We are swinging into April with one of the most famous and competitive golf tournaments: The Masters. The Masters is the only major tournament played at the same course every year. The tournament occurs every second Sunday of April at the August National Golf Club.
The Masters’ is one of the four major tournaments in the world along with the US Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Tournament.
The only way to qualify for the Master’s is by having a high rank from the PGA Tournament, which occurs in late January. To qualify for the PGA Tournament, a golfer must have a high rank in a certain number of smaller tournaments.
The champion of the Masters receives the famous “Green Jacket.” The Masters Green Jacket is introduced to The Masters champ in the quick result of their triumph. The coat is acquired in Augusta before the winner is subsequently altered for their own custom-made width and height.
The initial purpose of the green jacket in 1937, was so members in the tournament could stand out in front of other members in the public who need needs guidance or assistance. The first green jacket was won by Sam Snead in 1949. The tradition of the jacket is that the winner gets to keep the jacket for one year and then gives it to the winner the following year.
The golfer with the most Masters’ titles is a man named Jack Nicklaus, who has won 6 Masters in his golf career. Nicklaus is also the oldest winner of the Masters’ tournament, taking the championship when he was 46 years old.
The name that you are most familiar with when it comes to The Master’s is Tiger Woods. Tiger, in total, has won five Master’s championships in the years 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2019.
Eldrick Tont Woods also known as Tiger Woods has been golfing since he was a child, and his skills became noticeable at the age of eight. Woods was the youngest and first African American to win a Master’s Championship in 1997.
Two days after the US Open in 2008, Woods suffered from a knee injury in his left leg and had to miss the rest of the season.
Last year, Woods got into a tragic car accident where he was driving 85 miles per hour on a 45 mile per hour limit road. Driving too fast, Woods lost control of the steering wheel and crashed into a tree. Woods was unconscious and suffered an open fracture.
The biggest question in the golf world is: Will Tiger Woods return to The Master’s in 2022.
The winner of the 2021 Masters was Hideki Matsuyama. He became the first Japanese golfer to win the Masters Tournament. He finished the tournament with an astonishing score of 10 under par.
Golf is a intricate sport and it is as hard to learn as it is to master. The basic idea of golf is to get the ball in each of the 18 holes in the fewest strokes possible. The golfer tees off for each hole
with the aim of getting the ball as close as possible to the putting green, or as close to the hole as possible.
If you are watching the masters in person, you also have an important role. The crowd cannot talk, use their phones, cameras, or touch the ball if it lands out of bounds. The crowd must stand still while the golfers are about to swing and politely clap after the golfer has shifted his focus off of his swing.
The golf tournament starts on April fourth and ends on April tenth. Tickets are being sold online from $1000 to $10,000.