Washington - Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) spoke on the House floor to congratulate 2021 Masters Champion Hideki Matsuyama and thank Chairman Ridley and members of the Augusta National for putting on a safe and memorable tournament this year. Congressman Allen’s remarks can be found below.
During the first week of April, the world’s top golfers are invited to my hometown of Augusta, Georgia, as they compete in the most prestigious tournament in the world, known as The Masters.
As people from around the world visit the Augusta National Golf Club or tune in from the comfort of their homes, they get to experience a ‘tradition unlike any other.’
After the 2020 Masters tournament was postponed to the fall with no spectators due to the pandemic, there was a lot of excitement to be back this year – even at limited capacity.
I’d like to thank Chairman Ridley and members of Augusta National for putting on a safe and memorable tournament this year, and I want to extend my personal congratulations to the 2021 Masters Champion, Hideki Matsuyama.
He is the first-ever Japanese professional golfer to win a men's major golf championship, and he has made his nation of Japan very proud.
Hideki is an inspiration to young golfers throughout the world, showing that you can reach the pinnacle of your profession through dedication and hard work.
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