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Masters 2021: Nick Saban spotted at Augusta National less than 24 hours after leading Alabama spring scrimmage

When you’re Nick Saban, there’s no days off. No slow time of the year. No rest for the wicked. You go from kickoff weekend to the national championship to recruiting to spring scrimmages to summer practices back to kickoff weekend again. That’s what it takes if you want to be the best, and when it comes to college football, Saban is absolutely, unequivocally the best. There is one thing Saban will make time for, however, and that thing is golf, as evidenced by Sunday when the Alabama ball coach was spotted walking the grounds of Augusta National less than 24 hours after leading a spring scrimmage on Saturday.

Something tells us the 69-year-old Saban was participating in that warm-up largely to get loose for a rolling Augusta stroll on Sunday. As local Birmingham reporter Jamie Hale points out, Saban had hip replacement surgery nearly two years ago to the day. What she doesn’t mention, however, is that Saban scheduled that surgery around a round of golf, playing 18 in Florida that morning before flying back and going straight into surgery that afternoon. All told, he missed one day of work.

Like we said, when you’re Nick Saban, there’s no days off . . . well, except for Masters Sunday that is.