Everyone knows the original Masters theme song. It's called "Augusta," and Dave Loggins wrote it. Just hearing those few keys on the piano, golf fans can tell what the song is and what it means. Augusta National and the Masters.
However, in recent years, CBS has also played another Masters theme song, particularly when they show leaderboards, highlights or close the telecast. It's an upbeat song that's pretty exciting. There are no lyrics. It's not a particular ode to Augusta National.
So what's that song called?
The new Masters theme song is called "Thrill of Victory," and it's by an a group named E.S. Posthumus. The group was active from 2000-2010 and produced a form style of 21st century classic music which tried to mix modern rhythms with classical styles as well in an effort to produce an "epic" style of music.
E.S. stands for "experimental sounds" and posthumus is a play to show the music was inspired by things long dead and in the past.
It's hard to imagine CBS totally kicking Dave Loggins' "Augusta" to the curb. Too many people associate that song with the Masters. However, E.S. Posthumus' "Thrill of Victory" is a great complementary song to the thrills happening around Augusta National, particularly on Masters Sunday.