2010 Masters Begins with Par-3

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Well it’s here again… the 2010 Masters. It’s one of my favorite weekends of the year as we get to see the  gorgeous Augusta National Golf Club course again. This course is always kept in pristine condition and with hole names such as Pink Dogwood, Flowering Peach, Flowering Crab Apple, Yellow Jasmine, Tea Olive and Redbud you just know you’re in for an attack on the visual senses as this colorful feast brings such a visual array of bloom and great golf together.

The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled for the first full week of April, it is the first of the majors to be played each year. Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is unique in that it is held each year at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in the city of August, Georgia.

The Masters was started by Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones who designed Augusta National with course architect Alister MacKenzie.  The Masters is also remarkable in that the field of players is smaller than those of the other major championships because it is an invitational event, entry being controlled by the Augusta National Golf Club.

The tournament has a number of traditions. A green jacket is awarded to the winner of each tournament, which must be returned to the clubhouse after a year. The Champions dinner, inaugurated by Ben Hogan, is held on the Tuesday before each tournament, and is only open to past champions and certain board members of the Augusta National Golf Club.

Also, another tradition that began in 1963 , legendary golfers, usually past champions, have hit an honorary tee shot on the morning of the first round. Such golfers have included Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Arnold Palmer, who has hit the tee shot the last two years.

Since 1960, a semi-social Par 3 Contest, on a par-3 course on Augusta National’s grounds, has been played on the day before the first round of each Masters Tournament… that would mean today!  The winner of this event usually looks upon it as bad luck as the winner of the Par 3 ever has never gone on to win the main championship event.

Jack Nicklaus has won more Masters Tournaments than any other golfer, winning six times between 1963 and 1986. Nicklaus has never won the Par-3 event though… perhaps he knew something others didn’t? Other multiple winners of the Masters include Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods, with four each. Gary Player, from South Africa, was the first non-American player to win the tournament in 1961.

Since Tiger Woods convincingly walked away with the title in 1997 at 18 under, the tournament organizers have extended the length and layout of the original course in order to meet developments in equipment technology not to mention player skill. This years event has heightened interest thanks to the Tiger scandal and it will interesting to see how he performs on his first event back since the revelations in regard to his sex life came to the fore last Thanksgiving.

Whatever the outcome, we can all be assured of a great tournament.

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