The US Masters, officially known as The Masters Tournament and sometimes referred to as simply The Masters, is one of the four Major championships on the US PGA Tour as well as in professional golf. Scheduled to be played on the first week of April, it is the first major championship of the PGA Tour of the year. Unlike the three other Major championships on the PGA Tour, The Masters Tournament is held at the same location each and every year – the Augusta National Golf Club, a privately owned golf club in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.
Clifford Roberts and Bobby Jones have been credited for starting the tournament and Jones was one of the designers of the famous course as well. The US Masters, being an official money event for the US PGA Tour, the European Tour as well as the Japan Golf Tour, it is officially recognized by all three Tours. Moreover, the field of players involved in the Masters is also limited because unlike the other three Major championships, it is an invitational event with the invitations to participants sent out by the Augusta National Golf Club.
The tournament is also one of the most prestigious tournaments on the US PGA Tour, and since 1949, the winner is awarded a green jacket who must return it to the club house exactly year after the date of the event of his win. Ben Hogan, in 1962 inaugurated another tradition when he started the Champions’ Dinner, held on the Tuesday before the tee off of the tournament.
Some of the most legendary golfers have played and won the US Masters, with Jack Nicklaus winning six titles, a record at the event. Other past winners include Nick Faldo, Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer as well as modern legends like Tiger Woods.
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It was a well known fact that golfer Bubba Watson had bought a spanking new house at the gated Isleworth community in Orlando, Florida and was renovating the entire hopes with the hope of moving into this new abode by the end of spring; but one thing he failed to mention was that he had bought the house from Tiger Woods. Speaking to the media about his purchase after the paparazzi had found out about the previous owner of the house, Watson stated that it was true.
Watson also mentioned that the deal to buy the house with the former world number one was closed last summer and he is planning to move in to the new house by the end of this month. Bubba Watson also added that wife Angie is back in Scottsdale with their adopted son Caleb and her parents and they are already working hard to pack up the old house as the new residence at Orlando will be their primary residence from now on.
Watson stated that he had been planning to buy a new house for quite some time and had looked at over 50 houses in the area before they came on to the one owned by Tiger Woods. He added that a lot of the houses there were old and they had to change a lot of the things and mentioned that everything was built around Caleb, mentioning that there are three playrooms in the new house.
Bubba Watson will be added to a list of Tour professionals like Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose and Paul Casey who live in Orlando communities and Watson added that having lived in gated communities throughout his life, he is more than happy to move into one of the best communities in the state when he moves in.
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Rickie Fowler is a professional golfer from the United States of America, who plays on the US PGA Tour. Flower gained the spotlight of the international golf media for the first time way back in 2007 when he climbed to the top spot of the amateur golf rankings where he stayed for the next 36 weeks through to 2008.
Fowler was born in the American city of Murrieta in California to a middle class family and attended the Murrieta Valley High School. Almost entirely self taught, Fowler played only on a driving range for years, posting an all time course record of 62 at the SGCA, his home course in his first year at high school. He went on to win the SW League final with a final score of 64-69=133 when he was in his senior year at the Murrieta Valley High School and went on to lead his team to the state final of 2007, a moment that Rickie Fowler still claims to be one of his proudest moments in the sport.
He went on to attend the Oklahoma State University after finishing his high school. Fowler was part of the US Team in the Walker Cup of 2007 and finished with a record of 2-0 in foursomes and 1-1 in singles, taking his overall record to 3-1. He turned professional after the Walker Cup of 2007 and took part in the Albertsons Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour for his first bow as a professional.
On the 6th of May, 2012, Rickie Fowler won his first title as a professional after five years of trying when he won the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North California. Fowler has widely been acclaimed as the best golfer of his generation but he is yet to live up to the hype.