April 3-92017
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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.


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.

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.

Reversal of fortune: Early decision set the stage for drama

Bobby Jones wandered down to the 15th green to watch the last few groups at the 1935 Masters Tournament. Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen - two of Jones' friends and toughest competitors - were on the par-5 hole.

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.

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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Making the Masters - Part 1

1930 was a major turning point in amateur golfer Bobby Jones' life. His decision that year eventually led to the creation of the Masters Tournament.

Making the Masters - Part 2

Business partner Clifford Roberts finds the perfect location for Bobby Jones to build his dream golf course in Augusta, Georgia.

Making the Masters - Part 3

A year after opening Augusta National Golf Club, Bobby Jones ends his retirement from golf and plays in what later becomes the Masters Tournament.

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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.


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masters tournament timeline


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.


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1997: Tiger tracks into history

With a record-shattering performance that left other competitors searching for superlatives to describe his game, Woods became the first minority golfer to win the Masters.