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Masters in ceremonial salute to Lee Elder

Masters in ceremonial salute to Lee Elder

Lee Elder, who was the first black player to compete in the Masters, joined Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus as an honorary starter ahead of the tournament's 85th staging. 9 Apr 2021
Augusta National playing firm and fast … for now

Augusta National playing firm and fast … for now

Much has been made through the early part of the week about the condition of Augusta National for the 85th Masters Tournament. 8 Apr 2021
Morri: Augusta National falls short with ANWA

Morri: Augusta National falls short with ANWA

Credit where it’s due, as the saying goes, so a teaspoon of credit to Augusta National amongst the bucket of criticism that is to follow. 5 Apr 2021
Reaction to Tiger Woods' car crash

Reaction to Tiger Woods' car crash

Here is some of the reaction to Tiger Woods' car accident in Los Angeles that has left him in hospital with serious injuries ... 24 Feb 2021
Invitations accepted to Augusta National Women's Amateur

Invitations accepted to Augusta National Women's Amateur

Invitations to the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur were sent in the month of January and 85 players to date have been confirmed for the championship, which will take place March 31 to April 3 in Augusta, Georgia. 10 Feb 2021
Augusta plans to have fans back at Masters

Augusta plans to have fans back at Masters

Augusta National Golf Club says it plans to have limited spectator attendance at the Masters in April, despite the coronavirus pandemic. 13 Jan 2021
Old warrior Langer set to make Masters cut

Old warrior Langer set to make Masters cut

Bernhard Langer spent more than seven hours walking 26 holes across a soggy Augusta National that made it feel even longer. His 63-year-old knees were aching. He was happy to be done. 14 Nov 2020
Augusta National makes contribution to community redevelopment

Augusta National makes contribution to community redevelopment

Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, announced today that the Club and its partners at AT&T, Bank of America and IBM are making a combined contribution of US$10 million to the Augusta community that will help spur the redevelopment of the nearby Harrisburg and Laney Walker neighbourhoods, a noteworthy but historically underserved portion of the city’s urban core. 12 Nov 2020
Lee Elder to be honoured by Augusta National

Lee Elder to be honoured by Augusta National

Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, announced today that Lee Elder, the first black man to compete in the Masters Tournament 45 years ago, will be honoured by establishing scholarships in his name and inviting him to be an honorary starter for the 2021 Masters. 10 Nov 2020
New ways to watch the Masters

New ways to watch the Masters

Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, announced today the 2020 Masters Tournament, scheduled for November 9-15, will provide an expansive slate of content across multiple platforms, including ESPN’s College GameDay airing live from Augusta National on Saturday, November 14. 28 Oct 2020
Par-3 Contest cancelled at Masters

Par-3 Contest cancelled at Masters

The popular Par-3 Contest normally held on the eve of the Masters will not be played next month since spectators will not be allowed at the event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 28 Oct 2020
Day targets rescheduled majors glory

Day targets rescheduled majors glory

A relieved Jason Day has welcomed golf stakeholders' new plan to squeeze in three of the four majors and resume the PGA Tour in the second half of a year. 7 Apr 2020
Fred Ridley’s Masters memorandum

Fred Ridley’s Masters memorandum

On March 13, we announced the postponement of the Masters Tournament and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur based upon the risks associated with the Coronavirus COVID-19, a pandemic that continues to impact lives everywhere. 7 Apr 2020
Augusta National fights virus with handout

Augusta National fights virus with handout

Augusta National is donating US$2 million to help fight the coronavirus which has already forced the postponement of the Masters. 31 Mar 2020
Drive, Chip and Putt update

Drive, Chip and Putt update

On March 13, it was announced that the 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals had been postponed due to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). After thoughtful deliberation, and with the guidance of public health experts, the Founding Partners have provided the following update: 30 Mar 2020
The Masters postponed due to coronavirus

The Masters postponed due to coronavirus

Augusta National Golf Club has announced the 2020 Masters will be postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 14 Mar 2020
2019 Drive, Chip and Putt champions crowned at Augusta

2019 Drive, Chip and Putt champions crowned at Augusta

Eight junior golfers – four boys and four girls – were crowned champions at the sixth annual Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals held Sunday, April 7, at Augusta National Golf Club. 8 Apr 2019
Augusta National to host women’s event

Augusta National to host women’s event

Augusta National Golf Club, which had no female members until 2012, will host a new women’s amateur championship starting next year. 5 Apr 2018