Vibrant Azaleas Didn’t Make The Cut This Year At The Masters

FILE – In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, Bernhard Langer of Germany hits on the 13th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Augusta National’s colorful, blooming azaleas are mostly missing this Masters, victims of a warmer than usual winter and sudden March cold snap. The bursts of pink and white are as much a part of the tournament as Magnolia Lane and the champion’s green jacket. This time, though, the flowering plants and shrubs could not survive the confluence of strange weather, leaving TV viewers, competitors and patrons longing for the vibrant display. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)