The Masters Tournament
|US Masters||Augusta , Georgia||1934||April|
|US Open||United States||1895||June|
|The Open Championship||UK||1860||July|
|PGA Championship||United States||1916||August|
|Text to the picture:||Augusta National Golf Club, 10th hole during the 2006 Masters|
|Major (yes / no) :||Yes|
|Tour (s) :||
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
|Venue (s):||Augusta National Golf Club|
|Length in yards :||7,435|
|Length in meters :||6,799|
|Game form :||Stroke play|
|Total prize money:||11,000,000 US $|
|normal appointment (month) :||April|
|Total number of strokes : (name) (year)||270 ( Tiger Woods ) (1997)
270 ( Jordan Spieth ) (2015)
|under par: (name) (year)||−18 ( Tiger Woods ) (1997)
−18 ( Jordan Spieth ) (2015)
|Title holder since:||2019|
The tournament, which has been taking place since 1934, is organized by the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta (Georgia) , USA . In contrast to the other major tournaments, the Masters - an official event of the PGA TOUR and PGA European Tour - is an invitation-only tournament. However, there is a catalog of formal invitation criteria that ensure that the world's best players can take part.
The golf tournament is played over four rounds (Thursday to Sunday). After two rounds, the field is reduced to the best 50 plus ties and all those within ten strokes of the leader. The tournament is scheduled so that the final day is usually the second Sunday in April. On the previous Wednesday, the par 3 contest has been taking place on the short course since 1960 .
Since 1949, the winner has been awarded a green jacket and a lifelong right to participate. It is a tradition that the winner of the previous year helps the current winner into the jacket at the victory ceremony. One initially overlooked the possibility that the previous year's winner could also be the current winner. Jack Nicklaus put on the jacket himself when he successfully defended his title in 1966 at the suggestion of Bobby Jones . In the repeat victories of Nick Faldo (1989 and 1990) and Tiger Woods (2001 and 2002), the club chairman then took on the assistant role.
During the decisive phase of the tournament, the members will keep green jackets of a suitable size ready for all possible winners, so that the award ceremony can take place promptly. The winner is then measured and given a tailor-made jacket that he can take home with him for a year. It is then kept in the clubhouse and is available to him at any time during visits.
In addition to the green jacket, the winner also receives a gold medal and a replica of the clubhouse in silver. In addition, he will acquire invitations for the next five years for the other three majors and the Players Championship , as well as a five-year right to participate in the PGA Tour . The winner can also choose the menu at next year's “Champions' Dinner”. Foreign winners mostly present delicacies from their homeland: Bernhard Langer from Germany brought z. B. Sauerbraten (1986), the Scot Sandy Lyle served haggis (1989), Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal waited with paella (1995), and Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, a South African barbecue (2012). Fine dinners are usually held, but in 1998 Tiger Woods had a hearty menu with cheeseburgers, chicken and milkshakes served.
The runner-up receives a silver plate and a medal, the best amateur the Silver Cup , the second best the Silver Medal .
¹ Result compared to par.
² The number in brackets after playoff (playoff) indicates the number of players involved.
The following players won the tournament several times:
- 6 wins
- Jack Nicklaus: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986
- 5 wins
- Tiger Woods: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2019
- 4 wins
- Arnold Palmer: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964
- 3 wins
- Jimmy Demaret: 1940, 1947, 1950
- Sam Snead: 1949, 1952, 1954
- Gary Player: 1961, 1974, 1978
- Nick Faldo: 1989, 1990, 1996
- Phil Mickelson: 2004, 2006, 2010
- 2 wins
- Horton Smith: 1934, 1936
- Byron Nelson: 1937, 1942
- Ben Hogan: 1951, 1953
- Tom Watson: 1977, 1981
- Seve Ballesteros: 1980, 1983
- Bernhard Langer: 1985, 1993
- Ben Crenshaw: 1984, 1995
- Jose Maria Olazabal: 1994, 1999
- Bubba Watson: 2012, 2014
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- On the Menu: The Champions Dinner at The Masters , about.com