Posted April 07, 2014

Man Arrested After Trying To Drive Through Augusta National’s Gates

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A guard closes the gate to Magnolia Lane along Washington Road in front of Augusta National Golf Club. (Getty Images)

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.

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17 comments
JimKirkwood1
JimKirkwood1

The guard appears to be in tip top physical condition

parkerstreet
parkerstreet

He was headed to the driving range. Give the poor guy a break...

OK
OK

Probably bringing a few extra waitresses, barmaids, and hostesses to the Puddy Tat Party. You know how Puddy Tat is about getting his babes on time.

caleb
caleb

He was just trying to pick up Shooter so they could head down to the Red Lobster.

Mark J. Gibson
Mark J. Gibson

Put a trained gunner at the gate with a Browning MB2 Heavy Barrel .50 Caliber, if the try to ram without credentials, turn it on them like a fire hose. Problem solved.

BroncoBarnard
BroncoBarnard

And in other earth shattering events over the weekend, my neighbor mowed his lawn................ 

Zac Cypret
Zac Cypret

I think I admire the passion, or whatever (?), but seriously, what does this guy truly hope to accomplish??

GeoffreyHolland
GeoffreyHolland

they shot him and drowned the car in the lake on 16.

EricFoster
EricFoster

He must have violated the dress code.

Jesus Hitler
Jesus Hitler

Pimento cheese junkie.  It could happen to any of us.

The Computer Store Owner
The Computer Store Owner

I thought there would be more of a story after reading the title.


Man drove past the gate guard.  Man was arrested by police.  That's all folks.

OK
OK

Augusta National uses ICBMs. Browning .50s are so 1970s.

JBub
JBub

@Jesus Hitler The "Buy One Get One Free" coupon is good only on Sunday afternoon.

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