The Masters Tournament Preview

March 29, 2010

A professional golf tournament played in the United States is the Masters. The Masters or the US Masters is another name used for it. It is one of the 4 major championships on the PGA Tour. It is played in the first full week of April and is the 1st of the 4 major tournaments to take place each year with The US Open, The British Open and the PGA Championship following later in the year.

The Augusta National Invitation Tournament was the first Masters Tournament and was first played on March 22, 1934. 1939 is the year when the present name was given to the tournament.

Several traditions easily recognize the Masters Tournament. The golf betting winner is given green jackets each year; sadly the jackets must be given back to the clubhouse after a year. Also the betting golf winner of the Masters is invited to participate in all of the subsequent major tournaments for the next five years.

An official stop on the PGA Tour is the Masters, thus the prize money won in the Open by PGA Tour Members goes toward their total on the money list.

The location always remains the same for Masters Tournament. Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga is the place where it is played.

Some of the records of the Masters Tournament include:
Oldest winner: Jack Nicklaus (46 years, 82 days), 1986
Youngest winner: Tiger Woods (21 years, 104 days), 1997
Most top 10 finishes: 22, Jack Nicklaus
Lowest winning score: 270 (-18), Tiger Woods, 2007
Widest margin of victory: 12 strokes, Tiger Woods, 2007

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