2 men in star-struck outfits follow golfers
The easiest two fans to spot in the large throng of patrons following Fred Couples and Jon Rahm on Saturday were Michael Ruvolo and Matt Coakley.
The men were dressed identically in suits and ties resembling the American flag, with white stars all over their blue blazers, striped red-and-white ties, with red pants and red baseball caps with “Make Tiger Great Again” printed on them.
Ruvolo 30, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Coakley, 28, of Scottsdale, Ariz., had no idea 2017 would include their first trip to the Masters.
“We were at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines this last year and brought our own suits,” Coakley said. “We had a company (Shinesty.com) approach us and ask to wear their suits and they would get us tournaments to watch more golf. We never dreamed it would be the Masters.”
One patron told the men their hats were the coolest he has ever seen as they watched Rahm hit a drive on No. 4.
“I’d say 99 percent of the comments have been positive toward us,” Ruvolo said. “We will wear a different suit on Sunday.”
As far as their first trip to Augusta National Golf Club?
“I got chills when I saw it for the first time,” Coakley said. “Just chills all over.”