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Jimmy Walker sets mark in nine-shot win

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:46pm


HONOLULU — At least Jimmy Walker is leaving Hawaii with one trophy.

Six days after losing a tournament on Maui he felt he should have won, Walker turned in a command performance Sunday on Oahu. He blew away the field with 7-under-par 63 to win the Sony Open for the second consecutive year.

His fourth career victory was the most impressive of all. On a course that lends itself to a free-for-all, Walker shot 62-63 on the weekend and set a tournament record with a nine-shot victory. The previous record was seven shots, last set in 2000 by Paul Azinger.

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The Way We Were: Mill Villages

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 7:01pm


Few Augustans are as proud of where they grew up as those from the Harrisburg neighborhood.

According to the official narrative of the National Park Service, Harrisburg (also called West End) evolved slowly in the 1800s around the historic home of Ezekiel Harris, a merchant and trader.

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Seahawks rally to stun Packers in OT for NFC title

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 6:54pm


SEATTLE — The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away.

Time for the Seattle Seahawks to show why they are champions.

“You have the belief these guys have in one another, there is nothing you can’t do,” coach Pete Carroll said after an implausible comeback for a 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC Champion­ship Game on Sunday.

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