Amid the usual deference to plants, cabins and the authority of man, the Masters at Augusta National in Georgia could once be relied upon to deliver on one further thing every year: a Kerry jersey.
Pretty much every year in the 2010s, among the hushed, devoted and uniformed masses at Augusta National, there was at least one lad wearing a Kerry jersey.
Here is the sample evidence.
and so Spot The Kerry Jersey At The Masters draws to a close for another year pic.twitter.com/jZ6GYMIOIe
— Eoin Sheahan (@EoinSheahan) April 5, 2018
Is it really the Masters without a Kerry Jersey at it? #TheMasters pic.twitter.com/wOKFgezzbs
— Eoin Pilkington (@eoinpilko) April 11, 2019
But things changed once the new decade began.
No supporters at the Masters due to covid, no Kerry jersey spotted
What has caused Kerry GAA supporters to become suddenly shy with their county pride while attending the world's greatest golf tournament? Is the instant celebrity that comes from being spotted in the green and gold too much to bear? Is the new Kerry jersey not suited to the humid conditions of Georgia in springtime.
Or perhaps, have the organisers of this esteemed jersey called a halt to the wearing of O'Neills licensed clothing at their famous golf course?
At this stage, we only have questions. As we embark on the 2023 Masters, we dearly hope this will be the year that breaks the drought.
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