History and Traditions of the Masters

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The 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club

The first full week of every April, golf’s elite descend on Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia for golf’s first major event of the year, the Masters Tournament. Use this Web guide to learn the history and traditions of the Masters, discover the best sources for news and analysis, and find out how you can watch the tournament at home or in Augusta.

History and Traditions of the Masters

The Masters Tournament began in 1934 as the Augusta National Invitational Tournament, as cofounder Bobby Jones rejected the name “Masters” as being too presumptuous. He eventually relented, and since then the Masters has lived up to its name, providing outstanding golf and memorable performances throughout its history.

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News and Analysis of the Masters

Every sports source covers Tiger Woods, but if you want to know about players like 2008 winner Trevor Immelman before they don the famous green jacket, you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Find news and analysis on every contender and every shot from the golf Web sites and newspapers in this section.

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Blogs Covering the Masters

There are many golf blogs that provide quality insight into the Masters.

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Watching the Masters

You don’t need to be a part of the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club to enjoy watching the Masters. This section can help you follow the action whether you’re in the gallery at Augusta National or sitting in your living room.

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  • ESPN will broadcast the tournament on Thursday and Friday, while CBS will cover the action Saturday and Sunday. Masters.org has the full television schedule.

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