The Masters Golf Tournament® has a long-lived legacy as one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments. Starting back in 1934 and progressing on today, Augusta National® has seen many champions walk onto its course.
These Green Jacket Champions are nothing short of legendary and as we count down to The Masters® 2018, we will uncover the story behind them all.
Jack “The Golden Bear” Nicklaus
Many refer to Jack Nicklaus as the greatest golfer of all time. He earned this by breaking many records during his professional golf career. He won 18 major championships and achieved three Career Grand Slams by winning The Masters®, The U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. Nicklaus one his first major at the early age of 21 at the 1962 U.S. Open, defeating Arnold Palmer in an 18-hole playoff. He was the first professional golfer to win two Masters Tournament’s in a row.
Jack Nicklaus was an all-around athlete competing in basketball, football, baseball, tennis and track & field, and picked up the sport of golf at the age of 10.
The Masters®, 1963
The Masters Golf Tournament® in 1963 came right down to the wire. Jack Nicklaus won his first of six Masters with a three-foot putt on the final hole to finish one stroke ahead of runner-up Tony Lema. Nicklaus shot a 66 during the second round of the tournament, which sealed the deal on his 1963 victory. 85 golfers participated in The Masters®, 1963 and only 50 made the cut at eight over par.
Jack Nicklaus finished the tournament -2 with a purse of $20,000 and became a Green Jacket Legend.
Secure Your Spot at The Masters® 2018
Friday at The Masters: Being the second day of the tournament with a full roster of players, this is the Players are warmed up from the Thursday round and are giving it all they’ve got. Every golfer on the course is fighting for their spot to play in the weekend rounds and to avoid being cut after Friday’s tournament round. Stakes are high, and the competition is real.
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