Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Masters is Underway...

My favorite golf tournament is underway in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters is the only major golf tournament played at the same course every year. Getting a ticket is next to impossible, I have been in a lottery for practice round tickets for the at least the past five years. Tiger Woods is the favorite (as he is for every golf tournament he plays in) he finished Thursday four shots back of the co-leaders of Justin Rose (from England) and Trevor Immelman (from South Africa). Here's a little history of the masters from

Looking to provide a service to golf by hosting a tournament, Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts decided to hold an annual event beginning in 1934. The final decision was made at a meeting in New York at the office of member W. Alton Jones. Roberts proposed the event be called the Masters Tournament, but Bobby Jones objected thinking it too presumptuous. The name Augusta National Invitation Tournament was adopted and the title was used for five years until 1939 when Jones relented and the name was officially changed. An early decision was whether Jones would play or serve as an official. Jones preferred not to compete but was persuaded by the Club's members to join the field. In the 12 Tournaments that Jones played, his best finish was 13th in 1934. The first winner was Horton Smith

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