Monday, February 24, 2014

Here's What an Invitation to The Masters Looks Like

It's the time of year when Augusta National Golf Club is sending out invitations to play in the The Masters. Back in the old days, this was how you got into the tournament: you waited for an invitation, which would be coming your way only if the club's tournament committee decided to send you one.

While The Masters is still, technically, in invitational, the invites today are based on a series of qualifying criteria. Any golfer who meets the criteria gets invited. But Augusta National still mails out old-fashioned paper invitations to golfers who've qualified.

On Twitter today, one such golfer had this to say:

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano included a photo of the invitation he received from Augusta National, to play in the 2014 Masters:

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