Every Spring, as The Masters Championship begins, one thing comes to mind, my dad. He has been a PGA professional for over 25 years, and my brother and I grew up around the game. In fact, golf is at the very core of us; something that connects the generations. Each April as the eyes of Americans return to Augusta and Amen corner, I am always reminded of my dad, my brother and my grandfather. Golf (and the Masters in particular) has always been a bonding experience for fathers and sons.
This year, Craig “The Walrus” Stadler and his son Kevin are playing as the first father and son to play in the same masters. A magical moment. Yet Augusta is not stranger to the heartwarming tales of the triumphs of men and their dads. I want to share with you a great article written several years back for ESPN by Wright Thompson about The Masters, fathers and sons, and their love for each other and the game of golf.