Augusta National Golf Club -
Golf is not the only reason people enjoy the Masters tournament. Many people have grown to love the foods sold at Augusta National Golf Club.
The concession area was just about as busy as the course on Thursday. And, after talking with several people, they all seem to love the sandwiches that come in the green bag.
“You can't come to the Masters without a pimento cheese, and the other one is the egg salad,” said James Easley, of South Carolina, who had his first sandwich in 1957.
Sally Carpenter, who brought her daughter to her first Masters agreed.“Pimento cheese on white bread. It cannot be beat.”
The sandwiches are a hot commodity at the Masters tournament.Drew Coyle attended the Masters and had his first sandwich at the age of nine.He is now an adult.“Egg salad, pimento cheese, ham and cheese on rye. Occasionally, I used to dabble in the chicken sandwich. I would sit it out in the sun for a little while to heat it up and make it a little bit more Chic-fil-A.," he said.
Most people were somewhat speechless about why they loved the pimento cheese and other sandwiches, but we pulled a few words out of them.
“It's the right amount of cheese, the right amount of pimento,” Carpenter said.
Easley added, “They have to have the right flavors all the way through.”
Lurene Johnson has attended the Masters for the past 30 years.She said, “They just delicious!”
And the best part is the cost.
"A dollar and a half,” said Charlie Boatwright.
“A dollar 50. You cannot beat that price,” Carpenter said.
That's right.You heard it.$1.50. Some, like Johnson, even remember the sandwiches being under a buck each.
“Coming 30 years, I see a difference in the price, but it's worth it. After all, it's the Masters.”
Boatwright added, “I think it's an attraction everybody ought to be able to afford and I think it's very good that they keep the prices reasonable.”