The Masters big swing


Harrison Wetzel, Staff Writer

Once the audience hears Jim Nantz welcoming them to Augusta Golf Club, you feel the change in the air and know spring has arrived. This year’s Masters featured 88 of the world’s best golfers, as they swung to win the “golden” green jacket.

The Masters has always been unique. It’s a private country club but has emerged on every golfer or fan’s bucket list. The Masters is the core definition of keeping traditions alive. The following rules: no cellular devices, concessions that don’t exceed $6, and the sale of Masters gear only sold from Augusta National, are honestly part of the appeal. Every year it feels like it’s a trip to the past, and the Masters knows that. The calming commentary, the lack of commercials, the zero advertisements around the club, the beautiful landscape, and reviewing the honorary dinner are what make it so appealing.

This year, Spanish golfer Jon Rahm earned his green jacket, after a furious comeback on Sunday. After the weather postponement Saturday night, Rahm entered the day down 4 strokes to American golfer, Brooks Koepka. Rahm started his first hole with a double bogey (two strokes over par) but played with a furious vengeance the next 71.

Although the Masters has already come and gone we can all celebrate the emergence of spring. Warmer weather, longer days, and less stress are truly what the Masters represents. It’s not so much the game of golf itself, but the change in seasons that follow.