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the mastersThe Masters began back when Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts had a vision, in which they would construct a golf course unlike any before, to hold an annual tournament. Upon finding a 365-acre piece of land in Augusta, Georgia that was ideal for the setting, the two hired course architect Allister MacKenzie to engineer their dream. The process began in 1931 and was completed in 1933. The first ever "Augusta National Invitation" tournament was held in 1934. Today, The Masters Tournament is widely considered one of the greatest golf tournaments in the world, and has been dubbed "A Tradition Unlike Any Other."

Coverage Of The Masters

espnSince The Masters tournament runs for multiple days, Coverage of The Masters is split between different networks. On Thursday and Friday, The Masters will be aired on ESPN. Both and also feature special sections such as "Amen Corner Live" that televise the 11th, cbs logo12th, and 13th holes live via the Internet. This is a unique feature that debuted only a few years ago that creates an interactive relationship with the viewing public. The Masters Coverage on the weekend will be national telecast live by the CBS Network. Visit our Masters Coverage page for times of televised coverage.

History of The Masters

The History of The Masters can be traced back to 1931, when Bobby Jones and bobby jonesClifford Roberts, teamed with course architect Allister MacKenzie, to design a golf course to hold an annual event. MacKenzie completed his masterpiece in 1933, but sadly died just months before the first tournament took place in 1934, which was won by Horton Smith. The Masters History is rich with tradition, and is widely considered one of the greatest sporting events in the world.
Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National opened in 1934 and is host to The Masters Golf Tournament every augusta nationalApril. Augusta National Golf Course is a par 72, which was partially redesigned back in 2002. The golf club felt that the scores players were posting were too low, so The Masters Golf Course underwent a subtle generational makeover, that added length, trees and bunkers to several holes. Augusta National Golf Club sits on a 365 acre property in the backwoods of Augusta, Georgia.

The Masters Qualifying

pro golfers associationThere are many ways for a player to Qualify for The Masters. Qualifying for the Masters is primarily performance based, with past champions of the tournament receiving a lifetime exemption; a unique feature to the event. A player who is ranked highly enough, or has won during the 2010 season leading up to the event will automatically receive an invitation. There are currently 18 different ways Qualifications for The Masters is determined. Qualifying for the Masters is a special achievement in itself for any player.

The Masters Winners

Past Winners of The Masters are forever cemented in golf history as champions of one of the most prestigious events in sport. Horton Smith won the first "Augusta National Invitation" tournament in 1934, with a score of four under-par. Renamed "The Masters" in 1939, the tournament has produced some of the greatest winners in the history of the game. Of all the Past Masters Champions, Jack Nicklaus owns the most titles, with six. Players such as Tiger jack nicklaus masters championWoods and Arnold Palmer have each won four Masters Tourneys. Angel Cabrera is the latest in the line of The Masters Champions, as he defeated Kenny Perry in a playoff last year.
The Masters Prize Money

masters green jacketThe Masters Prize Money awarded to the 2010 Champion will be roughly $1.2 million, along with a trophy, and the coveted green jacket. Prize Money for the Masters has steadily increased over the years, along with other tournaments worldwide, due to the growing popularity of the sport. The prize money for each of the four majors in golf are the four highest winnings all season. In addition to The Masters Winnings, players receive a special exemption on the PGA Tour, other tournaments, and a lifetime exemption into the Masters.

The 2010 Masters

angel cabrera masters championThe 2010 Masters will be held April 5th-11th, as 2009 champion Angel Cabrera will try and defend his title. Last year saw an exciting finish that ended in a sudden death playoff. The 2010 Masters Tournament will feature one of the deepest fields in golf, as players compete for one of the greatest championships in all of sport. The April weather is often a critical factor each year in The Masters Tournament as players will navigate their way through the undulating terrain at Augusta National.The Masters Betting

bellagio sportsbookThe Masters Betting this year currently assumes that the tournament will be played without one Mr. Tiger Woods*. Despite the current odds predicting his absence, since they don't include Woods, Betting On The Masters will include a deep field of golfers which should be pretty evenly matched. As a backup plan, should Woods return for the tournament in April, oddsmakers would arrange a new set of odds for Betting On The Masters.

*Tiger Woods has announced that he will be competing in the 2010 Masters.

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