Every year in April, the world’s best golfers gather at Augusta National Golf Club for one of the most prestigious tournaments in the sport: The Masters. Known for its beautiful scenery, rich history, and iconic green jacket, the Masters is a tradition unlike any other.

The History

The Masters was first held in 1934, and has been played every year since except for 1943-1945 due to World War II. It was the brainchild of Bobby Jones, a legendary golfer and co-designer of Augusta National Golf Club, who wanted to create a tournament that would showcase the beauty and challenges of the golf course.

Since its inception, the Masters has become one of the most highly anticipated events on the golf calendar, attracting the best players in the world to compete for the coveted green jacket and a place in golf history.

The Course

Augusta National Golf Club, the host venue for the Masters, is renowned for its beautiful setting and challenging layout. Designed by Jones and co-designer Alister MacKenzie, the course features undulating fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and lightning-fast greens that test even the most skilled players.

One of the most iconic holes at Augusta National is the par-3 12th, known as “Golden Bell.” With Rae’s Creek running in front of the green and swirling winds, this hole has been the site of many dramatic moments over the years.

The Champions

The list of Masters champions is a who’s who of golf legends, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson. Each year, the previous year’s champion has the distinct honor of choosing the menu for the famous Champion’s Dinner, where past champions gather to celebrate the tournament and each other’s accomplishments. 

In recent years, a crop of younger players has emerged to challenge the game’s established stars. Players like Scottie, Hideki, and DJ have all tasted success at the Masters, and are poised to continue their rise to golfing greatness.


The Masters is more than just a golf tournament; it’s a celebration of tradition, history, and the beauty of the game. From the azaleas in bloom to the roar of the crowds, there’s nothing quite like the atmosphere at Augusta National during Masters week.

Although none of the pros will be playing a Sugar ball this year, we eagerly look ahead to the tournament and expect more of the same drama, excitement, and unforgettable moments that have made the Masters a tradition unlike any other.