Why attend the Masters Golf Tournament?
The Masters is one of the most traditional sporting events today. From the etiquette the players must keep, to the way the green jacket is presented to the winner, the Masters is all about respecting the past. Visiting Augusta National is like taking a trip back in time. The beautiful, lush green course is one of the most well-maintained in all of golf. Fans can attend plenty of PGA events during the year, but there is only one Masters; and no other tournament can compare. Unlike the other major tournaments on the circuit, the Masters has the smallest field. Ranging between 90 and 100 golfers, the Masters brings the cream of the crop of the sport together for the par 72 event.
AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
Opened in 1933, Augusta National Golf Club was designed by legendary course builders Bobby Jones and Alister Mackenzie. The course has some of the most iconic features in golf, and no other course can claim to be as highly regarded by fans. In the same way professional football, soccer or baseball stadiums have iconic stadium features, so does Augusta. The Big Oak Tree, Amen Corner, Ike's Pond and more are attractions that true golf fans must see.
The Masters is always the first PGA major tournament of the season. Just as the winter turns to spring in the United States, the tournament returns, and ushers in an intense period of the golf calendar.
The 2018 event was won by Patrick Reed. The San Antonio native has six PGA Tour Victories so far after winning the green jacket. After his 2018 win, Reed is expected back in the field for next year's tournament.
The 2019 tournament will tee off on April 11th and will run until the 14th at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. The four-day tournament will host the best in the game. For fans travelling to Augusta, it is a whirlwind of all-day golf followed by fun away from the course.
Some of the players expected to play in the 2019 tournament include 2017 Masters winner, Sergio García, as well as other past winners Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, and Vijay Singh.
Fans can see the players play practice rounds between Monday April 8th through Wednesday April 10th, however Round 1 and the race for the green jacket begins Thursday, April 11th.
OFF THE GOLF COURSE
Augusta comes alive during Masters week, and there is always something happening around town. Fans who want in on the action can play golf on one of the great courses in Augusta. This provides a chance to play alongside other golf fans and to experience the beautiful courses in the Georgia city.
Golf isn't the only entertainment during Masters week, however. Every year, there are concerts from various music guests. Some major musical acts that have played in the past include Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum. Alongside music, there are special breakfasts held during the week that allow fans the chance to dine with PGA players, past and present.
Dubbed by some as "Disneyland for adults," Masters week is a party for golf fans and an event that sports-lovers will savor. In addition to the various events, attendees can explore the Augusta Museum of History, the Morris Museum of Art or experience some of the local outdoor fun. Of course, most visitors will be spending their time at Augusta National watching the greatest golfers in the game. The 2019 Masters is an event that true sports fans shouldn't miss. It is a once in a lifetime golf experience.