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The Masters is one of four major championships in men's golf, and the first to take place each year. Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held every year at the same location: Augusta National Golf Club, which is a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia, USA. The Masters was started by Bobby Jones, who designed Augusta National in conjunction with legendary course architect Alister MacKenzie.

In addition to a cash award, the winner of the tournament is presented with a distinctive green jacket, awarded since 1949, highly coveted among professional golfers. The green sportcoat is actually the official coat worn by members of Augusta National while on the club grounds; each Masters winner becomes an honorary member of the club.

Augusta National had a long history of racial segregation, and it was not until 1975 that Lee Elder became the first African-American to play in the Masters. Then, in 1997, headlines were made around the world when part-African-American Tiger Woods won the Masters.

In line with the other majors, winning The Masters gives a golfer several privileges which make his career much more secure, if he is not already one of the elite of the sport. Masters champions are automatically invited to play in the other three majors (the US Open, British Open and the PGA Championship) for the next five years, and earn a lifetime invitation to The Masters. They also receive membership on the PGA TOUR for the following five seasons and invitations to THE PLAYERS Championship for five years.

Winners

YearChampionCountryTo parMargin
2005Tiger WoodsUnited States-12Playoff (2)
2004Phil MickelsonUnited States-91
2003Mike WeirCanada-7Playoff (2)
2002Tiger WoodsUnited States-123
2001Tiger WoodsUnited States-162
2000Vijay SinghFiji-103
1999Jos Mara OlazbalSpain-82
1998Mark O'MearaUnited States-91
1997Tiger WoodsUnited States-1812
1996Nick FaldoEngland-125
1995Ben CrenshawUnited States-141
1994Jos Mara OlazbalSpain-92
1993Bernhard LangerGermany-114
1992Fred CouplesUnited States-132
1991Ian WoosnamWales-111
1990Nick FaldoEngland-10Playoff (2)
1989Nick FaldoEngland-5Playoff (2)
1988Sandy LyleScotland-71
1987Larry MizeUnited States-3Playoff (3)
1986Jack NicklausUnited States-91
1985Bernhard LangerGermany-61
1984Ben CrenshawUnited States-111
1983Seve BallesterosSpain-84
1982Craig StadlerUnited States-4Playoff (2)
1981Tom WatsonUnited States-82
1980Seve BallesterosSpain-144
1979Fuzzy ZoellerUnited States-8Playoff (3)
1978Gary PlayerSouth Africa-111
1977Tom WatsonUnited States-122
1976Raymond FloydUnited States-178
1975Jack NicklausUnited States-121
1974Gary PlayerSouth Africa-102
1973Tommy AaronUnited States-51
1972Jack NicklausUnited States-23
1971Charles CoodyUnited States-92
1970Billy CasperUnited States-9Playoff (2)
1969George ArcherUnited States-71
1968Bob GoalbyUnited States-111
1967Gay BrewerUnited States-81
1966Jack NicklausUnited StatesEPlayoff (3)
1965Jack NicklausUnited States-179
1964Arnold PalmerUnited States-126
1963Jack NicklausUnited States-21
1962Arnold PalmerUnited States-8Playoff (3)
1961Gary PlayerSouth Africa-81
1960Arnold PalmerUnited States-61
1959Art Wall, Jr.United States-41
1958Arnold PalmerUnited States-41
1957Doug FordUnited States-53
1956Jack Burke, Jr.United States+11
1955Cary MiddlecoffUnited States-97
1954Sam SneadUnited States+1Playoff (2)
1953Ben HoganUnited States-145
1952Sam SneadUnited States-24
1951Ben HoganUnited States-82
1950Jimmy DemaretUnited States-52
1949Sam SneadUnited States-63
1948Claude HarmonUnited States-95
1947Jimmy DemaretUnited States-72
1946Herman KeiserUnited States-61
1945No tournamentN/AN/AN/A
1944No tournamentN/AN/AN/A
1943No tournamentN/AN/AN/A
1942Byron NelsonUnited States-8Playoff (2)
1941Craig WoodUnited States-83
1940Jimmy DemaretUnited States-84
1939Ralph GuldahlUnited States-91
1938Henry PicardUnited States-32
1937Byron NelsonUnited States-52
1936Horton SmithUnited States-31
1935Gene SarazenUnited States-6Playoff (2)
1934Horton SmithUnited States-41

Numbers in brackets after "Playoff" indicate the number of players involved.

Multiple winners

The following men have won the Masters Tournament more than once to 2005 inclusive.

  • 6 wins
    • Jack Nicklaus: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986
  • 4 wins
    • Arnold Palmer: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964
    • Tiger Woods: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005
  • 3 wins
    • Jimmy Demaret: 1940, 1947, 1950
    • Sam Snead: 1949, 1952, 1954
    • Gary Player: 1961, 1974, 1978
    • Nick Faldo: 1989, 1990, 1996
  • 2 wins
    • Horton Smith: 1934, 1936
    • Byron Nelson: 1937, 1942
    • Ben Hogan: 1951, 1953
    • Tom Watson: 1977, 1981
    • Seve Ballesteros: 1980, 1983
    • Bernhard Langer: 1985, 1993
    • Ben Crenshaw: 1984, 1995
    • Jose Maria Olazabal: 1994, 1999

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