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April 8, 2008
Good to be back
My stay at Golf Mecca has begun.
I walked through the gates, or should I say the security folks processed my information at just after 8 a.m. allowing me to once again feast my eyes on golf's most impressive piece of real estate.
It's hard to believe that it's been four years since I came to my first Masters. The excitement I felt this morning rivaled that Tuesday morning four years ago when I entered Augusta National for the first time.
In addition to my normal stories for the Star, I will be blogging each day, several times a day, just about things I see and happenings in general.
I'm still amazed by the massive operation that folks take each year to host the world's greatest golf tournament.
At 8 a.m. the gates were filled with patrons trying to make their way in for today's practice round. The souvenir shop was equally packed with folks who were attempting to gather up as much Augusta National merchandise as possible. Later this afternoon when I get a few spare moments I have some shopping of my own to do. A few friends have asked for the usual hats and shirts and I have to make my now annual purchase of matching Masters shirts for myself and my 2-year-old son Shaun. It's become a fun tradition, one that I would love to continue for many years to come.
Today is interview day, so all the major players will be in to talk, including Tiger and Phil. I'll let you know what they say later