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The opening day of the AT&T National golf tournament, held at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., had a military flare to it, as it usually does. But it went above and beyond standard fare. In addition to a Black Hawk flyover and a performance by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team, there was an appearance by a Medal of Honor recipient — not every PGA Tour event can claim that. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, who received the Medal of Honor last year, spoke during the opening ceremonies. Petry was participating in a house-clearing operation in…

You hear a lot about Amen Corner and all those other cool spots at Augusta National, home of the Masters. You don’t usually hear much about the sixth hole, a par-3 180-yard piece of work. If you followed Twitter over the weekend, you may have. Noted ESPN writer Wright Thompson, who has written a bit about the course home to the green jacket, had an interesting encounter on No. 6. Here are a couple of Thompson’s tweets: [HTML1] [View the story “Marine Corps at the Masters” on Storify] Semper Fi, indeed.