The Masters Golf Tournament – A Brief History

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    The Masters golf match has lengthy been often called the massive present for a lot of golfers. Its the BIG one the one everyone needs to win – the one that can actually outline a career as a professional golfer. It has a protracted and storied historical past one steeped in golf tradition.
    In 1934 Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts needed to supply a service to golf by hosting an annual golf tournament. Roberts proposed the occasion be referred to as the Masters Match, however Jones objected pondering it sounded too presumptuous. The name Augusta Nationwide Invitation Event was adopted and that title was used for 5 years until 1939 when Jones relented and the name was officially changed.
    The tournament is held at Augusta National Golf Membership in Augusta, GA, the place it’s nonetheless hosted today. Many choices made in the early days of the Masters nonetheless stay today. Amongst these are
    * The four-day stroke taking part in of 18 holes each day as an alternative of the then customary 36 holes on the third day
    * Eliminating qualifying rounds
    * Denying permission for anybody except the player and the caddie to be in the taking part in space
    * Commercialization in any type of the match was limited.
    The first Masters Match was held on March 22, 1934, and beginning in 1940, the Masters was scheduled every year throughout the first full week in April. That first tournament was won by Horton Smith. In 1935 Gene Sarazen hit the shot heard round the world scoring a double eagle on the par 5 15th gap tying Craig Wooden and forcing a playoff. Sarazen won the 36-gap playoff the following day winning by five strokes.
    In 1942, Ben Hogan lost to Byron Nelson by one stroke in an 18-gap playoff and the event was not played the next three years: 1943, 1944, and 1945 throughout World Battle II. To assist the warfare efforts, cattle and turkeys were raised on the Augusta National grounds.
    Many milestones have occurred throughout the history of the Masters. In 1965 and 1966, Jack Nicklaus became the primary Masters champion to defend his title successfully. Many others would have consecutive wins, but The Golden Bear was the first. Tiger Woods broke the four-day scoring document that has stood for 32 years in 1997.
    The Masters is characterized by offering the winner a green jacket and having that jacket is taken into account a great honor within the golfing world. The earlier 12 monthss winner would always current the jacket to the current 12 monthss winner and it’s achieved with great flourish.
    The Masters is one in every of golfs greatest tournaments. The most effective half is that amateurs can achieve entry into the match by invitation only giving them goals of profitable the massive prize in opposition to the perfect within the discipline!

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