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History lesson

Bobby Jones is best known for winning golf's Grand Slam, founding Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, and for being a consummate sportsman.


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The lives of legends intersect

The clues are scarce: a meeting at St. Andrews, a signed copy of a book and a monumental upset in California. The mystery of how Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie first met -- and how Jones arrived at picking MacKenzie to design Augusta National Golf Club -- has never been fully explained.  ......

Winning by the book

Bobby Jones is best known for winning golf's Grand Slam, founding Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, and for being a consummate sportsman.

1934: MacKenzie's best course

Alister MacKenzie didn't live to see the first Augusta National Invitation Tournament. That's a shame, because his creation, Augusta National Golf Club, drew rave reviews from the first participants in 1934.

How The Masters began

In Augusta, another big name was dominating the headlines in 1934. Robert T. Jones Jr. was making his return to competitive golf. The venue was Augusta National Golf Club, and the setting was the first Augusta National Invitation Tournament.

Playoffs are high drama

The Masters Tournament is the only major that employs sudden death to determine a winner in the event of a tie.

Amen Corner saw history the year it was named

The year 1958 was eventful at the Masters Tournament.Two bridges across Rae's Creek were dedicated in honor of Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson. A young pro named Arnold Palmer won the tournament for the first time.And Amen Corner was born.Actually, the famous stretch of golf holes -- Nos. 11, 12 and......
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Roberts made Jones' dream a reality

Masters Tournament co-founders Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts
Clifford Roberts, a former Wall Street stockbroker, helped golfer Bobby Jones create his dream golf course, and co-founded the tournament which became the Masters.

Three-Time champion Jimmy Demaret

Masters Champion Jimmy Demaret
Jimmy Demaret, the first three-time Masters champion, is also know for his flashy clothes and quick wit.

Bobby Jones quotes

Quotes From Masters Co-Founder Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones, co-founder of the Masters, shared his uncanny wisdom with friends and biographers. Here are a few of his memorable quotes.

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Golf's most famous clubhouse

No one will ever confuse it with a luxury hotel, but for the amateurs who stay at the Crow's Nest during Masters Week, the experience is priceless.

Major impact

There is something about Augusta National and the Masters that moves people in profound ways. It's unique among sporting events in that way.



Take a tour through Masters history as we present The Augusta Chronicle front pages from club and tournament milestones through the years. See the pages

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Nicklaus' amazing '86 charge

Nicklaus roared from behind to win the 1986 Masters, no one has matched the Golden Bear's exceptional charge. Nicklaus' charge set the standard, and expectations, for the Sunday finish.