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Masters patrons ride in style

Updated: 04/05/2007 - If you've been out in the area from Augusta Regional Airport to Washington Road, you've seen some rare traffic in Augusta...the kind only a lucky few can afford.

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Tiger vs. Phil

Posted: 04/05/2007 - Practice is over and the pressure is on with the Tournament starting. But there are two men in this year's field who seem to have found the secret for staying cool under fire at the Augusta National.

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When course is closed, festivities continue

Updated: 04/05/2007 - The course gets quiet when the sun goes down, but that's just the beginning of the fun during Masters Week in Augusta. News 12 cruised Washington Road to find out what folks do during the evening.

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Par 3 Contest

Posted: 04/04/2007 - People headed into the gates early Wednesday at the Augusta National. The early birds wanted to make sure they get the best spots for the afternoon's Par 3 contest, now in its 48th year on Masters Wednesday.

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The Pairing Effect

Updated: 04/05/2007 - In a Masters tradition, the US amateur champ tees it up on Thursday with the defending Masters champion. This year that honor falls to Richie Ramsay, who will play with 2006 winner Phil Mickelson.

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Rock Fore! Dough: good times for a good cause

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Rock Fore! Dough is fast becoming a tradition as part of the Master's celebration. This year, Cheap Trick and Dashboard Confessional were the headliners, and there was a huge turnout.

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"Masters money" goes to work for Augusta community

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Over the past decade, the Augusta National Golf Club has donated over $11 million from the Masters to local charities in our area. Here's just one example of how that "Masters money" is changing lives for the better.

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Third annual Rock Fore! Dough set to jam

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Tonight, the annual Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough concert kicks off at First Tee. "It's a really fun event," said event promoter Joe Stevenson. "The crowd is always great, and it's just a great time of year here in Augusta."

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Ticket scalpers risk fines, jail for profits

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Deputies are all over Washington Road this week cracking down on crime. They say Sunday and Monday are their warning days, but Tuesday they start cracking down on all illegal activity and increasing their presence.

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Masters Week brings profits for Aiken businesses

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Businesses on Washington Road may think they've got prime real estate when it comes to luring in Master's patrons, but entrepreneurs in downtown Aiken say that's not necessarily the case.

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Shortening travel time to the Masters

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Masters Week means lots of traffic. When the I-20 at Washington Road exit is closed in the morning between 7:15 and 9:30, everyone gets off at River Watch Parkway, backing that area up.

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Large turnout for first practice round

Updated: 04/05/2007 - A good portion of them were on the course for the first practice round. That includes all the big names who've been here before but still wouldn't pass up a chance to enjoy a Masters Monday.

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Palmer to serve as honorary starter

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Arnold Palmer caused quite a stir Tuesday with the news he's returning to the Masters. Augusta National chairman Billy Payne announced Palmer would hit a ceremonial first tee shot before round one Thursday.

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Augusta honors Gary Player

Updated: 04/03/2007 - Monday was Gary Player Day in Augusta. On the cusp of his 50th Masters appearance, Player took center stage at the Mayor's Reception at the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.

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Freelancer skips covering Masters practice round to rob bank

Updated: 04/03/2007 - A freelance editor hired by CBS to work during the Masters is now behind bars, on charges of robbing a bank. Richmond County investigators say Michael Crane robbed the Wachovia bank on Gordon Highway Monday morning.

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Tee Off to the Masters

Posted: 04/02/2007 - More big names than usual at National on Sunday; Palmer may be honorary starter; 5 amateurs in this year's field; pressure off for Taylor; 2006 Masters recap; Augusta's own champion caddie.

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Airports ramp up for Masters traffic

Updated: 04/03/2007 - Representatives from both Augusta Regional Airport and Daniel Field say this Sunday prior to Masters Week has been one of the busiest they've seen in years.

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Local businesses anticipate Masters profits

Updated: 04/02/2007 - We're just three days away from the first practice round at Augusta National. Specialized restaurant menus, rooms for rent, and a stepped up social scene are all banking on the business of out-of-towners.

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On Your Side: Surviving the Masters

Posted: 03/30/2007 - For many people, attending the Masters is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...but if you don't take a few precautions, you won't enjoy it as much. 12 On Your Side has a few ideas for Masters Week.

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Masters Rookie: Jeev Milkha Singh

Posted: 03/30/2007 - In India, cricket is the number one sport, not golf. But golf is gaining in popularity, and a big reason is Jeev Milkha Singh. This guy's good, folks, having won six times worldwide.

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Augustans teed off at Golf Magazine

Updated: 03/30/2007 - Golf Magazine is taking a swing at the city of Augusta, and it has some folks teed off. "It gives a very misleading impression of our city," said Mayor Deke Copenhaver.

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Masters Rookie: Johan Edfors

Updated: 03/29/2007 - If you've followed tennis in the last five years, you know Roger Federer, the most dominating player in the sport. But you may not know who Johan Edfors is...and your first guess might be that he's Federer's twin brother.

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