Masters 2013 Practice Rounds Augusta National Photos

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Tiger Woods was out early Wednesday morning at Augusta. The course closes early today so the grounds crew can make final preparations for the start of the Masters.
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Woods played the back nine with Fred Couples and Keegan Bradley.
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Woods has not won at Augusta since 2005.
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Luke Donald's last PGA Tour start was a T4 last month at Tampa Bay.
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Bradley comes into the Masters in good form -- he's recorded four top 10s in his last four starts.
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Couples, the 1992 champion, spends most of his time on the Champions Tour, but he always comes back to play the Masters.
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Justin Rose, the No. 3 player in the world, is one of the favorites to win this week.
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After a great start to the season, Brandt Snedeker has missed the cut in his last two starts.
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Sergio Garcia has two career top 10s at the Masters.
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Louis Oosthuizen lost in a playoff last year to Bubba Watson.
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Adam Scott hopes to be the first player from Australia to win the Masters.
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Jim Furyk finished 11th last year at the Masters.
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Rory McIlroy was out early Tuesday morning at Augusta National.
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Despite being in contention the last two years at Augusta, McIlroy has yet to record a top-10 finish.
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McIlroy has struggled for most of the season, but he's recorded two top 10s in two of his last three starts.
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Tiger Woods played a practice round Tuesday afternoon.
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Woods is a four-time champion, but he hasn't won at Augusta since 2005.
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Since 1999, Phil Mickelson has finished out of the top 10 just two times at Augusta.
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Mickelson played a practice round Tuesday with Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar.
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Johnson missed the Masters last year due to a back injury.
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Fowler has also been battling a bad back this season.
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Former world No. 1 Luke Donald is still in search of his first major title.
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Adam Scott has finished in the top 10 the last two years at Augusta.
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Ian Poulter was his usual colorful self on Tuesday.
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Nicolas Colsaerts got some pointers from six-time champion Jack Nicklaus before coming to Augusta this week.
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Sergio Garcia tied for 12th at the 2012 Masters.
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Keegan Bradley tied for 27th last year in his Masters debut.
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Even though he's not playing in the tournament, former Masters champion Gary Player played a practice round Tuesday. He will hit the ceremonial first tee shot Thursday with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
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The flowers are in full bloom at Augusta.
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Sand traps and ponds aren't the only hazards at the Masters
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Tiger Woods, who has already won three times this season, played a Monday afternoon practice round at Augusta.
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Woods played with 14-year-old Tianlang Guan, who will become the youngest golfer ever to play in the Masters this week.
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Woods on the iconic 12th hole at Augusta National.
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Rory McIlroy was also on the course Monday.
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After a tough start to the season, McIlroy finished second at last week's Texas Open.
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A caddie dressed in his white Augusta jumpsuit stands overlooking the course.
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Rickie Fowler is looking for his first major win this week.
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Defending champion Bubba Watson practiced alongside his good friend Rickie Fowler.
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The second hole at Augusta National.
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Hunter Mahan took a long look at a putt underneath one of the on-course leaderboards.
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Fourteen-year-old Tianlang Guan, the youngest player ever to participate in the Masters, played a practice round with former Masters champ Ben Crenshaw.
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Bernhard Langer, owner of two green jackets, has a lifetime exemption to play in the tournament.
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Patrons filed onto the grounds to get a look at the course and the players on Monday.
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Ryo Ishikawa is making his fifth Masters start this week.
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Paul Lawrie won the 1999 British Open.
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The 10th hole at Augusta National Monday morning.
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Thorbjorn Olesen is playing in his first Masters this week.
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Mark O'Meara was the 1998 Masters champion.