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Encyclopedia > Masters Tournament
The Masters
Tournament information
Location Augusta, Georgia, USA
Established 1934
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Par 72
Yardage 7,445
Tour(s) PGA Tour
PGA European Tour
Format Stroke play
Purse $7,500,000
Month Played April
Tournament record score
Aggregate 270 Tiger Woods (1997)
To-par -18 Tiger Woods (1997)
Current champion
Trevor Immelman

The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters or The U.S. Masters (outside of the United States), is one of four major championships in men's professional golf. The Masters is an "official money event" on the PGA Tour, the PGA European Tour and the Japan Golf Tour. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. ... Augusta National Golf Club, located in the American city of Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... // The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading mens professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. ... Stroke play is a scoring system for golf (compare to match play). ... USD redirects here. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 16, 1979 ) Cape Town, South Africa Height 5 ft 9 in (1. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... // Top level professional golf consists of a year round schedule of weekly tournaments played all around the world. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... // The PGA European Tour is an organisation which operates the three leading mens professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. ... // The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ...


The Masters, scheduled for the first full week of April, is the first of the majors to be played each year. Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held every year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in the city of Augusta, Georgia, USA. Augusta National Golf Club, located in the American city of Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ... Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. ...


The Masters was started by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones,[1] who designed Augusta National with course architect Alister MacKenzie. Clifford Roberts (March 6, 1894 – September 29, 1977) was an American golf administrator. ... Bobby Jones won the first Grand Slam of golf in 1930. ... Perhaps the greatest golf course designer of all time. ...


The 2008 champion is Trevor Immelman, who won a prize of US$1.35 million. Personal Information Birth December 16, 1979 ) Cape Town, South Africa Height 5 ft 9 in (1. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...

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Format

In accordance with typical golf tournament formatting, the Masters Tournament is a 72-hole tournament held over four days. It is held under the rules of golf, as defined by the United States Golf Association and is also subject to special rulings and regulations set by the Masters Tournament Committee.[citation needed] The Masters is usually the first major championship of the year, played so that the final round is always on the second Sunday of April. The logo of the USGA The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ...


Because the Masters has a relatively smaller field compared to other golf tournaments, groups are set to a size of three players for the first 36 holes (typically Thursday and Friday). After 36 holes have been played by all players, a cut is made. Players who 'make the cut' are in one or both of the following two categories: (1) Lowest 44 scores plus ties, or (2) Within 10 strokes of the lowest 36-hole score (set by the leader). From 1957 to 1960, it was the low 40 plus ties and those within 10 strokes of the leader. Before 1957, there was no 36-hole cut.[2]


Traditions

Green jacket

In addition to a cash award, the winner of the tournament is presented with a distinctive green jacket, awarded since 1949. The green sport coat is actually the official attire worn by members of Augusta National while on the club grounds; each Masters winner becomes an honorary member of the club. Winners keep their jacket for the first year after their first victory, then return it to the club to wear whenever they visit. The tradition began in 1949, when Sam Snead won his first of three Masters titles. The green jacket is only allowed to be removed from Augusta National by the reigning champion, after which it must remain at the club. (The only exception to this rule is Gary Player, who refused to return his jacket after his 1961 victory, although he arguably followed the spirit of the rule, as he has stated that he has never worn the jacket.) Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of 4 decades. ... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ...


By tradition, the winner of the previous year's Masters Tournament puts the jacket on the current winner at the end of the tournament. In 1966, Jack Nicklaus became the first player to win in consecutive years and he donned the jacket himself. When Nick Faldo (in 1990) and Tiger Woods (in 2002) repeated as champions, the chairman of Augusta National put the jacket on them. Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


Other awards

There are several awards presented to players who perform exceptional feats during the tournament:

  • Daily Low Score: Crystal Vase
  • Hole-in-One: Large Crystal Bowl
  • Double Eagle: Large Crystal Bowl
  • Eagle: Pair of Crystal Goblets
  • Par 3 winner: Crystal Bowl

In addition to the green jacket, winners of the tournament receive a Gold Medal and have their names engraved on the silver Masters Trophy. This trophy, which depicts the clubhouse, was introduced in 1961, and remains at Augusta National. Starting in 1993, a sterling replica of the Masters Trophy has been presented to the champion.


The runner-up receives a Silver Medal, introduced in 1951. Beginning in 1978, a Silver Salver was added as an award for the runner-up.


In 1952, the Masters began presenting the low amateur award. This award is known as the Silver Cup and is presented to the lowest scoring amateur to make the cut. In 1954, the Masters began presenting an amateur Silver Medal to the low amateur runner-up.


Privileges

Like the other majors, winning the Masters gives a golfer several privileges which make his career more secure. Masters champions are automatically invited to play in the other three majors (the U.S. Open, the Open Championship, and the PGA Championship) for the next five years, and earn a lifetime invitation to the Masters. They also receive membership on the PGA Tour for the following five seasons and invitations to The Players Championship for five years. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ...


