The champion of the Masters Tournament is traditionally presented with a green jacket. The “Green Jacket” has been awarded continually since 1949. It is the most coveted award in all of golf. The winner of the previous year’s tournament presents the Green Jacket to the new winner. When a golfer wins in consecutive years (such as Jack Nicklaus repeating in 1966 and Nick Faldo in 1990) the Chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club presents the jacket.
Facts from Augusta National:
Aptly named “Amen Corner” (holes #11, 12, and 13) was given that moniker by “Sports Illustrated” magazine in 1958.
One of the most famous sights on this famous course is seen looking at the 12th Green – Hogan’s Bridge.
Best First Round Ever = 63, Greg Norman 1996
Best First Round by a Winner = 65, Raymond Floyd 1976
Best Second Round Ever = 64, Mike Barber 1979 and Jay Haas 1995
Best Second Round by a Winner = 65, Cary Middlecoff 1955
Best Third Round Ever = 63, Nick Price 1986
Best Third Round by a Winner = 64, Jack Nicklaus 1965
Best Fourth Round Ever = 64, 5 times
Best Fourth Round by a Winner = 64, Gary Player 1978
There have been 13 tournaments decided by a playoff.
There have been 18 holes-in-one (10 of them on Hole #16, and 4 of them on #6).
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