The Masters Tournament is first of the four major championships in professional golf. It is always held in the first week of April, and always played at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club or known to most as “Augusta”. This stroke play tournament is an official money event on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour. This in an invitational event with the the field of players is smaller than those of the other major championships.
The tournament champion walks away with $1.44 million, 600 Fed Ex Cup points and the coveted green Masters sport coat. This green sport coat is the official attire worn by members of Augusta National. Each Masters winner becomes an honorary member of the club.
Augusta National Golf Club
Length: 7,435 yards
DID YOU KNOW?
- The course was formerly a plant nursery and each hole on the course is named after the tree or shrub with which it has become associated
- The Champions Dinner, is held on the Tuesday before each tournament, and is open only to past champions and certain board members of the Augusta National Golf Club.
- There are awards given to players who perform certain feats during the tournament. A hole-in-one or a double eagle earns a large crystal bowl. For each eagle a player makes he receives a pair of crystal goblets.
- Tiger Woods was the youngest player to win a Masters Tournament, at 21 years old.
- In 2003, Mike Weir, became the first Canadian to win a men’s major championship as well as the the first left-hander to win the Masters.
- MOST WINS: 6, Jack Nicklaus
- AGGREGATE: 270, Tiger Woods
- LOWEST SCORE: 63, Nick Price and Greg Norman.
|Year||Champion||Final Score||Earnings ($)|
|2010||Phil Mickelson (3)||−16||1,350,000|
|1999||José María Olazábal||−8||720,000|
|1994||José María Olazábal||−9||360,000|
|1959||Art Wall, Jr.||−4||15,000|
|1956||Jack Burke, Jr.||1||6,000|