Greetings from Augusta 

April, 2, 2007
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Greetings from the coolest place on earth. I arrived at Augusta National Golf Club early this morning and can report that the course is as lush as ever, all players are present and accounted for and ...

Well, that's about all I can report, because that's all there is to report on Monday of Masters week. Unlike last year, when players were moaning and groaning about the 155 yards that was added to the course's length, there are no significant changes this year, nothing to make big news three days before the tournament begins.

Oh, there are little things here and there. Phil Mickelson made a hole-in-one at No. 16 during a practice round yesterday. Geoff Ogilvy said he won't lay up at the par-3 fourth hole, though he admitted "it's not a completely ridiculous thing to do." And I sat in on the Charles Howell III press conference; this just in: he still really wants to win here.

Rest assured, things will get moving tomorrow. I'll be here all week with my ear to the ground, so check this blog early and often for more from Augusta.

Jason Sobel | email

ESPN Senior Writer