Why I Love The Masters

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of golf. Always have been. Because of these, Masters weekend is always an exciting one. For those of you not quite up on sporting events, the Masters started yesterday (Thursday the 7th) and continues through Sunday. The Masters are played at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia and have been for 82 years. I’ve watched the Masters for as long as I can remember (not always by choice) but now it’s one of my favorite things. I’ll share why.

Why I Love The Masters | Seeking the South

Spring is here
Everyone has their opinion of when Spring actually starts. Some base it on Easter, or when the snow melts (Northerners, I’m looking at you), or when the tulips finally pop up. But for me, the Masters is a key indication that Spring has sprung!

The tradition
It’s so crazy how long the Masters has been doing the same thing, every. single. year. In fact, the Masters’ tagline is “a tradition unlike any other.” A few of the [many] traditions include the coveted green jacket, the pimento cheese sandwiches, the ceremonial opening tee shot… the list goes on.

The memories
Like I said above, I’ve been watching the Masters for what seems like forever. My dad is very into golf and happily passed that on to me (thanks dad!), so if there’s a major golf tournament on, chances are it’s on our TV, whether or not my father is in the room. (“Don’t change the channel, I want to rewind!”) I’ve spent many Saturday’s and Sunday’s sitting with my Dad in our living room watching golf, with me occasionally asking questions, him grunting at missed putts and my gushing at my golfer crushes. I’ll forever cherish these memories!

The men
Okay you didn’t actually think I was about to write a golf post and not talk about the men did you?! Well if you really know me, you know that I am hands-down obsessed with Rory Mcilroy. I’m low-key convinced he cut off his engagement with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki for me… just don’t tell her that. In order of favorites after Rory it goes Jordan Speith, Bryson DeChambeau and Adam Scott. Ugh. Who let so many gorgeous men into this sport?! I just can’t handle it.

The excitement
I know, I know, a lot of people reading this don’t think golf is exciting, but I do! There’s no true single golf star, so you never know who will come out on top. If you’ve ever played golf, you know how tough it is and how so many factors go into playing a good round (weather, clubs, emotions, etc.). It’s so exciting to see how much the leaderboard changes from Thursday to Sunday!

If you’ve never watched the Masters, I suggest you turn it on Sunday afternoon (notoriously the most exciting part of the tournament) and check it out! I’ll be lounging around today and tomorrow watching it but unfortunately I will be busy Saturday and Sunday… Oh well. Time to go cheer on Rory!

Do you watch golf, or play it? Who do you have winning this year’s Masters? Comment below!



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