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Golf World April 02, 2012 cover
MASTERS PREVIEW

Great Expectations

The emergence of Rory McIlroy and the return to form of Tiger Woods raise hopes for an epic rivalry--a wish that may be ambitious.

Augusta National Map

A view of the course for the 76th Masters and its challenges.

'He's A Purposeful Little Chap'

Painstaking work on his short game made Luke Donald the No. 1 player in the world. Now he hopes that diligence helps him win a major.

Has Tiger-Proofing Worked?

Ten years after Hootie Johnson went to great lengths to protect Augusta National from distance gains, the numbers reveal a stout test with scoring opportunities.

The Augusta Syndrome Revisited

Over the years exquisite course conditions at the Masters made life difficult for superintendents throughout the U.S., but that is changing--and here's why.

Livin' The Dream

Twenty-five years after becoming the latest to deny Greg Norman a major title, Larry Mize savors his 1987 Masters playoff victory as only a native son can.
FEATURES

Back With A Flourish

Tiger Woods' seventh Bay Hill victory--his first PGA Tour win in 30 months--sets the stage for an exciting Masters.

Simply Tseng-Sational

Confident, patient and fit, Yani Tseng wins for the sixth time in 12 starts, a six-stroke rout at the Kia Classic.

Bunker

The Lead

The PGA Tour is certain it's making changes, but uncertainty remains.

News/Notes

Three LPGA players pull double duty, going in front of--and behind--the cameras.

Local Knowledge

At Bay Hill a duck pin signaled support for Jarrod Lyle and his battle with leukemia.

Tour Talk

Woods is back; Tseng rolls on; Fred Couples wins on his way to Augusta.

Equipment

Augusta National's collection of winners' clubs is a must see.

Travel

Thomas Gibson's Charleston offers golf, history and charm.

VOICES

• Byron Nelson's legacy endures at his tournament--and a nearby high school -- Nick Seitz
• A look back at the evolution of the much coveted Masters patron badge -- David Barrett
• First-time participants are in awe of the Masters experience -- Dave Shedloski
• How long it takes to win a second major helps define the great from the good -- Dave Anderson
Augusta National's setup gets in a golfer's head before the first tee shot -- Geoff Ogilvy

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