Posts Tagged ‘Masters Tournament’

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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Tiger Woods – Masters Tournament Preview

March 22, 2010

Arguably the best golfer of all time is Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger. His fare share of time had been atop the Official World Golf Rankings by him. Tiger undoubtedly has had success in his profession but has also had his ups and downs, especially at the Masters Tournament.

The first major that Tiger Woods ever won was the 1996 Masters. A record setting tournament would be this Masters in history. Tiger won with a record setting score of 18 under par (-18), by a record margin of 12 strokes, became the youngest Masters winner ever, and was the first African American to win. In all, that year he set a total of 20 Masters records as well as tying 6 others which was fantastic for online betting.

The only time of the modern Grand Slam was Tigers 2001 Masters Tournament win that any golf betting player had held all 4 major championship titles at the same time. The name the “Tiger Slam” was earned by this feat.

He became only the 3rd person to have ever won the Masters Tournament back-to-back with his win the following year (2002). Tiger opted for several swing adjustments that set him back into a “slump” in major tournaments during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

In the 2005 Masters Tournament this “slump” was broken by him and the tournament was won in a playoff. Tiger never had enough steam to defend his title and lost to Phil Mickelson while on the hunt for his 5th Masters Title in 2006. In the 2007 Masters Tournament Woods made the final group of the last day but was unable to come away with the win. He tied for second behind Zach Johnson.

When he struggled with his putting through the golf betting online tournament Tigers Masters troubles continued in 2008 and in the 2009 Masters where he finished 6 strokes behind Angel Cabrera.

Tiger is scheduled to return to competition for the 2010 Masters after a few months off from competitive golf.