Rich in history and natural beauty, Augusta National provides unparalleled views and challenges that stop even the most seasoned golfers in their tracks during the Masters.
by ESPN.comPhotography by Gerry Melendez
Fred Couples and his caddie Mark Chaney check out the distance on the par-3 No. 6 as they arrive at the tee box during Tuesday's practice round.
Ben Frazier, left, and Page Michael, of Newport Beach, California, enjoy the fleeting sun in front of the main scoreboard alongside No. 1 during Tuesday's practice round of The Masters.
Vijay Singh waits to tee off on No. 1 on Tuesday. Singh would go on to miss the Friday cut.
Patrons gather near the practice putting area between No. 10 and the clubhouse.
Surrounded by patrons, Jim Furyk tees off on No. 6.
Brad Dalke looks at his ball after an errant approach shot that landed near the gallery on No. 18 on Tuesday.
A players-only restroom is guarded behind No. 16.
Dustin Johnson takes a moment to high-five a young patron on his way to the tee box on Tuesday.
Patrons wait to be seated in the stands at No. 17 during the second round.
Gary Player hits one of the annual ceremonial opening tee shots to commence the 2017 Masters. Behind him Arnold Palmer's green jacket is draped over a chair. This was the first Masters without Palmer since 1954.
Jack Nicklaus lifts his hat in the air in honor of Arnold Palmer as he and Gary Player prepare to hit the annual ceremonial opening tee shots.
The names of players are changed over on No. 2 during the opening round.
Thomas Pieters looks at his lie in the pine straw on No. 13 during his opening-round 72.
Jordan Spieth heads to the tee box on No. 14 during his opening round. One hole later, Spieth would card a quadruple-bogey 9 -- from which he would spend the rest of the tournament battling back.
Patrons try to get a better view through the stands on No. 4 during the second round of the Masters.
Patrons watch second-round action from the shade on No. 6.
Justin Rose and his caddie Mark Fulcher finish on No. 17 during the second round.
Resplendent in hats with British flags, patrons take in the action on No. 17 Saturday -- the first day of the tournament without blustery winds.
Sergio Garcia tries to see where his shot on the par-5 second hole landed. Garcia would par the hole, but would go on to birdie the three other par-5s on the day and finished the day tied for first at 6 under par.
On Sunday Sergio Garcia rebounded from a bad start on the 13th hole, where his shot went left beyond the creek and into a bush. He had to take a penalty shot to get out and his third shot landed 89 yards short of the green. But, he hit wedge to 7 feet and escaped with par.
After years of struggles and heartbreak on the course, Garcia edged Justin Rose in the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win his first career major title.
Garcia and Rose embrace after an emotional finish as their caddies stand by.
Garcia on the Masters win: "It's been an amazing week and I'm going to enjoy it for the rest of my life.''
Garcia and his fiancée, Angela Akins, walk off the Augusta National course after Sunday's green jacket ceremony. The couple are set to get married in July.