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Augusta National looks to protect itself

Updated: April 14, 2004, 5:40 PM ET
By Ron Sirak | GolfWorld

Without the Masters, Augusta National would be Pine Valley, a great golf course with a powerful membership -- but no major championship. Lost would be the club's status as a quasi-governing body. It's the Masters that gives Augusta National its power base in the game, and the club is not about to let itself become Merion, a classic track made obsolete for major-championship play because it can't contain today's long hitters. Openly, the club has used bulldozers to protect its brilliant layout. ...

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