Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Letters of the Masters

We don't really watch a lot of sports at my house. But, we usually do tune in to the big events, like the Super Bowl, the World Series and the Masters Tournament, which is taking place right now and scheduled to finish up Sunday, April 9.

So, what fun it was to discover a story about all of the letters Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters Tournament champion, received after he earned the green jacket. According to the story in the Augusta Chronicle, Willett received letters from fellow Masters champions Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle and Arnold Palmer, who died just a few months later.

And, the letters aren't just to the winners. The Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the Masters Tournament, has many letters sent by golfers who have played there through the years. 

Hopefully the tradition of letter writing will continue. The article quotes professional golfer Rory McIlroy as saying he plans to write congratulatory letters to the winners -- once he retires and is no longer competing against them.

For the full story, go to the Augusta Chronicle

Whether or not you're watching the Masters Tournament this weekend, write a letter of congratulations to someone you know. Let them know you're proud of them!

Happy letterwriting!

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