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Topic - Jack Nicklaus
In a tournament packed with a bunch of young newcomers, the 50-and-over crowd made a bit of a stand in the first round of the Masters.
The 78th Masters Tournament has officially begun.
As a group, the three combined for 147 Masters Tournament appearances, with 13 wins. They also won seven years in a row, from 1960-1966.
The legends usually fade away gracefully here, part of the reason why the absence of Tiger Woods at the Masters seems so jarring.
The scars of finishing second linger because players return to the same course year after year.
With rare exception, no other major championship inflicts as much emotional pain as Augusta National. The perks of winning include a lifetime exemption to the Masters and a spot in the most exclusive locker room in golf.
Tiger Woods withdrew from one tournament during a round this season and ended up having back surgery. Phil Mickelson has withdrawn twice from events, once with a back issue and another with a strained muscle in his side. Jason Day missed six weeks because of a thumb injury, and Justin Rose missed three weeks because of tendonitis in his right shoulder.
Arnold Palmer never had an easy time winning majors until the last one.
Arnold Palmer will hit a ceremonial tee shot to open the Masters Tournament as long as he can – and he doesn’t even have to be upright.
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A hole-by-hole look at Augusta National, site of the 78th Masters to be played April 10-13, with famous shots played at each one, the average score and where each hole ranks in difficulty since 1934:
Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing Tuesday that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.
Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for a pinched nerve that had been hurting him for several months, knowing the surgery would keep him from Augusta National next week for the first time since he was in high school.
"It does look a little naked," Nicklaus said. "It's not only Ike's tree, but Little Ike and a couple other trees were gone. But they really had no effect on the play of the golf tournament as it relates to the tournament. ... Sure, you could put a tree back. But I personally think that the hole needs definition a little further up, not back."
Jack Nicklaus, the six-time champion who is most heavily involved in golf course design, said he would pay closer attention to the hole beyond where Ike's tree was.