Traffic can sometimes snarl during Masters Week practice rounds, but Monday’s first day was generally smooth, police said.
“Typically, because we don’t know how many people are coming, (practice rounds) are a traffic challenge for us,” Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said.
Tournament days are easier because patrons, many of whom return year after year, are more likely to be familiar with the course, he said.
The sheriff’s office and Augusta traffic engineering create the traffic alignments. This year’s plan is similar to 2012’s, which was successful.
“We feel pretty confident our plan worked,” Gay said of Monday’s effort. “We were able to get people to and from the course in a timely manner.”