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Masters a true international event

Posted: 04/06/2006 - This 2006 Masters continues the tradition as an international golfing event. Nearly half the players this year come from outside the United States. Their presence is attracting international fans.

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Improvements to the National please patrons

Posted: 04/06/2006 - The Augusta National Golf Club is constantly making improvements to make visiting and watching the Masters more enjoyable for the patrons. This 70th Masters is even more memorable.

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Gun fired at Tom Lehman's car

Updated: 04/06/2006 - Tom Lehman has been on the PGA circuit for twenty years. While he's no stranger to Augusta, this kind of thing has never happened to him here before. Lehman was on Bobby Jones Expressway, heading to the airport Tuesday night when his Escalade was hit by a bullet.

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Nicklaus in favor of ball changes

Posted: 04/06/2006 - One of those being vocal about the course changes is none other than Jack Nicklaus. Of course with the equipment changes and just the pure strength of today's hitters, the ball is going a lot farther.

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Amateur Clay Ogden looks forward to excitement

Posted: 04/06/2006 - Unlike a lot of tournaments, the Masters invites a number of amateurs as a reward to solid play during big events. This year, five have been invited. One of them is 21-year-old Clay Ogden, who's currently on the BYU golf team.

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ANGC chairman defends changes to course

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Hootie Johnson kept his cool at the Augusta National Wednesday, but he was very forceful in defending the changes to this legendary golf course. The changes were major ones.

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Masters traffic routes cause delays

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Driving during Masters can mean more than just fighting traffic. You could have to find a new way to get around. The Washington Road exit on I-20 is one of several main areas that have been closed off this week. Traffic experts say it's all for safety. But it's causing confusion with some drivers.

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Par 3 fans camp out for best seats

Posted: 04/05/2006 - The Par 3 Competition at the Augusta National is a really nice experience. It's a chance for the players to have a little fun with the fans before the real competition begins. It's a tradition at the Augusta National.

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Masters drives golf fans to play at local courses

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Folks we spoke to Wednesday say that whether you are a golf fan or not, it's hard to fight the urge to play the game when you're in town during the Masters. You can imagine the impact that has on local courses.

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3 ticket scalpers arrested

Posted: 04/05/2006 - At least three ticket scalpers have been arrested. Scalping is not illegal, but scalpers are required to be at least 2700 feet from an event.

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Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough huge success Tuesday

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Thousands came out to First Tee of Augusta Tuesday night for the second annual Drive For Show, Rock Fore! Dough concert. News 12's Jonathan Martin was there as several big bands took the stage.

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Watch 3 holes of the Masters live at Masters.org

Posted: 04/04/2006 - If you ask any of the thousands of patrons out at Augusta National, they'll tell you there's nothing like seeing all the action in person. But now, for the first time ever, the whole world can see a slice of the action from the most storied and famous part of the course here, Amen Corner.

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Vaughn Taylor's parents proud, excited

Updated: 04/04/2006 - This year's Masters has a special hometown flavor, especially for one family. They are getting to see their son play in his very first Masters. Vaughn Taylor is the player, and his parents are Jack and Lynn Taylor.

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Masters patrons party hard Monday night

Updated: 04/04/2006 - The party has officially begun at Augusta restaurants and nightclubs, with golf fans swinging by for some food and fun. News 12's Kate Tillotson was out following the crowd Monday night.

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Players see changes to Augusta National

Updated: 04/03/2006 - Players and fans arriving for their first day at the course are being greeted by some major changes this year. While everyone was busy with vacation this past summer, the folks at Augusta National were busy too...reshaping the golf course.

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Augusta native Vaughn Taylor tees off Monday

Updated: 04/03/2006 - The reason all the people were out at the Augusta National Monday was to watch all the golfers. Signing in and heading out to practice are traditions too. The majority of the golfers arrived at the course Monday, signing in then teeing it up for a practice round.

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First day Masters patrons travel far, brave weather

Updated: 04/03/2006 - It is golf's most prestigious tournament, and so even a forecast of rain doesn't dampen the spirits of those fortunate enough to land the hottest ticket in town this week.

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Stay hydrated, out of the sun

Updated: 04/03/2006 - The temperatures are supposed to be in the 80s all week, and that can be dangerous for people out all day at the Masters Tournament. News 12's Stephanie Baker spent the day Monday out on Washington Road and found that not everyone knows how to stay safe under the sun.

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Threat of rain not enough to keep Masters fans away

Updated: 04/03/2006 - The gates are open, the course is ready and Augusta's biggest week is officially underway. The eyes of golf fans all over the world will be glued to Augusta this week. As always, News 12 is your home for Masters coverage.

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Profile: Second-Timer Ted Purdy

Posted: 04/03/2006 - Ask anyone in this year's field: they all remember their first ever Masters appearance. Ted Purdy is no exception. A year ago he made his masters debut. What a crazy week it was.

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Players start to arrive

Updated: 04/03/2006 - While a good portion of the field won't roll into Augusta till tomorrow, a fair number have already arrived. For a Masters rookie like Ben Crane, there's plenty of emotion of being a part of the tradition.

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Profile: Masters Rookie Jason Bohn

Updated: 04/03/2006 - The game of golf is filled with big personalities. Probably the biggest of this year's rookie class at the Masters is Jason Bohn.

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Profile: Masters Rookie Sean O'Hair

Posted: 03/30/2006 - At age 23, Masters rookie Sean O'Hair has been through a lot. That's just off the course. On the course he's one of the young up-and-comers with a bright future.

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