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Encyclopedia > The Masters Tournament
The Masters
Tournament information
Location Augusta, Georgia, USA
Established 1934
Course(s) Augusta National Golf Club
Par 72
Yardage 7,445
Tour PGA Tour
PGA European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Format Stroke play, 4 rounds
Purse US$7,250,000
Month Played April
Defunct No
Tournament record score
Aggregate 270 Tiger Woods (1997)
To-par -18 Tiger Woods (1997)
Current champion
Zach Johnson

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The Masters Tournament, which is commonly referred to as The Masters or The US Masters (outside the United States), is one of four major championships in men's professional golf and the first of the four to be played each year. The final round of the Masters is always scheduled for the second Sunday in April. 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. The Masters was started by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones,[1] who designed Augusta National with legendary course architect Alister MacKenzie. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ... Nickname: Motto: We feel Good Location of the consolidated areas of Augusta and Richmond County in the state of Georgia. ... 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 Masters is an official money event on the PGA Tour, the PGA European Tour and the Japan Golf Tour. In line with 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. In 2007, the prize fund was US$7.25 million. The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA 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. ... Michael Campbell holding U.S. Open Trophy The United States Open Championship is the annual mens open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US 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. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...

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History

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Early years

The first Masters Tournament was held on 22 March 1934, and was won by Horton Smith. Bobby Jones saw his involvement in founding the tournament as a service to golf, but demurred at calling it the Masters Tournament, preferring the more modest Augusta National Invitation Tournament. That name was used for five years before Jones relented and 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 (although front and back are more commonly used, the Masters is well known for insisting on referring to the "first" and "second" nines), then reversed permanently to its famous layout for the 1935 tournament. March 22 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. ... Bobby Jones won the first Grand Slam of golf in 1930. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ...


Gene Sarazen hit "the shot heard 'round the world," holing a shot from the fairway on the par 5 15th for a double eagle to force a 36 hole playoff which he subsequently won by 5 strokes to win the 1935 Masters. 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.[2] The now traditional Par 3 contest, which takes place on the Wednesday before the tournament begins, was first played in 1960.[3] 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. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 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... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


1960s

In 1961, Gary Player became the first non-American Masters champion. In 1975, Lee Elder became the first African-American to qualify for the Masters. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Gary Jim Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ... 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. ...


Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer dominated the Masters from 1958 to 1964, winning the event four times during that span. His second Masters was the stuff of a legend. 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. Twice Palmer lined up the putt, then struck it boldly for a birdie. At the 18th, he took out a six-iron and drilled the ball into the teeth of the wind onto the green. Palmer made a 3-foot birdie and he instantly became not only a golf legend, but a legend at the Masters. Nationality  United States Birth September 10, 1929 (age 77) Latrobe, Pennsylvania Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Ken Venturi (born 1931 in San Francisco, California) was a prominent PGA Tour professional during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 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 who would make the Masters his playground: Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus won his first green jacket (See "Green jacket" below) in 1963, with a key birdie on the par-3 16th hole. 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." The next year, Nicklaus won his third green jacket in a grueling 18-hole playoff. He won again in 1972, but his fifth win in 1975 was one of the best. 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. 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 (except in football, where they are located in Division I Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Big Ten Conference in... This article refers to the golfer. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Tom Weiskopf (b 9 November 1942 Massillon, Ohio) is an American golfer whose best years came in the mid 1970s. ...


Gary Player

Gary Player became the first non-American to win the Masters in 1961, after Arnold Palmer, the defending champion, scored a double bogey on the final hole. Player won again in 1974, but by 1978 many golf writers 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. Gary Jim Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Nationality  United States Birth September 10, 1929 (age 77) Latrobe, Pennsylvania Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


1968

The most controversial ending to a Masters event happened in 1968. Roberto de Vicenzo 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. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Roberto DeVicenzo (Born April 14, 1923) -- Perhaps the archetypal international golfer of the 1950s, he won an astonishing 230 tournaments worldwide in his career, including four on the PGA Tour and the 1967 British Open. ... 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. ...


1980s-1990s

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. In 1997, headlines were made around the world when 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.[4]. This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article refers to the golfer. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


Greg Norman

During this era, no golfer suffered the slings and arrows of 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. 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 five shots.[5] Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Larry Mize (born September 23, 1958) is an American golfer. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ...


