SPRING SETS THE MOOD OF THE MASTERS

April 02, 1962

Spring comes to golf in the annual rush of warm colors and optimistic spectators to Augusta, Ga. for the famed Masters Tournament. White-coveralled caddies (left) in the early-morning dew, a golfer (right) lining up his putt-these and other glimpses captured here in watercolors by Artist Robert Andrew Parker reflect the hopeful mood of the Masters

Filing through the pine woods, a gallery leaves one scene of action to bunch along the blue pond that makes a mirrorlike setting for another. In front of a second straining wall of spectators one golfer (above) sends a shot hurtling toward a green

A spring downpour casts a mellow patina shelter a cluster of dampened spectators

A puff of sand (left) punctuates a shot by a solitary player in one of the course's spacious sand traps, while spectators who gather around the finishing hole (below) stand bathed in fiery sunset brilliance

SEVEN ILLUSTRATIONSROBERT ANDREW PARKER

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)