Loran Smith: Adam Scott spared himself anguish with Masters victory
Sometimes there are makeup calls. Sometimes life follows up a bad hand with a good one. Sometimes fate can be redeeming and rewarding. Not always, but that is now no concern of Adam Scott, who is basking in the glow of the spotlight reserved for Masters champions.
Loran Smith: Jenkins, Hogan tied together
AUGUSTA — The legend of Ben Hogan will never retreat. Even today, 16 years after his death and 46 years since he last played a competitive round at the Masters, there are countless fans who never saw the great man swing a golf club but remain fascinated with details of his life and career.
Loran Smith: Aaron's win a special Masters moment
AUGUSTA — Forty years ago this week, inclement weather prevailed at the Masters. Heavy rains washed out the third round, which resulted in a Monday finish — one of the few times that has happened outside of the 18-hole-playoffs the tournament formerly used.
Loran Smith: Thoughts of the greats
AUGUSTA — There is an abundance of fans at Augusta National today who likely are Tiger Woods aficionados, give or take a few who maintain allegiance to competitors like Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, along with a latent following for Bubba Watson.
Loran Smith: Memories a big part of the Masters
No sporting event elicits more nostalgia from fans than the Masters.
Prep roundup: Big blast by Mason leads Lions to win
Christian Heritage School didn’t let Tre Mason’s grand slam go to waste.
Mason’s fourth-inning four-RBI home run gave the Lions the lead for good in a 13-6 varsity baseball victory against visiting North Cobb Christian on Tuesday.
Prep roundup: North Murray boys don’t miss in shootout win
North Murray High School’s Manuel Gonzalez and Coahulla Creek’s Missael Fraire are two of Region 5-3A’s best goalies, so it was not a big surprise that Monday night’s matchup between the two schools came down to penalty kicks.
Considering North Murray’s track record when pushed into such a situation, the outcome wasn’t unexpected either.
Chris Whitfield: Getting into the swing
Spring is in the air and the comforting rhythm of Jim Nance’s voice will soon float across the airwaves as the biggest rite of spring for anyone who has ever watched a 7-iron zero in on a flagstick begins this week.
It’s Masters week, which means spring has really arrived. It’s time for azaleas, time to watch a golf ball slowly trickle down the hill to the stick at No. 16 and time to hear over and over again how this tournament doesn’t begin until the back nine on Sunday.
Prep roundup: Bruins crack Raiders as Pierce, offense too much for Southeast
All season long, Northwest Whitfield High School sophomore pitcher Seth Pierce has rarely been touched up by opposing batters.
That is bad news for the rest of the Subregion 7B-4A teams and was especially hard on the Southeast Whitfield lineup on Tuesday.
Cohutta's Mansfield in running for Super Senior
Cohutta’s David Mansfield shot a 4-over-par 76 and was tied for eighth after the first round of the Georgia State Golf Association’s Super Senior Championship on Tuesday in Atlanta.
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