Golf

April 2014

The US Masters

07.04.14 - 13.04.14
Augustusta National Golf Club, Georgia, USA

As its name implies, the US Masters 2013 is an elite golf tournament, one of the four major professional championships in men's golf.

Golf enthusiasts will have many cherished memories of this classic tournament: the historic dominance of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, Nick Faldo's nail-biting win over the Australian Greg Norman in 1996, Tiger Woods's blistering 12-shot victory in 1997.

Players enter the tournament by invitation only, so the field is smaller than in any other major championship. The US Masters is held each year at the same location, the Augustusta National Golf Club, and is sometimes known as the Augustusta Masters.

The beautiful course at Augustusta was designed by Alister Mackenzie on the site of a former indigo plantation. The challenging terrain is notable for its luscious vegetation, and every hole on the course is named after the tree or shrub with which it has become associated.

By tradition, the winner of the tournament dons a green jacket at the end of the tournament, which is returned to the clubhouse at the end of the year.

The 2012 champion was Bubba Watson who defeated Louis Oosthuizen in the playoff to take the title.

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