How Soon Can Pros Start Playing Practice Rounds at Augusta?

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    Does anyone happen to know this one: How early can pros show up to start playing practice rounds at Augusta?

    For example, let's suppose a pro who is playing in the Masters, is not playing at Houston this week. So, instead of going to Houston, he goes to Augusta on, let's say, Tuesday of the week before the Masters is due to start. Can he start playing practice rounds on that Tuesday?

    For that matter, suppose a pro finds himself with two weeks blank before the Masters. Can he set up shop in Augusta and play two weeks or practice rounds prior to the start of the Masters?

    I suspect they cannot do this, but I just don't know the answer.

    Anyone?
     
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    Practice rounds can start tomorrow morning. Not any sooner. Tiger is already there and from what I understand has the first tee time tomorrow.
     
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    I kind of figured that - but the question came up and I wasn't sure. Thanks.

    Be sure and put your picks into the thread I have started on that . . .
     
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    After we both put our posts in on this thread, I'm watching the final round of the Houston Open, and Johnny Miller says that Tiger is playing a practice round at Augusta today (Sunday).
     
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    He is a member of Augusta, so I guess he could play there anytime he wants. Traditionally, practice rounds don't start until after the previous tournament, but come to think of it, I'm not sure they stop a guy from playing the course whenever he wants if he is a member.
     
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    Didn't he play there a few weeks ago?
     
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    I think I saw where he has played there several times that past couple of weeks.
     
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    If you want to know what Tiger is doing, watch TMZ. ;)
     
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    I'm not sure either but I don't think there are any rules with practicing. In the past (80's 90's) I recall a golfer talking about how he didn't play this tournament but instead went to so and so course to practice. They do it all the time, sometimes weeks before a tourney they go and practice. Then again most know all the courses so they really don't have to unless there was changes made to the course.

    They'll move hole placements though the evening before the Masters start.
     
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    If I were the rest of the pro golfing community I would pay to line the galleries with porn stars, high class hookers, and women who want to be trophy wives, just to throw Tiger's game.

    Pro Golf needs to go all WWF.
     

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