Some images from the third practice day at Augusta National ahead of the start of the 2014 Masters

Augusta National was packed on Wednesday morning as fans gathered to watch players put the final touches to their 2014 Masters preparations.

The course, the range, the short-game area and the media centre were all hotbeds of activity, with players fine-tuning their games and fielding questions from the press ahead of the first major of the season.

Rory McIlroy took to the course, Adam Scott played a practice round with Thomas Bjorn and Justin Rose could be seen working through drills on the range with his coach Sean Foley.
The traditional Wednesday Par 3 contest takes place this evening (UK time) before the Masters gets underway at 12.45pm tomorrow.