Who doesn’t get excited about Master’s Week? It’s like Christmas for golfers, especially if you can get your hands on those precious tickets. We saw this post by fellow golfer Stephen Altschuler and wanted to share it with you. It’s a great discussion of the history (and the future) of the Masters. We hope you find it as interesting as we did.
The Masters: Then and Now
More than any other golf tournament in the world, the Masters carries a mystique that elevates golf to the gods. This year Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer, three of the greatest who ever played the game, will hit ceremonial balls off the first tee to start the tournament. Can you name another tournament that starts like this? All past Masters winners gather for a dinner the night before the start to feast on a meal sponsored by last year’s winner. Can you name another tournament that does that? The Masters was conceived and developed by Bobby Jones, winner of the Grand Slam, and perhaps the greatest golfer ever, all things considered. Can you name another tournament with those bona fides and ancestry? While we still debate whether to call The Open, the British Open, only one word is needed to identify the Masters, worldwide. And a win (or a loss) at the Masters can define a career.