Parents of Masters Players Weigh In on the Best Spot at Augusta National Golf Club

Every morning when the course gates open some patrons speed walk to their favorite holes to set up their chairs. Many just enjoy walking the course and others just try to keep up with their sons.

AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) – The best golfers in the world are at Augusta National Golf Club, all going for the legendary Green Jacket.

Every morning when the course gates open some patrons speed walk to their favorite holes to set up their chairs. Many just enjoy walking the course and others just try to keep up with their sons.
Every morning when the course gates open some patrons speed walk to their favorite holes to set up their chairs. Many just enjoy walking the course and others just try to keep up with their sons.

Thousands of patrons already on the course for day 2 of The Masters. WJBF News Channel 6’s Stefany Bornman reports on the best spot on the course.

Who better to ask where the best seat on the legendary course is than the parents of a Masters Tournament Champion.

Every morning when the course gates open some patrons speed walk to their favorite holes to set up their chairs. Many just enjoy walking the course and others just try to keep up with their sons.

“Every spot is the favorite for me because we follow him around the whole 18 holes,” Richard Weir, the father of Mike Weir, told WJBF News Channel 6.

“Wherever Sammy is playing. I just watch him,” said Barb Schmitz, mother of Amateur Sammy Schmitz.

2003 Masters winners, Mike Weir’s parents say they enjoy the 12th hole because of the amazing view, but the 18th hole is very special to them.

“When he had to sink in an 8th footer to tie and in the play-off he won,” Richard Weir said.

2003 Masters winners, Mike Weir's parents say they enjoy the 12th hole because of the amazing view, but the 18th hole is very special to them.
2003 Masters winners, Mike Weir’s parents say they enjoy the 12th hole because of the amazing view, but the 18th hole is very special to them.

Amateur Sammy Schmitz’s mom is a big fan of Amen Corner, his dad loves the 16th hole, but they both say the best view is at the final hole.

“18th. I like the finish. I like to see where he ends up,” Barb Schmitz told WJBF News Channel 6.

And if your preference is to follow a golfer, these parents are pro’s on how to do it.

“I try to stand forward of him so I can watch the ball and see where it lands and then we walk forward to the green to watch the approach shot and stay at the green and watch the putting,” said Richard Weir.

“I like to stay ahead because I don’t want to move too fast so I like to stay ahead and see the ball coming at me,” Steven Schmitz, father of Sammy Schmitz, said.

Both golfers parents say they see some of the biggest crowds at Amen Corner and on the 18th hole.

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