Wednesday 28 June 2017


No amateur has ever won the Masters. No one has ever won the par three tournament and the Masters tournament in the same year. Each hole is named after a plant or shrub. For example, the third is called Flowering Crab Apple. You cannot apply for membership of Augusta. You can only be invited. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and John Harris are the only professional golfers who are members. Dwight (Ike) Eisenhower is the only US president to have been a club member. Ike's Pond occupies three acres near the ninth on the par-3 course. It is currently ranked the number one course in Golf Digest's list of America's 100 greatest courses.

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