The Masters

The Masters.  Augusta National, site of the most prestigious golf club in the world, is host of the The Masters golf tournament every year, and The Masters has become arguably the biggest of the four major tournaments held each year.  Attending The Masters is said to be the most difficult ticket in the sports world, and this year I got to check off an item on my bucket list.   Attending with my two sons made it that much more special.

Par 5, 13th Hole
The course is more beautiful than any picture can portray, every blade of grass and every pine needle is in place.  The spot where this picture was taken was near where Phil Mikkelson hit his second shot to the green and made an eagle which put him in the lead for good. 

 

Our tickets were for the Wednesday practice round and par 3 tournament.   Perfect for two reasons:  1) The players are much more relaxed during the par 3 tournament; they interact with the gallery and some of them even have their kids caddy for them, and 2) cameras are allowed.  I have close-up shots of many famous players, but my favorites are the ones with the kids.   See the gallery below:

Thought for the day:  Golf is a good walk ruined.  Mark Twain

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