhang won just about everything there was to win as an amateur, so it shouldn't be a surprise that she has made a smooth - and successful - transition to the pro game. Our Scott Michaux has the story.

Queen of Aces

Dottie Farmer simply harvests holes-in-one

Dottie Farmer had recorded an astounding 21 holes-in-one. Would our intrepid reporter, Scott Michaux, be on hand to witness No. 22? Read and find out.

Retro Golf Club injects new life into nostalgic clubs

With a garage full of vintage clubs from 1970 to 1990, Connecticut salesman Cory Crelan launched Retro Golf Club in April. He's simply driven to advocate for the original and fun experience that “second-era” clubs can offer.

Masters champ Jon Rahm does it the right way

There are Masters champions and there are proper Masters champions. Jon Rahm is the proper champ. See the latest rendition of Birdies & Bogeys for highs and lows of the Masters.

Changing the rules

Kendra Graham breaks barriers as a leader in rules officiating

Kendra Graham might not be a familiar name to the casual golf fan, but she’s been a key figure in the game’s rules management and officiating for much of three decades. Our Scott Michaux has the story.

In full bloom

With grace and poise, Rose Zhang adds missing piece to résumé

Rose Zhang’s calm nature, talent and humility have all been on display during her four trips to the Augusta National Women's Amateur, particularly in the last three years as she’s carried the burden of being No. 1. She lost with grace in both 2021 and 2022. She won with the same grace on Saturday. Our Scott Michaux has the story.

Shining moment

ANWA participants relish playing Augusta National

For top-flight amateur female golfers, the opportunity to play at Augusta National is the stuff dreams are made of. The Augusta National Women's Amateur brings that dream to life. Our Scott Michaux has the story.

A star is born

Anna Davis reflects on path-altering ANWA triumph

On one magical Saturday last April, 16-year-old Anna Davis launched herself on a trajectory she always expected would come only after she filled in all the requisite blanks along the projected path from junior amateur to professional golfer.

TPC Sawgrass, inside out

Our Scott Michaux offers his highs and lows from a week at TPC Sawgrass.

A fearless forecast that sure looks like a gimme

Our Scott Michaux offers "a fun, pointless endeavor, " not to mention a good conversation starter, with a collection of predictions and possibilities for professional golf in 2023.

Heroic Round Remembered

How The Gillespie Six Impacted The Future Of American Golf

On Dec. 7, 1955 – just six days after Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and refused to leave the whites-only section – six Black men in Greensboro, North Carolina, paid their greens fees and played nine heroic holes of golf at Gillespie Park. Our Scott Michaux has the story.

Remembering The Rock

Fond Memories Of A Course Gone Fallow

Our Scott Michaux takes a walk unspoiled into yesterday, bringing with him two mates to their old stomping grounds at the long-ago closed Greene County Country Club. Come along with Bobby Boucher, Doc and Crack as they return to The Rock.

Master Of The Mic

Though His NCAA Hoops Run Will End, Ironman Jim Nantz Longs For Augusta 

CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz, 63, is scaling back, but that does not include his annual visits to Augusta National. Those, writes our Scott Michaux, are in the plans long enough for Nantz to reach a historic milestone.

Building Block

K.C. Developer Ken Block Leads Oakwood CC’s Reinvention

Kansas City developer Ken Block, a six-decade member at Oakwood Country Club, never imagined buying a golf course. But that was before he purchased and reinvented the venerable K.C. club. Our Scott Michaux has the story.

Ready Or Not, It’s LIV Season

With the PGA Tour season in the rearview mirror and the Masters seven months away, we’ve entered a strange new phase of the 2022 golf calendar: LIV watching season. Our Scott Michaux has the story.

Crowning Moment

Rory McIlroy Emerges At PGA Tour Final

Rory McIlroy was the biggest champion of the PGA Tour all year, so it’s fitting he should finish the season as the PGA Tour’s champion. Our Scott Michaux has the Birdies & Bogeys from a season unlike any other.

The 150th Open Championship

The R&A leaned into its marketing and branding of this 150th Open. Its catchy slogan spread across the bleachers backing the 18th green: Everything has led to this. Our Scott Michaux has the highs and lows of the 2022 Open Championship.

The Country Club Stands Tall For U.S. Open

In one of the rarer developments of any U.S. Open week, there was very little, if any, whining about the golf course or the setup or logistics. The Country Club was just one of the high points in our Scott Michaux's latest rendition of Birdies & Bogeys.

Highs And Lows From The PGA Championship

Our Scott Michaux is back with another major rendition of Birdies & Bogeys, this time from the PGA Championship at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Highs and lows? Ups and downs? Ins and outs? Michaux's got 'em.

Red-Hot Scheffler, Tiger Top Masters Highlights

Scottie Scheffler, your unflappable Masters winner, wasn’t the only player to walk away from Augusta National feeling like a champion. Our Scott Michaux offers all the highs and lows in his latest rendition of Birdies & Bogeys.

Legend Or Fact, Cam Smith Was Pure Birdie Material

Not quite had enough of the Players Championship? Our Scott Michaux was there and gives insights you just may have missed.

Remembering A Unicorn

November Masters Left An Indelible Impression

The 2020 “November Masters” will always feel a little out of place in golf’s historic register – like some kind of collective fever dream that we aren’t quite certain was real. Our Scott Michaux has the story.

Ryder Cup Moments

Our Scott Michaux recounts highs, lows and in-betweens from the memorable Ryder Cup matches at Whistling Straits.