AUGUSTA, Ga. — The press building at Augusta National Golf Club — they still use the quaint term “press” hereabouts — is arguably the finest media centre in all of sports.
The most important changes to Augusta National
Reversing the nines: The original design had the golf course starting with what is now No. 10 and ending on the ninth green. For the second Masters, the nines were reversed, creating the “back nine on Sunday” effect — with “Amen Corner” at the 11th, 12th and 13th — that has resulted in many a dramatic finish.
Converting to bentgrass greens. More tolerant to colder winter temperatures and less grainy than Bermuda, bentgrass can be cut shorter,…