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Daily Madden: There’s Nothing Like The Masters

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Fred Couples of the United States walks up the second fairway alongside caddie Mark Chaney during the first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Fred Couples of the United States walks up the second fairway alongside caddie Mark Chaney during the first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Harry How/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KBCS) – The first of professional golf’s four major tournaments, The Masters, got underway in Augusta Thursday.

“It really is something special,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “It’s Augusta, and the fans are ‘patrons’ and all that stuff. You kind of want to say it’s a bunch of baloney — you know too much of this. But when you watch it, it really does kind of capture you — what it means and the reverence that goes with it. Even when you’re talking to yourself when you’re watching the Masters, you talk a little lower.”

Veteran Fred Couples was playing well at the start.

“It’s good to see some of these old names on the leader board,” Madden said. “Maybe people who follow it do know all the names. But it seems like that the more golf you watch, the fewer guys you know. Or maybe you were just more interested at one time and you kind of knew every golfer. And now you see guys that are up there that you never even heard of.” (6:15)

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.

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