AJC photographer Curtis Compton gives a quick glimpse of the late-morning scene in Augusta, and for a more detailed search (including a stop at Hooters) check out AJC’s Jeff Schultz’s search for Tiger Woods.
No Tiger sightings yet, but there were about a dozen members of the foreign media asking if anyone seen the four-time Masters winner. All-in-all sounds pretty quiet. NBC News is setting up three two-story tower platforms in a parking lot at National Hills strip shopping center adjacent (cornering) the new practice Tournament practice range. This affords them the view of a large Augusta water tower and the shrub lined fence surrounding Augusta National as well as Washington Road. On camera personality Kerry Sanders was broadcasting from the one completed platform for NBC News. The other two platforms are for CNBC and for the News Chanel. Sanders said “You know the Masters owns everything around here, so space is limited.” Curtis has some photos posted here.
And Dan Phillips, a Cleveland man who said he’s been laid off for six months, is trying to make a buck buying and selling Masters tickets. “I figured there will be money to be made here this year with the Tiger frenzy.” Across the street from Phillips, vendor tents and other ticket scalpers were beginning to line the route to the golf course.
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