Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- It's a tradition for Sara Blackmon-Hughes to go to the Masters every year but being proposed to made this year even more special.
"Every single experience at the Masters is special," said Blackmon-Hughes.
As patrons walk inside the gates of Augusta National, they all have a story but these two may have the best story of all.
“I grew up coming here. I've been here every single year and golf is so important to me and has been and it's important to my whole family," said Blackmon-Hughes.
After Sara’s granddad passed away, their tickets were lost but Amen Corner answered her prayer. Sara's boyfriend of more than 2 years won tickets to Monday's practice round.
“I know her and how much the National means to her and you know me and her are both big golf fans,” said Andrew Price.
They both grew up playing golf and it's a game that brought them together. It would be his first time inside the gates.
“It was like a no-brainer really,” said Price.
It was also a no-brainer to pop the question.
“The next thing I knew he was asking me to marry him," said Blackmon-Hughes.
"It was definitely meant to be. I mean everything from us getting the tickets, to us missing the rain, everything just lined up perfect," said Price.
It happened just moments before they had to leave the golf course. With a big smile, Andrew got down on one knee right in front of the scoreboard.
"It's so hard to even put it into words what was going through my mind that I think was probably the happiest moment I’ve ever had in my entire life because it's the man that I love, in a place that I love,” said Blackmon-Hughes.
For Andrew, it was a stroke of genius with this proposal and this ring.
"It was special before, but you can't take this away from us you know, I'll always remember that spot right there where I did it,” said Price.
For the couple, it was one memorable Masters.