The two clubs have one more thing in common: Masters week is also the busiest week of the year at Augusta Country Club. The course opens for play at 7:30 a.m., a half-hour earlier than usual, and members must sign up for tee times, a constraint unneeded the rest of the year. Howell, who will be playing at the National next week instead of at his home course, says that "during Masters week the superintendent of the country club tries to get the greens up to the speed of the National's so that the members at the club can compare themselves with the players in the Masters, but he never quite gets there.". Attempting to keep up with the Joneses is difficult enough. When the Jones in question is Robert Tyre Jones Jr., it's an affliction without a cure.