Par-5s have stopped march to green jacket

...plenty of birdies and eagles.But they also can take away the opportunity to slip on a green jacket.Take the case of Billy Joe Patton. Or Cur tis Strange. Or Seve Balles teros. All three had moments on the par-5 holes that cost them dearly...

The best of the new books about golf

...the spotlight on Masters champions Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead along with lesser-known players such as Billy Joe Patton and Bert Yancey, who both had close calls at Augusta National. Fields is known for seeking out the most interesting...

Augusta's par-5s still put excitement in play 80 years later

...shot at No. 15 as part of a handful of shots that are dangerous.Famous disasters on the par-5 holes include amateur Billy Joe Patton in 1954 and Curtis Strange in 1985. Each player found the water on both incoming par-5 holes and lost in their...

Augusta National's par-5s tempt many a golfer to go for it

...the 1954 Masters Tournament, and Billy Joe Patton faced a momentous decision...4-wood. I just hit a bad shot."Billy Joe Patton, the amateur who challenged...a connoisseur of history, saw Billy Joe Patton on the 13th hole, serving...

They supplied Masters memories

...finish two shots behind winner Jimmy Demaret. No amateur has ever won the Masters, though Charlie Coe, Ken Venturi and Billy Joe Patton all had close calls.The following year, Stranahan crossed paths with Roberts, Augusta National's stern chairman...

Claims against former Richmond County coroner detailed

...and five counts of violation of oath of office ? misappropriated funds from the estate of 79-year-old Army veteran Billy Joe Fletcher on Sept. 28, 2010. That was the same day the family paid the coroner $3,224, records on file in Richmond...

Snead outlasts Hogan, Patton to win 1954 Masters

...thrilling in golf's history.An unheard-of amateur, Billy Joe Patton, almost stole the show. His heroics included...Jenkins said. "I hear the roar. 'What happened?' 'Billy Joe made a one.' I said, 'What did it look like?' And...

B.J., Billy Joe headline opera house

Two famous Billy Joes -- Billy Joe Royal and Billy Joe Thomas (better known as B.J. Thomas) -- perform...changed his show business name to B.J. because Billy Joe Royal was famous. The first hit for Mr. Royal...

Ramblin' Rhodes
Billy Joe McCorkle IV "B.J"

COVINGTON, Ga. - Billy Joe and Marcie McCorkle III of Covington...announce the birth of their son, Billy Joe "B.J", born February 1, 2007...Marlene Fogle of Fairburn, Ga. and Billy Joe, Jr. and Stacy McCorkle of Harlem...

Billy Joe Pulley (GIRARD, Ga.)

GIRARD, Ga. - Billy Joe "Papa Bill" Pulley, 75, entered into rest Monday, February 18...Pulley, and a brother, Jack Pulley. He is survived by four children, Billy Joe Pulley, Jr., James Michael Pulley (Debra), both of Dahlonega...