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Tournament Round One

Posted: 04/06/2007 - Justin Rose and Masters rookie Brett Wetterich are your leaders after round one. Tiger Woods was one under par when he stepped on the 17th tee box, but he finished his day at 1 over after bogeys on the last 2 holes.

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Unexpected course conditions

Posted: 04/06/2007 - Usually the course gets faster and faster as the week goes on, especially with no rain. But this year is a little different when it comes to the speed. Talk about fast greens...real fast. With no rains, Thursday greens are like Sunday.

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Rose, Wetterich at 3-under after first round at Augusta

Posted: 04/06/2007 - Justin Rose and Brett Wetterich each shot 3 under par 69 to share the lead after the first round of the Masters. They were the only two players to break 70 over a windy, tricky opening round at Augusta National.

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Palmer kicks off super-sized Masters

Posted: 04/06/2007 - Arnold Palmer stepped up to a first teebox today that used to be the practice tee and kicked off the Masters with a tee shot that looked nothing like what he used to hit when he ruled the course.

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O'Meara wins Par 3 contest

Posted: 04/06/2007 - Sabbatini aced the 115-yard Number 7 in the par-3 contest this afternoon at Augusta National in a runup to the Masters beginning Thursday. It was one of two holes-in-one, with David Toms getting one on the 142-yard Number 3.

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Payne welcomes back all tour winners, but not women

Posted: 04/06/2007 - With Billy Payne in charge, winners of PGA Tour events will once again receive their automatic invitations to the Masters. As for women at Augusta National? Well, it's going to take more than new management to change that policy.

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Euro drought in Augusta

Posted: 04/06/2007 - It was 1999 when Jose Maria Olazabal last donned a Green Jacket. There hasn't been a European since. Who will be the next? Henrick Stenson? Sergio Garcia? How about a guy who has eleven wins worldwide?

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The King is back at the Masters as an honorary starter

Posted: 04/06/2007 - Four-time Masters champion Arnold Palmer, who played for the 50th and final time three years ago, hit the opening tee shot Thursday and became the seventh honorary starter in tournament history.

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The King tees off the Tournament

Updated: 04/05/2007 - The first shot of the 2007 Masters came from a four-time champion. Quite a crowd gathered at the first tee to watch Arnold Palmer. Patrons lined up early along the first tee to catch a glimpse of history in the making.

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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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