Early Start: Tim Jackson arrived at around 7 a.m. Sunday with hopes of securing a close-up view for what was to come on the 18th green.
“I learned my lesson a few years ago, I think it was 2012, when I decided to sleep in Sunday morning,” the Las Vegas man said. “By the time I got here, it was already 15 rows deep of chairs. I’ll never make that mistake again.”
Patrons are not allowed to leave their chairs on the course overnight, but they can place a seat early each morning, long before play begins.
“With this view, there is a good chance I’ll be on TV this afternoon,” said Jackson, whose seat was pin-high on the right side of the green.
Sold Out: By the time patrons arrive for the final day of the Masters, many gift-shop items are already sold out.
“All I wanted was a coffee mug with the clubhouse on it,” said Samantha Henry, 33, of Marietta, Ga. “My sister came Monday and got one, and I just figured they’d still have some today. I guess I was wrong.”
Also sold out were green dog collars, as well as certain designs of Masters wallets.
Celebrity Sightings: Before the second-to-last pairing of Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, numerous celebrities were gazing toward the No. 1 tee from below the clubhouse oak, including Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, actor Mark Wahlberg and musician Niall Horan. Horan remained near No. 1 to watch pal Justin Rose tee off in the final pairing.