A new press building has long been in the works at Augusta National, but it was finally revealed on Sunday, and it is beyond what any of us could have imagined.
Located just beyond the driving range, the photos from the freshly-minted palace (I think we can call it that) are outrageous.
Here is a look.
As Geoff Shackelford noted, the dining area is a call to yesteryear which is pretty amazing.
Rory McIlroy said he got a preview of the place recently and was blown away.
“We had a little bit of a delay,” McIlroy said of a scheduled round he had at Augusta National. “We were supposed to tee off early in the morning but the rain was coming in sideways, it wasn’t a very nice morning. So ... the pro there said, ‘Why don’t I take you around and see this new media facility.’
“And like I kept saying, ‘Do you realize what you’ve done here? These guys are not going to want to leave. You’re going to want to cover Harbour Town next week from there. Just get a feed and like stay there.’ It’s nuts. It’s unbelievable. It’s a bit of a museum as well, there’s so much cool memorabilia from the Masters and years gone by there, it’s, if I wasn’t playing in the thing I know where I would want to be hanging out that week.”
Who else would think to raise the bar on a golf media center? Only Augusta National. And this new-school scribe, I can promise you, is incredibly grateful for the gesture.