The most claustrophobic spot at Augusta National has to be the holding area where those who violated the club’s cellphone ban are detained.
A close second is the 18th tee box. Especially when you’re 22 years old, you sit atop the leaderboard at the Masters, the wind is strong enough to send your ball cap to South Carolina and spectators to your right are leaning in to get a better look.
That’s where Matthew Fitzpatrick found himself Thursday afternoon.
“Just didn’t feel comfortable,” he said.
The patrons that line both sides on 18 form a funnel that can look more like a thimble. On top of that, Fitzpatrick sought a low ball flight into the wind.
“My low one...