(House of Representatives - April 12, 2016)

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                              {time}  1930
                           MASTERS WEEK 2016

  (Mr. ALLEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. ALLEN. Mr. Speaker, the first full week of April, since the 
1930s, America and the world get a peek at the world-famous Augusta 
National Golf Course for Masters Week.
  Spectators gather in Augusta, Georgia, or join family and friends 
around the television to watch the world's most talented golfers 
compete for the highly coveted green jacket; and for 1 week each year, 
the world gets a glimpse into Georgia 12 and the wonderful people who 
live and work there, the district I have the great honor of 
  From the pimento cheese sandwiches to the perfectly-manicured 
grounds, the rich tradition that encompasses the Masters is truly 
something special. The course, the creation of the great Bobby Jones, 
has seen the likes of Arnold Palmer, Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger 
Woods, and spectators from all walks of life, making it a living 
history in the game. Jordan Spieth has been a great champion and made a 
historic effort to repeat as its champion.
  Congratulations to this year's winner, Danny Willett, on his victory 
and the newest addition to his wardrobe, as well as a big thank-you to 
the members of the Augusta National Golf Club and all those who worked 
tirelessly to put the tournament on, which means so much to our 
  It was my privilege to welcome all people from around the globe to 
the world's greatest sporting event, as we now count down the days 
until Masters 2017.