Masters

5 terms used at the Masters

2017-04-05 17:20

Augusta - Five terms associated with the Masters, the year's first major men's golf tournament that opens on Thursday at Augusta National:

1. MAGNOLIA LANE

The main clubhouse entrance to Augusta National, with large Magnolia trees dating to the 1850s lining both sides of the famed road.

The road was first paved in 1947 and runs about 330 yards from the entrance gate at Washington Road to the clubhouse.

2. GREEN JACKET

The jackets began in 1937 for club members, who were urged to purchase them from the Brooks Uniform Company of New York so spectators could readily identify them as reliable sources of information at the event.

Within a few years the Club's Golf Shop developed a lightweight custom-made version, the single breasted, single vent jacket in Masters green with brass buttons that feature the Augusta National logo and a logo on the left chest pocket.

In 1949, the first tournament winner's green jacket was awarded to champion Sam Snead. It has become the symbol of Masters supremacy ever since.

A champion traditionally will carry the jacket with him for one year, then return it to Augusta National where it is available whenever he visits.

The prior year's winner traditionally presents the new winner with his jacket. Several jackets in a variety of sizes are available during the last round to accommodate the winner.

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3. AMEN CORNER

The crucial three-hole stretch of the par-4 11th, par-3 12th and par-5 13th at Augusta National where Rae's Creek is featured and where many a player's title hopes have met a watery grave.

The term to describe the holes was coined by Sports Illustrated writer Herbert Warren Wind in a 1958 article.

4. CHAMPIONS DINNER

First staged in 1952 by Ben Hogan, the gathering of past winners for a meal is held on the Tuesday before the Masters with the defending champion selecting the main items on the menu.

England's Danny Willett offered Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding this year. Scotland's Sandy Lyle put haggis on the menu in 1989.

5. PAR-3 CONTEST

First played in 1960, the Masters-eve event is a relaxed-atmosphere event played on a special 1,060-yard, par-27 nine-hole course designed in 1958. There were a record nine holes-in-one in 2016. Players often have their children making putts and skipping shots off the ponds involved.

But there is the Par-3 curse - no Par-3 winner has ever captured the Masters in the same year.

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