These 2 Golf Fans Left Augusta National in Handcuffs. Here’s Why.

Until Sunday, there had been no arrests at Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters tournament. But then two golf fans decided to get drunk and disorderly on the final day.

Charles JordanSo Dallas resident Charles Ethan Jordan and Atlanta resident Barbara Hudson were carried off the course in handcuffs Sunday afternoon and taken to jail for disorderly conduct, authorities said.

Jordan, 28, was on the 16th green when the next to the last group was coming through. He was “drunk and disorderly,” said Capt. Scott Gay of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Barbara HudsonHudson, 41, was so intoxicated that she needed the help of the first aid. That’s where she began “showing out” in front of the medical staff who was trying to help her, Capt. Gay said.

And while Jordan and Hudson were the only patrons arrested on the grounds of Augusta National, authorities also made an arrest Friday of a wanna-be golf fan on the outside.

Michael KovarMichael Kovar, 31, of North Plymouth, Minnesota, was trying to buy tickets outside the gate and was told to stay away, authorities said. He didn’t.

Kovar (right photo) was arrested for trespassing and taken to the Richmond County Detention Center. His Facebook page says he is a casino dealer in Minnesota and his mugshot says he’s a happy guy.

All three golf visitors are now free after posting bond requirements.

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