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Ice storm claims pine, but it's rooted in tradition

...President Dwight D. Eisenhower famously asked that it be cut down, but his request was denied by Masters and Augusta National chairman Clifford Roberts.Over time, the tree became a destination in its own right.Patrons were always searching...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/news/ice-storm-claims-pine-its-rooted-tradition
Paula Creamer calls for women's Masters Tournament

...growth is women! (hash)6Majors?"On April 8, during a news conference at Augusta National, Masters and Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne made his feeling clear when asked if the club would be open to playing host to a women's event...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-04-21/paula-creamer-calls-womens-master
Augusta native, longtime caddie honored by city

...in awe of the Augusta National Golf Club ? a boy among men."Jackson thanked his grandfather and the late Augusta National Chairman Jack Stephens and his son, Warren, who he still works for as caddiemaster at the Alotian Club in Roland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-06/augusta-native-longtime-cadd
Masters Tournament might include fall winners

...Masters after he qualified by winning The Greenbrier Classic.These stories likely are to weigh heavily on Augusta National chairman Billy Payne when he decides whether PGA Tour winners in the fall will be invited to the Masters. Payne could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-02-26/masters-tournament-might-inc
Augusta National makes donation to Woods' project

...the Masters Tournament some of its brightest moments. On Tuesday, Augusta National Golf Club reciprocated. Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson announced that the club is donating $500,000 to the Tiger Woods Foundation. The foundation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/07/gol_324615.shtml
Golf | Augusta National Golf Club
Benson promoted at Augusta National

...development at the Augusta National Golf Club, and Brad Owen has been promoted to golf course superintendent, Augusta National chairman Jack Stephens announced on Wednesday. In his new position, Benson, 42, will assume responsibility for long-range...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/11/oth_211179.shtml
Other sports | Augusta National Golf Club
Masters gets rough

...National Golf Club, making life tougher for the long hitters. The announcement was made on Wednesday by new Augusta National Chairman William "Hootie" Johnson. The rough will be heightened three-quarters of an inch, to 1 3/8 inches...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/11/oth_255855.shtml
Other sports | Augusta National Golf Club
Qualifications for Masters change

...result, Australian Greg Norman, out for most of 1998 with a shoulder injury, will be in the field next year. Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson said the tournament will overhaul its qualification list for the 2000 tournament, with three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/24/oth_245613.shtml
Other sports | Augusta National Golf Club
Major alterations under way to bolster Augusta National

...as to the scope of the club's off-season construction - which appears to be even more "extensive" than Augusta National Chairman Hootie Johnson promised in April. The project extends beyond the announced plan of lengthening and strengthening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/23/gol_314718.shtml
Golf | Augusta National Golf Club
Gamecock's Holtz beats son Skip at Augusta National

...however, by shooting a 79 on Friday to edge his offensive coordinator by two shots. Their playing partner was Augusta National Chairman Hootie Johnson, a resident of Columbia and former Gamecock football player.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/16/oth_256362.shtml
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