Stories by Garry Smits

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Palmer out as Masters starter

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player will share the first tee at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 7 when they hit the ceremonial opening shots of the Masters Tournament. Arnold ...
By Garry Smits

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Local players fall short in Drive, Chip and Putt regional finals

All seven area players fell short in their bids to reach the Drive, Chip and Putt national finals at Augusta National.
By Garry Smits

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Evans teen wins Drive, Chip and Putt sub-regional

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Tucker Meyer, of Evans, won the 14-15 age group sub-regional in the Drive, Chip and Putt contest on Saturday.
By Garry Smits

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Woods says he made progress with swing

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods continued to insist that he made progress with his swing this week at The Players Championship.
By Garry Smits

Fowler delievers powerful statement in victory

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Criticized this week by his peers as an underachiever, Rickie Fowler answered with the greatest finish in the 34-year history at the TPC Sawgrass. 
By Garry Smits

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Former Bulldog Kirk leads The Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Chris Kirk bounced back from a rough patch with three consecutive birdies to take a one-shot lead at The Players Championship going into a final round that is very much ...
By Garry Smits

Friday, May 8, 2015

Kelly, Na share Players lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jerry Kelly and Kevin Na are tied for the lead after two rounds of The Players Championship.
By Garry Smits

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Four share Players Championship lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Charley Hoffman had eight birdies and shot 5-under 67 that gave him a share of The Players Championship lead with Hideki Matsuyama, David Hearn and Kevin Na.
By Garry Smits

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

McIlroy downplays Spieth as a serious rival

There is talk of a new rivalry in golf between Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, partly because of age, mainly because of recent results.
By Garry Smits

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

McIlroy looking to end Britain's drought at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - A native of the British Isles hasn't won The Players Championship since Sandy Lyle in 1987. 
By Garry Smits

Sunday, May 11, 2014

McIlroy says game is 'getting close'

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Rory McIlroy might have won The Players Championship going away this week if it hadn't been for the first nine holes of TPC Sawgrass.
By Garry Smits

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Greens grow tougher during third round

The early birds got the scores during Saturday's third round of the Masters Tournament since Augusta National Golf Club got faster, firmer and more unforgiving as the day unfolded.
By Garry Smits

Sunday, March 23, 2014

World Golf Hall of Fame makes changes to criteria

ORLANDO, Fla. - World Golf Hall of Fame eligibility will now be determined by a 16-member selection commission that will include some of the institution's most revered members.
By Garry Smits

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

Marshall Morgan delivered for the Dogs at EverBank Field

Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan has delivered time and again for the Dogs at EverBank Field, and that effort continued in Saturday's Gator Bowl.
By Garry Smits

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013

Stomach bug hits Georgia offense

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A stomach virus has hit a handful of Georgia players, three days before the Gator Bowl against Nebraska.
By Garry Smits

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Bulldogs defy odds, reach Gator Bowl

The Georgia Bulldogs defied the odds to finish the season at 8-4 and still reach the Gator Bowl.
By Garry Smits

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Quarterback a wild card for Dogs, Huskers in bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Quarterback play will be the wild card when Georgia plays Nebraska on Jan. 1 at EverBank Field in the Gator Bowl.
By Garry Smits

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Oosthuizen ties birdie streak at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Louis Oosthuizen tied The Players Championship record with six consecutive birdies on Saturday at the TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course.
By Garry Smits

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Masters was last major without long-putter winner

Did anchoring help Adam Scott win the Masters and will it affect the propsed ban?
By Garry Smits

Monday, April 9, 2012

Who is Bubba Watson?

This year's Masters champion not only courts disaster, he drives it home.
By Garry Smits
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