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TEEING OFF: With Gratitude from Augusta National’s Opening Round

AUGUSTA, Ga - The wind gusts at Amen Corner Thursday ripped hats off the heads of patrons. Golfers stepped away from their balls three and four times, often bringing the pace of play to a halt. Bathroom lines were moving even slower.

April 06, 2017 | Vince Johnson, Special to The Covington News news@covnews.com | Masters 2017


Augusta stunner: DJ withdraws from Masters with back injury

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Dustin Johnson arrived at Augusta National on quite a roll, having won his last three tournaments.

April 06, 2017 | Paul Newberry, AP National Writer news@covnews.com | Masters 2017


A somber tribute to Arnold Palmer as Masters begins

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Masters began Thursday with two ceremonial tee shots and one empty chair.

April 06, 2017 | Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer news@covnews.com | Masters 2017


Weather, DJ's fall should make for wild 1st round at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Strong winds and a fall down a staircase by the Masters pre-tournament favorite could change the complexion of the season's first major.

April 06, 2017 | Jim Litke, AP Sports Writer news@covnews.com | Masters 2017


Predictions and More: Ranking the 2017 Masters Tournament

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April 05, 2017 | Vince Johnson, Special to The Covington News vjohnson@forsythnews.com | Masters 2017


Johnson injures back falling down stairs on eve of Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Masters favorite Dustin Johnson took a serious fall on a staircase Wednesday and injured his lower back, and his manager said it was uncertain whether the world's No. 1 golfer would be able to play the tournament.

April 05, 2017 | Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer news@covnews.com | Masters 2017


Arnold Palmer looms large at 1st Masters since his death

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Even in poor health, Arnold Palmer made one last trip to Augusta National.

April 05, 2017 | Paul Newberry, AP National Writer news@covnews.com | Masters 2017


5 things to know: Masters week

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Pimento cheese perfection. A color wheel of spring. Loads of golf fans ascending to the grab the check mark on their bucket list.

April 04, 2017 | Vince Johnson, Special to The Covington News vjohnson@forsythnews.com | Masters 2017


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