Sunday, April 6, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga (WRDW) -- It's the start of the greatest week in Augusta. It's always unlike any other. For the first time, kids pretty much having a run of the place with the Drive, Chip and Putt Competition.
Usually this first Sunday of Masters week, it's a quiet time with just the golfers out here. This year, unlike any other with the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, and a chance of a lifetime for these youngsters.
"Just putting on the 18th green and feeling the pressure with the cameras around me, that was a great experience and I will never forget this day" said Trinity King
Safe to say every youngster out here won't forget today. The Masters has always big on growing the game of golf. With today's event, they knocked it out of the park.
"I know that Augusta does everything the right way" said Bubba Watson "When they put their mind to something, they change it. The members here, they know what they're doing, they made a great plan here and they executed it to the best of their abilities."
From hitting their drives on the range next to the pros to trying to knock their chips as close as they can to the hole to a putt on 18 just like Adam Scott had to win the Masters a year ago, this was an event to remember.
"I felt like Adam Scott when I was putting that," said Leo Cheng.
"When I was putting, I was nervous because I'm on 18 green and I'm putting the same putt Adam Scott had," added Trinity King.
Speaking of Adam Scott, the defending masters champion was on hand to help with the awards ceremony for some of the age groups. Just adding to everyone's experience.
"I wouldn't expect him to come here and give me his autograph and him take pictures with me. I thought he'd be out there playing with guys like Vijay Singh or someone."
While they kept score an winners were crowned, everyone walked away victorious.