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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.

The List: State of the Masters topics

By John Boyette on April 5, 2016 - 9:04 pm
Augusta National and Masters Chairman Billy Payne will give the State of the Masters address on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Nicklaus: Woods not done

By John Boyette on April 5, 2016 - 8:01 pm
Jack Nicklaus is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his Masters victory at age 46.

Par-3 Contest delivers fun

By John Boyette on April 5, 2016 - 3:10 pm
Coming up with a fun event to attract fans can be a challenge for even the best golf tournaments. It wasn't until 1960 that the Masters came up with an event that has stood the test of time: the Par-3 Contest.

Kisner, Mize work together

By John Boyette on April 4, 2016 - 8:08 pm
The Aiken native played a practice round Monday with 1987 winner Larry Mize, an Augusta native.

McIlroy's ace draws roars

By John Boyette on April 4, 2016 - 8:04 pm
McIlroy said the ace gives him momentum going into Tuesday's practice round, and hopefully beyond.

Book breaks down swings of golf greats

By John Boyette on April 4, 2016 - 6:28 pm
Brandel Chamblee wants to make golf instruction easier. The former PGA Tour player-turned-Golf Channel analyst's book, The Anatomy of Great­ness: Lessons from the Best Golf Swings in History, tries to do that by examining the game's top players and discovering what they have in common.

Recalling Nicklaus in 1986

By John Boyette on April 4, 2016 - 3:40 pm
In their own words, Jack Nicklaus and others talk about the 1986 Masters, what many consider to be the most exciting golf tournament ever played.
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