There are golf museums in other prominent corners of the world, but none comes to life like Augusta National. And it's open to the public only one week a year.
This is why Arnold Palmer will probably step to the first tee Thursday morning for a ceremonial tee shot that will provide as much of a thrill as whoever drains the winning putt come Sunday evening.
Of our two great American preferences - the one for placing the green bunkering very close to the putting surfaces, and the other for soggy greens which will hold any kind of pitch, whether struck with backspin or not- I can not say which induced the other or which came first. The close guarding, in many instances, makes a soft green necessary if the hole is to be playable, and easy pitching, on the other hand, makes it necessary to decrease the size of the target in order to supply any test. I quarrel with both ends of this proposition, whichever is to blame. BOBBY JONES