Amateurs

Because the tournament was established by the great amateur golfer Bobby Jones, the Masters has a tradition of honoring amateur golf. It invites winners of the most prestigious amateur tournaments in the world. Also, the defending Masters champion is always paired with the current U.S. Amateur champion for the first two days of the tournament. Bobby Jones won the first Grand Slam of golf in 1930. ...


Honorary starters

In some years, an honorary opening tee shot is made at the first hole. This honorary tee shot has typically been hit by some of golf's legendary players.


The original honorary starters were Jock Hutchison and Fred McLeod; this twosome led off every tournament from 1963 until 1973, when bad health prevented Hutchison from swinging a club. McLeod continued on until his death in 1976. Byron Nelson and Gene Sarazen started in 1981, and were then joined by Sam Snead in 1984. This trio continued until 1999 when Sarazen died, while Nelson discontinued in 2001. Snead hit his final opening tee shot in 2001, a year before he too died. In 2007 and again in 2008, Arnold Palmer took over as the honorary starter.[3] Jock Hutchison was a professional golfer. ... Fred McLeod Frederick Robertson McLeod (25 April 1882 – 8 May 1976) was a Scottish-American golfer who had a distinguished career in the United States, which included victory in the 1908 U.S. Open. ... Personal Information Birth February 4, 1912 Waxahachie, Texas Death September 26, 2006 Roanoke, Texas Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni) (February 27, 1902 – May 13, 1999) is one of the few golfers to win all the Major Championships in his career, including 1922 US Open 1922 PGA Championship 1923 PGA Championship 1932 US Open 1932 British Open 1933 PGA Championship 1935 The Masters Winner of... Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of 4 decades. ... This article is about the golfer. ...


Champions' dinner

The Champions' dinner is held each year on the Tuesday evening preceding Thursday's first round. The dinner was first held in 1952, hosted by defending champion Ben Hogan, to honor the past champions of the tournament. At that time fifteen tournaments had been played, and the number of past champions was eleven (including Hogan). William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997) was an American golfer, and is generally considered one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game. ...


Officially known as the "Masters Club," it includes only past winners of the Masters, although selected members of the Augusta National Golf Club have been included as honorary members, usually the chairman. The defending champion, as host, selects the menu for the dinner. Over the years, one of the most notable dishes was haggis, served by Scotsman Sandy Lyle in 1989.[4] an uncooked small haggis Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish. ... This article is about the country. ... // Alexander Walter Barr Sandy Lyle, MBE (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ...


Caddies

Before 1983, all players were required to use the services of an Augusta National Club caddie, who by club tradition was always an African-American.[5] Since then, players have been allowed the option of bringing their own caddie. In golf, caddy (or caddie) is the person who carries a players bag, and gives insightful advice and moral support. ...


The Masters requires the use of a full caddie uniform, consisting of a white jumpsuit, a green Masters cap, and white tennis shoes. The surname, and sometimes first initial, of each player is found on the back of his caddie's uniform.


The defending champion always receives caddie number "1": other golfers get their caddie numbers in the order in which they register for the tournament.


History

Augusta National Golf Club

The idea for Augusta National was first thought by Bobby Jones, who had the desire to build a golf course after his retirement from the game. He sought advice from Clifford Roberts, who later became the Chairman of the club, and they both came across a piece of land in Augusta, Georgia. Jones said of the property: Augusta National Golf Club, located in the American city of Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ... Bobby Jones won the first Grand Slam of golf in 1930. ... Clifford Roberts (March 6, 1894 – September 29, 1977) was an American golf administrator. ... Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. ...

"Perfect! And to think this ground has been lying here all these years waiting for someone to come along and lay a golf course upon it."[6]

Jones hired Alister MacKenzie to design the course, which began in 1931. The course formally opened in 1933. Tragically, MacKenzie died before the first Masters Tournament began.[7] Perhaps the greatest golf course designer of all time. ...


Early tournament years

The first Augusta National Invitation Tournament, as the Masters was originally known, was held on 22 March 1934, and was won by Horton Smith. The present name was adopted in 1939. The first tournament was played with current holes 10 through 18 played as the first nine, and 1 through 9 as the second nine[8], then reversed permanently to its famous layout for the 1935 tournament.[1] is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Horton Smith (b. ...


Gene Sarazen hit the "shot heard 'round the world" in 1935, holing a shot from the fairway on the par 5 15th for a double eagle.[9] This tied Sarazen with Craig Wood, and in the ensuing 36 hole playoff Sarazen was the victor by five strokes.[10] The tournament was not played from 1943-45, due to World War II. To assist the war effort, cattle and turkeys were raised on the Augusta National grounds.[1] Gene Sarazen (born Eugenio Saraceni) (February 27, 1902 – May 13, 1999) is one of the few golfers to win all the Major Championships in his career, including 1922 US Open 1922 PGA Championship 1923 PGA Championship 1932 US Open 1932 British Open 1933 PGA Championship 1935 The Masters Winner of... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Par is a town in Cornwall, England. ... This is a list of common golfing terms. ... Craig Wood is currently Avril Lavignes rythym guitarist and previously held position in the band Gob. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


1960s-1970s

The Big Three of Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus dominated the Masters from 1960 through 1978, winning the event eleven times during that span. This article is about the golfer. ...


