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Video: Behind the scenes at Augusta National

March 29, 2011

Tiger Woods' new video game may allow people to virtually play Augusta National, but Ian Poulter actually takes you behind the scenes at the ultra-private club. The Englishman posted a video on his Twitter account that he took upon arriving at one of golf's most sacred locations to practice for next week's Masters:

Not to be outdone, Graeme McDowell, who apparently showed up at Augusta with Poulter and fellow friend Henrik Stenson, posted a couple videos of his own. Here's the reigning U.S. Open champion driving down Magnolia Lane and here's some footage of the course from a balcony view. In the latter, he predicts the course will be "running fast and firm" come tournament time. We'll have to wait and see if that's the case, but no matter what happens, it appears these guys won't be shy about sharing their experiences.

-- Alex Myers

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