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It’s April, that seductress of a month that so often teases us with the first blooms of spring and then surprises us with a latent mountain of snow. We hope your month is full of more blossoms than snowbanks, but that either way get outside to enjoy the outdoors. Grab a yummy drink and take a walk around the block, keeping your eyes peeled for the first signs of spring. Before you head out, take a moment to check out this 40-centimeter (cm) GeoEye-1 image collected over Augusta, Georgia on April 10, 2022. These images were captured during the Fourth Round of the 2022 Masters Tournament at 11:20 am Eastern Time.
The Masters Tournament is one of the four major men’s championships played each year in the PGA. Unlike the other tournaments, it takes place at the same location every year, and is always held at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia. The course is known for its lush beauty – full of soaring pine trees and blooming dogwoods.
The first Masters Tournament took place in March of 1934, known then as the “Augusta National Invitation Tournament”. Since then, the event has been a favorite of golf fans, and has developed an atmosphere all its own. An interesting bit of trivia – the Masters Tournament is known for the pimento cheese spread and egg salad sold during the event. So many people ask for the recipes, there’s even a note about them on the FAQ page!
Last year, the Masters took place the weekend of April 7-10th. For the first time since COVID hit in 2020, the tournament returned to full capacity with a maximum of 40,000 spectators per day. The weekend of the tournament had perfect golf weather, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50’s to the mid-70’s.
Per tradition, the Masters Tournament took place over four rounds. The tournament concluded with Scottie Scheffler securing his first Masters victory, coming in ten under par at 278. Tiger Woods also received a lot of media attention, as it was his first time back in the limelight after a car accident in February 2021.
We love to add movement to our work break, and maybe while we stroll today, we’ll practice a few imaginary golf swing as well.
Have a great rest of your workday! 😊
(Image Courtesy: Maxar. Processed by Apollo Mapping for improved color accuracy and clarity.)