The legendary Masters Tournament kicked off at Augusta National this Thursday and there were a couple of familiar faces in the crowd. Florida State president John Thrasher, athletic director Stan Wilcox, and new football head coach Willie Taggart made a day trip to the historic Augusta greens on Thursday to follow Seminoles amateur golfer Harry Ellis. Ellis is a current senior at FSU who earned his spot in the hallowed tournament after winning the British Amateur tournament last June.
The trio, along with FSU golf coach Trey Jones, supported Ellis’ during his first round. Although Ellis struggled on day one and finished the round +14, the FSU staff trio got to watch former Florida State golfer and current PGA pro Daniel Berger finish the first round strong. Berger finished the day only one above par and tied for 26th.
While there are “NO DAYS OFF” in this new Taggart-era FSU football program, a casual day trip to one of the most historic tournaments in golf never hurt anyone. Going alongside the heads of the Florida State administration also goes to show that the relationships between those three is already off to a strong start, which is always a good sign.
Make sure to follow the golfers repping the Seminoles at the Masters Tournament today, as Ellis tees of at 12:10PM and Berger at 12:32PM.