|Feeling fortunate to be at The 2012 Masters|
Early spring in Augusta, Georgia brings the world-renowned Masters Tournament. This week signifies the PGA Tour’s first major championship of the year, but it also brings a glimpse of a more genteel competition. Southern hospitality is shared for one week by the Masters patrons who are invited onto the hallowed grounds of Augusta National, setting up a memorable ending on Easter Sunday.
The Augusta National golf course is set on what used to be a garden nursery. Bobby Jones said this ground was a golf course waiting to happen, and the lay out continues to be awe-inspiring today. The hilly terrain allows for difficult shots such as elevated tee shots to sloping greens. Seeing the golf balls roll on the greens is like watching a slippery eel moving across the dock.The Thursday and Friday rounds are played with the entire field of invitees. After two days of competition the players will be paired down by half with those who make the cut allowed to play over the weekend. Saturday is billed as moving day, the day that a potential winner may try to seize the lead. However, most years it is evident that the Masters begins on the back nine holes on Sunday.
|A depiction of Amen Corner|
Remember, that seven live video channels will also be available on the Internet at www.Masters.com. “We take great pride in our efforts to grow the game’s visibility,” said Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National.
The Masters has a trademark series of holes known as Amen Corner, which is just one of the accents that keep this tournament known as the best in the world. The South is fortunate to have this beacon of golfing excellence in her backyard and for that we should all say Amen.
Report from Augusta National for Friday, April 6, 2012:
|Masters peanuts and 2012 guide for patrons|
|2012 Honorary Staters - photo courtesy The Masters|
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