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The Masters in the 1970s

Take a look back at the Masters tournaments during the 70s in photos.

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Arnold Palmer is shown in this undated photo. Palmer is a favorite to win the Masters Tournament which begins, Thursday, April 8, 1970, Augusta, Ga.

Published on March 21, 2011

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Billy Casper hit out of a trap during the Masters playoff at Augusta, Ga., in April, 16, 1970. Casper beat Gene Littler for the title and went over the million dollar mark in career earnings.

Published on March 21, 2011

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Billy Caster, left, is congratulated by Gene Littler after Casper won the eighteen hole playoff in Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga. on April 13, 1970.

Published on March 21, 2011

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Thousands of golf fans line up to watch action on the 18th green of the Augusta National Golf Club during the third round of the Masters Golf Tournament, April 10, 1971 in Augusta, Ga.

Published on March 21, 2011

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Arnold Palmer Latrobe, Pa., drops his putter after he missed a Birdie putt on the 9th Green on April 8, 1971 in the opening round of the Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National golf Club.

Published on March 21, 2011

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Arnold Palmer, right, watches his drive shot in a drizzling rain during a practice round at the Augusta National Golf Club for the Masters Golf Tournament, Monday, April 6, 1971, Augusta, Ga.

Published on March 21, 2011

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Lee Tervino sits on his golf bag waiting for his turn to tee off in the Par 3 Contest prior to the Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on April 6, 1972.

Published on March 21, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus watches his putt miss the cup and give him a bogey on the 18th during the third round of the Masters Golf Tournament on April 8, 1972 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Published on March 21, 2011

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Three-time Masters champion Sam Snead stops to sign his autograph for young fans during a practice round of the Masters tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., April 6, 1973.

Published on March 23, 2011

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Arnold palmer reacts with the gallery to missing a birdie putt on the third green Thursday April 5, 1973 during the first round of play in the 1973 Masters at Augusta, Ga.

Published on March 23, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus, left, helps Tommy Aaron put on the green jacket, symbol of a Masters win, evening of April 9,1973 in Augusta,Ga. Aaron won match with a one-stroke victory over J.C. Snead in the rain-delayed golf classic.

Published on March 23, 2011

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Gary Player of South Africa, holds his golf ball after he sunk a birdie on the seventeenth green to go 10-under int he Masters Tournament at Augusta, Ga., April 15, 1974.

Published on March 27, 2011

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Tom Weiskopf bends as he watches his putt near the cup on the fourth green. The ball went in for a birdie during the final round of the Masters Gold Tournament Apr. 14, 1974 at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Published on March 27, 2011

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Gary Player of South Africa checks sports the Masters Tournament Green Coat after he won the Masters at Augusta, Ga., April 14, 1974.

Published on March 27, 2011

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Lee Elder, first black golfer to participate in the Masters Tournament at Augusta, Ga., May 9, 1975.

Published on March 27, 2011

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Jack Nicklaus reacts as he misses a birdie putt on the tenth hole in the third round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta, Ga., April 13, 1975.

Published on March 27, 2011

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Lee Elder hits the ball from a sand trap on the 18th hole at the Augusta National Golf Club course in Augusta, Ga. on April 10, 1975.

Published on March 27, 2011

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Ray Floyd is seen as he lines up a putt on the second at Augusta National Golf Course during the final round of the Masters Championship on April 11, 1976.

Published on March 27, 2011

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Four-time Masters champion Arnold Palmer grimaces as he misses a putt on the 18th at at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Friday, April 9, 1976.

Published on March 27, 2011

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Golfer Ray Floyd, center, doffs his visor as caddie Hop Harris reaches over to shake hands after Floyd won the Masters Championship on Sunday, April 11, 1976 at Augusta, Ga.

Published on March 27, 2011

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Tom Watson hits out of the sand on number two during the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., April 10, 1977. Watson parred the hole.

Published on March 27, 2011

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Isao Aoki of Saitama, Japan, watches his shot as he played in the first round of the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Ga., Thursday, April 7, 1977.

Published on March 28, 2011

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Tom Watson, 1977 Masters champion, places the green coat on Gary Player, right, winner of the Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., April 9, 1978.

Published on March 28, 2011

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Arnold Palmer watches his shot during the second round of play at the Masters Golf Tournament, Friday, April 8, 1978, Augusta, Ga.

Published on March 28, 2011

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Gary Player of South Africa and his caddy let the crowd know they are happy as Player made a birdie shot on 18 to win the 1978 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., April 9, 1978.(

Published on March 28, 2011

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Tom Watson, left, last year's Masters winner is shown putting the Green Jacket of the August National Golf Club on the 1978 winner, Gary Player, April 10, 1978.

Published on March 28, 2011

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Ed Sneed, early leader in the final day of the Masters, hits out of the sand on number 6. Sneed bogeyed the hole in Augusta, Ga., April 15, 1979.

Published on March 28, 2011