Had Zachariah Willett arrived on time, he would not have been there at all to tee it up but his birth 11 days ahead of schedule and the blessing of his wife Nicole had meant a late dash to Augusta.
Locked down in Florida with Zachariah, now four, and his two-year-old brother Noah, this has been a week to reminisce.
“Nic woke up the other morning and said to me: ‘Happy Masters week.’ It’s a special week for us obviously,” said Willett.
“The birth had gone great, we had loads of friends and family nearby helping out and Nic said: ‘go play. It’s the Masters. I’m fine at home.’
“I was always planning on taking four weeks off afterwards so I gave Nic a kiss on the Monday and said goodbye to embark on a week that I don’t think anyone saw coming.
“I signed in as No 89 – last man, played 18 holes on Tuesday afternoon and the Par 3 course on Wednesday and used my yardage book from 2015.