The Man Out Front challenges anyone to find a looping gig that rivaled working for Anna Rawson last week. The LPGA player/model teed it up at Seminole and Augusta National before crossing the country to Kona, Hawaii (and Hualai) to prepare for her first LPGA event of the season in San Diego. "Don;t hat," she tweeted on Twitter. Hey, with 14 inches of snow still on the ground at The Forecaddie's winter castle, we'll try our best.
Rawson wasn't the only LPGA player testing the turf at Augusta before the men get there. Angela Stanford and Kristy McPherson took the storied trip down Magnolia Lane on March 9. This marked Stanford's first time playing Augusta; it was McPherson's third.
"You've got to have something to do for three weeks," joked Stanford, referring to a gaping hole in the LPGA's schedule.
Actually, the round was a "thank you" gift from the Augusta State women's golf program, where McPherson's older brother, Kevin, is head coach. McPherson understandably, is a big supporter. Stanford one-upped her by giving $1 more to the program to garner honors as top donor. (And you don't think these LPGA gals are competitive?) Both players' names are on a plaque at the J.Fleming Norvell Golf House.
The two Solheim CUp teammates were joined by McPherson's father, David and Norvell, a huge supporter of the Jaguar golf programs. Oh and he happens to be an Augusta National member.
Both LPGA players played the members tees, with Stanford shooting even-par 72 and McPherson 73. Each made four birdies.
McPherson posted an Augusta trivia question on Twitter: Which U.S. president has the original desk and telephone sitting in the library of the Augusta National clubhouse?
She offered a National hat to the first person to tweet the correct answer.
The Man Out Front's answer: Ike.
Pass my new hat, please.