As the curtains rise today on the 76th edition of the Masters Tournament, more players will be teeing up Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls at Augusta National than all other golf balls combined.

Team Titleist spoke with several players in the field – Nick Watney (Pro V1x), Hunter Mahan (Pro V1x), Jason Dufner (Pro V1), Webb Simpson (Pro V1x), and Mark Wilson (Pro V1x) and 2007 Masters champ Zach Johnson (Pro V1x) – about the importance of being able to trust your golf ball on golf's biggest stage, under the game's most demanding conditions.

Hear what they had to say in the above video. 

Video: Scott Stallings' Lucky Pencil

About a month before Titleist Brand Ambassador Scott Stallings won for the first time on the PGA Tour, he received a small gift from his caddie, Josh Graham: A pencil from Augusta National Golf Club, green with gold lettering.

"This is going to be the goal for the rest of the year," Josh told him.

Scott put the pencil in his yardage book, not knowing he would soon be using it to record six back-nine Sunday birdies at the Greenbrier Classic – a run that propelled him to a playoff victory and his first invitation to the Masters.

Team Titleist talked to Scott recently about his lucky pencil and the attention it got after his victory. Check it out in the above video.

Video: 'A Putt to Win the Masters'

A putt to win the Masters. What golfer hasn't played make-believe with that scenario?

Team Titleist asked a few players in this week's field (including one Masters champion) to think back to the days when Augusta National was simply a daydream.

Hear what they had to say in the above video.

The back nine at Augusta National features two of the most famous, picturesque and challenging par 3's in golf: Nos. 12 ("Golden Bell," 155 yards) and 16 ("Redbud," 170 yards).

Fun fact: There are also two par 3s on the front that demand just as much attention from the players.

No. 4, "Flowering Crab Apple" is a 240-yard par-3 with a green that slopes back to front and is guarded by two large bunkers. It is the fourth most difficult hole in Masters history, having played to a 3.29 stroke average. (No. 12 has played to a 3.3.)

Titleist Brand Ambassador Steve Stricker ranked No. 4 and No. 11 as Augusta's two toughest holes this week in a USA Today article. "That par-3 is brutal," he said.

No. 6, "Juniper" is a downhill par-3 with a large, undulating green that offers a variety of treacherous pin positions. It has played to a 3.14 stroke average. 

"You can hit it in close one day and have a 50-footer the next," says Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson.

Team Titleist spoke with several players in this week's Masters field about the two holes – and why making par on either hole never hurts.

Take a look in the above video.

Question: What do Titleist Brand Ambassadors Webb Simpson, Kyle Stanley, Scott Stallings and Brendan Steele have in common – besides all of their last names beginning with the letter "S?"

Answer: They are all making their Masters debuts this week, each having won for the first time last year on the PGA Tour.

So, what's it like to find an invitation to the Masters in your mailbox?

Team Titleist caught up with Webb and Scott recently to talk about their tickets down Magnolia Lane and what they've learned from their early practice rounds at Augusta National.

See what they had to say in the above video.

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