Every March or so (or maybe year-round, if you're like us), golf fans start thinking about the Masters Tournament. It's the unofficial start to the golf season for pros and recreational players alike, and, frankly, it's the unofficial kickoff to Spring.
When you get Masters on the brain, you get this impulse to watch anything Masters you can. Typically, that's been limited to watching old Masters highlights movies on Golf Channel or, if you're of a certain vintage, on video tape or DVD. Basically, you had to go out of your way to find old Masters video.
Now, thanks to Augusta National Golf Club, that's no longer the case.
Augusta National Golf Club's official Masters YouTube channel now has an amazing gift on it: the final-round broadcasts of every Masters Tournament dating back to 1968. In full. From start to finish.
It's amazing. You can relive so many Masters memories and see how they unfolded on television. It's remarkable to see how coverage of the tournament has modernized and simultaneously remained untouched in a half-century.
You can see Jack, Arnie, Gary Player, Seve, Fred Couples, Ray Floyd, Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth. You name a Masters hero in the last half-century, and they're now available to watch on the Masters YouTube channel.
You can officially kiss productivity goodbye in March now, between the NCAA Tournament and the approaching Masters. You're basically going to spend the whole month watching your bracket being busted and azaleas in bloom.