Palmer's second win at the Masters was one of his more memorable victories. Trailing Ken Venturi by one shot in the 1960 event, Palmer drilled his drive down the fairway on the 400-yard downwind 17th, pitched with an eight-iron to the green, where the ball sat down too quickly, leaving him a 25-foot putt. Palmer lined up the putt twice, then struck it firmly in the hole for a birdie. At the 18th, he took out a six-iron for his second shot and drilled the ball into the teeth of the wind onto the green. Palmer then made a 3-foot birdie to defeat Venturi by one shot.[11] Ken Venturi (born 1931 in San Francisco, California) was a prominent PGA Tour professional during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... Shuttlecock Ball Shuttlecock Player Artistic Shuttlecock Ball Shuttlecock very often confused with the Badminton Sport Cork Ball (yumaoqiu). ...


While Palmer was in his prime, a young Ohio State golfer emerged: Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus won his first Green Jacket in 1963, with a key birdie on the par-3 16th hole.[12] Two years later, he shot a then-course record of 271 (17 under par) for his second Masters win, leading Bobby Jones to say that Nicklaus played "a game with which I am not familiar."[13] The next year, Nicklaus won his third green jacket in a grueling 18-hole playoff.[14] He won again in 1972, but his fifth win in 1975 was one of the most exciting. Locked in a duel with Tom Weiskopf on the 16th hole on the final day, Nicklaus hit a nice shot to the green, then before a worldwide television audience, made an incredible 40-foot birdie en route to his fifth Masters victory.[15] The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams and players are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... Tom Weiskopf (b 9 November 1942 Massillon, Ohio) is an American golfer whose best years came in the mid 1970s. ...


Gary Player became the first non-American to win the Masters in 1961 beating Arnold Palmer, the defending champion.[16] Player won again in 1974, but by 1978 many golf writers[who?] considered him a has-been, but that brought out the best in him. At age 42, Gary Player fired a final round 64, including a six-under-par 30 on the second nine to capture his third Masters victory. Player currently shares (with Fred Couples) the record of making the cut 23 times and has played in a record 51 Masters.[citation needed] Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ... This article is about the golfer. ...


A controversial ending to the Masters occurred in 1968. Roberto DeVicenzo signed a scorecard (scored by playing partner Tommy Aaron) which incorrectly listed a 4 instead of a 3 on the 17th hole. This extra stroke cost him a chance to be in an 18-hole playoff with Bob Goalby, who won the green jacket. Roberto DeVicenzo (born April 14, 1923 in Chilavert, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a professional golfer. ... Thomas Dean Tommy Aaron (born February 22, 1937) is a professional golfer who is best known for winning The Masters Tournament in 1973. ... Bob Goalby (born March 14, 1929 in Belleville, Illinois) is a former professional golfer on the PGA Tour who won the 1968 Masters Tournament. ...


In 1975, Lee Elder became the first African-American to qualify for the Masters[17], doing so fifteen years before Augusta National admitted its first black member.[5] Lee Elder (born Robert Lee Elder) b. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


1980s-2000s

Non-Americans collected eleven victories in twenty years in the 1980s and 1990s, by far the strongest streak they have had in any of the three majors played in the United States since the early days of the U.S Open. Jack Nicklaus became the oldest player to win the Masters in 1986 when he won for the sixth time at age 46. Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ...


During this period, no golfer suffered from the pressure of competing at Augusta more than Greg Norman, with two episodes standing out in particular. In 1987, Norman lost a sudden-death playoff to an unlikely local hero named Larry Mize. Mize holed out a remarkable 45-yard pitch shot to birdie the second playoff hole (#11) and win the Masters.[18] In 1996, Norman tied the course record with an opening round 63, and had a six stroke lead over Nick Faldo entering the final round, but folded under the pressure. Norman shot a 78 while Faldo scored a 67 to win by five shots.[19] Norman also suffered in 1986 when after birdieing 5 straight holes and needing only a par to tie Nicklaus he badly pushed his approach to 18 and made bogey. He also had close finishes to Ben Crenshaw in 1995 and José María Olazábal in 1999. Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (married 1981, divorced 2007) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Professional wins 87 (PGA Tour: 20, European Tour: 14, PGA Tour of Australasia: 33, Other: 22... Larry Mize (born September 23, 1958) is an American golfer. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ...


