Patrons not letting weather affect Masters week

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
News 12 at 11

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Rain or shine, patrons from around the world want to make the most of their time here for Masters.

The weather has been unpredictable and it looks like that trend could continue.

Justin and Kiersten Anderson just got into town tonight from Madison, Wisconsin.

"It all centered around us winning the lottery," said the Anderson’s.

They opted to stay in Aiken and talked to News 12 while killing time at horses and courses downtown.

"Cute. I like it. It's quaint. And very inviting. Yeah one of the first things we said was we couldn't believe how lively it is," said the Anderson’s.

It's their very first time seeing the tournament.

"Getting down to amen corner, and seeing those holes, and you know, just walking the grounds and thinking about all the great golf that's been played there over the years," said the Anderson’s.

They only have tickets for tomorrow and caught the downpour driving in.

"We're here, we drove down, we're gonna make it work. Yeah, fingers crossed. We're ready to go. We had some rain the last couple of days, but we're hoping that was it. So far so good. The weather is holding up, it's supposed to be beautiful tomorrow," said the Anderson’s.

It's the same story for first-timer David Ricketts, who brought his family from Chicago and Connecticut.

"Everybody has a bucket list, 100 things you want to do before you die and this is one," said Ricketts.

They're also celebrating a birthday milestone so the weather has to hold out.

"The tickets came for my 40th year, and we got to come here and enjoy it with some friends and neighbors," said Ricketts.

No matter what happens outside they're here to stay out and savor every moment.

"We prepared for it, but at the end of the day, rain or shine, we're gonna have a great time with it," said Ricketts.

Things are looking really good for Wednesday. We'll hear more about what mother nature has in store for golf's biggest weekend later on.