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From left, golfing legends Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus are shown in this file photo. Associated Press.

Young man's course

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By Paul Newberry, AP National Writer

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Scenes of 70-somethings trudging up and down the hills of Augusta National, sometimes using their clubs as canes and struggling to break 90, is a Masters tradition no more.

Most of the old-timers have faded away, relegated to the par-3 tournament or ceremonial duties. They've been done in by a supersized course that's just no fun to play for a senior citizen.

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