In 1997, Tiger Woods won the Masters by twelve shots at age 21, in the process breaking the tournament four-day scoring record that had stood for 32 years.[1] Woods completed his "Tiger Slam", winning his fourth straight major championship at the Masters in 2001. The Masters was his again the next year, making him only the third player in history to win the tournament in consecutive years, as well as in 2005 when he defeated Chris DiMarco in a playoff for his first major championship win in almost three years. Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Christian Dean DiMarco (born August 23, 1968) is an American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour, and has been in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings. ...


More recently, the club was targeted by Martha Burk, who organized a failed protest at the 2003 Masters to pressure the club into accepting female members. Martha Burk (b October 18, 1941 in Tyler, Texas) is a political psychologist, feminist, and head of the National Council of Womens Organizations who led a protest at the 2003 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia to bring attention to the male-only membership rules of the Augusta National Golf...


The 2003 tournament was won by Mike Weir, who became the first Canadian to win a major championship, and the first left-hander to win the Masters. The following year, another left-hander, Phil Mickelson, won his first major championship by sinking a 15 foot (4.5 m) putt on the 72nd hole to beat Ernie Els by a stroke. Mickelson birdied 5 of the last 7 holes to beat Els' score of 8 under which included two eagles on Sunday. Personal Information Birth May 12, 1970 ) Brights Grove, Ontario Height 5 ft 9 in (1. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) San Diego, California, U.S. Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Theodore Ernest Ernie Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ...


Course adjustments

As with many other courses, Augusta National's championship setup has been lengthened in recent years. In 1998, the course measured approximately 6925 yards (6332 m) from the Masters tees. It was lengthened to 7270 yards (6648 m) for 2002, and again in 2006 to 7445 yards; 520 yards (475 m) longer than the 1998 course.[20][21] The changes attracted many critics, including the most successful players in Masters history, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Tiger Woods. Woods claimed that the "shorter hitters are going to struggle." Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson was unperturbed, stating, "We are comfortable with what we are doing with the golf course". After a practice round Gary Player defended the changes saying, "There have been a lot of criticisms, but I think unjustly so, now I've played it.... The guys are basically having to hit the same second shots that Jack Nicklaus had to hit [in his prime]".[22] Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... This article is about the golfer. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... William Hootie Johnson (1931) is the former chairman and current Chairman Emeritus of Augusta National Golf Club. ... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ...


Originally, the grass on the putting greens was the wide-bladed Bermuda. The greens lost speed, especially during the late 1970s, ironically after the introduction of a healthier strain of narrow-bladed Bermuda, which thrived and grew thicker, slowing the speed of the greens. In 1978, the greens on the Par-3 course were reconstructed with bentgrass, a narrow-bladed species that could be mowed shorter, eliminating grain.[23] After this test run, the greens on the main course were replaced with bentgrass in time for the 1981 Masters. The bentgrass resulted in significantly faster putting surfaces, which has required a reduction in some of the contours of the greens over time.[24] Common Bermudagrass Species Bermuda Grass (Cynodon dactylon) - other common names include Bahama Grass, Devils Grass, Couch Grass, Indian Doab, Grama, Scutch Grass - is a highly desirable turf grass in southern climates zones 9 - 12 needed for those regions for its heat and drought tolerance. ... Species See text. ...


Just before the 1975 tournament, the common beige sand in the bunkers was replaced with the now-signature white feldspar. It is a quartz derivative of the mining of feldspar and is shipped in from North Carolina.[25] For other uses, see Quartz (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ...


Broadcasting

CBS has televised the Masters in the United States every year since 1956, when it used six cameras and covered only the final four holes. Tournament coverage of the first 8 holes did not begin until 1993 because of resistance from the tournament organizers, but by 2006, over 50 cameras were used. USA Network added first- and second-round coverage in 1982, which was also produced by the CBS production team. The Masters is broadcast each year in high-definition television, one of the first golf tournaments to ever hold that distinction, and the early round coverage previously aired in that format on USA's sister network, Universal HD. In 2008, ESPN and ESPN HD replaced USA and Universal as the weekday coverage provider;[26] coverage will continue to be jointly produced with CBS. CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ... Universal HD, designed for HDTV, is a cable television network owned by NBC Universal. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


In 2005, CBS broadcast the tournament with high-definition fixed and handheld wired cameras, as well as standard-definition wireless handheld cameras. In 2006, a webstream called "Amen Corner Live" began providing coverage of all players passing through holes 11, 12 and 13 through all four rounds. This was the first full tournament multi-hole webcast from a major championship. In 2007 CBS added "Masters Extra," an hour's extra full-field bonus coverage daily on the internet, preceding the television broadcasts. In 2008, CBS added full coverage of holes 15 and 16 live on the web.


CBS's Masters broadcasts use the song "Augusta" by Dave Loggins as the main theme music. Dave Loggins was born as David Allen Loggins in Mountain City, Tennessee, on 10th November 1947. ...


