AUGUSTA, GA (WCSC) - This week, tens of thousands of people will flock to Augusta, Ga. for the Masters, one of the biggest golf tournaments in the world. The tournament has been famously called "a tradition unlike any other" and even a religious experience for some.
"It's unbelievable," Kevin Lellie, who is at the tournament for the first time this year. "I've seen it on TV and it's even better in person."
"It's just the tradition of the event, obviously," Mark Lillie, who is attending for the second time said. "The absolute beauty of the course, it's unlike anything else you'll ever see."
Kim Evans lives in Augusta. This is here tenth time at the Masters and she said there's a couple tips if you've never been.
"Wear comfortable shoes and come in layers so you can peel them off as it gets warmer during the day," Evans said.
Janet Connors is visiting for the fist time.
"It's so beautiful," Connors said. "We've never seen a course in better shape."
Connors is hoping for more trips, though. Her son is Corey is playing in his first Master tournament.
"I mean you watch this little boy's dream when he's nine years old," Janet Connors said. "I remember him watching Tiger when he won in '97. Corey was five, and watching his VHS tape over and over again."
She says as tense as the day is, she's still enjoying it.
"We said it's like Disney Land here but without Mickey Mouse ears, we've got Masters hats on," Janet Connors said. "Everyone's happy. You watch men come out of the bathroom. Happy. Happy. Everybody is just grinning and having a good time and that's what it's all about."