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Masters rookie Ryuji Imada will make his first stroll down Magnolia Lane as a competitor on Thursday. All week, the 32-year-old Tampa, Fla., resident will share his insights into being inside the ropes at Augusta National with ESPN.com.
Imada has one PGA Tour victory (the 2008 AT&T Classic) and has earned more than $6.5 million since joining the tour in 2005.
While attending the University of Georgia, Imada was a first-team All-American in 1999, leading the Bulldogs to their first NCAA championship. He was the runner-up in the individual competition.
Imada moved from his native Japan to Florida when he was 14 and captured his first junior tournament at 15.
Make sure to check back daily during the Masters for Imada's commentary on the year's first major championship.
Ryuji Imada joined the PGA Tour in 2005. You can visit his official Web site for more information.