The Masters Tournament is one of the four major professional golf tournaments that occurs every April. The tournament lasts for a week and brings all the professional golfers from around the globe one course, Augusta National Golf Club. If you ever heard or have seen rather, the slick green jackets that get awarded to one golfer, it happens at the Masters. Golfers who win the masters green jacket go down in history as the great golfers of all time. There is one golfer who is ahead of all the rest with the most wins of 6, Jack Nicklaus.
Jack Nicklaus - 6 Wins
Jack Nicklaus, nicknamed The Golden Bear, was born in the 1940s and is known to be the greatest golfer of all time. On top of his 6 green jacket wins at Augusta, Nicklaus has won a total of 73 PGA Tour wins. Nicklaus had taken up golf at the ripe age of 10. He won his first Masters tournament in 1963 and his last in 1986 at the age of 46. Nicklaus was known for his longest drive, which he held the record of for over 20 years at a drive of an impressive 341 yard in 1963. Nicklaus currently still holds the record of PGA tour championships with a total of 18. In 1974 Nicklaus was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Tiger Woods - 5 Wins
Tiger Woods is arguably the most famous golfer of all time. Everyone recognizes the name Tiger, he's been in the spotlight with his impressive golf feats, but also for some unfortunate circumstances. Woods was born in Cypress, California in 1975 and quickly became a child prodigy after being able to pick up golf at the impressively young age of two. His skill in golf never slowed down and he turned pro at the young age of 20 and became the youngest player in history to win a Masters Tournament at 21. Woods was being showered in endorsement deals and had more fame than he could ever imagine. Unfortunately, the fame was not all left on the course, in 2009 Woods was part of a nation-wide infidelity scandal which also took a toll on his playing career. Many were saying Woods was done as he had failed to win any major tournaments until 2019. In 2019 Woods put on an impressive show at the Masters Tournament and eventually won his first green jacket in 14 years. Is Woods back? Only time will tell...
Arnold Palmer - 4 Wins
Many know the name "Arnold Palmer" but it has nothing to do with golf. In fact, a very popular drink in North America is named the Arnold Palmer, it's equal parts iced tea and lemonade and is actually quite delicious! Arnold Palmer, however, was a great golfer and was known for his charismatic style of play and was nicknamed "The King". On top of playing professional golf, Palmer was quite the businessman as he created his own tournament and owning not one but two golf courses of his own. Palmer had quite an impressive playing career with 62 PGA tour wins and 7 major championship wins. Palmer passed away September 2016 after suffering heart disease, his legacy lives on to this day and goes down in history as one of the greatest players.
The Masters Tournament 2020
The 2020 Masters Tournament is taking place April 9th-12th at Agusta Georgia, where its held every year. Many will be looking to Tiger Woods to repeat his success from the previous year. Currently, Rory McIlroy is leading the PGA Tour leaderboard and will be hoping to win his first-ever green jacket in 2020.