Thursday a tradition unlike any other began at Augusta National Golf Club as the 2019 Masters teed off.
We take a look at 13 golfers with Utah ties who have competed in the famed tournament including former BYU golfer Mike Weir and Salt Lake's Tony Finau, who are playing in the 2019 Masters.
-Phillip Morgan, Daily Herald
Bobby Clampett played at BYU from 1977-80.
His best finish at the Masters was in 1979, when he was the low amateur and tied for 23rd.
Clampett now works for CBS and is part of the online broadcast crew at the Masters.
Keith Clearwater played at BYU from 1979-82.
He played at Augusta twice in his career, including a tie for 39th in 1993.
Buddy Allin played for BYU from 1964-1966. He was teammates with Johnny Miller while in Provo.
Allin played in five straight Masters tournaments, from 1973-77, where his best finish was a tie for 15th place in 1974.
Jay Don Blake
Jay Don Blake, from St. George, has more than three dozen top-10 finishes in official PGA Tour events, including more than a half-dozen 2nd- and 3rd-place finishes.
In Augusta, Blake had his best finish in his first trip to the Masters, a tie for 27th place in 1991.
He missed the cut in 1992, and tied for 45th in 1993.
Rick Fehr played at BYU from 1980-84.
Fehr won two PGA Tour events: the 1986 B.C. Open and the 1994 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic.
In his senior year for the Cougars, Fehr was the low amateur at the Masters, and tied for 25th.
Provo resident Dan Forsman played in six Masters tournaments.
His run from 1993-95 was his best golf at Augusta National. He finished tied for 7th, 14th and tied for 35th respectively.
Mike Reid played for BYU in 1972-76.
The Provo resident played in four Masters tournaments. The only time he made the cut was in 1989, when he finished 6th.
Dean Wilson played at BYU from 1989-92.
He played at Augusta in 2007, and finished in a tie for 30th.
The 2017 Masters Tournament was the first time Daniel Summerhays played at Augusta National.
He finished tied for 46th.
The best golfer to play for BYU was Johnny Miller. Miller was in Provo from 1964-68.
Miller never won a green jacket. However, he tied for second place on three different occasions in 1971, '75 and '81.
In the 1975 Masters, Miller made a great comeback in the third and fourth rounds, shooting a 65 and 66 respectively. In his final round, Miller made eight birdies, and finished the tournament one shot behind Jack Nicklaus.
Billy Casper, who lived in Springville when he passed away on Feb. 7, 2015, won the 1970 Masters tournament in a Monday playoff.
In the 18-hole playoff, Casper shot a 3-under 69, to defeat Gene Littler by five strokes. Casper had six birdies, including two of the last three holes.
Mike Weir played at BYU from 1988-92.
The Ontario native became the first left-handed golfer to ever don a green jacket as the winner of 2003 the Masters, as well as the first Canadian.
Weir defeated Len Mattiace in a one-hole playoff.
As a former champion, Weir is invited to play every year in the Masters.
Weir tees off in the third group, at 6:52 a.m. MT on Thursday morning.
Hopefully for Tony Finau, the 2019 Masters will be less eventful before his opening tee shot on Thursday morning.
After hitting a hole-in-one during the 2018 Par 3 contest on Wednesday afternoon, Finau ran down the fairway celebrating, and dislocated his ankle.
After an MRI on Thursday morning, he was cleared to play and finished the tournament tied for 10th at 7-under par.
This year, Finau tees off on Thursday morning at 7:58 a.m. MT along with former Masters champion Sergio Garcia, and Olympic silver medalist Henrik Stenson.