The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf. First played 86 years ago in 1934, the tournament is an official money event on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour. This year’s tournament will be held at Augusta National Golf Club, a private course in the southeastern United States, in the city of Augusta, Georgia.
About Masters Tournament in brief
The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf. First played 86 years ago in 1934, the tournament is an official money event on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour. The Masters was started by amateur champion Bobby Jones and investment banker Clifford Roberts. Since 1949, a green jacket has been awarded to the champion, who must return it to the clubhouse one year after his victory. A golfer who wins the event multiple times uses the same green jacket awarded upon his initial win. Five have won three titles at Augusta: Jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, and Phil Mickelson. The Augusta National course first opened 87 years ago and has been modified many times by different architects. The tournament was not played from 1943 to 1945 due to World War II, due to the war effort, cattle and turkeys were raised on the Augusta National grounds. This year’s tournament will be held at Augusta National Golf Club, a private course in the southeastern United States, in the city of Augusta, Georgia. The first tournament was played with current holes 10 through 18 played as the first nine, and 1 through 9 as the second nine then reversed permanently to its present layout for the 1935 tournament. Initially the field was composed of Bobby Jones’ close associates, but the USGA denied the petition, noting that the hot Georgia summers would create difficult playing conditions. In 1935, Gene Sarazen holed a shot from the fairway on the 15th for a double eagle for the first time in the Masters history.
This was the first of two Masters titles in 1937, with Byron Nelson winning the first two titles in 1938 and 1939. The current champion is Tiger Woods, who has won five Masters titles between 1997 and 2019. Tiger Woods won the Masters in 1997 and 1999, as well as two other tournaments in 1999 and 2002. The last time the tournament was held at the same location was in 1999, when it was played at the Congressional Golf Club in Augusta, South Carolina, in a tournament that was won by Fred McLeod. This is the only time the Masters has been held in the same city as the opening day of the tournament, and it has been played on the same course since the first tournament in 1934. The event is now held at a different course each year, with Augusta National being the only venue to host the Masters since the start of the Open Championship in 1986. The course was originally an indigo plantation in the early nineteenth century and a plant nursery since 1857. The idea for Augusta National originated with Bobby Jones, who wanted to build a golf course after his retirement from the game. He sought advice from Clifford Roberts, who later became the chairman of the club. They came across a piece of land in August, Georgia, of which Jones said: ‘Perfect! And to think this ground has been lying here all these years waiting for someone to come along and lay a golf Course upon it.’ The course formally opened in 1933, and work began in 1931.