In firm conditions, Masters in November a distant memory

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — No one needed to see the colorful blooms at Augusta National to realize this will be a much different Masters than the last one. The greens looked yellow. And it was only Wednesday. The Masters that was held in November because of the pandemic is a distant memory. Excitement for the first major of the year was mixed with trepidation because of the conditions. The course is usually not this tough until the weekend. The wild card is what the weather brings. But it figures to be far different from when Dustin Johnson won last time at 20-under par.