While Augusta National Golf Club has consistently chosen CBS as its U.S. broadcast partner, it has done so on successive one-year contracts. Due to the lack of long-term contractual security, as well as the club's limited dependence on broadcast rights fees (owing to its affluent membership), it is widely held that CBS allows Augusta National greater control over the content of the broadcast, or at least perform some form of self-censorship, in order to maintain future rights. The club, however, has insisted it does not make any demands with respect to the content of the broadcast.[27][28] Self-censorship is the act of censoring and/or classifying ones own book(s), film(s), or other kind of art to avoid offending others without an authority pressuring them to do so. ...


Some of the more controversial aspects of this relationship include:

  • Announcers commonly refer to the gallery as "patrons" rather than spectators or fans, and use the term "second cut" instead of "rough".
  • The removal of announcers (notably Gary McCord) deemed not to have acted with the decorum expected by the club.
  • The lack of discussion of any controversy involving Augusta National, such as the 2003 Martha Burk protests.[28] However, there have not been many other major issues in recent years.

As well, the club is known to mandate: This article is about the game. ... Gary McCord (born May 23, 1948 in San Gabriel, California) is an American golfer, commentator, and author. ... Martha Burk (b October 18, 1941 in Tyler, Texas) is a political psychologist, feminist, and head of the National Council of Womens Organizations who led a protest at the 2003 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia to bring attention to the male-only membership rules of the Augusta National Golf...

  • Minimal commercial interruption, currently limited to four minutes per hour (as opposed to the usual 12 or more). In the immediate aftermath of the Martha Burk controversy, there were no commercials during the 2003 and 2004 broadcasts, although international commercial broadcasters continued to insert their own commercials into the coverage. The Players Championship began imposing the same rule in 2007 and some of the other major championships have tried to follow suit.
  • Prohibitions on promotions for other network programs (with the sole exception of an on-screen mention of 60 Minutes should the final round run long, or right before the coverage ends), sponsored graphics, blimps, on-course announcers (CBS' regular on-course announcers work from booths along the second nine), or the regular CBS sports graphics template. CBS and ESPN coverage as of 2008, use a variation on an older CBS graphics set, though recolored with the deeper green color used by the current graphics and with additional gradients and gloss. There is also typically no cut-in for other news and sports, either from CBS or its affiliates.
  • Significant restrictions on the tournament's broadcast hours compared to other major championships, perhaps to increase the tournament's Nielsen ratings, or to reward ticket-holders. Only in the 21st century did the tournament allow CBS to air 18-hole coverage of the leaders, a standard at the other three majors. Only three hours of cable coverage is scheduled for the early rounds. International broadcasters do not receive additional coverage, although they may take commercial breaks at different times from CBS or ESPN. The networks always stay past the allotted times until the end of live golf action on all four days, whereas on American television coverage of the other three majors (and The Players Championship) continues only until the end of a scheduled broadcast window on all days except Sunday or a Monday-finish.

Westwood One has provided live radio play-by-play coverage in the U.S. since 1956. This coverage can also be heard on the official Masters website. The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the CBS news magazine. ... Blimp can refer to: a non-rigid airship as opposed to a rigid airship (e. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Westwood One, Inc. ...


The BBC has broadcast the Masters in the U.K. since 1986, and it also provides live radio commentary on the closing stages on Radio Five Live. With the 2007 launch of BBC HD, UK viewers can now watch the championship in that format. BBC Sport currently holds the TV and radio rights through 2010.[29] The BBC's coverage airs without commercials because it is financed by a license fee. In Ireland, from 2008 Setanta Ireland will broadcast all four rounds live having previously broadcasted the opening two rounds with RTÉ broadcasting the weekend coverage. BBC Sport is the sports division of the BBC. It became a fully dedicated division of the BBC in 2000. ... BBC Radio Five Live is the BBCs radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. ... BBC HD is the high-definition television channel launched by the BBC on a trial basis from May 15, 2006, with the first HD originated programme, Planet Earth, shown on May 27. ... BBC Sport is the sports division of the BBC. It became a fully dedicated division of the BBC in 2000. ... A television licence is an official licence required in some countries for all owners of a television receiver. ... Setanta Sports (pronounced ) is an international sports broadcaster, operating 12 channels in 24 countries. ... Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ; English: Radio and Television of Ireland) is the national state broadcaster of Ireland. ...


Ticketing

Although tickets for the Masters are not expensive, they are incredibly hard to come by. Even the practice rounds can be difficult to get into. Applications for practice round tickets have to be made nearly a year in advance and the successful applicants are chosen by random ballot. Tickets to the actual tournament are sold only to members of a patrons list, which is closed. A waiting list for the patrons list was opened in 1972 and closed in 1978. It was reopened in 2000 and subsequently closed once again. In 2008, The Masters also began allowing children (between the ages of 8 and 16) to enter on tournament days for free if they are accompanied by an older patron.[30]


Field

The Masters has the smallest field out of the major championships at around ninety players. It is an invitational event, with invitations largely issued on an automatic basis to players who meet published criteria. The top fifty players in the Official World Golf Rankings are all invited.[31] The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


Past champions are eligible to play in any edition, but since 2002 the Augusta National Golf Club has discouraged them from continuing to participate at an advanced age.[32] Augusta National Golf Club, located in the American city of Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ...


