The Masters Tournament, usually referred to as simply The Masters, is one of the four major championships in professional golf.
Scheduled for the first full week of April, the Masters is the first major of the year, and unlike the others, it is always held at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private course in the city of Augusta, Georgia.
Winning The Masters and getting the coveted green jacket is an accomplishment that all pro golfers dream of. Jack Nicklaus won it 6 times and Tiger Woods won it 5 times.
In pro golf, “The Grand Slam” means winning all of golf’s major championships: The Masters Tournament, U.S. Open Championship, The Open Championship and U.S. PGA Championship.
During the week of the tournament, The Masters typically do about $70 million in merchandise sales in one week. •$10 million a day • $1 million an hour • $16,000 a minute • $277 every second The demand is so high because sales are intentionally limited to in-person attendees only.
The Masters clubhouse has one of the world’s best wine cellars (30+ pages of options).
Players & members enter Augusta on Magnolia Lane, which is precisely 330 yards long and has 61 Magnolia trees on each side (122 total).
Many golf clubs across the US are registered as non-profits — but Augusta is a for-profit corporation. They give up the tax benefit, but it also means they don’t have to share their member list, income, holdings, expansion plans, or anything else. They value privacy more.
What: The Masters Tournament
When: April 6-9, 2023
Where: Augusta National Golf Club (Augusta, GA)