April 10, 2009
AUGUSTA---When you win the green jacket, a couple of things happen: you're invited back to the Masters for life, and you get your own spot in a very special museum.
The Augusta National loves to preserve its history, and that's what they do in a room set up for the patrons. It's full of Masters history, and every year the champion is asked to leave something behind: one of the clubs that made a difference in his win.
For last year's champ Trevor Immelman, that club is his driver. A quick glance at his display case, and you'll learn Trevor started playing when he was five. He finished 56th in his first Masters, and he beat Tiger by three strokes last year.
You'll also see his scorecard and the shirt he was wearing when he became a Masters champion.
Verne Lundquist of CBS Sports says history and the National always go hand in hand. This is Verne's 25th year covering the Masters.
"Yeah, I'm one ahead of Nance. I'm gonna keep going just to drive him nuts," Verne quipped. "But when they finally decide to lay me out, Jim's gonna zoom by me. He's gonna wind up with 50 before it's all over."
Verne's had some of the great calls over the years, including Tiger's famous putt that hung on the lip of the cup on number 16.