Invitation categories (as of 2008):

  1. Masters Tournament Champions (Lifetime)
  2. U.S. Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  3. The Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  4. PGA Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  5. Winners of the Players Championship (Three years)
  6. Current U.S. Amateur Champion (6-A) (Honorary, non-competing after one year); Runner-up (6-B) to the current US Amateur Champion
  7. Current British Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after one year)
  8. Current U.S. Amateur Public Links Champion
  9. Current U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion
  10. The first 16 players, including ties, in the previous year’s Masters Tournament
  11. The first 8 players, including ties, in the previous year’s U.S. Open
  12. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year’s British Open
  13. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year’s PGA Championship
  14. The 30 leaders on the Final Official PGA Tour Money List for the previous calendar year
  15. Winners of PGA Tour Regular Season and Playoff events that award at least a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters
  16. Those qualifying for the previous year’s season-ending Tour Championship
  17. The 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
  18. The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament
Most of the top current players will meet the criteria of multiple categories for invitation. The Masters Committee, at its discretion, can also invite any golfer(s) not otherwise qualified, although in practice these invitations are currently reserved for international players.

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  • Category 14 was reduced from Top 40 to Top 30
  • Category 15 and 16 were added
  • A category inviting the current Top 10 on the PGA Tour money list was dropped

Winners

Main article: List of Masters Tournament champions

Numbers in brackets after "Playoff" indicate the number of players involved.[34][35]

Year Champion Country To par Margin
2008 Trevor Immelman Flag of South Africa South Africa -8 3
2007 Zach Johnson  United States +1 2
2006 Phil Mickelson  United States -7 2
2005 Tiger Woods  United States -12 Playoff (2)
2004 Phil Mickelson  United States -9 1
2003 Mike Weir Flag of Canada Canada -7 Playoff (2)
2002 Tiger Woods  United States -12 3
2001 Tiger Woods  United States -16 2
2000 Vijay Singh Flag of Fiji Fiji -10 3
1999 José María Olazábal Flag of Spain Spain -8 2
1998 Mark O'Meara  United States -9 1
1997 Tiger Woods  United States -18 12
1996 Nick Faldo Flag of England England -12 5
1995 Ben Crenshaw  United States -14 1
1994 José María Olazábal Flag of Spain Spain -9 2
1993 Bernhard Langer Flag of Germany Germany -11 4
1992 Fred Couples  United States -13 2
1991 Ian Woosnam Flag of Wales Wales -11 1
1990 Nick Faldo Flag of England England -10 Playoff (2)
1989 Nick Faldo Flag of England England -5 Playoff (2)
1988 Sandy Lyle Flag of Scotland Scotland -7 1
1987 Larry Mize  United States -3 Playoff (3)
1986 Jack Nicklaus  United States -9 1
1985 Bernhard Langer Flag of West Germany West Germany -6 2
1984 Ben Crenshaw  United States -11 2
1983 Seve Ballesteros Flag of Spain Spain -8 4
1982 Craig Stadler  United States -4 Playoff (2)
1981 Tom Watson  United States -8 2
1980 Seve Ballesteros Flag of Spain Spain -13 4
1979 Fuzzy Zoeller  United States -8 Playoff (3)
1978 Gary Player  South Africa -11 1
1977 Tom Watson  United States -12 2
1976 Raymond Floyd  United States -17 8
1975 Jack Nicklaus  United States -12 1
1974 Gary Player  South Africa -10 2
1973 Tommy Aaron  United States -5 1
1972 Jack Nicklaus  United States -2 3
1971 Charles Coody  United States -9 2
1970 Billy Casper  United States -9 Playoff (2)
1969 George Archer  United States -7 1
1968 Bob Goalby  United States -11 1
1967 Gay Brewer  United States -8 1
1966 Jack Nicklaus  United States E Playoff (3)
1965 Jack Nicklaus  United States -17 9
1964 Arnold Palmer  United States -12 6
1963 Jack Nicklaus  United States -2 1
1962 Arnold Palmer  United States -8 Playoff (3)
1961 Gary Player  South Africa -8 1
1960 Arnold Palmer Flag of the United States United States -6 1
1959 Art Wall, Jr. Flag of the United States United States -4 1
1958 Arnold Palmer Flag of the United States United States -4 1
1957 Doug Ford Flag of the United States United States -5 3
1956 Jack Burke, Jr. Flag of the United States United States +1 1
1955 Cary Middlecoff Flag of the United States United States -9 7
1954 Sam Snead Flag of the United States United States +1 Playoff (2)
1953 Ben Hogan Flag of the United States United States -14 5
1952 Sam Snead Flag of the United States United States -2 4
1951 Ben Hogan Flag of the United States United States -8 2
1950 Jimmy Demaret Flag of the United States United States -5 2
1949 Sam Snead Flag of the United States United States -6 3
1948 Claude Harmon Flag of the United States United States -9 5
1947 Jimmy Demaret Flag of the United States United States -7 2
1946 Herman Keiser Flag of the United States United States -6 1
1945 Canceled due to World War II
1944
1943
1942 Byron Nelson Flag of the United States United States -8 Playoff (2)
1941 Craig Wood Flag of the United States United States -8 3
1940 Jimmy Demaret Flag of the United States United States -8 4
1939 Ralph Guldahl Flag of the United States United States -9 1
1938 Henry Picard Flag of the United States United States -3 2
1937 Byron Nelson Flag of the United States United States -5 2
1936 Horton Smith Flag of the United States United States -3 1
1935 Gene Sarazen Flag of the United States United States -6 Playoff (2)
1934 Horton Smith Flag of the United States United States -4 1

