Golf fan attends Masters Tournament for first time - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Golf fan attends Masters Tournament for first time

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mega Millions jackpot rolls to $106M for Tuesday’s drawing; Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot at $134M

    Mega Millions jackpot rolls to $106M for Tuesday’s drawing; Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot at $134M

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:43 AM EST2017-11-21 16:43:13 GMT
    Powerball; Source: WFXGPowerball; Source: WFXG
    The feast is officially on a roll for Georgia Lottery Players. The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $106 million for Tuesday’s drawing, and the Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $134 million for Wednesday’s drawing.  The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Oct. 17 and has rolled 10 times. Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $106 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash optio...More >
    The feast is officially on a roll for Georgia Lottery Players. The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $106 million for Tuesday’s drawing, and the Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $134 million for Wednesday’s drawing.  The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Oct. 17 and has rolled 10 times. Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $106 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash optio...More >
  • Sheriff Richard Roundtree takes a stand before vote on 2018 Budget

    Sheriff Richard Roundtree takes a stand before vote on 2018 Budget

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:02 PM EST2017-11-22 04:02:10 GMT
    Minutes before Commissioners voted to pass next year's budget, Sheriff Richard Roundtree rushed into the government building asking them not to vote. On November 15th, FOX 54 reported that a compromise between the city and the Sheriff's department was met when it came to giving his department raises. The Sheriff asked for more than $2 million and the city, dealing with a tighter than normal budget, agreed to about $1.8 million. But only if the Sheriff would agree to leave a...More >
    Minutes before Commissioners voted to pass next year's budget, Sheriff Richard Roundtree rushed into the government building asking them not to vote. On November 15th, FOX 54 reported that a compromise between the city and the Sheriff's department was met when it came to giving his department raises. The Sheriff asked for more than $2 million and the city, dealing with a tighter than normal budget, agreed to about $1.8 million. But only if the Sheriff would agree to leave a...More >
  • 'She was afraid': Family says killing of mother, son result of domestic violence

    'She was afraid': Family says killing of mother, son result of domestic violence

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 2:46 PM EST2017-11-21 19:46:43 GMT
    Renita Williams, 32, and her 15-year-old son were found dead early Saturday morning. (Source: Family)Renita Williams, 32, and her 15-year-old son were found dead early Saturday morning. (Source: Family)

    A mother and son were found dead Saturday, and their family says it was a direct result of domestic violence. 

    More >

    A mother and son were found dead Saturday, and their family says it was a direct result of domestic violence. 

    More >
Augusta National Golf Club (WFXG) -

Almost every golf fan can agree that getting the chance to attend the Masters Tournament is a dream come true.

Two diehard golf fans who actually make a living as photographers at various PGA Tour events are in Augusta this week for the Masters. But this tournament isn't one they get the chance to attend very often.

Terri Thompson and Susan Pankau own In Focus Sports Photography based in Savannah. They are both lifelong friends of Phil Mickelson and follow him to various tournaments across the country.

They average about nine to 10 events a year, but for Pankau, today marked her first time at the Masters. She says all the photos, the images on TV and the stories she's heard don't even begin to do Augusta National justice.

"I don't think I slept last night I was so excited," Pankau said. "It's a beautiful spot, the people are awesome. It's just a great day."

Both women say the crowds at Augusta National are on another level as well, and they hope to be back very soon. 

Copyright 2014 WFXG. All rights reserved.