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Par 3 fans camp out for best seats

Posted: 04/05/2006 - The Par 3 Competition at the Augusta National is a really nice experience. It's a chance for the players to have a little fun with the fans before the real competition begins. It's a tradition at the Augusta National.

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Masters drives golf fans to play at local courses

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Folks we spoke to Wednesday say that whether you are a golf fan or not, it's hard to fight the urge to play the game when you're in town during the Masters. You can imagine the impact that has on local courses.

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3 ticket scalpers arrested

Posted: 04/05/2006 - At least three ticket scalpers have been arrested. Scalping is not illegal, but scalpers are required to be at least 2700 feet from an event.

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Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough huge success Tuesday

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Thousands came out to First Tee of Augusta Tuesday night for the second annual Drive For Show, Rock Fore! Dough concert. News 12's Jonathan Martin was there as several big bands took the stage.

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Watch 3 holes of the Masters live at Masters.org

Posted: 04/04/2006 - If you ask any of the thousands of patrons out at Augusta National, they'll tell you there's nothing like seeing all the action in person. But now, for the first time ever, the whole world can see a slice of the action from the most storied and famous part of the course here, Amen Corner.

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Masters great opportunity for entrepreneurs

Updated: 04/04/2006 - It's a big week on and off the course. There's a lot of money trading hands along Washington Road. News 12's Stephanie Baker took a look at all there is along that busy strip.

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Vaughn Taylor's parents proud, excited

Updated: 04/04/2006 - This year's Masters has a special hometown flavor, especially for one family. They are getting to see their son play in his very first Masters. Vaughn Taylor is the player, and his parents are Jack and Lynn Taylor.

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Fire in Augusta hotel damages at least 20 rooms

Posted: 04/04/2006 - It happened this morning at the Days Inn at the intersection of Gordon Highway and Molly Pond Road. The smoke was visible from half a mile away off of Gordon Highway. Firefighters say at least 20 rooms were damaged.

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Coming to Masters in RV great way to meet friends

Updated: 04/04/2006 - They say it's the best place to stay during Masters Week, and they say they meet the best people. News 12's Kristen Cosby went to Ray's Creek RV Park to learn about the advantages of taking your home on the road.

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Pollen returns early to Augusta

Posted: 04/04/2006 - A sure sign of early April in Augusta is the return of pollen season. High levels of pollen are around, especially early in the morning. Pine and oak are some of the big problem pollens.

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Masters patrons party hard Monday night

Updated: 04/04/2006 - The party has officially begun at Augusta restaurants and nightclubs, with golf fans swinging by for some food and fun. News 12's Kate Tillotson was out following the crowd Monday night.

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Players see changes to Augusta National

Updated: 04/03/2006 - Players and fans arriving for their first day at the course are being greeted by some major changes this year. While everyone was busy with vacation this past summer, the folks at Augusta National were busy too...reshaping the golf course.

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First day Masters patrons travel far, brave weather

Updated: 04/03/2006 - It is golf's most prestigious tournament, and so even a forecast of rain doesn't dampen the spirits of those fortunate enough to land the hottest ticket in town this week.

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Stay hydrated, out of the sun

Updated: 04/03/2006 - The temperatures are supposed to be in the 80s all week, and that can be dangerous for people out all day at the Masters Tournament. News 12's Stephanie Baker spent the day Monday out on Washington Road and found that not everyone knows how to stay safe under the sun.

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Three golf pros host annual Adaptive Golf Clinic

Updated: 04/03/2006 - Three pro golfers helped with a special tournament Monday. Vaughn Taylor, Charles Howell, and Jim Dent hosted the annual Adaptive Golf Clinic and Tournament, sponsored by Walton Rehabilitation Health Systems.

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Georgia congresswoman McKinney tells her side

Updated: 04/03/2006 - Georgia congressman Cynthia McKinney is telling some of her side of what happened at the US Capitol last week. She had a run-in with a police officer who didn't recognize her, perhaps because of her new hair style, and witnesses say she hit him.

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Threat of rain not enough to keep Masters fans away

Updated: 04/03/2006 - The gates are open, the course is ready and Augusta's biggest week is officially underway. The eyes of golf fans all over the world will be glued to Augusta this week. As always, News 12 is your home for Masters coverage.

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Hotel robbery suspect arrested

Updated: 04/03/2006 - A man suspected in several hotel robberies in Richmond and Columbia Counties is now in jail. Tommy Joe Griffey was arrested Saturday in Aiken County. He matches the description of the man who robbed four hotels last week.

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Motorcycle ride for charity turns deadly in Columbia County

Updated: 04/03/2006 - One man is dead after a weekend accident involving eleven vehicles in Columbia County. 52-year old Wayne Malick of Augusta died after a car collided with ten bikers, who were riding to raise money for charity.

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Armed robbery at Sleep Inn off Claussen Road

Posted: 04/01/2006 - After a series of hotel robberies in our area, there was another armed robbery just this afternoon. The Sleep Inn off Claussen Road right near Washington Road was hit about 4 pm Friday.

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