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8 Apr

The Masters – Interesting Facts

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epa04702462 Jordan Spieth of the US (R) is helped into his green jacket by Bubba Watson (L) after winning the 2015 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 12 April 2015. The Masters Tournament is held 09 April through 12 April 2015. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER - 20150412_PD8333

So why the Green Jacket?

The tradition of the Green Jacket at Augusta dates back to 1937 when members wore green jackets during the Masters so that they could be easily recognised and answer questions if required.

Do the players get the keep the Green Jacket?
The winner of the Masters can take the jacket home and keep it for a year and then returns the jacket to the club where it is kept for him to be worn whenever he returns.
Gary Player is the only Masters Winner not to keep his Green Jacket at Augusta. He forgot to bring it back in 1961 and it is now housed at the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida.

The oldest player to win the Masters was Jack Nicklaus in 1986 at 46 years, 2 months and 23 days.
Tiger Woods was the youngest to win the Masters in 1997 aged 21 years, 3 months and 14 days.

What year was the Masters first played? 1934 (Although initially the tournament was called the Augusta National Invitation Tournament, before its name was changed to the Masters in 1939.)

The Masters is the most viewed golf tournament in the world now screened in over 200 countries.

Amateurs can stay in the Crows Nest on top of the clubhouse whilst competing in the Masters tournament – it can house up to 5 players.

Bryson DeChambeau, the leading amateur at the Masters is using a set of irons that are all the same length of 37.5 inches with a lie angle of 73 degrees. Most golf clubs vary in length with long irons (1-5) having longer shafts with a gradual reduction down to wedges that are the shortest iron clubs.

Rory McIlroy is in his best ever position at one shot of the lead going into the last 36 holes of the tournament.

The cut at the Masters this year was +6, last year it was +2.

The following Masters Champions did not make the cut this weekend: Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Tom Watson.

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