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Georgia Bulldogs on the mind of Masters patrons

Georgia is on the minds of patrons at Augusta National Golf Club during the second round of play. The Georgia Bulldogs, that is.
Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 4:18 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WTOC) - Georgia is on the minds of patrons at Augusta National Golf Club during the second round of play. The Georgia Bulldogs, that is.

Friday morning there was a little chill in the air. The national broadcast said it may be Friday at The Masters, but it felt a little like Saturday in Athens. That was true for a couple of reasons, not just the temperature.

They’ve called it ‘The Year of the Dawg’. The Georgia Bulldogs: College Football National Champions.

The Braves: World Series Champions.

You can see it all around Augusta National; patrons are excited for their teams.

Six Bulldogs teed off in 86th The Masters: Savannah-native Brian Harman, Russell Henley, Kevin Kisner, Sepp Straka, Hudson Swafford, and 2-time Masters champion Bubba Watson.

Patrons say they want to make sure it’s a home game for the former Dawgs on tour.

“We can bark a little bit at them when they come by,” said Trey Ingram. “It was the best year in Georgia sports history. Go Dawgs and go Braves.”

While many patrons hit the popular gift shop and sport a Masters hat, Bill Rogers will stick with the red and black.

“I really only wear one hat most of the year and it’s a visor and it’s a Georgia visor and I won’t buy any Masters visors or anything. My kids wear them, but this is what I wear,” he said of his red Georgia visor.

On Monday when they talked with the media, both Brian Harman and Kevin Kisner touched on the Georgia Bulldog flair this year’s Masters has and said since the National Title game, they’ll get a few more “Go Dawgs” cheers when they’re out on the course as school spirit is at an all-time high.

We’ll have to wait until Sunday to see if The Year of The Dawg will bring a Georgia alum another green jacket.

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