Masters 2018: Augusta National showing teeth early in Round 1

Matt Parziale of the United States secured a berth in the first major championship of the year with his victory in last year's US Mid Amateur Championship

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Fred Ridley, now the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, at the Green Jacket Ceremony past year.

Burke and Johnson - both coincidentally nicknamed "Hootie" in their youth, though the Augusta chairman would retain it into adulthood - would engage in a very public discourse.

Patrick Reed tops the leaderboard after a six-under 66 at Augusta National, where a stunning approach into the par-four 14th set up one of nine birdies in his round. Tee times start later over the weekend because the field has been cut down after the first two rounds, so even the first players out won't tee off until after 10 a.m.

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Fred Ridley, Masters Tournament chairman, announced Wednesday that the club will host the Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship next spring with the Saturday final on April 6, the week before the Masters. Those golfers might find their parents enthusiastically backing a decision to remain on campus, because mom and dad probably long for the chance to get inside the gates at Augusta National, too.The inception of the Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship is good news for other non-competitors as well.

"Fifteen years ago this week, a lot of us were actually out in a parking lot watching a protest", sports columnist Christine Brennan told Don Riddell.

"I'm going to say "we". Ridley, who succeeded Billy Payne as chairman of Augusta National in October, spoke at the traditional chairman's press conference on the eve of the Masters. Winners from various recognized amateur championships, including the United States Women's Amateur, will be invited along with numerous highest ranked women in the world amateur golf ranking.

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"The Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship embodies that principle, and we believe this event will have a significant and lasting impact on the future of the women's game". I just felt it was time to do that.

"It's never going to affect my golf, so I'm fine". Spieth's Friday round is not televised or available for live streaming.

"What a platform", Brennan said. "It's fabulous. I can't wait to see how the women handle one of the greatest golf courses in the world".

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"This is the grandest stage in the sport, there is no place that has more respect in the world than Augusta National". They're not really very good players, but they all love the game.

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