2014 MASTERS PREVIEW:
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2013 RESULTS: 2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera took the tournament into playoff rounds matching each other shot for shot. Scott was able to sink a birdie putt and win his first Green Jacket becoming the first professional golfer from Australia to win the Masters Tournament.
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|Monday, April 8 ||Practice Round ||Gates open at 8:00 AM, close at 6:30 PM |
|Tuesday, April 9 ||Practice Round ||Gates open at 8:00 AM, close at 6:30 PM |
|Wednesday, April 10 ||Practice Round, Par 3 Contest ||Gates open at 8:00 AM, close at 6:30 PM |
|Thursday, April 11 ||Competitive Round ||Gates open at 7:25 AM, close 30 min. after play |
|Friday, April 12 ||Competitive Round ||Gates open at 7:30 AM, close 30 min. after play |
|Saturday, April 13 ||Competitive Round ||Gates open at 8:00 AM, close 30 min. after play |
|Sunday, April 14 ||Final Competitive Round ||Gates open at 8:00 AM, close 30 min. after presentation ceremony |
THE MASTERS EXPERIENCE:
First year played: 1934
Location: Augusta, Georgia
Course: Augusta National Golf Club
Most wins The Masters: 6 - Jack Nicklaus
Youngest Masters winner: Tigers Woods at 21
Oldest Masters winner: Jack Nicklaus at 46
Widest Margin of Victory: Tiger Woods won by 12 strokes in 1997
INFO ABOUT THE MASTERS:
The Masters is played each April at lush Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The tournament consists of three (3) practice round days and four (4) tournament days. The Masters practice rounds culminate on Wednesday with the Par 3 Tournament. The Masters Tournament days are Thursday through Sunday. You will need a Masters Badge for all Tournament days. The field for The Masters is the smallest of any of the four major golf tournaments, at around 90 players.
Dating back to 1934 when the great Horton Smith won the first tournament, the Masters has grown into one of the most respected and most watched golfing events of the year. Held at the gorgeous Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, golfers compete each year to try and capture the coveted Green Jacket, which is one of the most unique signs of achievement in professional sports.
Along with the Green Jacket, golfers who win the Masters Tournament also have their names immortalized on the Masters Trophy, which remains at Augusta National Golf Club year-round. Winners also receive a replica of the trophy and a beautiful gold medal engraved with a picture of the idyllic Augusta clubhouse. In many ways, the Masters Tournament is like looking back into the golden age of professional golf, with a rich tradition that continues to this day.
Augusta National Golf Club was founded by the legendary golfer Bobby Jones, who won 13 of 21 major championships he participated in over a seven-year span. He joined with an Iowa investment banker named Clifford Roberts to create a one-of-a-kind golf course with breathtaking views, compelling obstacles and improved sight lines for crowds. The course is known for its snaking river called Rae's Creek that winds through the course, and Amen Corner, which has undone many golfers over the years.
The Masters Tournament has been the site of many huge comebacks and given rise to stellar careers over the years, but one golfer has towered over them all. Jack Nicklaus, also known as the "Golden Bear," holds the all-time record for Masters wins with six. Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods follow closely behind with four major championships, but most recently, it has been Phil Mickelson who has set the golf world on fire. With a Masters win in 2010, he now has three for his career and has his best golf ahead of him.
Unlike other major championships, the Masters Tournament has an alluring quality that sets it apart from other events that has the ability to garner interest from casual golf fans. It is one of the most respected championships in all of professional sports and it seems that all eyes are on Augusta when the players hit the first tee.
Augusta National Golf Course alone is worth the price of admission. The famed course contains features that are known around the World. Amen Corner, Raes Creek and the Eisenhower Tree are all names that any true golf fan knows. Each hole is crafted to accentuate the natural beauty of the course, and given a name to reflect that. The Augusta National concessions stands offer a truly experience, as all snacks, sandwiches and drinks are very affordable. Their famous Masters Pimento cheese or Masters Club for a couple of dollars, and pink lemonade for $0.50. They also sell beer for $2-$3. These features that make a day at Augusta truly special.
Masters Golf Tournament Preview History
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Even More Beautiful In Person Augusta National has always looked so amazing and pristine on TV, but after I was finally able to experience the course in person, I can say there really is nothing like it. The elevations are amazing and it's a pretty good workout to walk the course a few days in a row! Regardless of how many days you may choose to attend, I'd definitely put Wednesday on the list. You can bring in cameras to take photos and enjoy the Par 3 Contest. Another reason to show up early? The best Masters merchandise from the gift shops go fast! Hotels in the area are very expensive, but you can find some very nice homes to rent with a small group for a very resonable price. April 25, 2011
Masters Week I have been to the Masters 5 times now, I stay with a friend who lives in Aiken, SC. only a 15 minute drive from Augusta I would greatly reccommend to anybody planning to go to the Masters to try and get tickets for Wednesday when the Par 3 Contest is held. The scenery is magnificant, the par 3 course is sculptured beautifully, Wednesday is really a fun day especially if you sit on the grass between the 8th and 9th holes, both holes are played over a Lake. Players interact with the crowd on the 9th hole and it's fun for all. The main Masters course is without a doubt the finest course I have ever seen, the flowers and the grounds are landscaped to perfection. If you are a golfer you will really appreciate this course, plus the surrounding area has many beautiful courses to play. There is a couple of really great gift shops reasonable priced as well as the food. One last remark you must looked at the tree lined driveway leading to the Club House it is so picturesque Visiting the Masters is a once in a lifetime experience, for young and old. August 12, 2011