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National summary

Rank Nation Wins Winners
1  United States 55 33
2 Flag of Spain Spain 4 2
Flag of South Africa South Africa 4 2
4 Flag of England England 3 1
5 Flag of Germany Germany 2 1
6 Flag of Scotland Scotland 1 1
Flag of Wales Wales 1 1
Flag of Canada Canada 1 1
Flag of Fiji Fiji 1 1

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Multiple winners

Sixteen men have won the Masters Tournament more than once through 2008.

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Records

The youngest winner of the Masters is Tiger Woods, who was 21 years 104 days old when he won in 1997. In this year Woods also broke the records for the widest winning margin (12 strokes), and the lowest winning score, with 270 (-18).[36] Jack Nicklaus was 46 years 82 days old when he won in 1986, making him the oldest winner of the Masters.[34] Nicklaus is the record holder for the most top tens, with 22, and the most cuts made, with 37.[2][37] Two of Nicklaus's rivals in his prime; Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, known as The Big Three, hold the record for most appearances, with 50 each. Player holds the record for the number of consecutive cuts made, with 23 between 1959 and 1982 (Player did not compete in 1973 due to illness). He shares this record with Fred Couples, who made his consecutive cuts between 1983 and 2007, not competing in 1987 and 1994.[2] Nick Price and Greg Norman share the course record of 63, with their rounds coming in 1986 and 1996 respectively. This score is also a record for all major championships. The highest winning score of 289 (+1) has occurred three times: Sam Snead in 1954, Jack Burke, Jr. in 1956, and Zach Johnson in 2007.[36] Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... This article is about the golfer. ... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Personal Information Birth February 10, 1955 ) Mount Isa, Queensland Nationality  Australia Wife Laura (married 1981, divorced 2007) Children Morgan Leigh, and Gregory Residence Hobe Sound, Florida Career Turned Pro 1974 Current Tour PGA Tour Professional wins 87 (PGA Tour: 20, European Tour: 14, PGA Tour of Australasia: 33, Other: 22... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of 4 decades. ... Jack Burke, Jr. ... Zach Johnson (born February 24, 1976) is an American golfer and winner of the 2007 Masters Tournament. ...


Par 3 Contest

The Par 3 Contest was first introduced in 1960, and was won that year by Sam Snead. Since then it has been played traditionally on the Wednesday before the tournament starts. The par 3 course was built in 1958. It is a nine-hole course, with a par of 27, and measures 1,060 yards (969 m) in length.[38] There have been 67 holes-in-one in the history of the contest, with a record five of them in 2002. No Par 3 Contest winner has also won the Masters in the same year.[39][40] Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was an American golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of 4 decades. ...


In this event, golfers may use their children as caddies, which helps to create a family-friendly atmosphere.


In 2008, the event was televised for the first time (by ESPN).


