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A Masters classic

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AUGUSTA  —  It was a classic Masters, made so, in part, by a young Texan with class, manners, etiquette, a sense of place; a soft-spoken style and a boyish smile, all of which will make him a popular champion who will never have to worry about making his VISA card payments.

Herschel Walker

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WESTLAKE, Tex. — The Herschel Walker you know is likely the one who won the Heisman Trophy, played 15 years of professional football, and pursued a number of competitions — from bobsledding to mixed martial arts.

The PGA final and Tiger

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JOHNS CREEK — Eight months from now, the next major golf championship will take place — in the springtime at Augusta, which means we have a long winter to debate the health of the PGA tour and the future of the game as it relates to the status of Tiger Woods.

Larry Nelson’s last PGA

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JOHNS CREEK – The 93rd PGA Championship was Larry Nelson’s last major. It would have been fitting for him to have made the cut, but at age 63 you tip your hat to a man who scored 78-75 for 153. Not bad for one two years away from drawing Social Security.

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Michael Crofton (right) receives a resolution from State Rep. Matt Ramsey.
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