April 8, 1989
From the greens of Augusta to a diamond in Atlanta, it's a weekend of masterful golf and bountiful baseball. CBS will cover the final rounds of the Masters from the Augusta National Golf Club today at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. (2)(8). Meanwhile, NBC's first baseball Game of the Week originates from Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium as the Dodgers and Braves play today at 12:15 p.m. (4)(36)(39). The world champions also take on Atlanta Sunday at 11:05 a.m. on Channel 11 and TBS (cable)
September 20, 2002 |
Martha Burk of the National Council of Women's Organizations released the contents of a letter Thursday to CBS Sports in which she asked the network to drop coverage of the Masters until Augusta National Golf Club admits women members. In the letter, addressed to CBS Sports President Sean McManus, Burk said that because the Masters is held at a club "flaunting ... sex discrimination" she found it "astonishing that CBS would even consider such a broadcast."
September 9, 2013 |
Nearly eight decades have passed since Horton Smith won the 1934 Masters, so he isn't exactly a household name among golf fans. But for aficionados who collect memorabilia from the sport, Smith is a Holy Grail-type figure because he received the first green jacket ever awarded by Augusta National Golf Club. The hallowed garment was only recently discovered by a family member -- it had been hanging in a closet all this time -- and was promptly put up for sale. According to Green Jacket Auctions, it fetched $682,229.45 from an unidentified bidder over the weekend.
December 18, 2002 |
In its latest attempt to increase pressure on Augusta National Golf Club, the National Council of Women's Organizations unveiled a Web site Tuesday that will list the corporate chief executives who are members. "This will draw the public's attention, in a stark way, to the disparity in these guys' policies," Martha Burk, president of the women's group, said of the site, www.augustadiscriminates.org.
September 12, 1990
Ron Townsend, president of Gannett Television Group, has become the first black applicant accepted for membership in the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club, the golf club confirmed Tuesday. An announcement from Gannett said Townsend has direct responsibility for six of the company's television stations. Townsend, 48, was director of field services for the Children's Television Workshop and was involved in the children's programs, "Sesame Street" and "Electric Company."
March 16, 2010 |
Tiger Woods released a statement Tuesday announcing that he will return to golf at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club., which begins April 8. We can now start counting the days (23) until he returns to competition at Augusta National , which will take place after a four-month hiatus that started when he became embroiled in a scandal over extramarital affairs. [Updated at 9 a.m.: "The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect," Woods said in the statement.
November 12, 2002 |
Martha Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said she was surprised only by the timing of Augusta National Golf Club chairman Hootie Johnson's message that the club would not alter its membership policy to admit a female member.
April 1, 2014 |
Augusta National Golf Club could resemble a hospital ward at the start of the Masters next week. With Tiger Woods already announcing Tuesday he's out at Augusta after back surgery, Phil Mickelson and other top players are limping toward the first round on April 10 with persistent injuries. A pulled muscle forced Mickelson to withdraw from the Valero Texas Open last week. Hunter Mahan failed to complete the Arnold Palmer Invitational with hip problems, and Jason Day could not even get to the first tee after a thumb injury flared up during practice.
April 9, 1998 |
It was a Thursday afternoon last April and Tiger Woods was finishing a round of 70 on his way to just doing it at the Masters. Along Washington Road, which runs in front of Augusta National Golf Club, a sleepy Georgia town was responding by doing a remarkable imitation of the New York Stock Exchange. The price of a $100 badge that would allow a spectator to rub elbows with 35,000 or so of the rich and famous spiked after starting the day at something over $4,000.
October 16, 1990 |
The heavy rains and flooding in east Georgia also hit the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters tournament, heavily damaging the legendary "Amen Corner." The green on No. 11, the first of the three holes that compose Amen Corner, was washed away when Rae's Creek overflowed its banks late last week. The water also damaged a bunker on No. 12, damaged the Byron Nelson Bridge and destroyed the members' tee box at No. 13. Workers were removing mud and sand left on the No.