Augusta National is long known for its exclusivity and rules. What you may get away with at other tournaments, you just can’t get away with at the Masters. So you’re left with two choices. Fall in line or take whatever you want to do outside the gates of Augusta National.
Rarely does a golfer attempt to circumvent those choices, because it’s pretty much pointless to do so. But luckily for us, we’ve found a golfer that tried just that. So we get to delight in the tale of how Rickie Fowler got punked by an Augusta National member.
Rickie Fowler discovered that rules carry some weight at Augusta National.
As the youngster sat down for his interview in the media center, he was vintage Fowler – meaning he turned his hat around backwards. When he was asked by Augusta National member Ron Townsend to turn it around, Fowler explained that he does it that way so that people can see his face, an explanation that earned him zero credit points with Townsend.
A second request to turn it around was granted by Fowler.
Now who else wants to try Augusta National and Ron Townsend?