April 9, 2009

 

Just the name alone means something special.  The Masters.

An event unlike any other. 

It is golf's premier tournament held at Bobby Jones' Augusta National Golf Club that has produced some of the most memorable moments in sports history. 

It is where Tiger Woods' chip in for birdie on the 16th hole in 2005 landed him his fourth green jacket and Phil Mickelson displayed his famed short game en route to two Masters' titles.   It is where legends like Jack Nicklaus left their mark on the golf world at Amen Corner. 

And it is where Florida State sophomore Drew Kittleson will debut on April 9 in the first round of the 2009 Masters. 

After finishing second in the 2008 U.S. Amateur Tournament at Pinehurst No. 2 last August, Kittleson earned a spot to play in both the Masters and 2009 U.S. Open--one of the greatest honors in Florida State golf history.

"It's really a dream come true," Kittleson said.  "It's something you work for as a golfer and it's the highest level, so it's something I'm really looking forward to."