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Masters Brings Out The Kid in Augusta Native

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There are a lot of familiar faces on the course Monday for Masters practice rounds, including the 1987 Masters Champion, Larry Mize.

The Augusta native won the tournament 26 years ago in dramatic fashion. The chip on the second hole of sudden death to oust Greg Norman punched his ticket for a lifetime invitation to the Masters.

Mize now competes on the PGA Senior Tour, but says it's always special returning to Magnolia Lane and the Masters.

"It's always special and it never gets old I get excited every time just thinking about coming here and coming back here I'm like a kid in the candy store every time," said Mize.

Like the other players, Mize is tuning up and he says he hopes to be playing well by the start of the tournament on Thursday.

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