Preparations at Augusta

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Masters Preparations: WednesdayTiger Woods didn't play on Wednesday, but he did spend some time practicing.
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Justin Rose, last year's winner of the European Tour's Order of Merit, worked on his bunker game Tuesday.
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Masters Preparations: Monday Tiger Woods and buddy Mark O'Meara were out early on the putting green.
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Richard Green, second from left, joined Woods and O'Meara for a practice round.
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Patrons weren't the only ones taking pictures. Stuart Appleby snapped a couple photos during his practice round.
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The Azaleas are in bloom just in time for the tournament.
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Paul Casey gave Justin Rose some rabbit ears during their practice round.
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Patrons admired the famous 160-year-old oak tree near the clubhouse.• Golf personalities share memories of Augusta's oak tree
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Gary Player warmed up on the practice range with a weighted club. • GOLF Magazine Interview: Gary Player
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Sergio Garcia, who is still seeking his first major, worked on his chipping at the practice green.
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Patrons waited for players to come through at the par-3 16th. • Take a closer look at Augusta National
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Masters Preparations: Sunday Tiger Woods was practically alone at Augusta as he played a practice round on Sunday.
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Final touches were being made all over Augusta on Sunday.
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The 2005 U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell also played a practice round Sunday.
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Gary Player, who will break Arnold Palmer's record of 50 Masters appearances, arrived at Augusta on Sunday. • GOLF Magazine Interview: Gary Player
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The scoreboard was being prepped for the par-3 tournament that takes place on Wednesday. • The story behind the Par-3 Tournament
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The tournament will begin on Thursday.
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Stuart Appleby tried a shot out of Rae's Creek.
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Garcia attempted to skip his ball across the pond fronting the 16th green.
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Sergio Garcia played a practice round with Camilo Villegas. Both stars are seeking their first major this week.
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Former Masters champions Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player played a practice round together. Nicklaus will not play in the tournament, but Player will.
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Nicklaus won his last green jacket in 1986.
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Camilo Villegas tried skipping his ball across the pond at No. 16.
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Player practiced at the chipping green on the eve of his 51st Masters.
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Justin Rose continued to work on his short game early Wednesday morning. Rose said he's focusing on his short game to prepare for the Masters.
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From left: Tony Navarro, Adam Scott's caddie, Fred Couples, and coach Butch Harmon shared a laugh outside the clubhouse.
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Patrons lined up for a view along the 16th hole.
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David Toms, Virginia Tech student Drew Weaver, and Johnson Wagner, a Virginia Tech alum, played a practice round together.
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Mark O'Meara, who won the Masters 10 years ago, worked on his putting at the second hole.
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Amateur Trip Kuehne played his last practice round at Augusta. Kuehne plans to retire from amateur competition after the Masters.
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Masters Preparations: Tuesday Phil Mickelson, at left in green shirt, and amateur Michael Thompson played together on Tuesday.
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Conditions at Augusta are soft and wet as Mickelson found out after spending some time in a bunker.
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Tiger Woods played his final practice round on Tuesday.
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Woods plans to spend some time on the range Wednesday then relax at his rented house.
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Adam Scott was back on the golf course after recovering from a virus that forced him to withdraw from the Houston Open.
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Ernie Els will try to win his first Masters after recently switching coaches.
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Several players got some practice in on the driving range Sunday. • Complete Coverage from Augusta • Great photos from the Masters • Panoramic shots of Augusta National