On Monday, ESPN announced that the network would air a half hour feature (labeled a documentary) on the production of last November’s Masters Tournament.
The feature, entitled The One in November, will focus on the leadup to the tournament, and was produced by Augusta National.
The film chronicles the days leading into the Tournament, following those on the grounds who are responsible for planning and executing a renowned and unprecedented sporting event. Viewers will see and hear from officials and executives from the organization, who offer a rare glimpse into their roles in preparing for the Masters.
Viewers also will see Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, honor Lee Elder, who was first Black man to compete in the Masters in 1975. Ridley announces Elder’s inclusion as an Honorary Starter at the 2021 Masters and the creation of the Lee Elder Scholarships at Paine College in Augusta. Other storylines include Cameron Champ’s experience as a first-time player in the Tournament, as well as preparations for the traditional Champions Dinner hosted by 2019 Masters champion Tiger Woods.
Among those appearing in the film are legendary winners of the Green Jacket, including Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Woods, as well as Masters participants Ian Poulter and Gary Woodland and ESPN SportsCenter and golf anchor Scott Van Pelt.
The One in November premieres on March 16th at 7 PM ET on ESPN, and will re-air various times over the last three weeks prior to the start of the 2021 Masters Tournament. It will be available to stream on both ESPN+ and the Masters website beginning on April 4th.
I have no idea how deep this feature will be able to go in just a half hour, but if you need an appetizer before this year’s Masters (which starts three weeks from this Thursday), I’m sure it’ll be sufficient.