After a couple days of dealing with rain, patrons got treated to sunny skies and temps in the 80s on Wednesday at the ANGC.
It’s always cool to see colleagues make their first visit to Augusta, and get to witness their reactions when they get a real look at the course for the first time.
Whether it was Andrew Gilman three years ago, or Eddie Radosevich this year- it’s a neat experience to be a part of.
I like the quasi tour guide role I get to play.
Eddie got extremely lucky for a Masters rookie. First group he saw on the course was Tiger, Freddie Couples, Justin Thomas and recent match play winner Kevin Kisner playing a together.
Tiger, btw, still draws a huge group of patrons, even in a practice round. His star is still the easily the brightest out here.
I’d say former OSU star Rickie Fowler is probably second on that list. There’s a lot of love out here for Rickie too. And he’d be an extremely popular winner. There are still a lot of bright orange Puma caps and outfits here following
and rooting on Rickie.
As for Eddie’s maiden voyage to the Masters, it also included a visit to “Berckman’s Place,” the most exclusive place on the course.
Berckman’s has the best food, all paid for (excluding tip), plus replica Masters putting greens you can actually putt, and exclusive merchandise. It’s the crown jewel of Augusta.
Sometimes having the right connections and a little luck makes all the difference.
It’s also evident every year that Oklahoman’s love the Masters. I see more OU and OSU clad patrons every year. And the OKC market always ranks really high when the annual Masters TV ratings come out.
It’s also not out of the realm of possibility that OSU fans could experience a pretty special Sunday. Rickie Fowler could win this thing, and Viktor Hovland could join him in Butler Cabin as the low amateur.
Now that would be awesome.
Overall, it was a great Wednesday at Augusta. But what day isn’t?