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The Azaleas

Augusta National sprawls across 365 acres, and many of those are covered by the iconic azaleas. The flower lines the entire run of the 13th hole that bears its name. An early spring meant that the azaleas bloomed too early last year, but the weather in Georgia has been gray for weeks … right up until Monday, in fact, leading to a right-on-schedule bloom.

The nature of Augusta National

Augusta National, home of the Masters, is one of the most beautiful venues in all of sports, and much of that beauty comes straight from nature. Here, a few of the more distinctive natural elements that you’ll see all weekend at Augusta.