The azaleas are in full bloom by the first fairway for the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Augusta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

This year, Augusta National is in full bloom

The vibrant colors that dominate August National Golf Club are in full bloom for the 2018 Masters.

Unlike a year ago, when nary an azalea could be found with more than a few remaining pink, purple, red or white petals, the full blossoms are everywhere. The green of the fairways and sparse rough sparkle. 

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And all postcard worthy.

No need to adjust your high-definition television.

While yet another Nor’easter brings more snow and accumulation totals to those northbound, winter has been halted in its tracks here. Seemingly turned away at the Georgia state border just in time for the Tradition Unlike Any Other.

Master week began with sun and temperatures to be in the 80’s the first two days. Temperatures are likely to dip throughout the week and rain is forecast for Wednesday and Saturday. It’s still not likely to dampen spirits here. How could it when so many still have sore backs and snow shovels at the ready?

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