Players Somehow Survive Masters And Its Low-Tech Course Data

Just a reminder that the world's best somehow managed to play The Masters without green reading books and yardage books feature grade-adjusted yardages.

Sun did the whole rise from the east, set in the west thing each day.

Players had to play by the club's rules and all still showed up. File that away.

As Karen Crouse writes for the New York Times, some of today's best even prefer the freedom to play

Away from Augusta, competitors typically use two books, one with tee-to-green details for each hole and the other, which often has a price tag, focused solely on the greens. The Masters provides a single one, at no cost, that covers both elements, offering rudimentary information. It is left to the caddies and the players to do their own legwork and fill in the blanks. In that respect, the Augusta National book is like the course itself, designed to reward those with the most creativity, imagination and discipline.

“I like it that way,” said Michael Greller, who caddies for Jordan Spieth, the 2015 champion. “It rewards people who put the work in.”