Billy Payne

Chairman of Augusta National, Billy Payne, speaks with the media prior to the start of the 2014 Masters on April 9, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Liguori: Even Sans Tiger, Augusta National Chairman All Smiles At Annual Address

Billy Payne touched on a number of topics Wednesday — including the absence of Tiger Woods and last year’s rule controversy — during his annual address on the eve of the Masters.

04/09/2014

Sign at Augusta National (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images), Condoleezza Rice (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Augusta National Adds Condoleezza Rice, Darla Moore As First Female Members

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members. The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, […]

08/20/2012

Sign at Augusta National (credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images), Condoleezza Rice (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Augusta Can Now Focus On Growing Golf With A Clear Conscience

With today’s major breakthrough Augusta National can finally focus on growing the game.

08/20/2012

Augusta National Golf Club chairman William Porter Payne speaks at a press conference on April 4, 2012. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Rough Day For Course And Chairman At The Masters

Lightning and thunder hit the course on Wednesday and could hamper play tomorrow. Meanwhile, Chairman Billy Payne was asked numerous times by various reporters, why a woman has never been invited to join Augusta National.

04/04/2012