Tuesday January 10, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga., Jan. 10, 2012 – Mayor Deke Copenhaver is pleased to announce that legendary golfer, Tom Watson, will be the 2012 Mayor’s Masters Reception Honorary Golfer. Tom has won 8 PGA tour majors, including the Masters in 1977 and 1981 and the OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP five times. Watson was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1988.
“Tom Watson is one of the true gentlemen of the game of golf and serves as the embodiment of a champion” comments Mayor Copenhaver. “It is truly a privilege to have the opportunity to honor his Masters wins in 1977 and 1981 at this year’s Mayor’s Masters Reception.”
The 14th annual Mayor’s Masters Reception will be held on April 2, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Augusta Common with over 40 restaurants participating.
The mission of the reception is to promote the goodwill of the City of Augusta, encourage and invite corporate development to the City and to honor professional golfers who contribute to the game of golf both past and present.