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Thousands descend on Augusta via plane for Masters week

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Fliers are streaming off the airstairs into the terminal at Augusta Regional, as golf enthusiasts amass in the Garden City. The Ballards are in town for their second Masters experience.

"Oh we love it," they said. "We follow it on TV even when we're not here. It's just an exciting place to be, and seeing it on TV just doesn't do it justice."

They're staying with friends this week, and were lucky enough to snag a pair of tickets through an online reselling service.

"It's real easy," they said. "Just get on Stub Hub and pay."

But not all of the action is taking place inside the gates at Augusta National. Business professionals are also flying in to coordinate the swarms of guests.

"It's a lot of work, we do a lot of due diligence," said Alfred Monsalvatge. "I think the economy is a little bit better, and we have a few more guests this year."

All those guests also need a way to get to their hotels, and if they're not renting cars, they're taking a taxi. It's Chris Miranda's first time driving Masters patrons.

"I'm very excited, I'm a little bit nervous," he said. "I have a positive outcome on it. Everybody's gonna do good, stay safe, and have a good time doing it."

There's no telling yet just how many passengers Miranda will be driving this week, but the airport's busiest week of the year is not slowing down anytime soon.

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