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Kidding Around

The future tried on its green jacket last week as the next generation of golf fan was in full frolic all over Augusta National

THE LORDS of Augusta have had their critics over the years, but no one was complaining about their decision to allow kids aged eight to 16 into the Masters free if they were accompanied by a badge-holding adult, and to televise the tot-friendly Par-3 contest. All of which gave the 72nd Masters a feel-good, family-values aura. The whole thing could be set to violin music and a Jim Nantz voice-over. Those touches are almost certainly in the works for next year.

Special GigaPan photos from the Masters at GOLF.com.

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ROBERT BECK

BEACH BABY Ella Appleby (apple of Stuart's eye) dug the world's cleanest sandbox.

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AL TIELEMANS

THINK PINK A Masters scoreboard is more fun than math.

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Photograph by John W. McDonough

NAPSTER Golf looks easy on TV, but Augusta's hills will wear you out.

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Photograph by John W. McDonough

MAP QUEST A lass took directional matters into her own hands.

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Photograph by John W. McDonough

SECRET SOCIETY Psst—that Tiger's really good.

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Photograph by John W. McDonough

RIDING THE PINE When you're not playing, Augusta's trees can be your friends.