Probably like you, I wasn’t fortunate enough to get a press pass, or a ticket to Augusta National for The Masters this year, but I do have favorite places where I can watch the broadcast. Sports Illustrated Golf Group’s senior editor Jeff Ritter was able to get a paid trip to Augusta and reveals the media perch where he’ll be watching the Masters unfold as he writes (and rewrites) the story of the 2014 Masters.
A golf course is a large daunting place, where you can either follow your favorite player around the golf course, or you can set up at key places around the course where you can watch multiple groups play through. Obviously, Jeff likes a spot where he can see the 15th green, the par three 16th, and the tee shots at 17. Nice Choice!
My favorite hole at Augusta is number 10, Camellia, but it doesn’t set up nicely for spectators. I do love the back nine, and the 17th, in my opinion is the most boring. I think anywhere around Amen Corner would be superb, but from 15 on is where the Masters is usually won or lost. That is unless there is a playoff like the last two years and the Green Jacket was awarded at…..where else? Number 10.
So without that press-pass or a ticket, I will be watching from the comfort of my Laz-Y-Boy or at my favorite “Watering Hole”.