John Boyette, Augusta Chronicle

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Augusta Chronicle

Augusta, GA, United States

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Past articles by John:

Kennaday wins City of Aiken Amateur with eagle in playoff

AIKEN — Something about tournament golf in Aiken seems to suit Tom Kennaday.The attorney lived in Columbia for about 20 years before moving to → Read More

Washington-Wilkes defeats Harlem

HARLEM — The Washington-Wilkes Tigers used a pair of third-quarter touchdown runs to beat the Harlem Bulldogs 26-14 on Friday night.Harlem’s → Read More

Aquinas rolls to win over Wilkinson County

Aquinas got a much-needed breather Friday night.The Fightin’ Irish handled visiting Wilkinson County, 47-6, to keep Aquinas perfect on the season. → Read More

Aquinas nips Harlem on last-minute field goal

These Aquinas-Harlem games are becoming quite the nailbiters.Aquinas’ Colson Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 37 seconds to play, then the → Read More

Kisner Foundation wins $750,000 MetLife MatchUp contest

Kevin Kisner didn't finish on top in the first FedEx Cup playoff tournament this weekend, but his foundation won big Sunday.The Kevin and Brittany Kisner → Read More

Former Masters chairman Billy Payne to be inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame

Billy Payne was a star football player at the University of Georgia and the man who helped bring the Olympic Games to Atlanta.He has been honored through → Read More

Former Masters chairman Billy Payne to be inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame

Billy Payne was a star football player at the University of Georgia and the man who helped bring the Olympic Games to Atlanta.He has been honored through → Read More

Wife became Patrick Reed’s partner on course as well

Justine Karain was a nurse, with aspirations of landing a management role, when she met Patrick Reed. → Read More

Justin Harding, Shane Lowry qualify for Masters

Two more players have qualified for the Masters Tournament. → Read More

Augusta National Women's Amateur will feature rising stars

Masters champion Trevor Immelman stands with Alexa Pano, a winner at the 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club. Pano, now 14, will be among the competitors at this week's Augusta National Women’s Amateur. [Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle]▲ Alexa Pano chips during the girls 12-13 division during the Drive Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf… → Read More

Patrick Reed shines off the course and away from the limelight

Jason Alexander couldn’t believe what he was hearing. → Read More

Final round flourish boosts Rickie Fowler's confidence heading into this year's Masters

Rickie Fowler exorcised some of his Masters demons a year ago with a final-round 67. → Read More

Time running out for players to qualify for 2019 Masters Tournament

With less than three weeks to go, time is running out for golfers to qualify for the 2019 Masters. → Read More

Rory McIlroy at peace with pursuit of Masters win for career grand slam

Forgive Rory McIlroy if his understanding of American history isn’t perfect. His facts might have been a bit off, but the sentiment came through. → Read More

Savannah's Brian Harman 1 shot off lead at The Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — There were plenty of birdies for the St. Simons Island contingent in the opening round of The Players Championship on Thursday, and even an eagle.Better yet, there also was the rarest of golf shots: an albatross.With nine professionals in this week’s field who make their home base at the coastal Georgia town, any locals who made the trip to the Stadium Course at TPC… → Read More

For Masters first-timer Eddie Pepperell, Amen Corner is the stuff of dreams

Some people dream of playing Augusta National Golf Club. Others might have nightmares. → Read More

A look at how The Masters began

It was the spring of 1934. Robert T. Jones Jr. was making his return to competitive golf. The venue was Augusta National Golf Club, and the setting was the first Augusta National Invitation Tournament. → Read More

40 years ago Fuzzy Zoeller defied odds, won Masters in first try

First-time participants in majors rarely make much of an impact. They are expected to show up, perhaps make the 36-hole cut and go quietly about their business. To get into contention would be a bonus. To actually win is virtually unheard of, Ben Curtis and Keegan Bradley being the exceptions. Their victories in the 2003 British Open and 2011 PGA, respectively, were their first starts in major… → Read More

Mexican amateur Alvaro Ortiz fulfills dream by earning invitation to Masters Tournament

Alvaro Ortiz once received an invitation to attend a practice round at the Masters Tournament, but declined. → Read More

Masters field shaping up to be small but talented

The 2019 golf season has already produced many interesting moments, and that’s just through the first two months. There have been rules controversies (thanks USGA and R&A). There have been meltdowns (thanks Sergio and Bryson). And there has been one highly publicized caddie dispute (thanks Kooch). One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the quality of PGA Tour winners. There have been wins… → Read More