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Henley bringing home-state hopes to 1st Masters

Updated: April 8, 2013, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Russell Henley's head was on a swivel Monday at Augusta National, scanning the gallery for friends, family or anyone else yelling "Go Dawgs."

The former Georgia Bulldog and Peach State native is playing in his first Masters.

He is carrying the hopes of fans cheering for their first home-state champion since Larry Mize won the green jacket in 1987. Henley said he hadn't felt as nervous as he did Monday -- and that was just practice.

"The excitement of being here ...

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