2012 Masters

Augusta National's Unwritten Rules

The do's and don'ts for fans, players and announcers during Masters week

April 2013
Augusta rules: Gary McCord

Announcers: Don't be cute

What's wrong with an announcer at the Masters occasionally pushing the envelope? Ask Jack Whitaker, who in 1966 referred to the Masters galleries as a "mob scene" and was removed from his Augusta National broadcasting duties; or Gary McCord (left), who suffered the same fate when in 1994 he said the greens were smoothed with "bikini wax." Colorful language is OK at the Masters, provided you're just talking about the azaleas.
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