The Masters: A look at Augusta's patrons through the years

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The Masters: A look at Augusta's patrons through the years

March 31, 2011

Sam Snead in his signature headgear hits from the woods along the No. 2 fairway in front of a well-hatted gallery, 1954.Sam Snead in his signature headgear hits from the woods along the No. 2 fairway in front of a well-hatted gallery, 1954.

Jack Burke Jr. and the crowd reacts as his winning putt drops on the 18th hole. At right, partner Mike Souchak spreads his arms and lets out a whoop, 1956.Jack Burke Jr. and the crowd reacts as his winning putt drops on the 18th hole. At right, partner Mike Souchak spreads his arms and lets out a whoop, 1956.

Ben Hogan lines up his putt beside a hushed gallery, 1960.Ben Hogan lines up his putt beside a hushed gallery, 1960.

Arnold Palmer on the 18th green after dropping a birdie putt for a 68 and a 7-under-par at the halfway mark of the tournament as the crowd cheers him on. Palmer birdied four of the last six holes, 1964.Arnold Palmer on the 18th green after dropping a birdie putt for a 68 and a 7-under-par at the halfway mark of the tournament as the crowd cheers him on. Palmer birdied four of the last six holes, 1964.

Inclement weather begets creative raingear, 1984.Inclement weather begets creative raingear, 1984.

Have chair, will travel, 1991.Have chair, will travel, 1991.

Remember that line? T-shirt reads, "You da Man", 1992.Remember that line? T-shirt reads, "You da Man", 1992.

Catching up behind the ropes: In 2003 the first round of the Masters was rained out and did not begin until Friday.

Spectators consulting the leaderboard, 2003.Spectators consulting the leaderboard, 2003.

Arnold Palmer (center) is embraced by the gallery at his final round of the Masters, 2004.Arnold Palmer (center) is embraced by the gallery at his final round of the Masters, 2004.

Seen from above: a fan's collection of Masters badges, 2004.Seen from above: a fan's collection of Masters badges, 2004.

The gallery cheers as Kirk Triplett aces the Par 3, 16th hole, 2004.The gallery cheers as Kirk Triplett aces the Par 3, 16th hole, 2004.

Overhead view of fans, 2006.Overhead view of fans, 2006.

It's all about winning, 2006.It's all about winning, 2006.

The gallery watches Tiger on the 12th, 2007.The gallery watches Tiger on the 12th, 2007.

The Masters as tattoo art, 2008.

Cheers for Cabrera on Sunday, 2009.

Phil Mickelson earns a standing ovation as he wins his third Masters.

The fans appear as an upside-down watercolor in this 2007 image by Dom Furore.

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