About the Author
John Boyette is sports editor of the Augusta Chronicle. He has covered twenty-four Masters Tournaments and has directed the newspaper's award-winning coverage since 2001. His first trip to the Masters came in 1974, and the winner that year was South Africa s Gary Player. He took up the game six years later, and he regularly plays at Palmetto Golf Club in his hometown of Aiken, South Carolina. Boyette, forty-six, has been honored by the Golf Writers Association of America and other media organizations throughout his career for his golf writing. He lives in Aiken with his wife, Kathy.