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Patrons Take Early Flights Home Due to Closed Course

Patrons Take Early Flights Home Due to Closed Course

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Augusta, GA - Many first timers were disappointed by the rainy weather on the first day of Masters Week. Many who came for the day packed up their bags early to head back home.

There were dozens of people decked out in golf gear walking to the check-in counters. Many of these patrons were expecting to fly out late Monday night after visiting Augusta National, but Mother Nature caused them to make other plans.

As the afternoon wore on, the lines got longer at Augusta Regional Airport.

Ed Kohler flew in yesterday, and just a little over 24 hours in town…he’s heading back to Boston.

“It didn’t look too good from what people were saying, so instead of hanging out in the rain, I thought I’d get a flight back,” said Kohler.

It was the same story for native New Yorker Bruce Savage. He got into town on Sunday night, and barely got settled before flying out again Monday morning.

“I got to see the course, I was here, it was a short trip, that’s a bummer, but I got to be here, so tough ticket,” said Savage.

Pat Wright is counting her stars as she packs up to head back to Texas.

“We did our shopping, and we walked several holes, so we were lucky, even had a Pimiento Sandwich,” said Wright.

Wright is counting her stars as she packs up to head back to Texas.

She stepped on the course for the first time Monday morning before stepping back in line at the airport, hours earlier than she planned.

“One disappointment was the sun wasn’t out, but the flowers and trees were absolutely gorgeous, the course was gorgeous, the greens just beautiful, it’s just everything you see on TV, but even better.”

Augusta Regional Airport usually has about 26,000 people coming through every month, but during April they see an additional 10,000 guests due to Masters Week.

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