The Masters – Golf

It would be criminal to ignore one of the world’s best sporting events….The Masters!

The Masters, one of golf’s four major tournaments, has been running for 81 years. The inaugural tournament held in 1834.

It is the only golf major to be hosted in the same venue every year – the infamous Augusta National Golf Club right in the heart of Georgia in the United States of America.

Traditionally the winner of The Masters is presented with ‘the green jacket’.

Jack Nicklaus has the most Masters wins, winning 6 between 1963 – 86. Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods have won 4 Masters tournaments, while Jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, and Phil Mickelson have all won 3.

It took 27 years for the first non – American golfer to win the Masters. South African golfer, Gary Player, won the tournament in 1961. It took a further 19 years for Seve Ballesteros of Spain to emulate Player. Ballesteros won in 1980 & 83.

The Masters oldest winner is Jack Nicklaus, who was 46 years old when he won in 1986. The youngest winner, Tiger Woods, was only 21 when he won in 1997.

In 2013, Guan Tianlang became the youngest player ever to compete in the Masters, at age 14 years

Who will win this year? Like, comment, share, ignore, do what you like….ONE LIFE!

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