2000s

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. 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 putt on the 72nd hole to beat Ernie Els by a stroke. 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... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Richard Weir O.Ont. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) (age 36) San Diego, California USA 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 measurement 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 from the Masters tees. It was lengthened to 7270 yards for 2002, and again in 2006 to 7445 yards; 520 yards longer than the 1998 course. The changes attracted many critics, including the three most successful players in Masters history, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer 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]".[6] Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article refers to the golfer. ... Nationality  United States Birth September 10, 1929 (age 77) Latrobe, Pennsylvania Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) 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 Jim Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ...


Grass

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. 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. [7] The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Species See text. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


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. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Quartz is one of the most common minerals in the Earths continental crust. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...


Field

The Masters has the smallest field out of the major championships at around ninety players. It is an invitational event, but nowadays invitations are largely issued on an automatic basis to players who meet published criteria and as the top fifty players in the Official World Golf Rankings are all invited, none of the leading current players in the world miss out. Past champions are eligible to play in any edition, but in recent years the Augusta National Golf Club has discouraged them from continuing to participate at an advanced age. The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ... Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 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. British 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
The Masters Committee, at its discretion, also invites international players not otherwise qualified.

Changes from the 2007 invitation categories: Michael Campbell holding U.S. Open Trophy The United States Open Championship is the annual mens open golf tournament of the United States. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... 2007 PGA tournament logo The PGA Championship (referred to as the US 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. ... The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ... The Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held in the United Kingdom. ... The U.S. Amateur Public Links, often referred to as the Public Links or the Publinx, is a mens amateur golf tournament, one of 10 individual amateur championships organized by the United States Golf Association. ... The U.S. Mid-Amateur, often called the Mid-Am for short, is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for post-college male amateur golfers. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA TOUR season. ... // The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...

  • 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

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 be subject to special rulings and regulations set by the Masters Tournament Committee. 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). [2] 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.


Tradition

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 most legendary players. The original honorary starters were Jock Hutchison and Fred McLeod; this twosome led off every tournament until 1973, when bad health prevented Hutchison from swinging a club. McLeod continued on until his death in 1976. Sam Snead made the opening tee shot from 1984 to 2002. Until 1999, he was joined by Gene Sarazen and until 2001 by Byron Nelson. In 2007, Arnold Palmer took over as the honorary starter. Jock Hutchison was a professional golfer. ... Fred McLeod (born 25 April 1882 in Kirk Ports, Scotland; died 8 May 1976 in Maryland, USA) was a Scottish born golfer who had a distinguished career in the United States, which included victory in the 1908 U.S. Open. ... Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world for most of 4 decades. ... 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... Personal Information Birth February 4, 1912 Waxahachie, Texas Death September 26, 2006 Roanoke, Texas Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Nationality  United States Birth September 10, 1929 (age 77) Latrobe, Pennsylvania Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ...


Before 1983, all players were required to use the services of an Augusta National Club caddie. Since then, players have been allowed the option of bringing their own caddie. However, the Masters maintains the standardizing of a full caddie uniform. The complete uniform consists 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. While the caddie uniform is original to the Masters Tournament, it has also been instituted into the Memorial Golf Tournament. The defending champion always receives caddie number "1": other golfers get their caddie numbers in the order in which they arrive at Augusta National and register for the tournament. In golf, caddy (or caddie) is the person who carries a players bag, and gives insightful advice and moral support. ... The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is closely associated with Jack Nicklaus. ...


Given the tournament's fathering by the great amateur golfer Bobby Jones, the Masters has a strong tradition of honoring amateur golf. Firstly, the Masters invites winners of the most prestigious amateur tournaments in the world (see Field above). Also, the defending Masters champion is always paired with the current U.S. Amateur champion for the first two days of the tournament. 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. Bobby Jones won the first Grand Slam of golf in 1930. ...


In addition to the green jacket (see below), 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.


Green jacket

In addition to a cash award, the winner of the tournament is presented with a distinctive green jacket, awarded since 1949, and highly coveted among professional golfers. 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 failed to return his jacket after his 1961 victory, despite the club's insistence that he do so.) 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world for most of 4 decades. ... Gary Jim Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


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. This article refers to the golfer. ... Personal Information Birth 18 July 1957 ) (age 49) Welwyn Garden City, England Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ...


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). 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Personal Information Birth August 13, 1912 Stephenville, Texas Death July 25, 1997 Fort Worth, Texas Height 5 ft 7 in (1. ...


