Lucas Glover peered through the early morning mist Thursday, down Augusta National’s first fairway, and the memories started darting around his psyche like golf balls racing across the course’s diabolical greens.
You are a child of the South, and this place has resonated since you were high as a hybrid club.
As Phil Mickelson mowed down his competitors in this dawn-to-dusk affair, the preaching man stood beside Washington Road near the front gate to Augusta National Golf Club.
If Hootie Johnson was looking for proof that guile and finesse are just as important as length when taking on a fortified Augusta National, he found it in Ben Crenshaw.
Some, but not all, of the pre-tournament talk about course lengthening proved to be right.
Mickelson’s splendid Sunday at Augusta, equal parts brain and brawn, completes his transformation from major joke to Grand Slam Goliath.
Augusta National is still a bomber’s paradise after lengthening the course.
Rocco Mediate was on track for a strong finish before a tough 12th hole and hip pain held him back.
Fred Couples' short game was his weakness at the 2006 Masters.
David Duval faces his last trip to Augusta after missing the cut and his exemption has expired.
Read James Achenbach's column on the final day of the 2006 Masters.
Read about the Masters experience of amateurs Dillon Dougherty, Edoardo Molinari, Clay Ogden and Kevin Marsh.
Ben Crenshaw's performance at the 2006 Masters shows that short hitters can handle Augusta's longer distances.
Phil Mickelson's consistent putting helped him cruise to his second Masters win back in 2006.
Take a look back at Phil Mickelson's second Masters Championship in 2006.