Man Arrested After Trying To Drive Through Augusta National’s Gates
Matt Jones gate-crashed Augusta with a 42-yard chip-in birdie at the Shell Houston Open. Joseph John Murphy took a different approach.
The 50-year-old was arrested on Saturday and charged with criminal trespass after allegedly trying to enter the club in his vehicle, not once but twice.
According to Travis Highfield of The Augusta Chronicle, police said Murphy tried to get onto the grounds through one of the club’s gates around 8:40 p.m. Advised that he wasn’t welcome, Murphy left, only to return about 10 minutes later. This time, Murphy drove past the security guard but was stopped soon after by police.
Murphy does not live in Augusta, the Chronicle reported, though it was not immediately known where he resides.
This much seems clear, though: he won’t be getting in next year either.