The location of The Masters, Augusta National Golf Club, is every golfers dream course. The Masters is the only major that is played at the same course every year. This course is known for being extremely private with only a few select millionaires and former presidents given memberships. Even golf pros do not receive memberships unless a minimum of four Masters have been won.
The Masters honors former champions like no other tournament in the world. Once winning the Masters once, you can compete in the tournament for as long as you live. Another unique feature of the Masters is the Champions dinner the day before the competition. This dinner is typically decided by the previous year’s winner and is usually something of their home culture or favorite food.
Bobby Jones, the founder of Augusta National, is one of the greatest golfers of all time. He is known for having earned the grand slam: The U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open, and British Open. He is the only person to ever do this, and he retired at the young age of 28 years old. After retirement Jones focussed his efforts on being a course architect and has developed one of the greatest courses of all time.
In 1986, one of the all time greatest moments in golf history took place. Jack Nicklaus scored a 30 on the back nine of Augusta with a final round of 65 to take home his sixth, and most remembered, Green Jacket. Another legendary moment was Tiger’s chip from off the 16th green that famously rolled down from an extreme slope, pausing for a moment, and falling into the hole. Tiger receiving his fourth Green Jacket because of it.
The Green Jacket crowns the king. It is truly a unique prize and is the most coveted item of clothing in the golf world. It is a symbol of greatness, and whomever wears this jacket, is truly a Master.
The Masters tournament is coming up, and as a golf fan, seeing the commercials every year in anticipation for the event gives a golfer chills. The countdown begins every year for the day the players arrive at Augusta to compete for the legendary Green Jacket and have their “once in a lifetime” moment like others before them. No words can describe the sense of accomplishment for those that have won this major, and we can’t wait to see who will win this year.