News & ToursApril 10, 2008

You Never Know What You'll Hear at Augusta

My Top 5 comments overheard while walking Augusta National on Thursday . . .

  1. The weather is perfect and the birds are chirping. An elderly man from the gallery tugs the sleeve of an official and asks, "Are they playing lift, clean and place?"

  2. Fuzzy Zoeller three-putts the first green from 18 feet. As he watches the first putt slither five feet past the cup, he drawls, "Oh my Lawd."

  3. At 11:27 a.m., Ben Curtis putts from the fringe of the 11th green. A fan sitting in a choice front-row seat of the Amen Corner grandstand remarks, "That's the first golf shot I've seen today. And I've been here since 8 this morning."

  4. On the practice putting green, Bubba Watson and Aaron Baddeley trade laughs because they're both wearing lime green pants with a white shirt. Their caddies are both in the classic Augusta National white jumpsuits, and one caddie says to the other "Hey, I like your look, too."

  5. Ben Crenshaw makes a routine par and as he's walking to the next tee a fan says, "Nice going Ben," then turns to his buddy and says, "I just want Ben to know I still care."

--Max Adler

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