What is the Masters Tournament?
A: The Masters is one of the four major championships in professional golf.
Scheduled for the first full week of April, the Masters
A: The first major of the year.
Unlike the others, it is always held at what?
A: The same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private course in the city of Augusta, Georgia, in the southeastern United States.
Who started the Masters?
A: It was started by amateur champion Bobby Jones and investment banker Clifford Roberts.
After his grand slam in 1930 what did Jones do?
A: He acquired the former plant nursery and co-designed Augusta National with course architect Alister MacKenzie.
First played 88 years ago in 1934, the tournament is an
A: Money event on the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and the Japan Golf Tour.
Why is the field of players smaller than those of the
other major championships?
A: Because it is an invitational event, held by the Augusta National Golf Club.
Since 1949, what has been awarded to the champion?
A: A green jacket.
The jacket must be returned to the clubhouse one year
after his victory, although it remains what?
A: His personal property and is stored with other champions' jackets in a specially designated cloakroom.
A golfer who wins the event multiple times uses the
A: Green jacket awarded upon his initial win (unless they need to be re-fitted with a new jacket).
The Champions Dinner, inaugurated by Ben Hogan in 1952,
is held when?
A: On the Tuesday before each tournament, and is open only to past champions and certain board members of the Augusta National Golf Club.
Beginning in 1963, legendary golfers, usually past
champions, have done what?
A: Hit an honorary tee shot on the morning of the first round to commence play.
These have included whom?
A: Fred McLeod, Jock Hutchinson, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Elder, and Tom Watson.
Who has the most Masters wins, with six between 1963
How many did Tiger Woods win between 1997 and
How many did Palmer win between 1958 and 1964.
What five have won three titles at Augusta?
A: Jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, and Phil Mickelson.
Player, from South Africa, was the first what in 1961?
A: The first non-American player to win the tournament.
Who was the second?
A: Seve Ballesteros of Spain, the champion in 1980 and 1983.
When did the Augusta National course first open?
A: In 1933.
The idea for Augusta National originated with Bobby
Jones, who wanted to build a golf course after what?
A: His retirement from the game.
He sought advice from Clifford Roberts, who later
A: The chairman of the club.
The land they found had been an indigo plantation in
the early nineteenth century and what since 1857?
A: A plant nursery.
The first "Augusta National Invitation Tournament", as
the Masters was originally known, began on what date?
A: March 22, 1934, and was won by Horton Smith, who took the first prize of $1,500.
When was the present name adopted?
A: In 1939.