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Early morning drive to the Masters Tournament

The reminders you notice on a long drive from Atlanta to Augusta, Ga., when you are reminded constantly.

I will try and update a little bit about my daily Masters journey: Like this morning, when I was up at my downtown hotel at 4:45 a.m. EDT for the two-and-a-half-hour drive to Augusta National Golf Club.

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And the three signs I noticed throughout the 130-mile drive on Hwy. 20 eastbound:

* This IS Carl Sanders Highway.

* The MINIMUM speed limit is 40 mph (must be a non-Northwest thing).

* Littering on the highway is an automatic $1,200 ticket.

A thunderstorm moved through the area very early this morning, and drenched the golf course so thoroughly that Masters officials delayed the opening a good half-hour for the public.

That caused a significant backup on the highway exits; so badly I went past Augusta, turned around and went a back route that I repeated a few times in previous Masters trips.
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