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The Masters Tournament

Experience the thrill of the greens with The Masters Tournament, where excellence meets tradition in a battle of professional golf titans!
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April 4
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Get ready to tee off for The Masters Tournament, held annually starting on the first full week of April! This year, we'll be watching the action kick off on April 4. Since its inception in 1934, The Masters Tournament has been captivating the world as one of the most renowned events in all of sports. Taking place at the beautifully manicured August National Golf Club in Georgia, The Masters Tournament serves as an exciting battleground for golfing greats to compete for the prized Green Jacket. So grab your visor, practice your swing, and gear up for an exciting celebration of professional golf at its very best!

History of The Masters Tournament

The Masters Tournament Dates

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1934</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Masters Tournament Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural Masters Tournament was held, organized by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts at Augusta National Golf Club.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1939</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tournament Renamed</div><div class='timeline-text'>Originally known as the Augusta National Invitational, the tournament was officially renamed to The Masters Tournament.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1949</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Green Jacket Awarded</div><div class='timeline-text'>The tradition of awarding a green jacket to the champion started, symbolizing the membership into the exclusive group of Masters champions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1975</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First African American Competitor</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lee Elder became the first African American player to compete in The Masters, breaking racial barriers in professional golf.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1997</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tiger Woods' Historic Victory</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tiger Woods, at age 21, became the youngest player and the first person of African or Asian descent to win The Masters.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First November Masters</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Masters was played without spectators and rescheduled to November for the first time in history.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate The Masters Tournament

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host a Masters-themed party</h3><p class='facts-text'>Gather your golf-loving friends and host a Masters-themed party. Have everyone dress in golf gear, serve traditional Masters food like pimento cheese sandwiches and peach ice cream, and of course, have the tournament playing on the TV.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Visit a local golf course</h3><p class='facts-text'>Why not hit your local golf course or driving range and have a golf day in honor of The Masters? You may not be on the greens at Augusta, but you can still aim for those birdies and eagles.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Organize mini golf tournament</h3><p class='facts-text'>For those who may not be up to a full-scale golf game, organizing a mini golf tournament can be a fun way to celebrate. Create your own Green Jacket for the winner!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Watch classic Masters moments</h3><p class='facts-text'>Spend some time watching highlights from past Masters Tournaments. This trip down memory lane will expose you to some of the greatest shots, worst mistakes, and huge upsets in Masters history.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create a fantasy golf league</h3><p class='facts-text'>This can heighten the excitement around The Masters Tournament. Just like fantasy football, you create a team of golfers and accumulate points based on their performances during the tournament.</p></div></div

Why We Love The Masters Tournament

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>World-Class Golf Tournament</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Masters Tournament is a prestigious event featuring top-notch golf players from around the globe. It is a platform that showcases excellent golfing skills, thrilling competition and remarkable professionalism, giving us the opportunity to witness world-class golfing action.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tradition and Excellence </h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Since its inception in 1934, The Masters Tournament has become synonymous with a unique blend of tradition and excellence. From the coveted Green Jacket to the stunning August National Golf Club, the event symbolizes a rich history of revered customs and high standards, making it a remarkable event for golf enthusiasts.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Recreation and Entertainment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Masters Tournament transcends just being a sports event - it offers a phenomenal recreational and social experience. From organizing themed parties to exploring the local golf courses, this golf event provides multiple ways to share the exhilaration with friends and family, ensuring every moment is filled with fun and thrilling entertainment. </p></div></div>

5 Astonishing Facts about The Masters Tournament

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Masters Tournament Has Its Own Theme Song</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Masters Tournament is known for its signature tune, "Augusta," which was composed by Dave Loggins and is played at the start and the end of the television coverage of the tournament.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Masters Tournament is "an Invitation Only" Event</h3><p class='facts-content'>Unlike many other professional tournaments, The Masters operates on an invitation-only basis, with invitations being extended to players based on their world rankings, previous tournament wins, and other criteria.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There's a Strict No-Cellphone Policy During the Tournament</h3><p class='facts-content'>To preserve the tranquil atmosphere of August National Golf Club and ensure an immersive spectator experience, cell phones are strictly prohibited on the course during The Masters Tournament.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Green Jacket Was Initially Unpopular Among Champions</h3><p class='facts-content'>When the green jacket was first introduced, it was unpopular among past champions because they were required to leave it at the clubhouse. The rule was later amended, allowing winners to take it home the first year but return it to the clubhouse afterward.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Par-3 Contest: A Unique Masters Tournament Tradition</h3><p class='facts-content'>Since 1960, a fun, lesser known tradition of The Masters - the Par-3 contest - is held on the Wednesday before the tournament. This event includes players' family members as caddies and has never had a contest winner go on to win the actual tournament in the same year.</p></div></div>

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