The new press building at Augusta National is a monument to lavish...

The new press building at Augusta National is a monument to lavish excess

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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…



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