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Author: Stephen Delaney Hale

Ones to Watch Masters 2018

As March arrives golf fans around the world await, with fond anticipation, The Masters and make their predictions on who will don the green jacket. Residents of Augusta, Aiken, S.C. and the surrounding area already have most of their plans made. Those who have badges for the tournament are making party plans and inviting people who will remember the experience for a lifetime. Those who don’t have access to the tournament are making vacation plans. Those in the restaurant, hospitality industry hire more temps than during the Christmas runup and prepare for what is often half of their profit...

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Masters 2016: Ones To Watch

The game of golf has been led by men of great talent and great character all of whom have exemplified the ethical standards so much a part of the game—integrity, respect, honesty—in addition to their outstanding athleticism. There were Old and Young Tom Morris of St. Andrews, Scotland, and into the next century were Ted Ray, Harry Vardon and Francis Ouimet, Gene Sarazen and Bobby Jones followed in time by Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. And the list goes on. All of these iconic athletes were admired as much for their honorable approach...

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Masters 2016: The Birth of a Legend

Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Masters week now kicks off a day earlier with the establishment in 2014 of the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship National Final, a competition among 80 qualifiers from across the country, ages 7-15, on the Sunday before the Masters. Everyone involved, no matter what their age, gets caught up in the excitement of watching these young athletes compete on the same grounds that inspire the best that golf can produce. Starting this May from preliminary competitions at 256 host sites throughout all 50 states, 40 boys and 40 girls will earn an invitation to...

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Masters 2015: A Walk in the Park

The Masters is played over the first full week of April, and April in the South often means dramatic changes in the weather. It’s usually beautiful. Most of the time, Masters visitors return home with permanently etched memories of brilliant azaleas, hundreds of snowy white dogwoods, majestic pine trees—they are so tall—and the brightest green ever to be seen anywhere. But check the forecast. It can be cold and windy. Rain and thunderstorms may strike. The 2014 tournament week began with a wash out. Wind whipped in with the first round of play on Thursday. By Sunday, however, there...

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Masters 2015: 2015 Ones To Watch

The Masters Tournament is serious business at Augusta Magazine, but the tournament itself is about enjoying the week and admiring the world’s greatest golfers. To help our readers size up the field we offer our best estimates of which golfers from around the world are playing at the highest level coming into the tournament and which ones can stand the pressure of “the back nine at Augusta.” For your consideration, and perhaps your office pool, here are our 2015 Ones To Watch. Jason Day In four starts at the Masters, Jason Day, a 27-year-old Australian, tied for second in...

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