Yesterday three banners were towed by a plane above Augusta National Golf Club during The Masters mocking Tiger Woods. I’ve learned that three more aerial signs are scheduled for Friday.
(Bootyism: UrbanDictionary.com’s newest official word)
The FAA has confirmed that it has no jurisdiction over the content of the banners, nor does the golf club. The only restrictions on the banners are that they are flown from above 2,500 feet and beyond two miles from the course itself.
All three Augusta-area airports have denied hosting the plane towing the banner, but I have located the airstrip that is providing the runway for the aircraft.
The airport hosting the plane flying the banners is thirty miles north of Augusta, in Trenton, SC at the Edgefield County Airport.
No word (yet) if Augusta National Golf Club officials have attempted to “persuade” the airport operators to block the plane towing the banners from taking off and landing today.TMZ.com reports early Tuesday that one of the banners scheduled to be towed today will read, “You knew Steve, you knew.”