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Mastering The Masters Tournament
From 1934-1938 the Masters Tournament was known as: “Augusta National Invitational”.
Dwight Eisenhower is the only U.S. president to have been a club member.
The Masters was the first golf tournament to have bleachers, broadcast on the radio and broadcast in high-definition.
The Masters only allows 4 minutes of advertising per hour with only 3 sponsors: AT&T, IBM and Exxon Mobil.
Sponsorship cost between $7 million and $10 million.
Earnings vary from $1,350,000 and $21,750 depending on placement in the top 47 golfers.
The average champion age is 32.66 years old.
On average it takes 6 attempts before the first victory.
Former champions have a separate locker room.
Tiger Woods is the youngest champion at 21 years, 3 months and 14 days.
Jack Nicklaus is the oldest champion at 46 years, 2 months and 23 days.
12 strokes is the widest margin of victory.
The 10 golfers with the most wins – Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, Jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, Phil Mickelson, Horton Smith, and Byron Nelson.
From 1934 to 2007 there were 18 holes in one.
Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson and Mike Weir are the three left handed winners of the Masters.
Only 3 members have won back to back titles – Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods.
Phil Mickelson has the most birdies in one tournament at 25 birdies.
Bruce Crampton has the most eagles in one tournament at 4 eagles.