Stories by John Boyette

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Course rulings bring review of policy

High-profile rulings involving Tiger Woods and a 14-year-old amateur last year are expected to come up during Masters Chairman Billy Payne's annual news conference Wednesday.
By John Boyette

Weather cooperates for Tuesday's practice round

The skies have cleared up and dozens of golfers are on the course for today's practice round at the Masters Tournament.
By John Boyette

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Competition reflects efforts to 'grow game'

For Augusta National and the Masters, the Drive, Chip and Putt competition aimed at children ages 7 to 15 is just the latest move in a series of initiatives to "grow the game."
By John Boyette

Friday, April 4, 2014

Young golfers to compete at Augusta National

The inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club will be held Sunday.
By John Boyette

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Palace Malice honored by Aiken

Belmont Stakes winner Palice Malice was honored Sunday as the Aiken-trained Horse of the Year.
By John Boyette

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mayor's Masters Reception won't be held this year

No Masters Tournament participant would commit to attend the annual event, which was held the Monday of each Masters Week.
By John Boyette

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

Ike's Tree suffers major damage, removed

Golf's most famous pine tree is no longer guarding the 17th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. The Eisenhower Tree suffered major damage in an ice storm and was removed over the weekend, the club ...
By John Boyette

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Ice hits famed Magnolia Lane

Augusta National Golf Club's most famous trees have survived the ice storm that has crippled much of the Augusta area - at least for now.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Guy elected to Hall of Fame

Ray Guy, the legendary punter who starred at Thomson High School before finding fame in college and the NFL, was elected Saturday in New York by the 46-member selection committee.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Masters helps create Latin America Amateur Championship

The Latin America Amateur Championship will strive to promote the game throughout South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. 
By John Boyette

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

Player to speak at Junior Invitational

Gary Player will be the keynote speaker for the fourth annual Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. He will speak at the opening ceremony April 22.
By John Boyette

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Architect who designed Eisenhower Cabin dies

H. Lowrey Stulb, the architect responsible for designing the Eisenhower Cabin and the Sarazen Bridge at Augusta National Golf Club, died Wednesday. He was 96.
By John Boyette

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

Palace Malice attracts big crowd

Palace Malice ships out Tuesday morning for Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, Fla. He will begin preparing for his 4-year-old campaign.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013

Lown led Silver Bluff again

Al Lown guided the Bulldogs to the state championship game this season. Silver Bluff lost to Batesburg-Leesville, 28-24, in the Class AA Division II title game in Columbia.
By John Boyette

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Silver Bluff loses championship game

Batesburg-Leesville defeated Silver Bluff on Friday, denying the Bulldogs their sixth state football championship.
By John Boyette

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Silver Bluff teammates have bond

A play in the regular-season finale at Barnwell sums up perfectly the bond between Silver Bluff stars Gyasi Yeldell and James Jacks.
By John Boyette

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Silver Bluff connections run deep

A special picture hangs on the wall at Silver Bluff coach Al Lown's home. It's from the 2001 state championship game, and Lown is shaking his father's hand. 
By John Boyette

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013

Gamecocks top Tigers once again

COLUMBIA - No. 10 South Carolina held No. 6 Clemson's high-powered offense in check, and the Gamecocks defeated their Palmetto State rivals, 31-17, for the fifth consecutive time.
By John Boyette

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

Jadeveon Clowney's sack fires up crowd

COLUMBIA - South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney made some noise with a big sack of Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd midway through the second quarter in Saturday's game.
By John Boyette

Quarterbacks for Clemson, South Carolina have left their marks

COLUMBIA - To say that football fans in the Palmetto State are living in a golden age of quarterbacks would be an understatement. A huge one.
By John Boyette

Top headlines

Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.