Golf Monthly’s on-the-ground gallery, with pictures by Robin Barwick, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz, Global Sponsor of the 2015 Masters

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Overcast skies greeted Masters patrons on Monday morning, but still, the Masters is finally here.

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The flags did not flutter without a breath of wind in the air.

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The sun tried to break through over the clubhouse in the morning, but it was a battle of wills the clouds would win.

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First man spotted inside the ropes was Terry Holt, caddie for Bernhard Langer, updating his notes on the 18th green.

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Ready and waiting: the famous leaderboard looms large above the 18th fairway.

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Eager anticipation shrouded the first tee on Monday morning.

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It is a patient wait for this couple behind the 16th green.

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Martin Kaymer, here chipping onto the 6th green, was the first golfer onto the golf course on Monday morning.

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Graeme McDowell checks his wedge yardages up to the par-five second green during a practice round with Thomas Bjorn.