The iconic Augusta National Golf Club first opened for play in 1933. It was founded by the legendary Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. Jones was part of the design team along with Alister MacKenzie. The course is situated on acreage that was once the Fruitlands Nursery. Fittingly, each hole is named after a tree or shrub associated with the nursery.
The azaleas and dogwoods are in full bloom. The temperatures are rising. The tour season is in full gear. It’s that time of the year again. The time when The Masters explodes onto center stage and into our consciousness. It’s always lurking in the weeks leading up to its playing. Things like who is playing well leading up to the year’s first major? What are Tiger’s prospects? How is Phil playing? Rory? Dustin? Justin? Jordan? Well, folks, it’s April 8th. The Masters is here.