If there had been specks of trash on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday, they would have blown through these corridors of pines like confetti in Times Square.
Because there is not a piece of litter to be found, the evidence of just how gusty the wind was for the first round of the 80th Masters was in the rustling azaleas, starched pin flags and players' pants billowing like sails on boats.
More than a few times the golfers paused to re-steady themselves over 12-inch putts. It was that unsettling at times.
And if the blustery conditions weren't enough, 87 competitors were lashed by another front: stormin' Jordan.
Fortunate to be in the early...