Experts available for your stories on Masters Week in Augusta

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During the first week of April, the world will be watching golf’s top players participate in the Masters Tournament, and Augusta University has a variety of stories for your news coverage of Masters week.

Tips to avoid common golf injuries

Although golf is considered to be a low-impact sport, there is a risk of injury involved in playing the game. Schedule an interview with Dr. James Blair, a leading expert in orthopaedic trauma and orthopaedic surgery at Augusta University Health, for tips on how to lower your risk of injury on the course and possibly move you up the leaderboard.

Can face masks help with allergies? Our experts explain

The face masks people are wearing to slow the spread of COVID-19 could also be good for filtering out pollen and other allergens in the air, experts say. As golf patrons hit the course, Dr. Kathleen May, chief of the Division of Allergy-Immunology and Rheumatology at the Medical College of Georgia, is available to offer advice on how face masks could help manage seasonal allergies.

Augusta University dean’s special tie to tournament

Hull College of Business Dean Richard Franza is such a fan of the Masters that the tournament inspired him to name his daughter Augusta. Schedule an interview with Franza and his daughter to learn more about their love for both golf and her namesake city.

Teleconferencing and phone interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts.

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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or

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