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Fan Notes: Rain is liquid sunshine for patrons

April 14, 2013 - 9:07 pm
By Meg Mirshak |


Afternoon rain showers didn’t ruin Masters Sunday for Lea Gantt and John Roddey, of Chester, S.C.

“Liquid sunshine,” Roddey said.

The couple bought a green-and-white Masters umbrella in the merchandise shop and huddled beneath it at the ninth green.

“Every year on our day it rains,” Gantt said.

They had just seen Darla Moore, one of Augusta National Golf Club’s first female members, and were hoping to see the other female member, Condoleezza Rice.


WHILE MOST patrons watched the leaders play the final nine, Carson Kohler, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Bryan Glace, of Abbeville, S.C., bought last-minute souvenirs.

“They had sold out of a lot of stuff,” Glace said.

Kohler found the medium-sized shirt that was on her shopping list.

They planned to get something to eat before switching badges with friends who wanted to watch the final hours of the 2013 Masters.

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