Floyd calls it a career after 45 Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Raymond Floyd has called it a career at Augusta National, saying he won't be playing the Masters anymore after 45 appearances.

The 67-year-old Floyd said Tuesday he decided not to play this year's event because he didn't want to embarrass himself trying to compete on the 7,435-yard course. He still plans to play the Par-3 tournament on Wednesday, joking that he can reach most of those greens off the tee.

Floyd is the latest in a line of past champions who have decided to stop playing the Masters in recent years, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. Floyd had played in every Masters since 1965 and won the event in '76. But he had missed the cut the last 10 years.

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