AUGUSTA, GA — Arriving at Augusta National Golf Club this week, I was told to procure my media credential at the press building. The security guard motioned toward a massive mansion that looked like something out of a Tennessee Williams play.
“Is the press building next to that place? Behind it?”
“That IS the press building.”
As a character in one of those plays might say: Oh my stars.
This year marks the unveiling of a press building at Augusta National that is a monument to lavish excess. The official line is that it was built to be the best possible such facility because the green jackets wanted to continue Masters co-founder Clifford Roberts’ vision of first-class…