Turns out there is some normalcy to this Masters: rain.
About a half-hour immediately after Jack Nicklaus and Gary Participant strike honorary tee pictures before the smallest crowd ever, a rumble could be heard from Amen Corner. It wasn’t a roar, but an approaching storm. The program was evacuated simply because of lightning in the space at about 7:35 a.m.
Since of shifting the tournament to November and the tight window of daylight hrs, perform started off equally sets of tees.
And with no spectators, only about 500 individuals — Augusta Nationwide members and household, a couple players’ wives, media and tournament officers — collected about the very first tee to watch Nicklaus and Participant hit their drives. Nicklaus’ wife, Barbara, was dressed in the white coveralls for caddies.
Most jarring was the audio of a drone — a very first for the Masters. Club chairman Fred Ridley said two drones would be applied for the 7 days.
Also peculiar was 1988 winner Sandy Lyle putting on suspenders. When he strike his tee shot off the 10th for the earliest start off and with fog clinging to the fairways, Lyle turned and stated, “Where by did it go?”
9 players have done 1 hole. No one particular manufactured a birdie. Beginner Yuxin Lin of China produced double bogey on No. 10.