The Masters is underway at Augusta National Golf Club. The action will pick up toward the end of the week when the tournament officially starts. Tuesday was a practice round and a little more relaxed.
There is something indescribable being at The Masters, and the golfers said they feel it as well.
"Everyone's walked these grounds and it's the first major of the year and it's the only time we play the same golf course every year, so it's just so special," Tiger Woods said.
Woods showed up at The Masters, reclaiming his place as the No. 1 golfer in the world.
"This year I've won three events and I feel comfortable with my preparation," Woods said.
Rickie Fowler said he's ready. "It'll be my third year here, so I'm feeling more comfortable."
Every well-known name in golf is a close distance to fans.
Phil Mickelson and Stewart Cink drew big crowds on the course.
Former Steelers Superbowl MVP Hines Ward calls The Masters the Super Bowl of golf. He has a favorite on the fairway, fellow UGA alum, Bubba Watson.
"I wanted to say, 'Go Dawgs' and give him a pound or something. I'm like a big kid in the candy store, 'Bubba, we went to school together,'" Hines said.
Last year's winner of the coveted green jacket enjoys hearing the encouragement.
"I consider it my second home being part of the university and it's so close to Augusta, thousands and thousands of people are yelling, 'Go Dawgs,' and if they're not, I'm not playing very good golf," Watson said.
Sergio Garcia said the energy from fans tees him up for his 15th Masters tournament.
"It's always good every year. On the practice rounds is when you have the most people out, so it's always quite energetic," Garcia said.
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