Simply put, in terms of sheer scope, historic significance, and prestige, few events can compare to The Masters. Steeped in tradition and sportsmanship, while other sporting events acclimate to a faster, more complicated world, this event prides itself on remaining true to its origins and values. The original beautiful game.
To truly appreciate what it has become, you must first take a look at the moments that made it what it has been.
Played annually at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, it is the most coveted ticket in all of sports. For over 80 years, The Masters has been the gold standard in the golfing world and the yearly event that attract people from across the world.
The creation of this magnificent tournament is attributed to former golfer Bobby Jones (previous winner of the 1930 Grand Slam) partnered with investment banker Clifford Roberts to build an iconic golf course where they could invite the best players in the country to play.
This was the dawn of The Masters.
No Masters story would be complete without mention of The Big Three. Throughout the 1960’s and well into the 70’s Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus dominated the event winning 11 tournaments over 20 years.
Jack Nickluas (the Golden Bear) holds the distinction of being the only player to win 6 times (1963, 65, 66, 72, 75, & 1986)
While there are few names that carry as much gravitas as Nickluas and Palmer, the global force that The Masters has become is due in no small part to the emergence of players like Tiger Woods who in 1997 set the record for youngest winner and largest margin of victory, or Mike Weir, who in 2003 became the first Canadian to wear the green jacket.
From Gene Sarazen's “Shot heard 'round the world” in 1935, to Sergio Garcia’s close win over Justin Rose in 2017, and finally Patrick Reed’s 1-stroke win to capture glory in 2018, this annual event has always been, and continues to be the pinnacle of class and excellence in annual sporting events.
More than winners and losers, The Masters is a showcase of American sports at its very best. A rare glimpse into a stunning portrait of tradition and the highest levels of athletic competition and elegance in an otherwise chaotic landscape. A beautiful game indeed!
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