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Posted April 12, 2015 03:04 pm
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Junior patron program lets dad share tradition with sons

Tom Pulley, of Dallas, brought his son, William, to the final round of the Masters Tour­na­ment to begin what he hopes will be decades of memories at Augusta National Golf Club.

William, 8, used a junior pass to walk the grounds with his father. The junior pass is a complimentary ticket for children younger than 16 who are accompanied by the Masters badge holder.

“I started when I was 8. This is my 46th Masters,” Pulley said.

His wife attended Sunday, and his 10-year-old son, Thomas, was able to come earlier in the week.

“It gives us an opportunity as a patron to use a badge for another family member,” Pulley said of the program.

William said he almost fell over at No. 6 reaching out to fist-bump Matt Kuchar.

On his badge holder, he had three junior patron commemorative pins given to him at the gate. Two were for his visits Saturday and Sunday, and the third was from his brother’s turn at the course.