"Godfather of Soul" James Brown shined shoes and sang songs on Augusta's Broad Street as a child. Despite passing away in 2006, Brown's presence still remains with his statue and music continually drawing visitors.
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Fingers at the ready —
Organizers at Augusta have placed four sensors on each of the greens around the course -- controlled by iPads -- to monitor the temperature, soil moisture and salinity.
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Say cheese —
Hungry? Fancy a snack? Then you can't go wrong with Augusta's pimiento cheese sandwiches. They'll set you back just $1.50 and will have you going back for more -- guaranteed.
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Don't say cheese —
You might want to leave your cellphone at home if you're going to Augusta. Phones are banned by the organizers and taking photos with any type of camera is prohibited, so best to refrain if you want to keep hold of your ticket.
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The course was closed during World War Two with cattle and turkeys taking over residence as farming took precedence. From 1943 until late 1944, animals ran wild with the produce being sold to local residents. The course was reopened in 1946 after being reconstructed with the help of German prisoners of war.
Augusta in bloom —
The Azaleas are back in full bloom after last year's cold snap. Each hole on the course is named after a plant or shrub, while the 61 large Magnolia trees still stand proud either side of the path leading from the entrance to the clubhouse.
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On the menu —
Sandy Lyle hosted the Champions Dinner in 1989 where he treated guests to a traditional Scottish Haggis with mashed potatoes and turnips. That was a far cry from the burgers and fries which were on offer when Tiger Woods was in charge in 1998.
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Never for Norman —
No Australian has ever won The Masters and few will come as close as Greg Norman. Back in 1996, Norman threw away a six-shot lead to lose on the final day as Nick Faldo took the title. A playoff defeat by Larry Mize in 1987 and a missed birdie on the 18th the following year also caused heartache.
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Spooky side of town —
Into ghosts, spirits and the supernatural? Then head down to Broad Street to have a look at the Haunted Pillar. Legend tells it that the pillar was all that was left standing after a traveling preacher placed a curse on the town. A great storm destroyed all in its wake in the market with only the pillar left standing -- just as the preacher had promised.
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Rice at the ready —
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is one of just two women to have been invited to become members of Augusta in the club's 80 year history. Rice and South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore will both wear their Green Jackets at this year's tournament.