The Masters in recent times

The Masters Tournament

The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in men’s professional golf and is widely considered as the start to the golf season. The Masters is unique in the sense that it is the only major championship to return to the same venue year upon year.

The venue is a special one too – The Augusta National Golf Club in the state of Georgia. Augusta is probably the most famous course in the world and sits atop many a golfers list of dream courses. Every year the final round of The Masters is scheduled for the second Sunday in April. The perfect blend of risk versus reward holes on the back nine at Augusta means The Masters provides final day drama the likes of which other tournaments can rarely muster.

Some of the games most iconic moments have unfolded at The Masters including Tiger Woods’ chip in at the 16th in 2005 and Jack Nicklaus following his winning putt in with his putter aloft in 1986. The Masters always seems to be the highlight of the golfing calendar and judging by the excitement of recent years from Bubba’s amazing recovery wedge to win the playoff in 2012 to Adam Scott’s maiden Masters victory in 2013, this year’s tournament looks sure to be just as exciting.

2013 US Masters

Great Scott...Adam Scott that is

With a birdie on the 2nd playoff hole, Australia’s Adam Scott claimed the Green Jacket, The Masters Tournament and his first Major Championship. Managing to hold off a chasing pack including 2009 Masters Champion Angel Cabrera, Major Specialist Jason Day and 14-time Major Winner Tiger Woods was a great feat from the first Australian to win at Augusta.

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