Photo of the front gate sign at the Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta, GA -
Fans say they will not stay away because Tiger Woods is not playing at the 2014 Masters.
Tom Watts from Philadelphia is coming to his first Masters. He has tournament badges for next week.
Tiger, or no Tiger, Watts says he is not about to change his plans. He does say he is a little bummed out that Woods will miss next week due to a back surgery.
"A little bit yes because you always expect the best in the world to compete and watch the tournament," said Watts, as he posed for pictures with a friend outside the front gate of the Augusta National Golf Club on Magnolia Lane.
"So, you're going this year and him (Tiger) not there...a little disappointed?" we asked Watts. "Yes," he answered. "But, not enough to say nah?" we asked. "No, definitely not," he said.
Ticket brokers tell WJBF News Channel 6 they've received no calls canceling tickets or badges due to Woods' Tuesday announcement.
Corporate Quarters, a Masters housing firm, said they also have received no change of plans from customers.