Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)

The Loop

At Augusta, the calm before the storm

April 10, 2010

AUGUSTA, Ga.--At 9:35 a.m. you wouldn't have a clue that the third round of the 74th Masters was little more than hour away from commencing from the quiet inside the players' locker room at Augusta National GC.

Chad Campbell and Nathan Green were eating breakfast, the clatter of their silver ware drowning out the Golf Channel commentary heard on the television. At the next table, Jerry Kelly sat alone, looking at his cell phone.

From the balcony one could see the thousands of spectators preparing to take their seats around the course, but the energy outside the window had yet to seep into the locker room just yet where the atmosphere at this point was one of nonchalance.

Call it the calm before the storm.

--Ryan Herrington