FOUR! The Masters is the most prestigious golf tournament in the world and is rich with history and tradition. Keep reading to learn 5 amazing facts which make this competition truly unique.
The Masters is an invitation only tournament that everyone watches and one of four major championships in professional golf. It is the only major that never moves and is always held at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, which does not take too kindly to women applicants. Amateurs get to compete, winners get an cool green blazer and that’s just the beginning of what make this tournament incredible. Keep reading to learn 5 more amazing facts about this wonderful tourney.
1. Jack Nicklaus is the true master.
Jack has won the green blazer six times, more than any other golfer. Only Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer, who have both won five times, have gotten close to Jack’s record.
2. The course is absolutely gorgeous.
Augusta is rich with trees, plants and flowers making it the most picturesque course in the world. The fifth hole is called Magnolia, the 16th goes by Redbud, and so on, every hole is named after the tree or shrub with which it is has become associated. The place is beautiful.
3. The Masters by the numbers:
*Zero cell phones allowed at on the grounds.
*$1.50 for a pimento cheese sandwich at Augusta and $3.00 total if you add a sweet tea to your order.
*89-100 golfers invited to tournament, smallest of any major.
*$325.00: The cost for patrons to enter the 4 day tournament. It may be impossible to find a ticket, but the face value is the cheapest of any major.
4. The Masters is all about tradition and that silly green jacket.
Their are many rules that have been followed for years by winners of the Masters tournament and the dark, grass green jackets. Too many rules to list here but if you should be lucky enough to wear the coat, please don’t let it ever touch the ground.
5. There are no fans here.
The Masters is all about southern charm and style so the crowd that gathers to watch the tournament are to be called patrons, not fans. This place is all about it’s rich history, no tacky banners will be flying over this course. Treating guests and patrons like famliy is a big part of the mystique of the amazing tournament.
There it is HollywoodLifers! Will you be watching the Masters? Who will you be rooting for in the storied tournament?