Augusta National flourishes in winter weather

Magnolia Lane is blanketed in snow at the Augusta National Golf Club on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Magnolia Lane is blanketed in snow at the Augusta National Golf Club on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. ( Associated Press )

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The first major of the year is still more than two months away, but if you’re itching for sights of the Masters, you’re in luck.

A rare snowstorm left more than 2 inches of snow and ice in much of the Southeast, leaving commuters stranded and several areas in disarray.

The beauty of Augusta National may be one of the few things that could offer a silver lining to the dangerous weather.

Photos bounced around the Internet Wednesday, showing the famed course covered in snowfall. The image of Magnolia Lane in spring weather is beloved, but it doesn’t look too bad in late January, either.

The first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament will take place April 10.