The Masters & Pimento Cheese Sandwich
By mustang6560 on 4/5/11
THE pimento cheese sandwich is as highly regarded at The Masters as Amen Corner, or so I'm told. This seemingly ordinary sandwich developed a reputation over the years because of its big taste and small price.

While it's hard to get tickets to The Masters, once you're in you won't feel like your getting violated at the concession stand.
If you hold one event at the same place for 75 years, you will build up a couple of traditions. And here at Augusta National, the oddest may be the pimento cheese sandwich, a signature item that's spoken of almost in the same hushed reverence as Amen Corner.

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The concession stands sell six different types of sandwiches, all of them internationally famous not just for their thrifty green nature (top price $2.50) but also for their dedication to Southern heritage. The egg salad (white label/gray print) and the pimento cheese (white label/yellow print) have been reviving patrons for years on end.
I'm not a huge fan of pimento cheese sandwiches, but for $1.50 I'll take two please! The Masters club (turkey, ham, and cheese) sounds good, though.

The modern sports fan is accustomed to getting the short end of the stick. On top of expensive tickets (that make you feel like you're watching the game from a different planet), fans are forced to pay three- and four-times over the fair market price for concessions. The Masters could get away with over charging for concessions. Yet they have kept everything very affordable.

Another cool thing I learned is that all of the concessions are wrapped in green wax paper. This way, on the odd chance someone litters (which doesn't happen at The Masters), the trash will blend in with the background. Only at The Masters!


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[ comments ]
mjaber says:
Groupings/tee times for Thursday are out.
4/5/11
 
mustang6560 says:
I'm reading it now. I'm trying to decide who I think the "featured" group is. I like the Mcilory, Fowler, Day group.
4/5/11
 
Banker85 says:
that sandwich looks gross! i will take a couple eggsalad sandwiches though! ya i hate paying $8+ for a friggin beer @ the united center but i know i will get a couple tonight when i watch the Bulls and mvp D-rose roll thru the Suns!
4/5/11
 
Banker85 says:
and way to kill his awesome sandwich post mjaber by talking about actual golf and master info that is relevant... Jerk
4/5/11
 
mjaber says:
@banker... My apologies. I will do my best, in the future, to keep all current and relevant information to myself.
4/5/11
 
Banker85 says:
@Mustang: duh! the featured group is Tiger's group. who else!
I like the DJ, Watney, Adam Scott group. Tiger's really is good too with G-Mac and Allenby. Also like the Kaymer (looks like a caveman in the pic) Westwood and Kuch. I cant wait!!!!!
4/5/11
 
mustang6560 says:
@Banker85- Don't you mean Graeme McDowell's group?
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mjaber says:
I like the Mickelson group. I'd love to see Uihlein pull of something special.

The Couples/Donald/Stricker grouping is interesting.

Kim/Stenson/Marino seems like a group that, if they were just out at a bar, it'd be a fun group to hang with.

I always thought that one of the groups the first 2 days was the 3 other major champions... or is that a different major?
4/5/11
 
mjaber says:
Who the hell let Sergio in?
4/5/11
 
Kurt the Knife says:
looks like a bloody adipose between two slices of styrofoam sandwich.


I must say, yum.
4/5/11
 
Duke of Hazards says:
i actually like pimentos and cheese and hope to someday attend a Master's tournament, but f-ing Kurt made me google/image 'bloody adipose' and now I'll never be able to muscle one of those down.
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Kurt the Knife says:
@ duke

sry, mate.
4/5/11
 
Duke of Hazards says:
no worries. just no medical analogies about the club sandwich, eh?
4/5/11
 
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