For golf lovers, one bucket list tournament to watch is the US Masters held at the famous Augusta National in Georgia, Southeast America. As this may be a long way for some people to travel, Feet Do Travel share a few highlights which sporting fans can check out whilst in this part of the world.
We obviously have to start with the Augusta National, which regularly features in the top 10 of the worlds’ most famous and exclusive golf clubs. The Augusta National Golf Club is a private course which hosts the first of four major golf championships every year during the first week of April.*
To make the most of your visit for the US Masters, why not splash out and rent a house? During this prestigious tournament, many locals rent out their home, and if you are travelling with friends, this option may work out cheaper than a hotel.
The most prestigious place on the fairway is by Holly, the 18th and final hole. To ensure a well positioned spot to see Messrs McIlroy and Koepka justify their Masters odds, you will need to take a chair and position on the green around 4am or 5am.
* The US Masters has been postponed from April to November 2020 due to the Coronavirus.
For that archetypal all-American experience, head to Miami, Florida for the NCAA Cheerleading Championships at Daytona Beach. Teams compete on the beachfront in the second week of April for a national title.
If you have watched the Netflix series “Cheers” and want to see if the Navarro College Cheer Team win another title, add this tournament to your calendar.
Tuscaloosa packs a punch
If watching grown men tickle golf balls round manicured lawns leaves you lusting for more of an adrenaline and testosterone soaked sport, why not travel to the home of Deontay Wilder? He has held the WBC heavyweight title from 2015 to 2020, and his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama takes on something of a party atmosphere when the great man fights.
When the Bronze Bomber is aiming to maintain his 98% knockout ration, you’re sure to be treated to that famous southern hospitality.
Atlanta has it all
If the beach and glam of Miami isn’t really your thing then head north to Atlanta, which has a team for practically every single sport, whether it’s at professional or college level.
An all-American social event at football games is a tailgate party. Tailgating takes place on or around the open tailgate of a vehicle and involves BBQ food and alcoholic drinks – the perfect pastime when watching George State Panthers games.
If this is all too much testosterone, how about watching the Atlanta Hustle, a professional ultimate Frisbee team! This sport has now been recognised by the International Olympic Committee and will be eligible for the 2024 games.