Betting is Going On at Amen Corner
For those of us that can’t break away from our desks, we still have an option to satisfy our Masters obsession – webcasting. According the Golf Blogger, CBS Sportsline and The Masters are offering 22 hours of live coverage of Amen Corner during the masters. You can pick up live coverage of all four rounds of the 11th, 12th and 13th holes. You can find the webcasting link at www.cbssportsline.com or www.masters.org. But that isn’t all that goes on at Amen Corner.
I just learned some insider info from an Atlanta resident that attended the Masters yesterday. What he told me is that the nice, calm regulars sit in the bleachers and watch as the player groups go by, cheering for their favorite players. Just in front of the bleachers are the rowdies that bet on every group that goes by. How is this done under the watchful eye of the Hootie?
Near the bleacher there is a list so attendees know the order of the players and who they are paired with, but these players can’t be seen when they hit their tee shots on the 11th. So, the rowdies, a creative bunch all, feel that there is no time like the present to place a bet on who hit it the furthest. With 30 groups making the rounds, that’s a lot of betting, a lot of money changing hands and a lot of drinking. Perhaps when the final leader groups come through these folks won’t even know, or care, any longer. And you thought The Masters was only attended by old stuffed shirts. How wrong you are.
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