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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Masters Tournament Guide: History, Quiz, A & Q, stats, facts

Masters Tournament 2021: Brief Guide, History, Quiz, A & Q, most wins, stats, interesting facts.

Eighty-eight golfers are set to tee it up Thursday for the first round of the 2021 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club from 8-11 April.

 Who created the Masters or When Augusta National Golf Club is made.? 

The Masters was the mastermind of legendary amateur golfer Bobby Jones and investment dealer Clifford Roberts, who co-founded the Augusta National Golf Club in 1933 & first tournament started in 1934.

 Who was the first winner of Masters 1934? 

Horton Smith. One of the better players of his day, Smith also won the Masters in 1936.

 Why is it called the Masters? 

When the tournament began it was called the Augusta National Invitation Tournament. Roberts suggested it be called the Masters, a reference to the "masters of golf" who played in it, but Jones thought the name immodest. Roberts finally got his way in 1939.

 How Masters became the major golf championship.? 

Unlike the other three majors – the U.S. Open, The Open, and the PGA – the Masters isn't the "championship" of anything. But majors have historically been determined by popular opinion, and between Jones, the fact that it is an early spring tournament and the quality of players who have won at Augusta, the tournament just naturally became regarded as a major.

 Why does the Masters winner wear a green jacket? 

In 1937, Augusta National members began wearing green sport coats so that they could be recognized if fans had questions about the tournament. The tradition was expanded to winners being presented with green jackets in 1949. Sam Snead was the winner that year.

 Does the Masters winner keep the green jacket? 

Technically, no. He is supposed to return it at the following year's event. But he can have a replica made for him to keep.

 Who are some of Augusta National's World Famous leaders are members? 

Augusta  does not comment on its membership or reveal the identities of its members, but these public figures are reportedly members: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, former quarterback Peyton Manning, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Jack Nicklaus.

 Who designed the Masters course? 

The original architect was Alister MacKenzie, a British surgeon who later became a golf course architect. Jones had met him in 1927 at St. Andrews, a course they both revered.

 Who is Butler, of Butler Cabin fame? 

Built in 1964, Butler Cabin was named for club member Thomas B. Butler. It is where the Masters winner conducts his interview with CBS.

 Who has won the most Masters titles? 

Jack Nicklaus won six Masters titles (1963, '65, '66, '72, '75 and '86). Tiger Woods is one back, having added a fifth title last year (1997, 2001, '02, '05, '19). 

Who is the youngest Masters winner? 

Tiger Woods became the youngest Masters champion when he won in 1997 at age 21.

 Who is the oldest Masters winner? 

Jack Nicklaus became the oldest Masters champion when he won in 1986 at age 46. 

Who holds the 72-hole scoring record? 

The record is 20-under 268, set by Dustin Johnson at the 2020 Masters, which was postponed until November because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Who holds the 18-hole scoring record? 

The record, 9-under 63, is shared by Greg Norman (first round in 1996) and Nick Price (third round in 1986).

 Has an amateur ever won the Masters?  

No amateur has ever won the Masters, but a few have come close.

 Did Masters Inventor Jones ever play in the Masters? 

Jones played in the Masters 12 times – every year it was held between 1934 and 1948 (because of World War II it was not held in 1943, '44 or '45). His best finish came in his first appearance, when he shot 6-over 294 and finished T-13.

 What is the most famous shot in the history of the Masters?  

Gene Sarazen's "Shot Heard 'Round the World, a 235-yard 4-wood shot that he holed for an albatross on the 15th hole in the final round.

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