My trip to The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National

My father and I went to The Masters golf tournament this year in Augusta, GA and here’s some of what went on.

We flew down to Atlanta

We rented an Audi S3

We stayed at the Wyndham

The bed was pretty sweet

I learned what Azaleas are

The legendary Augusta National Clubhouse

…and with my dad

At the practice putting green and driving range (really early, before lots of people)

The driving range

Bubba Watson and Adam Hadwin

The driving range and practice putting green

Bubba Watson walking over to Michael Greller (Jordan Speith’s caddie)

Bubba Watson and Michael Greller (Jordan Speith’s caddie)

Michael Greller (Jordan Speith’s caddie) and Cameron McCormick (Jordan Speith’s coach)

Adam Hadwin

Cameron McCormick about to show some coaching skill

Cameron McCormick showing a putting drill

The Masters scoreboard (…someday)

Dad living his dream (…until I get my name up there)

The course map, tee times and player pairings list

Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm tossed me the ball he played the 2nd hole with

2nd hole at Augusta National (…that’s a BIG approach shot!)

Jonathan Vegas and Angel Cabrerra from the fairway of the 2nd hole

Jonathan Vegas and Angel Cabrerra on the green of the 2nd hole

Augusta National is the best kept course I’ve ever seen (…and I’ve played Pinehurst and some others legendary courses)

Ross Fischer and Tyrell Hatton

Ross Fischer and Tyrell Hatton(…Ross on the left)

Ross Fischer gave me a ball at the Bridgestone Invitational last year. He’s a super polite gentleman from England and he loves junior golfers.

Tyrell Hatton pulling a club

Ross, Tyrell and Harry

Ross showing some skill putting from the fringe of the green

Paul Casey and Cameron Smith walking up the 8th fairway

The best hole on the course. The 15th hole. Firethorn – A par 5 that has  creek at the end of your 2nd shot. Do you go for it in 2? Gotta believe in your 3 wood!

The 16th hole has a creek right in front of the green on a long approach that creates some epic successes or failures. (…scary)

In the front row of the grandstand, checking out the course map

THIS IS A FAIRWAY!!! Wow… Augusta National. It’s a par 4. Yep… You get four swings to get the ball in the hole including putting from here. No worries. …just 450yds of super tight tree lined fairway with a green surrounded with crater-looking sand traps. There were players that made it in three shots, for birdie, but not a lot.

Lunch (BBQ pork sandwich, Pimento Cheese sandwich and chips with sweet tea)

Rory McIlroy practicing putting (…one of my favorite players)

The practice green got crowded fast

Tony Finau signing my The Masters flag

Daniel Berger signing my The Masters flag

Zach Johnson signing my The Masters flag (Zach is a previous Masters champion!)

Sergio Garcia signing my The Masters flag (Sergio last year’s Masters champion!)

Matt Kuchar came out to talk a bit before signing an autograph. He liked my PGA Junior shirt and asked when he was gonna come watch me. (Matt is an Olympic medalist from last year’s games and a really friendly guy)

Larry Mize signing an autograph (is a previous Masters champion from a long time ago)

Harry Ellis signing an autograph in his first Masters tournament, qualifying as an amateur from Florida State

Kevin Chappell signing an autograph

Chez Reave signing an autograph

Kevin Kisner signing an autograph

Met some new friends, they asked about starting to golf

LOTS of autographs

Sign (…loved Amen Corner)


Jason Day, Adam Scott and Marc Leishman who signed an autograph for me but didn’t get a picture (…thanks dad)

Jason Day

Adam Scott

Azaleas on the 16th hole

All done (…so cool)

One Reply to “My trip to The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National”

  1. Great pictures, great day, great story. How awesome!! Love the shirt – way to represent PGA Junior League.

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