Goodness Gracious! Augusta National Is Short On Pimento Cheese Sandwiches!
Jumpin’ Jesus on a pogo stick! Alert the media! We have a serious crisis going on down Augusta way! If it wasn’t bad enough with the storm overnight that knocked down a Magnolia tree, one of the 61 which line the drive up to the clubhouse’s driveway, now comes news that the very same storm has caused a shortage in the supply of the Masters’ famed pimento cheese sandwiches! Oh the humanity!
Apparently, power was lost at the facility that makes the traditional pimento cheese sandwiches, preventing the facility to produce enough to meet the great demand for them, which have become something of an institution at the Masters. Wait, can a sammie be an institution? No matter.
And believe you me, bub, folks were flabbergasted over the tragic ordeal. From the Augusta Chronicle (via Pro Golf Talk):
Around lunchtime, only the concession stand near the patron corridor had any of the coveted sandwiches on their menu.
“We were in disbelief when we walked in and heard there were no sandwiches,” said Reed Clevenger of Cary, N.C., who came to the tournament with a friend and both men’s sons.
In the end, it appears the production center will be able to make up for lost time and there will be a sufficient supply of pimento cheese sandwiches. Thank goodness. Otherwise, the natives might have began growing restless. And you don’t want some dolt yelling “GET IN THE HOLE!!!!!” on an empty stomach. That would be tragic, indeed.
(Note: according to the image above, the pimento cheese sandwiches are only $1.50. That can’t be right, can it? Well, maybe it is, but I bet they stick it to you on the bottled water and the subversive institutional racism)
Power outage causes pimento cheese shortage [Augusta Chronicle (via Pro Golf Talk)]