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Interesting Known Facts About Master Golf Tournament

The Master’s Tournament has hosted some of Augusta Golf Tournament most memorable moments since 1934. The first full week of April greeters in a stage distinctive to golf and sport, amongst blooming azaleas, towering pines, and flowering dogwoods. The smallest field in major tournament golf ability to compete over four days and 72 holes for a chance to win the Green Jacket and a place in Masters history. Explore the legendary cultures, moments, and history of the Master’s Tournament like never before—past and present—by strolling down Magnolia Lane or Amen Corner. Bobby Jones, the legendary amateur champion, and Clifford Roberts, a savvy New York investment banker, founded Augusta National Golf Club. Bobby Jones hoped to realize his goal of constructing a golf course after retiring from championship golf in 1930.

After a short discussion with Clifford Roberts, whom Jones had met multiple times during the mid-1920s, it was decided that the Club would be built near Augusta, Georgia, assuming that appropriate land was available. Jones and Roberts’ mutual friend, Thomas Barrett, Jr., informed and recommended Fruitland Nurseries, a 365-acre property. The property optioned for 70,000 dollars. It decided that the Club should have a national membership, and Jones proposed Augusta National would be an appropriate name.

Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts chose organize an official festival 1934 offer facility Augusta Golf Tournament by sponsoring a tournament. The final choice reached at a meeting in New York at Club member W. Alton Jones’ office. Roberts proposed naming the event the Master’s Tournament, but Bobby Jones objected, calling it too arrogant. The name Augusta National Invitation Tournament was chosen, and it was used for five years until Jones relented and the name was officially changed in 1939. The first Tournament held March 22, 1934, and Masters has held every year since 1940, during first full week April.


  • The Jacket Wasn’t Always Useful or Comfy

The original Green Jackets, according to the PGA, were somewhat ill at ease. The first jackets, made by Brooks Uniform Co. in New York, were made of a heavy wool fabric that didn’t give itself well to the connections. The jackets now made of tropical-weight wool sustainably sourced, from the Forstmann Company in Dublin, Georgia, about 100 miles away.

  • Cell Phones Not Permitted

You won’t be able to snap a quick selfie or a shot of the activity at the Masters unless you are willing to risk being kicked out. Cell phones, beepers, and other electronic devices strictly prohibited on Club grounds at all times. If you need to make a phone call, you’ll have to do it the old-fashioned way. The club provides stationary phone stands for use.

  • Cameras also Prohibited

Cameras permitted during the practice rounds, which take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the Master’s week. Cameras not permitted on Tournament days, which run from Thursday to Sunday.

  • A Master’s Tradition is Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

The food and beverage menu at the Masters is not only popular but also pretty inexpensive. The tournament initiated a $3 chicken salad sandwich on brioche bread in 2021. The addition joins chocolate chip cookies, an egg salad sandwich, and their renowned pimento cheese sandwich. This cheesy spread on bread usually attributed to the late Nick Rangos, a caterer who worked for the Masters for over four decades.

  • During Practice Rounds, Players Advised to Skip Their Golf Balls

Players encouraged to skip their golf balls over a lake in front of the 16th tee and green during practice rounds at the Masters. Mark Calcavecchia tweeted in 2018 that he and Ken Green started this tradition in 1987—and got in trouble for it. However, The Augusta Chronicle was unable to determine when the tradition began.

  • The Theme Song of the Event

Yes, there is a theme song for the Masters. “Augusta” is a piano-and-guitar-based song written by American singer-songwriter Dave Loggins. He is a cousin of Kenny Loggins, another songwriter. Interestingly, Kenny wrote “I’m Alright,” the theme song for the classic golf comedy Caddyshack (1980). Dave attended the Augusta Golf Tournament in the early 1980s and is said to have been motivated to write “Augusta” while on the 14th hole of the course. The song, which has lyrics, first aired during the 1982 masters golf tournament. Loggins changed a line in 2001 to honor Tiger Woods.


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