The US Masters, officially known as the Masters Tournament and sometimes referred to as just The Masters is one of the four major championships in the US PGA Tour of professional golf and is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the golfing calendar. The tournament tees off in the first week of April every year and is usually the first major championship of the season.
Unlike the other major tournaments in the calendar, the Masters usually takes place at the same venue each year, at the Augusta National Golf Club which is a private golf club in the city of Augusta in Georgia, United States of America. Started by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts, The Masters has gone on to become a pioneering golf tournament. Jones had a lot of input in designing the course where the tournament is still held to date along with the main architect of the course, Alister McKenzie.
The US Masters is an official tournament in the money event of the US PGA Tour, the Japan Golf Tour as well as the European Tour. Moreover, the field of players taking part in this event is also smaller compared to the other major championships because the event is an invitational tournament with the invitations being sent out by the Augusta National Golf Club.
There are a lot of traditions that the event upholds with the awarding of the Green Jacket to the winner being one of the prime ones. The winner must return the jacket to the club house one year to the day after winning the title at the US Masters. Ben Hogan inaugurated the champions’ dinner in 1952 and is also another tradition that has been upheld by the organizers of the event with much dignity since its inceptions all those years back.