11 April 2016

"Because... tradition"

The map used by Augusta National as the official logo of the Masters displays a grossly distorted representation of the geography of the United States.
Augusta spokesman Steve Ethun says there is no documented history of the logo’s origins. But it seems to date at least as far back as a 1934 poster advertising the First Annual Invitation Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club...

As for why the logo has remained largely unchanged through the decades, the answer is simple: tradition... Augusta didn’t allow its first black member until 1991, and only began admitting women in 2012, after years of public pressure, when it extended an invitation to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. So don’t expect the club to change its logo anytime soon, cartographers’ outrage notwithstanding. 


  1. Looks like someone drew it on the back of a napkin.

  2. :-) at least it is not upside down, like that florida map. :-)


  3. Well, there's a big hole where (presumably) Georgia is supposed to be, so that's alright. I suspect they don't get the joke, though.

  4. Just a note to let you know after an extended absence I've fired up my snuh.tumblr.com site again. I'd noticed you would peak in from time to time. Have a good day!

    1. Looks like you're making up for lost time. Thanks for the heads-up.

  5. "Because... tradition"

    Why did I just hear Tevye singing?



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