Scott Michaux, Augusta Chronicle

Scott Michaux

Augusta Chronicle

Georgia, United States

Contact Scott

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • Augusta Chronicle
  • Bluffton Today

Past articles by Scott:

Michaux: Ryder Cup captains go with experience in captain's picks

Once more with feeling. Ideally, a final column about golf should include something about the longest running local subject of my 17-year tenure, Charles Howell. We'll have to settle for a topic involving another couple of oldies – Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson – instead. The Ryder Cup captains called out a lot of familiar old names with their wildcard selections this week, with five players… → Read More

Michaux: Braves are giving their fans a sense of déjà vu

Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies, center, and left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. right, do an interview with Telemundo Deportes before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)▲ This unexpected pennant race feels familiar. It feels like 1991 all over again. While every win inspires euphoria and every blown save feels like a dagger,… → Read More

Michaux: Football rituals make their welcome return

The Lincoln County band awaits the arrival of the Red Devils before Friday night's season opener against Abbeville in Lincolnton, Ga. Friday marked the opening night of prep football in Georgia and South Carolina. [Scott Michaux/The Augusta Chronicle]▲ The home team suffered its worst defeat in history. The WiFi didn't work. A perfect late-summer night devolved into hazardous gully-washers on… → Read More

Michaux: No room in baseball for what happened to Acuna

Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto stands between pitcher Jose Urena and Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker as the dugouts empty after Urena hit Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch during the first inning of Wednesday night's game. [JOHN BAZEMORE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]▲ Braves fans eagerly tuned in to see history Wednesday night and ended up witnessing an outrage. Before even having a chance… → Read More

Michaux: Koepka, Tiger put on impressive show at PGA

Brooks Koepka holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship on Sunday at Bellerive Country Club. [CHARLIE RIEDEL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]▲ Kevin Kisner poses for photos with Auggie, the Augusta GreenJackets mascot, before Monday night's game at SRP Park. Kisner, who was in contention at the PGA Championship, made an appearance and threw out the first pitch in promotion of the Kevin… → Read More

Michaux: Last shot at glory for some players at PGA

The PGA Championship got rid of its “Glory’s Last Shot” slogan a few years ago. After Sunday, it will be giving up glory’s → Read More

Michaux: Buckeyes' Urban Meyer lied and should be fired

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer (right) was put on administrative leave Wednesday over the handling of then longtime assistant coach coach Zach Smith (left), who has been accused of domestic violence. Smith was fired July 23. (SUE OGROCKI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE]▲ Ohio State coach Urban Meyer yells from the sideline during the first half of the team's Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game… → Read More

Michaux: New PGA Tour schedule hits the spot for players, fans

When it comes to the complicated process of scheduling, nothing is ever perfect. But the never-ending golf season is gradually getting closer to the mark. → Read More

Michaux: Former Westside star Avery ready to launch coaching career

With professional basketball trying to build a profile in Augusta, the most natural choice to turn to for leadership was one of Augusta’s highest-profile professionals.Former Westside star William Avery will embark on the next chapter of his basketball career as the head coach of the Augusta 706ers during its inaugural 2018-19 season in the American Basketball Association.“I couldn’t ask for a… → Read More

Scott Michaux: NCAA rule changes finally helping out the players

One can both love college sports and loathe the NCAA.One can still loathe the NCAA yet love its effort to change.This is the realm I find myself in after → Read More

Michaux: Mickelson's antics define this U.S. Open

Even miles from contending for his seventh career runner-up, Phil Mickelson managed to make the most defining moment of the 118th U.S. Open about himself. → Read More

Michaux: Georgia Tech's Gray disappointed that heart defect ends football career

A.J. Gray’s view of his new horizon began at Disney World.On Tuesday morning – a day after Georgia Tech announced that Gray’s promising football career had come to a premature end because of a heart condition – the former Washington County star was headed to “the happiest place on Earth” with his girlfriend, Cera, and another couple from school.For the rising senior at Georgia Tech with a strong… → Read More

Michaux: Masters champion Reed sees a bright future ahead

The most eye-opening moment of Patrick Reed’s final ascent into the realm of major champion didn’t happen at Augusta National Golf Club. It happened in his kitchen, watching television.Just over a week before the Masters Tournament, Reed was unable to read the channel guide on his big-screen TV from across the room. His wife and in-laws – who each wear glasses – had no trouble reading the words… → Read More

Michaux: Former Masters chairman Payne enjoying 'slow period'

ATHENS, Ga. — Chapter 5 of the Billy Payne life story has so far comprised some victory laps and a lot of fishing.Since stepping down last summer as chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament after 11 years at the helm, the 70-year-old Payne is largely retired – though he remains the executive chairman of the real estate company, Centennial Investments, that he owns with… → Read More

Michaux: Clemson's Dabo Swinney 'All In' on resuming regular rivalry with Georgia

Bless Dabo Swinney.The coach who has turned Clemson into a football powerhouse by aggressively challenging his team against the best nonconference competition has thrown down the gauntlet to its nearest collegiate rival – Georgia.During one of the stops on the Tigers’ Prowl & Growl booster tour this week, Swinney was asked about resuming the once-regular rivalry with the Bulldogs. To use his… → Read More

Michaux: Acuna gives Braves' fans high hopes

Fitting that the moment Atlanta baseball fans have been waiting since the 20th century for was summed up in an Instagram post.“Un sueño hecho realidad,” wrote Ronald Acuna Jr. of his major-league debut.A dream come true, indeed, for Braves fans.With the kind of breathless anticipation Tiger Woods once prompted when he declared “Hello, world!” at his professional debut, the 20-year-old from… → Read More

Michaux: Bloated coverage of NFL Draft is too much

The mass marketing of nothing to suckers is nothing new.When I was about 10, I really wanted a Pet Rock. Rather than pay $4 for the cardboard carrier and → Read More

Welcome to the new normal in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. – On as bright and beautiful a late April afternoon as you’ll ever find in Georgia, 82,124 people had nothing better to do than watch a meaningless football scrimmage.Welcome to the new normal for Georgia football.“I think that’s just the standard these days of what Georgia football is about,” said senior defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter of the annual G-Day crowds that have averaged… → Read More

Michaux: Birdies and bogeys from the Masters Tournament

Is it fair to fear for the future of unbridled Masters Tournament drama?Two players threatened to shatter course records on Sunday and nearly half the → Read More

Harman ready for his second shot at Augusta

Brian Harman had a revelation last summer when he teed off with Justin Thomas in the final pairing of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills.“You get into the last day of one of those tournaments and you look around and it’s not a bunch of strangers,” Harman said. “You’re still trying to beat the same guys that you’re trying to beat every week. For me it was kind of comforting. Yeah, it’s a big stage, but… → Read More