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 entrées was haggis, served by Scotsman Sandy Lyle in 1989.[3] For the university exchange program ENTREE, see European Network for Training and Research in Electrical Engineering. ... an uncooked small haggis Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II... // Alexander Walter Barr Sandy Lyle, MBE (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Broadcasting

CBS has televised the Masters in 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 is 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 first/second round coverage on Thursday and Friday airs in that format on USA's sister network, Universal HD. CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... USA Network is a popular American cable TV network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... Universal HD, designed for HDTV, is a cable television network owned by NBC Universal. ...


In 2005, CBS broadcast the tournament with high-definition fixed and handheld wired cameras, as well as standard-definition wireless handheld cameras. In 2006 and 2007, a webstream called "Amen Corner Live" provided 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[citation needed]. In 2007 CBS added "Masters Extra," an hour's extra full-field bonus coverage daily on the internet, preceding the television broadcasts.


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 and USA as its U.S. broadcast partners, 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 and USA allow 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.[8][9] 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:

  • Referring to the gallery as "patrons" rather than spectators or fans, and using 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.[9]

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  • 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.
  • Prohibitions on promotions for other network programs (with the sole exception of a single on-screen mention of 60 Minutes should the final round run long), sponsored graphics, blimps, on-course announcers, or the regular CBS sports graphics template. CBS instead uses an older graphic package, colored green and white and relegating the CBS logo to a small corner shadow, allowing the Masters logo to take precedence.
  • Significant restrictions on the tournament's broadcast hours compared to other major championships, perhaps to increase the tournament's Nielsen ratings. 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 coverage is scheduled for the early rounds on USA Network, although the networks always stay past the allotted times until the end of live golf action on all four days. On American television, coverage of the other three majors (and The Players Championship) continues only until the end of golf action on Saturday and Sunday. 2006 was the first year that standard definition television viewers were able to watch early morning action from Augusta, as the third round's conclusion was televised at 8am EDT Sunday on USA Network.

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 BBC has had the UK television rights since 1986, and it also provides live radio commentary on the closing stages on Radio Five Live. In Ireland the Masters is shown live on RTÉ. 60 Minutes is an investigative television newsmagazine on United States television, which has run on CBS News since 1968. ... 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. ... USA Network is a popular American cable TV network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Westwood One, Inc. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... BBC Radio Five Live is the BBCs radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. ... Radio Telefís Éireann[1] (RTÉ; IPA: ,  ) is the Public Service Broadcaster of the Republic 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.


Winners

Numbers in brackets after "Playoff" indicate the number of players involved.

Year Champion Country To par Margin
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 Flag of South Africa 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 Flag of South Africa 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 Flag of South Africa South Africa -8 1
1960 Arnold Palmer Flag of United States United States -6 1
1959 Art Wall, Jr. Flag of United States United States -4 1
1958 Arnold Palmer Flag of United States United States -4 1
1957 Doug Ford Flag of United States United States -5 3
1956 Jack Burke, Jr. Flag of United States United States +1 1
1955 Cary Middlecoff Flag of United States United States -9 7
1954 Sam Snead Flag of United States United States +1 Playoff (2)
1953 Ben Hogan Flag of United States United States -14 5
1952 Sam Snead Flag of United States United States -2 4
1951 Ben Hogan Flag of United States United States -8 2
1950 Jimmy Demaret Flag of United States United States -5 2
1949 Sam Snead Flag of United States United States -6 3
1948 Claude Harmon Flag of United States United States -9 5
1947 Jimmy Demaret Flag of United States United States -7 2
1946 Herman Keiser Flag of United States United States -6 1
1945 Cancelled due to World War II
1944
1943
1942 Byron Nelson Flag of United States United States -8 Playoff (2)
1941 Craig Wood Flag of United States United States -8 3
1940 Jimmy Demaret Flag of United States United States -8 4
1939 Ralph Guldahl Flag of United States United States -9 1
1938 Henry Picard Flag of United States United States -3 2
1937 Byron Nelson Flag of United States United States -5 2
1936 Horton Smith Flag of United States United States -3 1
1935 Gene Sarazen Flag of United States United States -6 Playoff (2)
1934 Horton Smith Flag of 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
3  South Africa 3 1
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 Fiji Fiji 1 1
Flag of Canada Canada 1 1

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Multiple winners

Sixteen men have won the Masters Tournament more than once through 2007.

