Everyone has seen the tournament on television—the golfers and the galleries, the floral finery. In these pages Brian Lanker has brought a fresh perspective to "that glorious piece of real estate" that is the Augusta National Golf Club, a view obtained in part with participants and spectators still abed. In those early, dewy hours it is like visiting a stage set filled with the promise of the curtain going up. During play, Lanker's lens found other telling scenes as well.
This green jacket belongs to the oldest member of Augusta National, 90-year-old Joseph Bryan.
A rake's progress.
A little off the top, please.
The dawn patrol.
Here's looking at you.
Chapeau a la mode.
Dignity and decorum.
Some Masters fans dress the part.