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Masters 2021: Golf Digest's exclusive photos from Augusta National

 

By GolfDigest.ie

It’s April and the golf world is back in Augusta for the Masters, a rite of spring that maybe we all took a little for granted before it went missing a year ago. And while this won’t be a “normal” Masters just yet, it’s a little closer than the unusual event that took place last November, the club allowing a limited number of patrons to attend the event this week.

Also in attendance at Augusta National are Golf Digest photographers JD Cuban and Ben Walton, set to capture the action and spectacle of the 85th edition of the event as it unfolds. We’ll update this photo gallery daily with the goal of making the Masters feel a little bit like its old self.

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Photo By: JD Cuban

Pines and a leaderboard reflected in a pond.

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Photo By: JD Cuban

A detail of the perfectly mown 5th tee box.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

Reflection of the 16th green in the pond.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

Reading putts will be an interesting challenge this week for Brooks Koepka, who had surgery on this right knee (which he's keeping straight here) less than three weeks ago.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

Justin Thomas practices from behind the green on the par-5 13th hole.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

Viktor Hovland's caddie thumbs through an Augusta National yardage book.

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Photo By: JD Cuban

Phil Mickelson smiles as he plays his Tuesday practice round.

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Photo By: JD Cuban

Volunteers update on manual boards the practice rounds pairings and where they are on the golf course.

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Photo By: JD Cuban

Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the par-3 12th hole during Tuesday's practice round.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

Bernhard Langer's custom-made golf shoes honour his two Masters victories.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

A perfectly edged Augusta National bunker.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

Early Monday morning on the 18th green at Augusta.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

A view of the 10th green, as seen from the 11th tee.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

Billy Horschel tees off on No. 11 during his Monday morning practice round.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

Hogan's Bridge, as seen from the 12th tee.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

The azaleas are in bloom.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

Empty tables outside of Augusta National's clubhouse.

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Photo By: Ben Walton

Masked spectators arrive on property.

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