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Records

Key records through the 2007 Masters:

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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 in length. There have been 63 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. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Samuel Jackson Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world for most of 4 decades. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Winners

Year Champion Country Score
2007 Mark O'Meara  United States 22
2006 Ben Crane  United States 23
2005 Jerry Pate  United States 22
2004 Padraig Harrington Flag of Republic of Ireland Ireland 21
2003 Padraig Harrington Flag of Republic 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

  1. ^ masters beginnings
  2. ^ aiding the war effort
  3. ^ par 3 contest introduced
  4. ^ tiger breaks the tournament record
  5. ^ Masters.org - 1996
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/augusta/news/2001/03/28/greens_bentgrass/ Sports Illustrated.com - Bentgrass]
  8. ^ "Why coverage of US Masters is so polite", Richard Hinds, The Age, April 5, 2007
  9. ^ a b CBS managed to get Masters right despite silence on protests, Rudy Martzke, USA Today, April 13, 2003

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The Bob Hope Chrysler Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament played each January in Californias Coachella Valley. ... The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ... The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course... The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya is a PGA Tour golf tournament which will be played for the first time in the week of February 19-25 2007. ... The Honda Classic is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is played each March in Florida. ... The PODS Championship, originally the Tampa Bay Classic, is a mens professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, and is played annually at Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. ... The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard is a PGA Tour golf tournament. ... The WGC-CA Championship is one of the three annual World Golf Championships tournaments for male professional golfers. ... The Shell Houston Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Verizon Heritage is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located in or around Dallas, Texas. ... Wachovia Championship is a PGA TOUR golf tournament. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The AT&T Classic, formerly known as the BellSouth Classic, and, at its beginning in 1967, the Atlanta Classic, is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... It has been suggested that Crowne Plaza Invitation at Colonial be merged into this article or section. ... The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is closely associated with Jack Nicklaus. ... The FedEx St. ... The Travelers Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Buick Open is a Golf tournament which is held in Torrey Pines (Located in the La Jolla area of San Diego, California). ... The AT&T National is a PGA Tour event held in the Washington D.C. area during the Fourth of July weekend. ... The John Deere Classic is an American professional golf event which is on the PGA TOUR schedule. ... The U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The Reno-Tahoe Open is a secondary golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Wyndham Championship is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ... The FedEx Cup is a proposed championship trophy for the PGA Tour that will be mens professional golfs first playoff. ... The Barclays is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, played at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. ... The Deutsche Bank Championship is a PGA Tour golf tournament that occurs every year on Labor Day weekend. ... The BMW Championship, previously known as the Western Open, is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... 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The WGC-CA Championship is one of the three annual World Golf Championships tournaments for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The HSBC Champions tournament is a mens professional golf tournament which was played for the first time in Shanghai, China on 10-13 November 2005. ... The Hong Kong Open is a golf tournament which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour. ... The MasterCard Masters is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... The New Zealand Open, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Blue Chip New Zealand Open, is the leading mens golf tournament in New Zealand. ... The Dunhill Championship is a mens professional golf tournament which is played in South Africa. ... The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ... The Joburg Open is a mens professional golf tournament which will be played for the first time on January 11 to January 14, 2007, at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa. ... The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship is a new European Tour golf tournament to be held at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club by Sheraton in Abu Dhabi in the United Emirates which will be staged for the first time in January 2006. ... The Qatar Masters, which was established in 1998 is one of the two PGA European Tour golf tournaments which are staged in the Gulf States, the other being the Dubai Desert Classic. ... 18th hole during Dubal Desert Classic 2001 The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which is usually played in February or March. ... The Malaysian Open is a mens professional golf tournament. ... 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 Singapore Masters is an annual mens professional golf tournament which has been played in Singapore since 2001. ... The TCL Classic is an annual mens professional golf tournament held in China. ... 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. ... 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 Valle Romano Open de Andalucia is a new European Tour mens professional golf tournament which will be held for the first time from 10-13 May 2007 in the Spanish region of Andalucia. ... The Irish Open is a PGA 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. ... The Austrian Open is a mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour. ... The Aa St Omer Open is an annual mens professional golf tournament which was founded in 2000 and is played in France. ... 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 Smurfit European Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament played annually at The Kildare Hotel and Golf Club (K Club), Straffan, Ireland. ... 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 Imperial Collection Russian Open 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 PGA 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 Dunhill Links Championship is one of the richest golf tournaments on the PGA 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. ... The Mallorca Classic is a mens golf tournament on the European Tour which was first played in 2003. ... The Volvo Masters is the concluding official money event of the PGA European Tour season, the equivalent of the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) and Continental Europe. ... The World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... 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