Winners

Year Champion Country Score
2008 Rory Sabbatini Flag of South Africa South Africa 22
2007 Mark O'Meara  United States 22
2006 Ben Crane  United States 23
2005 Jerry Pate  United States 22
2004 Pádraig Harrington Flag of Ireland Ireland 21
2003 Pádraig Harrington Flag of Ireland Ireland 21
David Toms  United States 21
2002 Nick Price Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 22
2001 David Toms  United States 22
2000 Chris Perry  United States 23
1999 Joe Durant  United States 22
1998 Sandy Lyle Flag of Scotland Scotland 24
1997 Sandy Lyle Flag of Scotland Scotland 22
1996 Jay Haas  United States 22
1995 Hal Sutton  United States 23
1994 Vijay Singh Flag of Fiji Fiji 22
1993 Chip Beck  United States 21
1992 Davis Love III  United States 22
1991 Rocco Mediate  United States 24
1990 Raymond Floyd  United States 23
1989 Bob Gilder  United States 22
1988 Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan 24
1987 Ben Crenshaw  United States 22
1986 Gary Koch  United States 23
1985 Hubert Green  United States 22
1984 Tommy Aaron  United States 22
1983 Hale Irwin  United States 22
1982 Tom Watson  United States 23
1981 Isao Aoki  Japan 22
1980 Johnny Miller  United States 23
1979 Joe Inman  United States 23
1978 Lou Graham  United States 22
1977 Tom Weiskopf  United States 23
1976 Jay Haas  United States 21
1975 Isao Aoki  Japan 23
1974 Sam Snead  United States 23
1973 Gay Brewer  United States 20
1972 Steve Melnyk  United States 23
1971 Dave Stockton  United States 23
1970 Harold Henning  South Africa 21
1969 Bob Lunn  United States 23
1968 Bob Rosburg  United States 22
1967 Arnold Palmer  United States 23
1966 Terry Dill  United States 22
1965 Art Wall, Jr.  United States 20
1964 Labron Harris, Jr.  United States 23
1963 George Bayer  United States 23
1962 Bruce Crampton  Australia 22
1961 Deane Beman  United States 22
1960 Sam Snead  United States 23

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Notes and references

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  2. ^ a b c Cut Information. www.masters.org. Retrieved on 2008-01-21.
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  7. ^ History of the Club. www.masters.org. Retrieved on 2008-01-22.
  8. ^ Although front and back are the terms more commonly used, for the Masters they are called the "first" and "second" nines
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The Indonesia Open is a golf tournament played in Jakarta, Indonesia which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour. ... The Johnnie Walker Classic is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played in the Asia Pacific region. ... The Malaysian Open is a mens professional golf tournament. ... The Madeira Island Open is a mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour, played on the Madeira Islands in Portugal. ... The Portuguese Open, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Estoril Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos, is an annual tournament on mens golfs European Tour. ... The Volvo China Open is a mens golf tournament which is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Asian Tour. ... The BMW Asian Open is a mens professional golf tournament. ... The Open de España (formerly the Spanish Open) is the national open golf championship of Spain and is held in San Roque Golf Club. ... The Italian Open golf championship, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Telecom Italia Open is the Italian national golf open for men. ... The Irish Open is a European Tour golf tournament which is currently played in May each year. ... The BMW PGA Championship is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour. ... The Celtic Manor Wales Open is a European Tour golf tournament which was founded in 2000 and is played each June. ... Colin Montgomerie at the Austrian Open 2006 For the tennis tournament, see Austrian Open (tennis). ... The BMW International Open is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour. ... The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. ... The European Open is a European Tour golf tournament. ... The Scottish Open, which is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank, is one of the richer golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... The Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe is an annual 72 hole strokeplay professional golf tournament for men. ... The Russian Open Golf Championship is currently the only golf tournament on the European Tour schedule which is played east of the former Iron Curtain. ... The Scandinavian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the European Tour which is played in Sweden at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. ... The KLM Open is an annual European Tour golf tournament played in The Netherlands. ... The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, which has been one of the best known golf resorts in Scotland since the 1920s. ... The Omega European Masters is the Swiss stop on mens golfs European Tour, currently played in early September each year. ... The Mercedes-Benz Championship is a European Tour mens professional golf tournament played in Germany and hosted and promoted by Germanys greatest golfer Bernhard Langer and his brother Erwin. ... The Quinn Direct British Masters is a European Tour golf tournament. ... The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (previously simply called the Dunhill Links Championship), is one of the richest golf tournaments on the European Tour. ... The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ... The Madrid Open is an annual mens golf tournament which has been held in and around the Spanish capital Madrid since 1968, apart from a seven year gap from 1994 to 2000. ... The Portugal Masters is a European Tour mens professional golf tournament which will be played for the first time on 18-21 October 2007. ... 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The Masters Tournament is the first to take place each year and, unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held every year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia.
Masters Tournament champions are automatically invited to play in the other three majors championships (the US Open, British Open and the PGA Championship) for the next five years.
Masters Tournament Champions also earn a lifetime invitation to the Masters and they receive membership on the PGA Tour for the following five seasons and invitations to The Players Championship for the next five years.
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Several factors helped the tournament evolve into that prestigious position in the 1950s: the support of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who often played at the club during his presidency; the tournament's success with the emerging medium of television; and the annual presence of such stars as Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, and a bit later, Jack Nicklaus.
In spite of its rise to major tournament status and success with television, the Masters became a target of controversy in the 1960s because of the Augusta National club's general exclusivity and, in particular, perceived racism.
The exclusionary tournament policies, the fact that Augusta National had no fl members, and the Old South aura surrounding the club and tournament made the Masters a focal point for the issue of racism in golf.
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