It’s time for the second round of Six Degrees of We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, and we can’t think of a better topic than The Masters set to tee it up in early April at the hallowed grounds of Augusta National.
Just a quick recap if you’re new to the game: we’ll connect any person, place or thing to We-Ko-Pa Golf Club in no more than six degrees.
This could be a really easy one since Gentle Ben Crenshaw was a two-time winner of the illustrious event (1984, 1995), but out of respect for the game of golf – which rewards poise under pressure and sportsmanship above all else – we’ll make this a bit harder and take the road less traveled.
Born in 1902 in Atlanta, Georgia, Bobby Jones designed Augusta National and organized the first Masters event (originally called the Augusta National Invitational) with the help of Clifford Roberts: an enigmatic anti-hero on which we won’t focus too hard, but it’s worth noting Jones didn’t build the club on his own. Jones was so well respected in the golf world the USGA named an award after him in 1955 which is the highest honor given by the association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. Ben Crenshaw took home the award in 1991, 15 years before he and Bill Coore designed the Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.
Yes, we took the long-way ‘round, but it’s fun isn’t it?