Question of the Week

No Masters, now what?

With the Masters being postponed, what will you miss most about the annual April tradition?

Since 1948, the Masters has been a fixture of April. Not this year, though. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's major has been postponed, which raises the question — what will you miss the most about the Masters?

Please email your response to editor Stuart Hall. In order to publish, please include your first and last name, along with your city and state of residence.

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In my own instance, Masters week has long been a real and spiritual tipping point, the true transitioning into warm, warmer, and getting hot seasons. The time to shift toward nature’s freedom call of firmament.

And, too, that southern sojourn to Augusta and the ANGC, of course.

Alan T Fierst
Owensboro, Ky.

I will miss watching with my son and his family. It is not only the start of golf season, but our grilling of steaks and barbecue for the spring.

John Levy
Westfield, N.J.

For me growing up in New Brunswick, Canada, seeing that beautiful golf course signaled hope that the long winter would soon be over.

Terry DiCarlo
San Francisco, Calif.

I always use the Masters as my inspiration to start playing. It gets the juices flowing. Prior to retirement, as a practicing CPA, I was never able to get out until the Masters was concluded.

Gordon Williams
Canfield, Ohio

It has to be the last nine holes on Sunday. The whole tournament is the launch to my golf season. Everything about the Masters is fantastic, but the last nine holes at the end on Sunday afternoon are the highlight of my calendar year.

Scott Magaffin
Hopewell, N.J.

Of a multitude of unique traditions of Masters week it is Thursday morning’s ceremonial start. I have been lucky and blessed to be on the first tee behind the players' name post for 26 straight Masters. For those brief moments you can relive the best of golf history and the magnificence of Augusta National Golf Club. Both goosebumps and tears are so plentiful. Sunday evening’s Green Jacket ceremony in the Butler Cabin is a most elegant fitting end to the closest thing to human perfection I’ve ever experienced in life.

Dr. Robert S. Will
St. Charles, Ill.

The Masters has been my favorite golf event since I began playing in 1973. I love the spectacular setting, azaleas, dogwoods, and the perfectly manicured fairways and greens. My favorite part begins with the first tee shot on Thursday through the 18th on Sunday. I love Amen Corner. I guess I have to agree with the late Ken Venturi — I can’t believe he’s been gone almost seven years — in that the tournament begins Sunday, on the back nine. That’s what I’ll miss the most.

Keith Jernigan
Aledo, Texas

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