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Major champion TV analyst Morgan Pressel dishes on her first time playing Augusta National, competing under the weight of expectation and when to go pro

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Morgan Pressel recently teed it up at Augusta National for the first time ahead of her broadcast work for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. The former major champion and top-ranked amateur will be in the booth for NBC’s final-round coverage on Saturday from Noon to 3 p.m. E.T.

Pressel caught up with Golfweek earlier in the week to talk about her round at Augusta National, noting that course management here may be more important than other course she’s ever seen.

Rose Zhang, the top-ranked amateur in the world, carries a five-stroke lead into the final round. While only the top 30 players and ties advanced to Sunday, all 72 players had a chance to tee it up at Augusta National on Friday for a practice round.

Here are excerpts from Golfweek’s conversation with Pressel about Augusta and the amateur game: