No place like Augusta National when it comes to following Masters action through the roars
The loud roars that echo through Augusta National Golf Club’s dogwoods and pines have been a signature of the Masters.
“It's pretty cool,” Jordan Spieth said in 2018. “You can tell the type of roar it is. An eagle roar is different from a birdie roar which is different from a par-save roar. The octaves.”
A roar is usually based on two things:
- The quality of the shot, be it an approach that winds up close, a long putt that finds the cup or an eagle in the final round.
- Who hit it. A roar for Tiger Woods is typically larger than for a first-time player.
Armed with the knowledge of who is playing and their position on the course, you can begin to distinguish between the roars.
It's not uncommon for patrons to stay at a hole after the final group has played through. They can watch the tournament unfold via the leaderboards, and their roars can be heard long after play has ceased in that area.