The Masters 2012: the view from Augusta
By Graham Mcmillan:
This is the week in particular that it's a real privilege to do this job. I'm sitting in the media centre at Augusta putting the final touches to our Masters coverage over the next four days with the first fairway stretching out through the windows ahead of me and warm sunshine covering every part of the course.
Covering the Masters is actually quite tricky technically. Unlike the Open or the Ryder Cup nobody is allowed on the fairways apart from the players and caddies - you won't find any commentators crouched just off the green talking in hushed tones.
Instead there are commentary boxes stationed at the key parts of the course; at Amen Corner where you have tremendous views of the 11th, the famous par three 12th and then the start of the 13th - the most famous stretch of holes in the game.
Our next commentary position is at the par five 15th - the players come into view over the top of the hill that runs down to the pond right in front of you and then as you turn to your left, with the help of a trusty pair of binoculars, the par three 16th where Tiger Woods performed miracles seven years ago.
There is so much going on there you have to be careful not to miss a key bit of action on either green - commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball found himself describing two birdie putts happening simultaneously on the 15th and 16th greens during the climax to last year's tournament.
When the players have left Amen Corner behind them, our commentator there has to up sticks and leg it across the course to rendezvous with them again at the 17th - harder than you think given you have to cross at least two fairways to get there.
And from the position at the back of the 17th, right below you, the 18th tee and that narrow tunnel of trees that leads back up to the clubhouse.
There are so many aspects to Augusta that are different from the norm there's not enough space to go into here, but if you listen to our coverage over the next four days we'll be sure to mention as many of them as we can.
I can't think of too many other sports events, never mind golf tournaments, where you are so close, so often to the greats of the game.
Sitting down to lunch on the lawn next to Tom Watson, having breakfast on the Clubhouse balcony next to Sir Nick Faldo, or watching Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player tee off together as the sun rises over Georgia on an April Thursday morning to get one of the world's great sporting events underway.
As I said, it's a privilege to be here.
Graham Mcmillan is BBC Radio's golf producer.
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