Only when Nick Faldo took a break after playing nine holes Sunday at Augusta National did he look differently.
At least to Matt Wallace.
Faldo was asked to present prizes for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals, and he had to look the part. The three-time Masters champion headed upstairs to his locker, slipped on his green jacket and returned to the trophy presentation.
Wallace, making his Masters debut, rushed over to Faldo and rubbed the sleeve of his jacket with his fingers.
“I love it,” Faldo said. “I come here, open my locker, there’s my jacket. I’ve got to tell you, it’s pretty cool. It’s a pretty special thing.”
It’s what everyone wants a week from Sunday, perhaps the most significant