Green Jackets. Magnolia Trees. Butler Cabin. Jim Nantz’s soothing voice repeating “A tradition like none other.”
There is no other golf tournament that better epitomizes the tradition of golf than The Masters.
Hosted by Augusta National, the most hallowed of grounds for golf enthusiasts, the tournament begins today, and CBS will pick up the television coverage for Saturday and Sunday.
Of all the top story lines this week, the spotlight is once again on Tiger Woods. The question is obvious: Can he return to the level– dare I say perfection?– that won him four Green Jackets, that had him sitting on top of the golf world for a decade?
Having not won a tournament since 2009, Woods finally got the monkey off his back by winning in Orlando two weeks ago. Woods will be tested by a much stronger field at Augusta this week. However, if he wins, if he once again dons the Green Jacket over his Sunday red shirt, no one would be surprised.
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As an appetizer, here is a short selection of memorable moments from The Masters from past years.
In 1986, Jack Nicklaus became the oldest player (46) to win a major at The Masters.
Tiger Woods with a brilliant shot on 16 to help him win in 2005
And in 2010, Phil Mickelson with a miraculous shot off the pine needles to lead his charge to victory.