Masters 2017: All you need to know about Augusta

Masters 2017: All you need to know about Augusta

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The Masters, the first men’s major of the year, is a spring-rite, a reunion of the golfing clans — in person or on TV — and the true beginning of the season for many.

The private Augusta National club is the iconic setting, a hilly, verdant corner of Georgia bedazzled by blooming azaleas, dogwoods and magnolias and framed by towering pines.

The hallowed turf, hidden from the concrete, neon and fast-food strip of raffish Washington Road over the fence, is the site of a former indigo plantation and then fruit nursery. That was before the great American amateur Bobby Jones and businessman Clifford Roberts built a golf course in 1933.
The inaugural Masters, then known as the Augusta National…



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