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Catering Play Getting Out Of The Rough

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Robert Williams, Owner of Roux's Catering says, "We were hopping yesterday, but today it's pretty quiet today because everybody's taking advantage of the great weather."

Sporting their sunglasses and shorts instead of umbrellas and rain coats, the patrons at Augusta National Golf Club are taking advantage of Tuesday's dry practice round. But, one caterer is ready rain or shine.

"We're so mindful of what the weather's going to do and exactly the time and try to stay ahead of if they are gonna close the course so that when our guests get back here we're ready for them and we're expecting," said Williams.

Robert Williams owns Roux's Catering, a business that is less than 150 feet from Gate 9 at Augusta National. He says Mother Nature dictates how many people show up for a meal at his restaurant.

"We prepare everyday for that worst case scenario. We probably watch the weather more so than any other folks do, even the patrons that come to Augusta," said Williams.

The grille is fired up at the Lodge on Heath and the walk-in fridge is packed with all the fixings.

Jason Nappi, reporting: "It's only a nine iron from here to the 5th green at Augusta National Golf Club and the patrons are lining up for hot dogs and hamburgers."

As the sun comes out and the grass dries up, Williams expects the food to be flying off the grille all week.

"The participation is high this year. A lot of folks are in Augusta. The weather's gonna be great and when the weather's great they're gonna do what we want them to do. They're gonna be out on the course, they're gonna be enjoying the course," said Williams.
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