WATCH LIVE: Local golf expert talks about unexpected PGA Tour-Saudi merger
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The most disruptive year in golf is coming to an end with the PGA Tour and European tour agreeing to a merger with Saudi Arabia’s golf interests. LIV Golf was among the hottest topics at this year’s Masters Tournament, and the merger is sure to create a buzz in this gold town.
Applications open for 2024 Masters Tournament tickets
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Attention golf fans! Applications for 2024 Masters Tournament tickets are open. According to their website, the period opened June 1st and will close June 20th. To do so, you'll have to make a free account. If your application is accepted, you will have July 20th through August...
Golf World Remembering Iconic Tiger Woods Shot Today
Tiger Woods isn't playing at The Memorial this weekend as he continues to rest and recover from injury, but fans are remembering a great shot he made at the event five years ago. During the second round, Woods stood on the par-5 11th hole, his second shot about 100 yards from the pin. He pulled out ...
Eric J. Smalls Memorial Tournament reaches 8th year
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -Over the last couple of years in the CSRA, AAU teams descend upon the two-state to play basketball in honor of Eric J. Smalls. For Eric’s mother, Frankie Simon, this weekend is always one she holds close to her heart, “When Eric passed, we retired Eric’s jersey and uniform. So he was number zero on the team that year.”
'Proud of my guys' Georgia Soul finishes first TBL season
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The 2023 season comes to a close for our very own Georgia Soul. The Souls played their last game on Saturday at T.W. Josey High School. Georgia Soul fell to the Newfoundland Rogues in their second-second round playoff game, with a score of 109 - 104. Lead scorers for this game were Deon Berrien with 27 points, San Antonio Brinson with 20 points, and Marques Sumner with 17 points.
Welcome to the Masters Housing Frenzy
That wallpaper? Hand-painted in France. You won't find it anywhere else. It's that level of pizzazz that helps the Mack family of Augusta, Georgia, attract some of the deepest-pocketed visitors who flock to the area every April for the Masters Golf Tournament. See more.
From Golf Alum to Birdie Club President: The Lasting Impact of Augusta University Graduate Emmett Turner
Emmett Turner graduated from Augusta State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. He enjoyed everything connected to his collegiate experience at Augusta University. He excelled on the golf course under “two great coaches” while playing with teammates who turned into lifelong friends. In the classroom, he said he was fortunate to have talented and knowledgeable professors at the James M. Hull College of Business.
Applications now open for Masters 2024 tickets
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Applications are now open for tickets to the 204 Masters Tournament. They opened Thursday and will remain open through June 20 at https://www.masters.com/en_US/tickets. Payments will be accepted from July 20 through Aug. 10. Masters week will be April 8-14 next year at Augusta National Golf Club.
Columbia County unveils parks department's new public tennis, pickleball club in Martinez
Columbia County has reopened a formerly independent recreational sports club as the county’s newest public parks and recreation venue. The former Petersburg Racquet Club on The Pass in Martinez is now the Columbia County Racquet Center, the county announced in a statement Monday. County staff have been repairing and...
PGA Tour Pro Getting Praised For What He Did After Shooting 84
This time last year, Billy Horschel won the Memorial Tournament. This year, he finds himself near the bottom of the leaderboard. Horschel finished the opening round of the 2023 Memorial Tournament with a score of 12-over par. That placed him 118th out of 119 golfers. Instead of ...
Longtime Golf Pro Calls Out Jack Nicklaus For Being Hypocritical
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus offered his opinion on LIV Golf earlier this week. Nicklaus said those who left for LIV Golf shouldn't be allowed back on the PGA Tour. "I don't really consider those guys part of the game anymore; and I don't mean that in a nasty way ... or really mean it that way," ...
Offensive Explosion Allows RiverDogs to Outslug Augusta 13-10
The Charleston RiverDogs collected season-highs for runs scored in a game, runs scored in an inning and stolen bases on the way to a 13-10 win over the Augusta GreenJackets on Sunday evening at Joseph. P. Riley, Jr. Park. The RiverDogs scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to blow open a tie game and earn a split of the six-game series. A crowd of 6,417, the largest of the season, took in the victory.
Jordan Spieth Was Scared Off Putt By Train Today
During the third round of the Memorial Tournament, three-time major champion Jordan Spieth had a birdie attempt sabotaged by a train horn in the distance. The horn ultimately forced Spieth to break his routine and reset himself. He would then miss his birdie putt by a few ...
What is now the Columbia County Racquet Club is open for public play
MARTINEZ, Ga. (WJBF) – Although some renovations are still ongoing since Columbia County purchased the Petersburg Racquet Club about a month ago, it is now open for public play. Tennis players we spoke to are excited about the changes. “Right now, all that they have done are just positive...
Georgia Soul loses the first game of 2nd round playoffs to the Newfoundland Rogues
AUGUSTA, Ga. - An exciting night for the Georgia Soul Men's basketball team, as they hit the court for the second round of playoffs. Tonight, they faced off against the Newfoundland Rogues at Westside High School. Georgia Soul fell to the Newfoundland Rogues 117-111. The biggest problem that the team...
Area softball players earn All-State, All-Star honors
The South Carolina Coaches Association of Women's Sports released its All-State and All-Star softball lists this week, with 13 players - nine of them underclassmen - from the Aiken Standard coverage area earning recognition. North Augusta's Madalynn Tigert and the Midland Valley duo of Emma Braswell and Mallorie Smith made...
The beat goes on for Silver Bluff football in spring practice
Aiken – The faces inside the helmets may change, but the plan remains the same for Silver Bluff High School football head coach De’Angelo Bryant when it comes to spring practice. “Our focal point has always been the same,” the veteran head coach said. “That is for our...
Augusta University Women’s Golf Program Positioned for Success after NCAA Journey
Augusta University women’s golf coach Caroline Haase-Hegg saw her squad grow up a lot during the Southland Conference Championship en route to the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Championships. They trailed Houston Christian by nine shots after the first round but rebounded on Day 2 to only...
Fox Creek baseball reaches district championship under interim head coach Peckham
Former Predator player, assistant Roby Gillespie to take over program. North Augusta – Andrew Peckham likes the direction in which the Fox Creek High School baseball program is heading, but he won’t be around to see what happens – well, in the dugout at least. Peckham became...
Post 26 15u moves to 2-0
Aiken Post 26's 15u American Legion baseball team moved to 2-0 to open the season after Wednesday night's 12-6 win over Midland Valley Post 153. Aiken took advantage of five errors, five hit batters and four walks, taking a 7-2 lead through three innings before the teams combined for nine runs in the seventh.
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