Jack Nicklaus on Billy Payne stepping down as Chairman of Augusta National and Fred Ridley being named the next Chairman

Although I say this with mixed emotions, I am really very happy for Billy Payne and Augusta National Golf Club. In his 11 years, Billy Payne has taken Augusta National and the Masters Tournament to new levels and under his leadership, the Club and … [Read more...]

Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player’s press conference after the Masters’ Opening Ceremonies

MODERATOR:  Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.  The start of the 2017 Masters Tournament occurred just a short few minutes ago with a beautiful and moving ceremony on the first tee. This morning, we are extremely privileged and delighted to welcome … [Read more...]

Wednesday at the Masters photo diary

Jack Nicklaus, The Masters

The Par 3 Contest at the Masters was canceled for the first time in 56 years after bad weather threatened much of Georgia. Only 26 players started their rounds, and no winner was declared. Michael and Frankie Nicklaus, the Golden Bear’s grandchildren … [Read more...]

Honorary Starters Nicklaus and Player to get Masters underway Thursday morning with ceremonial tee shots

Record six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus and his good friend Gary Player, a winner of three Green Jackets, will hit ceremonial tee shots to start the 81st Masters Tournament around 7:45 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 6. Missing from this … [Read more...]