• Billy Payne retiring as Masters, Augusta National chairman
    The Associated Press

    Billy Payne retiring as Masters, Augusta National chairman

    Billy Payne ruled more with an open mind than an iron fist. As the sixth chairman of Augusta National Golf Club - and the first with no direct link to co-founders Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts - he held fast to the heritage and traditions of the club, while looking beyond Magnolia Lane at how the

  • Payne retires as Augusta National chairman
    Reuters

    Payne retires as Augusta National chairman

    (Reuters) - Billy Payne, the man who opened the doors of Augusta National to women members, announced on Wednesday he would retire as chairman of one of the world's most exclusive golf clubs and home of the U.S. Masters. Payne, who took over from Hootie Johnson in May 2006 and served as chairman

  • Timeline of Billy Payne's years as Augusta National chairman
    The Associated Press

    Timeline of Billy Payne's years as Augusta National chairman

    A look at key moments involving Billy Payne during his 11 years as chairman at Augusta National Golf Club:

  • Boris Becker to lead German men's tennis back to success
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    Boris Becker to lead German men's tennis back to success

    Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was appointed on Wednesday as head of men's tennis in his home country as the German federation (DTB) looks to revive the once hugely popular sport. In his new capacity he will also be consulting Davis Cup players as well as all top German players, as the