The green jacket is the ultimate symbol of success at the Masters Tournament. A golfer wearing the single-breasted, single-vent garment has achieved something special: a victory at Augusta National Golf Club.
On the 14th hole, Spieth hit his tee shot on the dogleg left hole into the second cut on the right.Facing a shot of 179 yards to the pin, Spieth had to negotiate a pine tree that was in his line. It was no problem for the 2014 runner-up. His iron shot made a beeline for the green, bounced once and hit the flagstick. It settled 3 feet away for an easy birdie....
Every sport pays tribute to its past champions. While former baseball stars might toss out the first pitch, and ex-gridiron heroes might participate in the coin toss, the Masters Tournament does them one better.
Clifford Roberts was known for his gruff exterior and stern demeanor in running all things associated with the Masters Tournament. But he wasn’t always opposed to fun.
But he wasn't always opposed to fun.
With Roberts' backing, the Par-3 Contest was held for the first time in 1960.
It's no secret that Bobby Jones dearly wanted an amateur to win the Masters Tournament. After all, Jones was the greatest amateur golfer of all time. He retired after winning the Grand Slam in 1930, and soon set out to build his dream course in Augusta.
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