The famed golf tournament begins Thursday in Augusta. Share your thoughts.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
It's that time of year again. Georgia and the golf world look toward Augusta National and the Masters. And this year is like many others -- fans and media are wondering, "Will Tiger Woods win again?" Good question, too. He hasn't won a major tournament since 2008, somewhat due to injuries and his marital problems. However, Woods won his last tournament in Florida in March, and may finally have all that behind him. Woods tees off Thursday at 10:35 a.m. Here are pairings for the first two rounds. Also, here are results of past Masters. Woods discusses the tourney in the attached video. And there are others: What about Phil Mickelson, also a previous winner at Augusta? So enjoy the week, and tell us who you think will win the 2012 Masters in …
The famed golf tournament is this week in Augusta. So time to check in on one of Augusta National's famed shrubs.
While watching the Masters tournament on TV this week in Augusta, viewers are often struck by the beauty of the Augusta National golf course. Many of the holes on this famous course are graced by billowy clouds of evergreen azaleas. These swaths of color are used to add interest and structure to the course just as they can be employed in our home landscapes to add visual appeal. There are many varieties of azaleas to choose from depending on your needs. Some larger azaleas can grow to be 10 feet tall and can be used as a privacy screen. The Southern Indica hybrids are useful in this way. Depending on the year, they flower in late March to late April. The flowers can reach a diameter of 2 to 3 inches. My three favorite cultivars are the …